Rare Breeds Survival Trust Survey

Rare Breeds Survival Trust Survey

Message from RBST Chief Executive Christopher Price:

RBST needs your help to change outdated perceptions about the commercial potential of our amazing native livestock and equine breeds.

We know that native breeds can provide strong commercial opportunities, especially in the context of the transformations taking place in UK farming and land management, local food supply chains, and consumer choice. This message is strongest when we show the evidence of the dedicated and experienced farmers and smallholders who are running businesses with rare breeds, day in and day out, throughout the UK.

If you use rare breeds in your business, please take 10 minutes to fill in this short 16-question survey – RBST SURVEY.

The survey will close at midnight on 30th July 2021.

Your response will not only provide crucial insight into native breed commercial trends, it will also help RBST to champion rare breeds at this crucial turning point for UK farming.

The information you provide will be processed in accordance with RBST’s Privacy Policy | Rare Breeds Survival Trust (rbst.org.uk)

We will destroy any personal information obtained through this survey when the project is complete. We will not use any such information for sales or marketing purposes.

With thanks,

Christopher Price

RBST Chief Executive Officer

Please direct any comments or questions about this survey to Jo Linforth at jolinforth@rbst.org.uk

Amendment to AGM Notice

Amendment to AGM Notice

Subsequent to the issue of the Notice of AGM, we would like to inform you that Mr Charlie Parker has withdrawn his intention to stand for Council re-election. There will therefore be an additional vacancy to fill at the 2021 Council Election.

Jill Graham

DPS General Secretary

Mask Wearing at the Festival and Spring Show

Mask Wearing at the Festival and Spring Show

Just a reminder of the mask wearing guidelines at the show on Saturday 26 June.

At Richmond EC, the Covid restrictions remain the same as government guidelines. When indoors, masks have to be worn especially in the café areas. Social distancing is required at all times.

In addition, for the HOYS Qualifier, class 6:
• Competitors must wear a face covering at all times when not mounted in the ring
• Grooms must not enter the ring until their exhibit has been ridden
• Grooms must wear a face covering at all times when in the ring

Exemptions will apply to riders and grooms under 18 plus any others with dispensation.

Ponies will only be stripped in class 6.

Face masks will not be required in in-hand classes and feet will not be picked up by the judge.

Dales Pony Festival Update

Dales Pony Festival and Spring Show Update

After the Government announcement on Monday 14 June 2021 of the continuance of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, spectators will not be admitted to the show on Saturday 26 June. Only those people who have already registered with DPS Track and Trace will be allowed on the showground.