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Operation Gallop - Reducing Equine Crime and Supporting Horse Owner

We're highlighting ‘Operation Gallop’ to horse owners and those with an interest in all things equine.

Op Gallop defines the efforts of the National Equine Crime Priority Delivery Group –  which is led by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary’s Chief Inspector Korine Bishop and sits under the National Rural Crime Team.


At its core, Op Gallop’s main objectives are to reduce horse, tack and trailer theft; improve responses to neglect and fly grazing; and increase education/awareness of equestrian road safety.

It brings together police forces, equestrian partners, subject matter experts and charities to tackle issues in partnership, bolstering the police’s ability to identify offenders – particularly those working cross-border - and return stolen property to rightful owners.

There will also be an emphasis on tackling animal welfare issues, and providing equine communities with robust Crime Prevention Advice to protect horses & property. 

The Op Gallop website has a wealth of information and advice for horse owners. Visit: https://www.operationgallop.org.uk/ 

You can also follow Op Gallop on Facebook and on Twitter

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