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

Highly experienced outfit with key expertise in regulatory and disciplinary matters. Also advises on digital media and sponsorship issues and possesses strong links with governing bodies. "They are effective, caring and imaginative. As a provincial firm they are at the top of the game"

Chambers UK 2017