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