Horse boards join forces
THE Northern Ireland Horse Board will affiliate to Horse Sport Ireland from January 1 next year, following an Extraordinary General Meeting recently.
As a result, members of the Northern Ireland Horse Board (NIHB) will receive registration discounts on the same basis as members of the Irish Horse Board (IHB).
Members of the NIHB will also have free access to CapallOir, up to the same usage limit as IHB members, and will receive Horse Sport Ireland publications.
All passports and registration applications will be sent directly to Horse Sport Ireland in Naas and all processing will be carried out by Horse Sport Ireland.
The decision to affiliate was approved unanimously at an EGM of the NIHB.
The NIHB have also agreed to support an additional leg of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping series, which will be held in Northern Ireland, as well as joint initiatives in other disciplines.
NIHB chairman Sam Smyth said: "We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Horse Sport Ireland.