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DBS Championship Show 20th August update

It’s on!!!! We are delighted to announce that the DBS Championship Show will take place Saturday 20th August at Moreton Morrell Agricultural College in Warwickshire. All entrants will be contacted with more details and the updated timetable (adjusted to take into account the numbers and types of entries). REALLY IMPORTANT! Remember that this is a […]

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Improvements to Equine Identification and Traceability in England – Defra – Citizen Space

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the UK Government’s proposals for improving the equine identification and traceability regime in England. Resulting changes made will ensure the system better supports the Government’s priorities of animal health and welfare, and protecting public health. Please follow this link for details: Improvements to Equine Identification and Traceability in […]

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Priscilla Kirby

Priscilla Kirby With sadness we report the death on 25 May of Priscilla Kirby.   Priscilla was a longstanding member of the DBS, had been President of the Society, a Council Member, a Judge and co-owned the Braughing Stud which had produced some very successful donkeys in the show ring.

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THE DONKEY 2022   We are very sorry to notify our members that this year’s magazine has been delayed.  Under normal circumstances it would have been with members in April/early May, but due to the editor’s illness it has been delayed and we are hoping it will be ready for despatch by the end of […]

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Support needed for Lucy’s UK Donkey Foundation

For more information on the work of Lucy’s UK Donkey Foundation and what you can do to help, please see the website: These links provide up to date information: Newsletter: Alan’s Video:

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Donkey Breed Society Supports Ukraine

Donkey Breed Society Supports Ukraine  IN UKRAINE – HOW WOULD YOU COPE? Support delivery of equine feedstuff and access to veterinary supplies. Support the Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charities Foundation. Support the wild donkeys and horses in the Delta region of the Ukraine. Connect to our Just Giving Page for more details: and know that […]

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Can you support partner organisation, War Horse Memorial?

This is an important message from our partner organisation to ask you to support the petition to recognise 24th February as International War Animal Remembrance Day along with our Commonwealth partners in Australia, New Zealand & Canada whose Governments already recognise this special day with the respect our loyal animal friends so deserve. Please sign the  […]

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A couple of little corrections to Bray Talk

Barbara Rogers does an amazing job with Bray Talk – it takes such a lot of work and time. Occasionally little mistakes slipped through, and therefore sShe asked me to post these small corrections to the text in the magazine: Bray Talk 166. Winter 2022 Page 14. The last paragraph of Sarah Booth’s article on […]

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