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£5,500 compensation for client injured on DIY yard

horse solicitor HorseSolicitor was instructed to claim damages in connection with an accident that occurred at a DIY livery yard on 13 November 2013. At the time of the accident our client stabled her horses at the yard. Our client was leading her horse across the yard, followed by her mum who was leading another horse, when suddenly both horses and our client fell. Our client sustained injury to her elbow and she chipped a tooth. A different horse had fallen in the same spot just 2 days before and the yard owner was aware that ... Read More


Petplan Equine logo 2013   Petplan Equine, one of the UK’s leading specialist horse insurers, is determined to help horse owners quickly identify lameness. Over 45% of Petplan Equine claims in 2015 were lameness related showing how common an issue this is within the equine community.  Petplan Equine’s ‘Spotting Lameness’  aims to help all horse owners and riders learn more about the symptoms, treatment and related issues of lameness. In addition to an interactive game putting visitor’s lameness knowledge to the test, the supporting material available includes an educational video, a poster to display ... Read More


horse solicitor Two horse dealers (Ms Jurecka and Ms Johnson) and a vet (Dr Smith) were recently convicted of multiple counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.  The large scale fraud involved drugging horses in order to mask health issues and other, often serious, behavioural issues in order to pass them off as fit and to sell them as being suitable for novice and inexperienced riders.  In most cases the horses passed pre-purchase vetting carried out by the vet, who was guilty of altering records to hide any issues and on ... Read More

Preparing your Equestrian Property for the Market

Summer is the perfect time to show case your equestrian property for sale on the open market. Large or small, preparing a stable yard, fields, possibly a ménage and a house for market can seem a fairly daunting task. Fox Grant estate agents give you an insight into what makes a perfectly presented property and how to achieve it. Starting now with your planning and de cluttering will really help to ensure your property is ready and looking its very best when your equestrian estate agents arrive to value ... Read More

Valuing multiple injury claims

horse solicitor In cases where a horse rider has sustained multiple injuries such as several broken bones, psychological issues, scarring and soft tissue damage he/she will receive compensation for the general sum of all of the injuries rather than for each individual injury. Multiple injury claims are more complicated to value that cases involving just one injury. This is because the compensation awarded for the injury element of a claim comprises of damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity. The pain element is often shared across various injuries and not actually greater than ... Read More

Insight to Lissa Green’s training secrets

Sponsored by.. Petplan Equine have arranged for Eventing World Wide to have an insight into Lissa Green’s early training in preparation for the 2016 eventing season.  Lissa is the daughter of eventing legend Lucinda Green and is a CCI*** event rider in her own right.  Lissa gives her top tips for the year as she aims for her first CCI**** event in the autumn at Burghley Horse Trials.  There is nothing I love more than riding horses after they’ve had a good holiday, I have learnt to never underestimate ... Read More

Can I claim for property damage and vet bills following a horse riding accident?

horse solicitor We are often asked the above question by clients that have sustained personal injury. In short, the answer is yes. Where there is an identifiable Defendant who is found to be at fault, a Claimant is entitled to recover compensation for their physical injuries and associated financial losses. The exception to this is in road traffic accidents where you don’t always need an identifiable Defendant to pursue a claim although in these cases different rules apply surrounding property claims.


Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 07.44.49 Last month HorseSolicitor settled a claim for a client who had sustained a spinal fracture during a lesson in an outdoor arena. The case sparked a great deal of debate on social media from other riders/yard owners that felt that the claim should not have succeeded. The comments made it clear to us, as equine solicitors, that a great deal of confusion exists surrounding the difference between a genuine accident which occurs through no fault of anyone and where an accident happens because someone has exposed ... Read More


Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 15.28.09     Eventing Worldwide is delighted to introduce Knight Frank as its new property specialist. In their first article they talk about eventers first choice of location and advise the key when looking for your ultimate equestrian property is "to keep an open mind and look at all possibilities and visit as many different properties as possible"…. Keeping an Eventer in business is serious money. It’s not just the feed, farrier and frequent training, decent facilities are needed, close to hand.  According to Rupert Sweeting, head of Knight Frank’s country house department, ... Read More


Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 15.44.09   We welcome Fox Grant to our property section. To start us off here is their Christmas Property Special, focusing on which houses we might like to put on our list to Santa.... Building a Christmas wish list is never easy so why not think big this year and add the equestrian property of your dreams. We’ve selected some of the best equestrian properties, from the very large equestrian competition centre to the perfectly formed equestrian smallholding.  They’ve all got something special to offer. Outstanding Country Estate  Read More