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The Horses (Protective Headgear for Young Riders) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

  • “horse” includes pony, mule, donkey or other equine animal;

  • “regulations” means regulations under Article 4; and

  • “road” does not include a footpath or bridleway but, subject to that, has the meaning given in Article 2(2) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(2) .

(3) For the purposes of the definition of “road” in paragraph (2)—

(a)“footpath” means a way—

(i)over which the public have a right of way on foot only; and

(ii)which is not associated with a carriageway; and

(b)“bridleway” means a way over which the public have the following, but no other, rights of way; a right of way on foot and a right of way on horseback or leading a horse, with or without a right to drive animals of any description along the way.

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