Horse Pasture Management Project

Established in 2002 by Surrey County Council and the Countryside Agency, this exciting pilot Project also receives support from Elmbridge Borough Council, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Tandridge District Council and the Lower Mole Countryside Management Project.

The Surrey Horse Pasture Management Project sets standards for ‘best practice’ in landscape and conservation friendly pasture management. Such standards promote equine welfare whilst contributing positively to the environment and land quality.

It is thought that in excess of 20,000 horses and ponies are kept in Surrey. People managing horse pastures are responsible for the impact which grazing sites have on the local landscape, in terms of the pasture itself and the buildings and equipment associated with keeping horses. Horse-keepers therefore have the capacity to contribute enormously to the character and quality of Surrey’s rural and urban areas.

Information is available from the Project for horse-keepers on topics ranging from trees and hedges to water regulations. More specific advice may be given following a visit to land grazed by horses or ponies. To find out more about the Project, please visit the web site www.surreycc.gov.uk/horsepastureproject

Contact details

Project Officer – Nicky West

Horse Pasture Management Project, 3/F Grosvenor House, London Square, Cross Lanes, Guildford, GU1 1FA.

Email: horsepasture@surreycc.gov.uk
Telephone: 01483 518415
Fax: 01483 517553

The Project is supported by

Surrey County Council, Elmbridge Borough Council, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Tandridge District Council and the Lower Mole Countryside Management Project

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working in partnership
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