Sustainability can be defined as:

meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

United Nations Brundtland Commission 

The EEF's central vision is to secure and sustain a social licence for the sport, inspire the growth and accessibility of the sport, all while holding horse welfare as the guiding principle of our leadership.

A social licence refers to the ongoing acceptance of a company or industry's standard practices and operating procedures by its employees, stakeholders, and the general public. In order to have a truly sustainable sport, that can enjoyed by future generations, we must have and maintain a social licence to operate.

We believe there are three main areas to consider; the horse, the environment and humans.