How have increasing costs affected your finances as a horse owner? A new research project aims to provide insight into how inflation is affecting livery yards across the country.

The surveys, launched by the team at SEIB Insurance Brokers, seeks the views of both yard owners and their horse-owning clients.

“The constant increase in energy prices, water bills and materials for yard maintenance are significant hurdles for those running livery yard businesses,” said an SEIB spokesman. “The results of the survey will aim to highlight what the increased financial burdens are for yards and to help ensure greater awareness of these ever-rising costs.”

Owners and managers of riding school, retirement, DIY, full or competition livery yards are invited to take part in the survey, which takes less than five minutes to fill out. Each respondent will be entered into a free prize draw for an Amazon voucher worth £100.

Complete the SEIB Real Cost of Running a Livery Yard survey here

In conjunction with this, SEIB are also running a survey to find out how rising costs are affecting horse owners that keep their horse or pony in a livery yard. This survey is aiming to help establish the true cost of owning a horse or pony by analysing expenses such as livery bills, feed and bedding and raise awareness of the sums involved.

Respondents to the horse owners survey will be entered into a draw for a £100 voucher to spend in their local saddlery.

Complete the SEIB Real Cost of Owning a Horse survey here

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