Horse riding and equine tourism is on the increase, particularly in scenic regions like Cumbria and Northumberland. Recent figures published by the British Horse Society suggest that 4.3 million people in the country are now riders, many of whom look to explore and enjoy the countryside on horseback.
The equine industry contributes considerably to the rural economy and is the second largest financial contributor behind agriculture. It is perhaps, therefore, unsurprising that trekking centres and equestrian bed and breakfasts are becoming more widespread and that many agricultural holdings are also providing livery and associated facilities for horses.
As part of our commitment to supporting agriculture and rural businesses, Burnetts has a team of equine law specialists who share not only legal expertise but also a passion for the countryside. This team can help with:
Who to contact
Richard is Head of Burnetts’ Agriculture department.