The Future for Tackling Fly-Grazing in England

Confirmed to speak:

  • Nic De Brauwere, Head of Horse Welfare, Redwings
  • David Bowles, Head of Public Affairs, RSPCA
  • Jeannette Allen, Chief Executive of The Horse Trust and Chairman of the Equine Sector Council
  • Jessica Stark, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, World Horse Welfare
  • Claire Gordon, Chief Field Officer, World Horse Welfare
  • Allan Thompson, Senior Park Ranger, Dartford Borough Council
  • Roger King, Director, Safer & Stronger Solutions


New regulations laid out in the Control of Horses Act 2015 gave local authorities, land owners and occupiers more power to deal with fly-grazing horses efficiently, quickly and safely. Two years have since passed, yet there is still much more work to be done to tackle fly-grazing in England.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to get an up-to-date brief on the procedures in detaining and disposing of horses in places without lawful authority. This is a chance to hear good practice from around the country and discuss how multiple agencies can best work together to deliver an effective response whilst ensuring the well-being of the horses.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Comprehensive update on the Control of Horses Act: what has been its impact?
  • Lessons from the first two years of implementation
  • Local authorities: using the powers to deal with fly-grazing effectively
  • Land owners and occupiers: working with the police to ensure a swift response
  • Latest good practice case studies in dealing with and responding to fly-grazing
  • Effective multi-agency working between local authorities, police, landowners and others
  • What is the future for tackling fly-grazing in England?

The event:

The morning session will provide a comprehensive update on the Control of Horses Act, its impact so far, and what it means for you and your service moving forward.

The afternoon session will explore good practice case studies and consider the challenges that arise when dealing with fly-grazing.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who should attend?

Delegates will be drawn from, but not limited to those with an interest in controlling fly grazing in England including: Local authorities, police forces, animal welfare charities, Highways England, land owners and occupiers, animal control officers, auctioneers, private sector stakeholders


For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:


Thursday 21st September 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place:£295 | 2+ Places:£245 each
Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each
Charity Sector | £150 per place
All displayed prices exclude VAT

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