Below is the VOSA Horsebox Guide.
We have received questions about the rules and prize money.
Most competitors at MGAGB events would be considered as amateur unless they are earning some of their income from breeding, training or selling ponies.
The rules refer to “modest prize money”, but this has never been formally defined for the purpose of goods vehicle operator licensing. However, where there is the likelihood of winning prize money on a more regular basis (whether or not the activity is on an “amateur” basis) or if success has attracted sponsorship – or any other form of corporate support – this may be construed as having a commercial element to it, where an operator’s licence may be required (N.B. this may include the vehicle bearing the sponsors name – in return for the financial support received).
If people have questions they should contact VOSA on 0300 123 9000