The Blue Cross is urging horse owners and riders to taking part in next week’s National Equine Health Survey (21-28 May 2018).

The ten-minute online survey aims to gather a snapshot of horse health over the period of a week.

The results help to identify trends in endemic equine diseases and help the Blue Cross steer equine awareness, education and research.

This year the survey includes some welfare questions to help guide knowledge in response to what the charity calls 'the UK’s horse welfare crisis'.

The National Equine Health Survey is run by the Blue Cross in partnership with the British Equine Veterinary Association. Dodson and Horrell is helping to cover the costs of running the scheme.

Supporters of the survey include the British Horse Society, Horse Trust, Redwings and the Pony Club.

Medal-winning riders Mary and Emily King, and Yazmin Pinchen (pictured right) also support the survey. 

Visit www.bluecross.org.uk/NEHS or email NEHS@bluecross.org.uk to register and take part, which carries the chance of winning prizes including Star Lister Clippers, a Lister Adagio Trimmer and some Burford Ariat boots.