We act for equestrian businesses, sporting governing bodies, equestrian athletes and horse owners. The members of our equine team have a personal interest in horses and riding which helps us to understand equine-related issues and needs. 

Our equine lawyers advise on:

  • purchase and sale of equestrian property and land 
  • equestrian business tenancies
  • agreements for livery and grazing
  • horse sale and purchase contracts
  • horse welfare and liabilities under the Animals Act 1971
  • horse passport regulations
  • loan agreements
  • training agreements
  • stud/nomination agreements
  • sponsorship agreements
  • disputes over the purchase and sale of horses
  • construction disputes for riding schools and stables
  • liabilities or entitlements in respect of riding accidents
  • veterinary negligence

We advise equestrian clubs, associations and governing bodies on:

  • competition rules
  • disciplinary tribunals
  • employment
  • dispute resolution
  • property matters

Knowledge & insight

Legal Articles

Grazing agreements for horses

Allowing horse owners to graze their animals on your land can help to secure an income on underutilised pasture. These arrangements are often organised on a casual basis, but it is worth considering a more formal approach.

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New powers to combat fly-grazing

The Control of Horses Bill, which became law in March, means that both public and private landowners will have power to deal with abandoned horses when it comes into force on 26 May.

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