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Environmental Guidelines for Equestrian Centres

Adopt good environmental practice at your riding business and reduce your costs in the process.

Hierarch of waste management

Four steps to good equestrian waste management

  1. Conduct a simple waste audit
  2. Use the “Hierarchy of Waste Management” which outlines the preferred options for waste management, right down to the least favourable option of disposal
  3. Segregate all waste at source
  4. Maintain waste management records

Read the full guide

Includes plans, checklists and further resources.

Why compost?

  • Reduces manure volume by up to 40%
  • Removes or reduces the cost of off-site disposal
  • Creates a valuable soil enhancer which can be safely applied to lands
  • Eliminates the risk of contamination from leachate
  • Stabilises ammonia nitrogen into a slow release form that gradually releases nutrients over time destroys weed seeds, fly larvae, and pathogens 

Minimise the impact of trekking

Three horse riders galloping across beach

Sign up to the seven principles contained in the 'Leave No Trace' code of outdoor ethics: 

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Be considerate  of others
  3. Respect farm animals and wildlife
  4. Travel and camp on durable ground
  5. Leave what you find
  6. Dispose of waste properly
  7. Minimise the effects of fire

Find out more on the Leave No Trace website