Posted on 29th January 2020

Business Management and Planning

Below you will find various templates and other associated documents and information sheets all on the topic of running your business, from financial planning to employment, taxes and health and safety. These are free to download and have been sourced from leading equestrian companies, charities and associations.

 

General Business Advice

So You Want to Set Up a Livery Yard (Farmers Weekly)

Creating a Modern and Thriving Equine Business

How to be Innovative in the Equine Sector (LHA)

The Entrepreneurs Guide to Building a Succesful Small Business

 

Livery Contracts

All Template Livery Contracts and Guidance can be found here:

 

Equine Business Law

Equine Law (Harper Adams)

 

Legislation and Responsibilities 

Livery Yard Guidance (CIEH)

Equine Industry Welfare Compendium (NEWC)

Equine Identification Guidelines 2018 (UK GOV)

Horse Passport Fact Sheet (XL Equine)

Passporting Guideline (Horse Trust)

The Animal Welfare Regulations 2019 (UK Gov)

Riding Establishment Act (RCVS)

Online Course in Welfare, Legislation, and Behaviour (Horse Trust)

 

BHS Approvals

All current information on the BHS Approved Establishment scheme can be found here:

 

Running Events

Organising and Running Events (BHS)

 

Finances

Template Livery Charges Calculation Guidance Sheet 

Simple Financial Records for Small Businesses (AA)

 

HMRC and Tax Planning

Thinking of Working for Yourself (HMRC)

Giving Your Business the Best Start with Tax (HMRC)

Guide to Keeping Records for Your Tax Return (HMRC)

HMRC and VAT Responsibilities

Inheritance Tax Relief on Equestrian Property (Butler and Co)

 

Employment

Template Employment Contract

Employers Liability Guide (HSE)

Template Job Application Form (FEI)

National Minimum Wage Calculations (HMRC)

 

Health and Safety

First Aid at Work Guidelines (HSE)

Template Accident Report Form (FEI)

Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare (HSE)

 

Accident Planning and Prevention

Template Risk Assessment

Health and Safety Guidance for the Inspection of Equestrian Establishments (CIEH)

Health and Safety in Horse Riding Establishments (and Livery Yards (CIEH)

Managing Risks from Working with Horses (BEVA)

Stable Fire Safety (BHS)

Fire Safety Risk Assessment- Animals and Stables (HM Gov)

Farm Fires- Protecting Yourself and Animal Welfare (DEFRA)

 

You may also find the following articles of interest:

YOH Guide to… Avoiding Mistakes as a New Yard Owner

YOH Guide to… Giving Your Yard an Annual Review

YOH Guide to… The Benefit of Livery Contracts

YOH Guide to… Making Your Livery Yard Pay

YOH Guide to… Equine Professionals and Your Yard

YOH Guide to… Data handling and Being GDPR Compliant

 

IMPORTANT

This information and templates as provided above are intended to provide guidance only. Anyone proposing to enter into such written agreements, or to undertake action based upon the information herein should take consideration and their own legal or professional advice as to their particular circumstances.

 © Livery List 2020

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