Posted on 1st May 2020

» Facility Management, Planning, Construction and Hire

Below you will find various templates and other associated documents and information sheets all on the topic of managing, maintaining and hiring your facilities. These are free to download and have been sourced from leading equestrian companies and associations.

Any templates are available to download in PDF or Word, and many have advisory notes at the top explaining the use and any important information.

The Word versions can be edited as required, particular notice should be made to the highlighted entries in the places indicated. This allows them to be tailored to your exact requirements and situation. 

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:

Facility Hire:

Arena Hire Template

Arena Hire Template (Non-Equine)

Cross Country Course Hire Template

Third-Party Rider Liability Template Form


Arena Construction and Maintenance:

Equestrian Surfaces- A Guide (FEI) 

Footing and Arena Surface Guide (Premier Equestrian)

A Guide to Horse Arena Construction (Bathgate)

Planning and Construction Guidance for Yards and Facilities:

Choosing and Constructing Field Shelters for Your Yard- A Guide (Jon William Stables) 

Equestrian Development Guidance (AONB)

A Planning Guide to Horses and Stables (Charnwood)

Building Stables for Horses (TEAGASC)

Equestrian Buildings (Scotts)

Equestrian Facilities- Planning Guide (CEC)

Horse Stable and Riding Arena Design (Wheeler)

You may also find the following articles of interest:

LiveryList Guide to… Insuring Your Yard

LiveryList Guide to… Maintaining Your Riding Surfaces

LiveryList Guide to… Giving Your Yard an Annual Review

LiveryList Guide to… Dealing with Yard Emergencies


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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