Equestrian Partnership Disputes

Blackstone Solicitors provides comprehensive legal advice on matters relating to equestrian partnership disputes.

Common Sources of Equestrian Partnership Disputes

Several factors can lead to disagreements in an equestrian partnership:

  • Financial Disagreements: Disputes often arise regarding financial contributions towards the horse’s upkeep. Issues include disagreements on splitting veterinary bills, farrier fees, feed costs, training expenses, and competition entries.
  • Disagreements on Horse Management: Differences in opinion on training methods, competition schedules, breeding decisions, or even the horse’s daily routine can cause friction.
  • Unequal Effort: When one partner puts in significantly more time and effort caring for the horse compared to the other, resentment can build.
  • Changes in Circumstances: Life events like job changes, relocations, or health concerns can impact a partner’s ability to contribute to the partnership as initially agreed.
  • Breakdown in Communication: Lack of clear communication about expectations, roles, and responsibilities can lead to misunderstandings and resentment over time.

The Importance of a Written Partnership Agreement

A well-drafted partnership agreement is the cornerstone of a successful collaboration. It clearly outlines the rights and responsibilities of each partner, minimising the risk of future disputes. Here are some key elements to consider including:

  • Ownership Structure: Clearly define the ownership split of the horse. Is it a 50/50 partnership, or do the partners own different percentages?
  • Financial Contributions: Specify how expenses related to the horse’s care, training, and competition will be shared.
  • Decision-Making: Establish a protocol for making decisions regarding the horse’s care, training, and competition schedule. Will decisions be made jointly, or will one partner have greater authority in specific areas?
  • Exit Strategy: Outline a clear process for dissolving the partnership if necessary. This might include provisions for buying out a partner, selling the horse, or other options.

We can provide all of the expert legal assistance you need and have considerable experience in this area of law and can advise you throughout the process.

Speak to our expert equine law solicitors today to find out more about how we can assist you. Call us on 0330 808 0849 or allow us to call you back by completing our online enquiry form.

Our Approach

We place huge emphasis on getting things done properly and efficiently. This is especially true when providing legal advice on equestrian partnership disputes.

Equine law is a specialised area of law that encompasses a wide range of legal issues relating to horses. It applies to all aspects of horse ownership, breeding, competition, and the equine industry as a whole. At Blackstone Solicitors, our team understands the unique challenges faced by horse owners, breeders, riders, and equine professionals across England and Wales.

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Why Legal Help is Important

Importance of Legal Representation in Equine Industry Disputes

Blackstone Solicitors’ experienced equine law team can provide comprehensive legal advice and support throughout the lifecycle of your partnership, from drafting a clear agreement to navigating disputes. We can assist with:

  • Partnership Agreement Drafting and Review: We can help you draft a comprehensive agreement that addresses all potential issues and protects your interests. We can also review existing agreements to identify any potential ambiguities.
  • Dispute Resolution: Our team can advise on the most appropriate course of action for resolving your dispute – whether it’s mediation, negotiation, arbitration, or litigation.
  • Mediation and Negotiation Support: We can represent you in mediation and negotiation proceedings, advocating for your best interests and facilitating a fair resolution.
  • Litigation: If legal action becomes necessary, Blackstone Solicitors can provide robust legal representation in court, protecting your rights and pursuing the best possible outcome.

While a handshake agreement might have sufficed in the past, the equine industry today demands a more formalised approach. Equine law is a specialised area that deals with a wide range of legal issues specific to horses. At Blackstone Solicitors, our team in England and Wales understands the unique challenges faced by horse owners, breeders, riders, and equine professionals.

At Blackstone, we can help to give you the very best chance of achieving the outcome you are looking for. Equine law can often be complex, and it is therefore imperative that you seek expert legal help to ensure any contract you sign, is suitable and correct.

Our Services

We provide various services for horse owners and those involved in the equine industry including advising on commercial agreements and making sure everything is completed thoroughly and without error and is in your best interests.

We can also advise on the following areas:

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We are able to help individuals throughout the North West, the rest of the UK as well as internationally from our offices in Cheshire and London.

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