Actually, it is not about us. It is about you. We at Law & Horse believe that at the end of the day, your success is the only meaningful measure of our success.

European Horse Lawyers is the international trade name associated with Weda & Wensing Lawyers, with its office located in Coevorden, the Netherlands.

European Horse Lawyers combines the experience found in larger firms with the level of service and efficiency found in smaller firms, offering legal representation and advice with the highest level of personal service and attention tailored to your personal long-and short term objectives.

Examples of services provided by European Horse Lawyers include:

  • Handling breach of contract, fraud/misrepresentation, and other claims involving equine-related transactions such as purchases/sales, leases and partnerships;
  • Litigating disputes in court or through alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation, facilitation);
  • Defending equine/farm/equestrian professionals, businesses, and associations in personal injury claims and lawsuits;
  • The drafting, review and negotiation of numerous equine related transactions including purchase and sale agreements, estate contracts as well as lease agreements such as co-ownership, stallion services, foal sharing, mare leasing, transfer of ownership, training and boarding agreements, syndication, zoning and land use issues;
  • Representing and counselling some of equine industry‚Äôs individual horse owners

Our associates:


European Horse Lawyers / Network of European Horse Lawyers
Parallelweg 45
7741 KA Coevorden
The Netherlands

Phone: + 31 524 769021
Fax: + 31 524 769024

Mr. Stephan Wensing

Mr. Stephan Wensing is a keen horse enthusiast and active in dressage as (his son’s) trainer and judge. This combination is unique. And clearly there is a demand for the services provided by mr. Wensing.

The number of cases successfully completed by mr. Wensing are numerous. And clients feel good consulting with a lawyer at home in ‘horse jargon’. And this specific expertise certainly adds value when dealing with equine law matters. mr. Wensing has frequently been in the news with high profile cases and appeared in such TV shows as ‘Kassa’, ‘NOVA’ and ‘Editie NL’.

Moreover mr. Wensing co-authored the book:‘Plea for the Horse’. This book is published by Reed Business in Doetinchem. mr. Wensing also lectures at institutes of higher education and at post-graduate programs for legal professionals in (consumer) purchase law where the subject of ‘horses’ takes centre stage.

Mr. Stephan A. Wensing is specialized in equine law issues regarding:

  • purchase law
  • administrative law
  • liability law, and
  • corporate law
Mr. Maaike J.A. Weda

Mr. Maaike J.A. Weda is a University of Amsterdam fiscal law graduate. Her studies included a nine-month period in Cologne (Germany) at the Universität zu Köln, where she did courses in International and German Tax Law. Returned from Germany she did supplemental courses in Dutch Law and completed her thesis.

In 1996 mr. Weda graduated in fiscal law. The subsequent period through 2003 she was a tax adviser with two midsize tax consultancy firms in Amsterdam where she gained ample experience in the fiscal consultancy practice serving mainly (internationally operating) businesses and companies.

Since 2003 mr. Weda is an associate lawyer assisting business owners in dealing with the legal aspects of running their business such as law of obligations, fiscal law, corporate law, landlord and tenant law, and labour law. Litigation is a significant part of her practice.

Theo Ickmans

Theo Ickmans is a lawyer at A10Legal since 1988, a law firm established in Bree, Belgium.

A10 Legal is a low firm specialised in family, inheritance law and business and commercial law, as well as equine law.

Ruth MacCarthy

Ruth MacCarthy works as a Legal Executive as member of the Harrison Clark Rickerby Solicitors in the UK. She has years of experience of owning, breeding and competing horses from national Pony club events to a very successful career as an international para dressage rider.

She is devoted to equine law as her specialism, and brings her personal experience to bear on her work. She deals with a wide range of equine litigation issues, combining legal expertise with long-standing equestrian knowledge.