Leaving the UK ‘worry’ for the horse industry

  • Leaving the UK ‘worry’ for the horse industry
    Independent.t. E.
    The British exit from the EU is “great concern” before the equestrian and horse racing industry in Ireland.
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The British exit from the EU is “great concern” before the equestrian and horse racing industry in Ireland.

Experts warn that selling and breeding horses, and racing, is highly dependent on integration between Ireland and great Britain.

Today, the main report will examine “the challenges of leaving the UK on the Irish Sport horse industry, export-oriented rural Irish industry with the economic value of more than €800 m”.

It will be launched by economist Jim power, a former TD Lucinda Creighton and Ronan Murphy, Director of horse sport Ireland.

“The challenges of the quarter and month, in one form or another, will represent a real problem for this industry,” he said.

Speaking on the eve of its publication, one of the most successful coaches in Ireland, horse of Jessica Harrington, told about their problems with the British exit from the EU.

“The worst thing you can think about the export of horses with rigid boundaries. We want to get back in the good old days? No,” Ms. Harrington told the Irish independent.

“We have millions of questions, but so far we don’t know if it’s hard or soft boundary, we do not know what our difficulties will be. But one thing is certain, there will be serious difficulties if there is a hard border”.

Miss Harrington recalls driving in Northern Ireland 40 years ago, in the midst of Turmoil, and working conditions between the borders.

“Everything is more difficult and time consuming to obtain certificates of vet clearances. I’d have to drive to Naas, Co Kildare, to go to the Department of agriculture, then from there to all the documents and at the border.

“I have to stop, get the documents with seals. You could be Queuing for a long time and a lot of traffic on the road.

“And you have to repeat the whole process to go to England with the horses. What happens to rigid boundaries?

“If the Irish industry is selling horses to England, there will be customs implications of the charges.”

Brian Kavanagh, CEO of horse racing Ireland (HRI), marked the release of the UK “a huge worry, the biggest concern we face in this industry.”

“Selling and breeding horses is about the integration between Ireland and England and the way the horse to move between the two countries,” he added.

Irish breeding and racing industry generates more than 1.8 billion euros and employs 29,000 – with many of these jobs are in rural Ireland, according to a study by Deloitte, commissioned by HRI.

Mr. Cavanaugh said that the industry in Ireland submission to the EU to ensure freedom of movement for horses to continue for the quarter and the month, but he admitted “no-Internet British exit from the EU would be a complete nightmare.”

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