Update to ABRS statement (30/04/2020)

Posted on 31st March 2020

ABRS confirms that North Lanarkshire Licensing Authority has carried out its investigation and inspections and informed the ABRS that no action is required to be taken.

ABRS therefore confirms that the suspension of Horse Haven from ABRS membership pending the outcome of the Licensing Authority investigations and inspections has now been lifted.


Updated statement 31/3/2020

On Friday a written complaint was received regarding the welfare of a horse at Horse Haven, an ABRS approved centre. This immediately triggered our complaints procedure.

– In line with our complaints procedure Horse Haven’s membership to the ABRS has been suspended.
– This is now a Police matter and Police Scotland are involved.
– We are inviting anyone from social media to make a formal written compliant to ABRS which will be dealt with in a timely manner. Any relevant information will be passed on to North Lanarkshire Council and other local authorities. Please email us on: office@abrs-info.org
– Anyone with a welfare complaint please contact North Lanarkshire Council in writing through their website.

Please be aware that we can not comment on any social media posts, but be assured that our commitment to the welfare of horses, clients and staff remain at the heart of the ABRS and we are taking this matter extremely seriously.

Previous statement, issued 30/03/2020, available here.

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