Horse rider riding/leading on Public Footpath.

As Clive has said. Cash in on it! Don't be a looser and miss out. I had a 15 mile permissive route for horses in a past life. SR4H (Safer Routes for horses) was the logo in lovely stainless steel, nailed to each gate. Most of it is still going, except those pieces of ground which were sold due to the over-spending of the land-owner. Be a super hero and provide safe parking and somewhere you can load and unload a couple of horses and you'll start to get interest and things will snowball. Or be homophobic or whatever the fear of horseriders is? Equi-phobic?? and sit and shiver and make nothing for your efforts.
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One of our clients is looking at doing something like this in an old sand quarry, the interest from the horsey community is huge and the daily riding fees or subscriptions make it look like an attractive business opportunity!
 

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Any impediment of the right of way needs to be cleared by the ROW Officer, in the case of fencing and installing a stile or kissing gate then a marked up plan and description of the proposed work should be sent to the ROW Officer for approval before commencement of works.
That is correct. Our ROW office is busy trying to remove stiles from footpaths, although they will supply new gates if we install them. I feel a bit sorry for the rider though if she is trying to keep away from the main road. Is there any damage from the horse? I guess not, could you not give permission to her (so it won't become a right of way).
If you have a Public Footpath trespass from cyclists or riders it is a civil offence, according to our ROW officers.
Riders are usually more particular than walkers about gates as they know about stock getting out.
 

flowerpot

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One of our clients is looking at doing something like this in an old sand quarry, the interest from the horsey community is huge and the daily riding fees or subscriptions make it look like an attractive business opportunity!
There are several Toll Ride schemes throughout the country where riders pay a subscription to ride on farmland, either as a "destination" where they would take a horse in a trailer and go out for an our or two, or as part of a network which joins up bridlepaths, avoids main roads, or simply dangerous narrow roads, improves road crossings. Believe me, riders are very grateful for this sort of scheme, but you have to have enough riders in the area who will be willing to pay for the access.
 

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Machinery was destroyed – along with a shed and a number of bales – in an overnight farm fire in Co. Down over the weekend – which is the latest in a series of shed fires believed to be started deliberately.

In a statement on social media, local members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) confirmed the news of the incident, which took place near Banbridge...
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