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Whip guidelines, New Yr honours, and extra issues equestrians are speaking about


  • New whip guidelines

    The brand new racing whip guidelines have had some last-minute modifications after jockeys flagged considerations. It means riders will nonetheless be allowed to make use of the whip within the forehand place as the choice to permit backhand-only use has been scrapped. There will even be stronger sanctions for rule-breaking, in comparison with the unique iteration of the 2023 guidelines that was revealed in November. “It turned clear via the views raised in the previous few weeks, and which had been introduced to the BHA [British Horseracing Authority] board, that the backhand-only rule may doubtlessly have brought about difficulties for some riders,” mentioned BHA chairman Joe Suarez Smith. “Nevertheless, in contemplating making modifications it was important that the BHA board weren’t doing something to dilute the result of the whip report.”

    Discover out extra concerning the late modifications and the way the newly rejigged guidelines will work

    New Yr honours

    King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery grasp saddler Warrant Officer Class 2 Godfrey Boyd Morris is among the many equestrians recognised within the 2023 New Yr Honours Checklist. Mr Morris mentioned that studying he had been appointed MBE is a “second he’ll bear in mind for ever”. Different equestrians appointed MBE on this 12 months’s record embody chief government of Greatwood Horse Charity Helen Yeadon, and founding father of the Eden Using for the Disabled Affiliation (RDA) group Evelyn Pattinson. These receiving British Empire Medals included Louenna Hood, daughter of displaying producer Allister Hood, for her work in supporting these affected by the battle in Ukraine, and founder member of the Barton RDA group Susan Anderson. Defra’s chief veterinary officer, Christine Helen Middlemiss, was made a Companion of the Order of the Tub (CB), for providers to the veterinary and farming sectors.

    Uncover extra concerning the equestrians on the 2023 New Yr Honours Checklist

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