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Michael Bower Equine Law is proud to be involved in the sponsorship of the following:

Skipton Horse Trials Sponsorship

Michael Bower has been involved in Skipton Horse Trials for over 25 years and in 2015 he took the hard decision to retire as one of the organisers. He remains a keen supporter and sponsor of the event.

The event takes place in June & August each year. Michael and the team at Waddington Turner Wall want to take this opportunity to wish all the competitors and their horses/ponies every success for Skipton Horse Trials and the 2016 eventing season.

British Eventing Northern Under 18 BE100 Team Championship 2015 (Weston Park) Sponsorship

Michael Bower Equine Law (part of Waddington Turner Wall Solicitors) were very proud to support the U18 Northern Team who competed at British Eventing Championships at Weston Park in September 2015. The team performed extremely well and ultimately came third with only a small number of points separating the first three teams.

The firm provided waterproof jackets and hoodies for the team to wear at the event and hopefully these will be seen on the equestrian circuit for some time to come!

Michael Bower Equine Law is a specialist area of Waddington Turner Wall and the Directors consider that it is important to support those who could well be the future stars of the sport.

Letter from Heidi Stewart,British Eventing U18 Northern Region Assistant

Dear Michael,
I would like to thank you for your generous sponsorship of our Under 18 British Eventing 100 Northern Team on their recent trip to the festival of youth at Weston Park in Shropshire they looked very smart in your hoodies and jackets.

They all did very well we had a winner individually and the team was 3rd only 3 marks off 1st place! If only that show jump had stayed up (!) and all of the riders completed with everyone clear cross country so very respectable finish to the season.

Thanks again
Heidi Stewart

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What our clients say..

Thank you so much Micheal for the solid advice you gave me on the abandonment issue I had at my yard recently.

Great guy and really helpful, with a true understanding of the horse world.

Highly recommended.

Michelle C – 28.02.2018   

Just wanted to write to thank Michael for his good advice today - no messing around, you listened and gave me sensible advice which actually prevented you from gaining a client! You told me what was what, talking in plain English not “solicitor speak” and directing me through my options.

I listened and did exactly what he advised, and I’m pleased to say I have successfully agreed an amicable compromise with the other side. This has saved me a small fortune, but more importantly made me realise that I needed to draw it to a conclusion rather than dragging it through the courts.

I would recommend anyone worried about being led down the path just to pay solicitors fees, speak to Michael. He can give you free advice, and that’s all I needed today - thank you.

Janice Dunphy – 27.02.2018   

Michael Bower is very prompt, and also extremely thoughtful about the client’s situation. When providing my wife and I with advice on an equine legal matter, he stepped us carefully through the options in a simple-to-understand way with only limited call on legal jargon. A very refreshing experience.

Jack Rickard – 25.02.2018   

Mr Michael Bower has been extremely knowledgeable and very helpful in a matter which could have been exceptionally difficult. He advised me sensibly how to handle the situation in the most effective and efficient way. I am very grateful for his help and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone with a complicated situation in both the property and equestrian sphere. I cannot thank him enough.

Ms Sally Eastwood - 14.02.2018   

Recently seeked some advice following the sale of a pony to an established organisation. Replied both via phone and email within 24 hours. Highly recommend.

Charlotte S   

Michael is a highly knowledgable very helpful person. Nothing is too much trouble. Would highly recommend him. His knowledge of horses and the law is extensive. Thank you for your advice today it's much appreciated.

Elaine S   

Great man and gets the results, thank you for our win in court, couldn't of done it without you.

Tracy W   

Thank you very much for your helpful advice, so nice to speak to someone who knows the law and has a passion for horses. Highly recommend!

Natalia T   

Thanks so much for your very helpful advice much appreciated highly recommended.

Dawn S   

Fantastic service from someone who understands horses and the law. Extremely personable and very easy to talk to. Would wholeheartedly recommend him.

Julia H   

Our family sought advice in relation to an equine insurance claim from Michael Bower earlier this year. His response was very helpful and precise at a very difficult time .

Mrs L, Skipton 08.12.2015   

***** went back to (the seller's yard) on New Year’s Eve - we are beyond grateful to Michael for everything he did - over and above the call of duty, and during his Christmas break - to make things happen in the timescales they did. I can’t speak highly enough of him, he was a total star. Practical and pragmatic, focussed on a solution/resolution, pleasant and cheerful to deal with and I’m sure (the seller) would say the same.

Mrs M, Grassington 07.01.2016   

Very helpful and was very pleased. Nothing was too much trouble. Lovely person to deal with! Highly recommended.

Tara M