This sample horse share contract is for guidance only and legal advice should be sought to ensure that that any contract is legally binding.

This agreement is made the ____ day of ___________________ 20__

Between: _________________________________________________ 
(the "Owner")

Whose address is: __________________________________________


And: _____________________________________________________ 
(the "Sharer")

Whose address is: __________________________________________


Covering the share of the horse known as: ______________________ 
(the "Horse")

Passport No: ______________________________________________

Freezemark No: ____________________________________________

Microchip No: ______________________________________________

Height: ___________________________________________________

Colour: __________________________________________________

Sex: _____________________________________________________

Age: _____________________________________________________

  1. The share period will start on _____________________ and continue until terminated by either party.
  2. The SHARER may terminate this agreement by giving one month's notice. The OWNER may terminate or suspend this agreement at any time without giving notice.
  3. It is understood by the SHARER that the OWNER remains the registered owner of the horse.
  4. The OWNER is responsible for all farrier, veterinary and livery costs.
  5. The SHARER may ride the HORSE up to _____ days per week for no more than ____ hours per day as agreed in advance with the OWNER.
  6. During these times the SHARER is responsible for the horse and the SHARER should also carry out the following duties ____________________________________________________
  7. It is understood by the SHARER that they will not allow any other person to ride the HORSE without the OWNER's prior permission.
  8. The HORSE may be used by the SHARER for ________________________________. Any other uses require prior permission from the OWNER.
  9. If the SHARER uses the HORSE within riding lessons or competitions the SHARER will be responsible for the payment of any lesson fees or competition entry fees.
  10. The SHARER is required to take out rider insurance cover for all their activities with the horse.
  11. In addition the following special requirements and precautions apply to the horse: ________________________________________
  12. If, for any reason, the SHARER is unable to attend to the horse on the agreed days the OWNER must be informed in advance so that alternative arrangements can be made for the horse.
  13. The SHARER shall pay a fee of £___ per calendar month to the OWNER, payable on the 1st of each month in advance.
  14. The HORSE is to be kept at _________________(hereafter referred to as the YARD) and the SHARER must abide by the rules of the YARD at all times.
  15. The SHARER will promptly notify the OWNER or YARD staff if the SHARER notices that the HORSE has incurred any illness or injury.
  16. The following pieces of equipment are supplied by the OWNER and it is agreed by the SHARER that they are in good working order and free from any defects.


  17. Any damage to tack or equipment noted by the OWNER or SHARER during the period of this agreement must be notified the other party promptly.
  18. This Agreement shall be governed by the law of England and Wales/Scotland*.

* Delete as appropriate.

Signed: ____________________________________________________________
(The "Owner")

Date: ______________________________

Signed: ____________________________________________________________
(The "Sharer")

Date: ______________________________