Advocacy — Legislation

Horse Licence

"If you are living in a designated control area, you need a licence in order to have a horse. A licence normally lasts for a year. The local authority keeps a publicly available register of all licences issued." "If you wish to ride your horse on a public road, you may do so provided that the horse has a licence, is fitted with a bridle and is under the control of someone over 16 years of age." 

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Animal Health & Welfare Act 2013

The Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 consolidates and amends earlier legislation relating to the health, welfare, protection and identification of animals.

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Control of Horses Act 1996 & Bye Laws

An Act to provide for the control of horses and to make provision for the licensing of horses in urban and other areas where horses cause a danger to persons or property or nuisance and to amend certain other enactments relating to animals and to provide for related matters.

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Passport & Microchipping FAQ

Why a passport and microchip is required, how to apply, related legislation.

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