The National Equine Database

The National Equine Database (NED), developed as a partnership between the Equine Industry and DEFRA, is scheduled for commercial launch in autumn 2008.

NED is an invaluable source of information for those buying, selling or breeding horses; for disease control and surveillance and those concerned with animal welfare.

NED Ltd. is seeking a chairman and directors who will be responsible for performance and accountability in all matters relating to the agreed policies of the Company. In addition to the Chairman, seven directors are being sought for roles with responsibilities for:

  • Breeding,
  • Data Provision,
  • Marketing,
  • Commercial Affairs,
  • Information Technology
  • Fundraising.

Board Meetings will be held at NED headquarters at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire and will take place around six times a year.

This position is voluntary, with expenses, and offers the opportunity for close involvement in an exciting phase of this project. Knowledge of the equestrian industry, whilst not essential, will be a distinct advantage.

Full Terms of Reference for the Chairman and Directors of NED can be obtained from either the address below or via the NED website at 

Those who would like to put themselves forward for any of these positions are asked to apply in writing on or before 9th May 2008 to:

Mrs Maggie Moreton, British Equestrian Federation, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RH