Horse numbers drop in the UK

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Equine insurance customers might be alarmed to learn that the number of horses in the UK could have dropped by as many as 300,000 in the last five years, a new survey has claimed.

Statistics provided by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) in its National Equestrian Survey showed there was an estimated 900,000 privately-owned horses in Britain.

The current figure is around 300,000 less than the previous survey conducted in 2005-06 and BETA said that the outcome is in line with the number of horses listed on the National Equine Database.

Lee Hackett of the British Horse Society told Horse and Hound: "It is hard to explain this decrease. It would be nice to think that it is down to fewer horses being bred, but it certainly wouldn't account for a drop of this magnitude."

A further survey conducted by BETA recently found that 48 per cent of riders in the country are 24 years of age or younger.

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