Are you fully insured?
We hold £2 million Public and Employer Liability insurance. The limit can be raised but would be subject to an additional premium. Avaialble upon request.
Are You Licenced
We have held a valid Riding School Licence since 1964 which is renewed annually subject to us passing stringent veterinary standards.
How many Donkeys do you provide?
For a Donkey Derby we would aim to bring along between 8 and 10. For solely Donkey Rides it would be dependant on the size of your event, but would be a minimum of 2.
What Staff and equipment do you provide?
We will provide an experienced driver who will bring the donkeys along to your event, he will remain with the Donkeys and will be able to offer advice and will look after the welfare of the Donkeys thoughout the afternoon.
What size are your vehicles?
Our Livestock lorries are 20 to 25ft long, 8ft wide and 10 to 11ft high, with the Land Rover and trailer combinations being somewhat smaller and lower.
Where do we get our riders / Jockeys from ?
For a good entertaining afternoon's racing local children with riding expeience is essential. We always suggest approaching Pony Clubs or Riding Schools in the area. We do stress that all riders come with their own correctly fitting BS approved riding hat and back protectors. Riders will also have to obtain consent from their parent or guardian and complete a "Rider Registration" form supplied by us. We are not able to supply riding hats.
How do I recoup the initial cost of hiring the Donkeys ?
The best way is to canvas local businesses and organisations for sponsorship for each race, for this they can name their race after their firm or company. Individual donkeys in each race can also be sponsored by parents or friends of the riders. In cases where schools or clubs sponsor races, Donkeys could also be sponsored by teachers or pupils who can name the Donkey in return for their sponsorship and it can appear in the programme.
Do you have any further information that will assist us in organising our event ?
We have a printed colour brochure which will give you a full and concise run down on the best way to maximise the profit for your fund raising event, together with useful tips and advice on running a successful Donkey Derby. This can be posted to you upon request.
How do I book the Donkeys ?
You can either down load the booking form on the website or we can pop one in the post.
Who can I call for additional information or help?
We are always happy to discuss any of your rquirements either via email or telephone.