Contract Explained

Loan Agreement and the Contract – explained.

The Benefits

  • To give you the opportunity to 'own' a horse or pony without having to lay out the initial cost of buying.

  • Buying a horse or pony is riskier than buying a 'used car.' This way you know that your pony is safe and sound and will hopefully provide you with hours of fun and enjoyment and not, as is often the case, hours of tears and heartache.

  • As children grow, mentally and physically they outgrow their ponies. Children definitely find it easier to move up to another pony without having the trauma of selling their beloved pony, safe with the knowledge that his/her future is secured here at Liege Manor with a waiting list of children ready to take them on and love them. I generally choose not to sell the L.M.E. horses and ponies because I want to retain control of their future lives, happiness, health and general well-being.

  • You do not have the commitment of visiting the horse twice daily as is the situation with 'Do it Yourself' livery Yards.

  • The horse is cared for by professionals thus reducing the risk of inadvertently inflicting, by inexperience or lack of knowledge, health problems – regrettably such situations are extremely common, or creating problems and issues whilst riding or handling etc. again extremely common!

  • The horse continues to be educated and is never allowed to be 'naughty'. This generous attitude continues in the one-to-one relationship that develops with the owner. Horses/ponies are very bright and can develop bad habits very quickly. If they ever learn that they can say 'No', we as handlers and riders put ourselves in a very dangerous situation.

  • Advice and assistance is available 24hrs a day.

  • Horses/ponies on working livery work approximately 8 hrs per week. They are yours to enjoy for the remainder of the week, and we always try to arrange their work around the owner's requirements.

  • There are lots of other owners so friends and riding companions are provided.


All packages can be tailored to individual requirements but as a guide prices start at £30 for ponies that live in the loose housing unit and £42 per week for animals that are stabled.


Insurance cover for horses and ponies must be discussed with Sarah as individual requirements vary greatly. For example, if you have one of our competition ponies and intend to compete at external events insurance is a must, however if you have one of our senior schoolmasters as your first pony insurance for the animal is not necessary. You will, however, need to insure the rider.


Tack can be rented at a cost of £4 per week.

**NEW PACKAGES Sept 2018**

Full Livery

Pony (Under 13hh)




  • Fully rubber matted stable

  • Automatic water drinkers

  • Haylage/hay fed in weighed nets

  • Multi chop feed

  • 2 bags of shavings/sawdust per week

  • Daily turnout in field or Roundpen

  • Daily session on horse walker

  • Full use of Equine Washroom

  • Full use of Arenas 7 days a week

  • All stable duties

  • 24hr Supervision

  • CCTV

Full Working Livery

STABLED Horse/Pony




LOOSE HOUSED Pony (Under 13hh)


Horses/ponies on the Full Working Livery Package will receive all the benefits of a Full Livery and will need to work between 8 and 16 hours per week in the school to qualify for reduced rate.

Loose housed horses and ponies live in small individual herds within the unit in the Winter months. During the Summer months, they live primarily in the field.

Stalls are available for grooming, pampering and tacking up. All stalls are fully rubber matted and have automatic water drinkers.

Breaking/Schooling Livery



Horses in for Breaking or Schooling will receive all of the benefits of a Full Livery and will also receive training from Specialist members of staff.


Part Working Livery

STABLED Pony (Under 13hh)




LOOSE HOUSED Pony (Under 13hh)




Part Working Livery is a specialist package designed for horses and ponies who work less than 8hrs per week. They will receive all benefits of a Full Livery and they will also be available for:

  • Hacking

  • Fun Rides

  • Clinics

  • External Shows

  • Etc.