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

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Causing or permitting child under 14 to ride on road without protective headgear

3.—(1) Except as provided by regulations, it is an offence for any person to whom this paragraph applies to cause or permit a child under the age of 14 years to ride a horse on a road unless the child is wearing protective headgear, of such description as may be specified in regulations, in such manner as may be so specified.

(2) Paragraph (1) applies to the following persons—

(a)any person who for the purposes of Part II of the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968(1) has custody, charge or care of the child;

(b)any owner of the horse;

(c)any person other than its owner who has custody of or is in possession of the horse immediately before the child rides it; and

(d)where the child is employed, his employer and any other person to whose orders the child is subject in the course of his employment.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale.

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