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Miniature Horse Club Europe
I have, as you all who had been here before can see, made a new web site for the club. I hope you will all find it way more easy to use than the old one, and I also hope that it will save us from all the problems we have had with hackers on the old web site.On this new web site you will be able to find information about the club, the breed, the American Miniature Horse Association and our High Point System and Amateur Classes in 5 different languages which you find in the first column of the top menu. The rest of the web site is made in English to make it easier to keep it updated.
I have also added some new features to the web site. It is now possible for our supporters so use the sales lists for free and as the newest we have just published the “Breeding stallion page” where supporters of the club can pomote their breeding stallions at stud. We hope that we can be able to make a big collection of breeding stallions in Europe to make it easier for everyone to get an overview over the stallion possibilities they have for their mares. This page is also free of charge as long as you are a supporter of the club.
I hope you will enjoy you visit here and if you have any questions please feel free to contact one of the board member which you find under contact
British Horse Society Issues Advice on Drone Use Around Horses
The British Horse Society has issued advice and guidelines on the use of drones with camera around horses. When it comes to drones there are different types and sizes. The sizes range from the small, handheld versions that are radio controlled and are usually sold to young people as a substitute to model aircraft for use in open spaces and their gardens, right through to those that are manufactured for use in industry and an increasingly diverse range of businesses because they have been proven to improve savings in manpower in a lot of different areas.
Importantly, horse riders should have some level of understanding on what drones are and the legal regulations and restrictions surrounding their use, in an event that a drone is encountered when out riding. The awareness basically assists you in reassuring your horse, and thus reducing the likelihood or the risk of him getting spooked by random flying objects.
It is important that the operation of a drone does not endanger anything or anyone. It is also mandatory that the unmanned aircraft is kept within a set visual line of sight of the individual in charge of it or controlling it, usually known as the remote pilot. This has been set to around 500m horizontally and 400ft vertically. Anybody that seeks to operate the aircraft beyond these distances would have to get approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Quadcopters for sale or small unmanned drones that are specifically used for the purposes of surveillance are placed under tighter restrictions when it comes to the minimum distances allowed for flights near properties or people that are not subject to the control of the pilot. Permission has to be obtained from the CAA to fly within these minimum distances before the start of operations.
The permission of the CAA is also needed for all aerial-work related flights, i.e. flights that you are getting paid for. It is the responsibility of the ‘remote pilot’ to ensure that he/she is satisfied with the safe operation of the flight. The guidelines are that;
The aircraft should not be flown:
- Within or over 150 meters of an open-air assembly of over 1,000 people
- Within or over 150 meters of a congested area
- Within 50 meters of anyone except during take-off or during landing, and within 30 meters of anyone except for the person who is in control of the aircraft
- Within 50 meters of any vehicle, structure, or vessel which is not controlled by the individual in command of the aircraft.
They are advising those who have been involved in drone accidents to report such incidents on the reports accident website.
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