Horses and ponies are popular companion and working animals; there are estimated to be between 1 and 1.3 million horses in the UK.

There are many different breeds of horses and ponies, varying in size, body shape and temperament.

Within the Equine Sector there are many groups and initiatives that meet to share information, work together on projects and join forces to campaign for wider awareness of equine welfare issues all over the country.

Through the combined efforts of its membership NEWC works to ensure that legislation meets the needs of horses and by educating the public about their duty of care.

NEWC is actively involved in every aspect of UK horse welfare law, which is aimed at protecting the greatest number of horses.