Gold Members Legally Recognised Activities (2020 onwards)

The list of Countryside Alliance legally recognised activities for individual members changed on 1 January 2020.  However, a privilege of Gold Membership is that the recognised equestrian activities are much wider and include hunting, team chasing and hunter trials.  A full list of legally recognised activities, including taking part, officiating, assisting and spectating by Gold Members is:

1. Equestrian Activity

  • Showing
  • Dressage
  • Team chasing
  • Hunter trials
  • Horse drawn carriage driving
  • Hunting (including hunt followers)
  • Horse riding
Exclusions:
  • Other competitive riding events
  • Pony Club and gymkhana activities undertaken by any member over the age of 19

2. Projectile Sports

  • Sporting shooting 
  • Clay target shooting 
  • Rifle and target shooting 
  • Archery
  • Coursing
  • Deer stalking
Exclusions:
  • There is no cover for shooting of any kind taking place in the USA or Canada
  • It is not legal to course in the UK, although it is legal in Ireland under some conditions. Contact us for more information

3. Working with Animals and Birds

  • Dog shows
  • Falconry
  • Lurcher work
  • Whippet racing
  • Ferreting
  • Field trials
  • Hound trailing
  • Terrier work
  • Vermin control
  • Exercising hounds
Exclusions:
  • Damage or injury caused by one member to another member is excluded where such member is entitled to an indemnity under any other insurance policy at the time of the incident
 

4. Angling

  • Including sea, coarse and game fishing

5. Other Activities

  • Fundraising (unless specifically excluded)
  • Conservation work
  • Voluntary work at shows and events
Exclusions:
  • Fundraising activities, which include bungee jumping or activities involving bungee ropes or cords, fireworks or other forms of pyrotechnics, rock climbing, mountaineering or orienteering, obstacle courses, “It’s a Knockout” type competitions, swimming or diving in any body of water including swimming, baths, pools, ponds, lakes, rivers and the sea

6. Ancillary Activities