Posted on 1st July 2020

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LiveryList is proud to work in partnership with the Equestrian Employers Association, bringing you a wide range of legal documents, templates, and information sheets, suitable for all equestrian establishments. The documents on this page are free to download and have been sourced from HSE and government resources. For bespoke employment-related legal documents- such as tailored employment contracts, and current detailed legislative information and resources-  go to the Equestrian Employers Association.

These resources are available free of charge to all, and always will be. All we ask is that if you use any of the documentation, or find the information contained herein useful, please consider adding your yard to LiveryList, and/ or making a secure donation to help cover the work and research that goes into providing these resources:


General Employment Guidance

A Guide for New Employers (ACAS)


Code of Good Employment

The Code of Good Employment from the Equestrian Employers Association is designed for equestrian employers of all sizes and all sectors of our industry. It marks an important stage in the development of good employment practice in the equestrian world. If adopted and put into practice, the Code’s principles should ensure that an equestrian business is legal, sustainable, successful, caring and recognised as well run by liveries, employees, clients, funding bodies, the media and sponsors.


Employment Contracts

EEA Employment Contract

Create a bespoke Employment Contract with the Equestrian Employers Association. The EEA Contract Creator is an easy to follow, five-stage process, where you can select options and upload your own company logo to create a Written Statement of Employment Particulars.

The Contract Creator will give you the peace of mind that you are complying with legislation and that your contracts have the most up to date legal details and also include equestrian specific options. The Contract Creator is compliant with English and Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish law and includes the option to create a version for an Apprentice.

What an Employment Contract Is (ACAS)

What Must be Written in an Employment Contract (ACAS)


Staff Management

Staff Handbook Creator

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996 employers are required to provide details of their disciplinary and grievance procedures to their employees. Issuing a full staff handbook with additional policies – such as equal opportunities, absence management and social media policies – has a number of benefits. For example, it is one way that an employer can clearly set out the standard of conduct that is expected from their staff. It provides guidance to managers in terms of how to handle a particular situation, such as sickness absence, and ensures that all staff are treated in the same way

The Staff Handbook Creator is an easy to follow process, where you can select options and upload your own company logo to create a Staff Handbook – bespoke for your equestrian business.

Staff Management

Welfare at Work  (HSE)

Understanding Equality and Discrimination (ACAS)

Managing Conflict at Work (ACAS)

Discipline and Grievances at Work (ACAS)


Pensions and Payroll

EEA Pensions and Payroll

  • Employing staff but unsure as to what the legal requirements are for pensions and payroll?
  • Want to avoid the stress of dealing with HMRC or trying to make tax calculations by yourself?
  • Received your business pension staging date? Confused about what you must do next? 
  • Would like to simply hand it all over to someone else to be your payroll manager and get it done for you?

The EEA has partnered up with Parental Choice to help equestrian employers be compliant with pension and payroll (paying your employee’s salaries, tax, and NI) requirements, and to offer a bespoke price and service which understands the equine world.


Employment Health and Safety

Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) Resources

Easily create a bespoke Health and Safety Manual and your Risk Assessments using the smart tools in the Health and Safety Toolkit on the Equestrian Employers Association website.

Easily create bespoke Risk Assessments using the smart tools in the Health and Safety Toolkit on the Equestrian Employers Association website.

Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare (HSE)

Consulting Employees on Health and Safety (HSE)

Health and Safety Training (HSE)


Employers Liability

Employers Liability Insurance (HSE)


Apprenticeships and Young People

Young Workers, Apprentices and Work Experience (ACAS)

Employer Guide to Apprenticeships (ACAS)

Work Experience and Young People (HSE)


First Aid

All documentation and guidance relating to First Aid can be found here:


You may also find the following articles of interest:

LiveryList Guide to… Insuring Your Yard

LiveryList Guide to… Giving Your Yard an Annual Review

LiveryList Guide to… Managing Equine Professionals on Your Yard

The LiveryList Guide to… GDPR and Being Data Compliant



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.

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