RSPCA and animal welfare

The RSPCA is the leading animal welfare organisation at Appleby Horse Fair and have 27 officers at the event during peak times, many of which are specialist equine officers.

Horse Passports

With very few exceptions horses at or on their way to Appleby must be accompanied by their passport, and new rules introduced from 1 July 2009 mean that all horses born after that date must have a passport and microchip by 31 December in the year in which they are born or 6 months after birth, whichever is the latest.

Pet Animal Sales

The Pet Animals Act 1951, as amended in 1983, prohibits the sale of pets in a public place such as a market. The activity of selling animals as pets from a market or public place is therefore illegal.

Trade Stalls on the Market Fields

Information for traders wishing to trade from the market fields.

Street Trading at Appleby Horse Fair

Information for Street Trading at Appleby Horse Fair.

Licensed Premises at Appleby Horse Fair

Licensing information for Pubs, Bars, Restaurants and Takeaways during Appleby Horse Fair.

Information for landowners regarding the illegal grazing of horses on their land

Illegal Horse Grazing.

Trade Stalls - Counterfeit Goods

Counterfeit goods are poor quality, unreliable and sometimes unsafe.

Clean Up

Information about the clean up operation during the Fair.


Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.

Feedback Form

Please use the link above for the Feedback Form. Return completed forms to the MASCG Chair, Steph Cordon, either via email at or post to: Steph Cordon, Director of Thriving Communities, Westmorland & Furness Council, Town Hall, Penrith Cumbria CA11 7QF.