Countryside Alliance Legally Recognised Activities

Legally recognised activities are defined as taking part legally, including officiating, assisting and spectating in:

1. Equestrian Activity

  • Showing
  • Dressage
  • Team chasing
  • Hunter trials
  • Horse drawn carriage driving
  • Hunting (including hunt followers)
  • Horse riding
  • 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
  • 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

4. Angling

  • Including sea, coarse and game fishing

5. Other Activities

  • Fundraising (unless specifically excluded)
  • Conservation work
  • Voluntary work at shows and events
  • Click here to see a list of excluded fundraising activities

6. Ancillary Activities