January seminar on equine management

03 January 2018

Equine management will be the focus of a CLA seminar in Hampshire on 18 January.

The seminar is aimed at those who run an equine business, plan to purchase or rent equestrian property or have horses at home. Among the topics are planning and legal issues, rural crime challenges, business rates, tax planning and business structures.

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses is holding the afternoon event at Sparsholt College near Winchester.

Speakers include Geoffrey Fairfoull, Senior Consultant at ADAS who will be talking about equine legislation and how to avoid the pitfalls and CLA South East Regional Surveyor Tim Bamford who will be giving an overview of relevant planning regulations and business rates.

Korine Bishop, the Strategic Rural Policing Inspector for Hampshire and Isle of Wight will be speaking about rural crime issues and there will be a presentation on tax planning and VAT matters for equine businesses from Stephen Barratt and Toby Thorne of chartered accountants James Cowper Kreston.

The programme also includes a presentation from Alastair Stewart, Project Manager for Downs & Harbours Clean Water Partnership on equine sources of nitrate and other diffuse pollutants and the land management options available to reduce them, including better yard, pasture and manure management.  

To book a place at the seminar which costs £15 for CLA members and £30 for non-members, click here or contact Esme Jepp at the CLA’s South East office on 01264 313434.