World Horse Welfare happy with National adjustments

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Equine insurance policyholders might be interested to learn that the World Horse Welfare has welcomed the changes made to the Grand National guidelines by the British Horseracing Authority yesterday (November 2nd).

Recommendations were made to try and make the race safer for both horses and jockeys following the death of two animals in the early stages of this year's contest.

Chief executive of the charity Roly Owers said he welcomed the new recommendations as they are good news for horse welfare and he is particularly pleased with the more stringent rules on the eligibility of horses.

"Their recommendations have been based on statistical evidence which we welcome. We are pleased they will take a more proactive approach in communicating the many measures to help safeguard the welfare of the horses," he added.

The BHA's recommendations included the adjustment of the minimum age and experience requirements for both horses and jockeys.

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