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Equestrian Events

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 22 April, if he will list those equestrian sports in which a service man can participate either individually or as a member of a team in a representative capacity and thereby be entitled to use military transport at public expense for the conveyance of privately owned horses.

There is no specific list of approved equestrian sports in which a service man can participate and thereby be entitled to use military transport at public expense for the conveyance of privately owned horses. Examples of such sports which may qualify for approval are polo, show jumping, eventing, racing, point-to-point, hunter trials and tent-pegging. It is, of course, a prerequisite that participants must be representing either their unit, their service or the combined services.