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Working tirelessly for gypsy cobs: group celebrates new status

A group formed to promote, preserve and protect traditional gypsy cobs hopes its new charitable status will allow it to act as a link between breeders and welfare charities.

Cob Care, the charitable arm of the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association (TGCA), aims to encourage responsible breeding and horse care.

TGCA founder Andrea Betteridge, executive director of Cob Care, said: “We are particularly grateful to receive charitable status because it is important not to forget the possible serious implications of Brexit for the traditional gypsy cob, as we must consider the likely changes in legislation regarding the transport of horses into the EU.”

Ms Betteridge said “considerable” numbers of traditional cobs travel from Britain to Europe, some to owners and many for slaughter, and that many owners are unaware of possible changes in regulations, paperwork and entry requirements that may be made after 31 January.

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Article written by: Eleanor Jones

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