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John Burns

Welfare and Breeding Director.

A Field Officer with World Horse Welfare, John has a longstanding association with equestrianism.

As a child he embraced his family’s passion for breeding and showing Clydesdale horses and enjoyed competing in all activities with Lanark and Renfrewshire Pony Club, a club which his children now represent.


He represents Equine Welfare at the Scottish Parliament in the form of two committees, the Cross Party Group on Animal Welfare and the Cross Party Group for Scottish Racing and Bloodstock industry, giving him access to MSP’s with a keen interest in the Equine world.  John is also currently the Chairman of NEWC Scotland (National Equine Welfare Council).

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