Horse Syndicates

In equestrian sports, “part ownership” is the usual reference to a shared ownership arrangement, but reference to “syndicate” is gaining traction, especially in jumping and eventing circles.  Syndicates are common and long standing in Thoroughbred racing, so it is inevitable that the equestrian industry will adopt “syndicates” in reference to these arrangements. There are several…

Discipline – Fair Process

Equestrian competition demands a lot of time, money and effort on the part of athletes (including the horse) and their supporters.  Riders, drivers, handlers and breeders come from the amateur ranks mostly, some of them serious amateurs, but there are also many competitors who derive a livelihood from the horse industry. For all competitors, winning…

Breakers and Trainers – Fees Disputes

The business relationship between a horse owner and a professional horse breaker or re-trainer involves a lot of uncertainty and trust. For the owner, there is uncertainty over how long it will take the professional to achieve what he or she expects and what the eventual cost will be. For the professional, there is uncertainty…