Thaks for your enquiry.
So that I can answer you fully, could you please confirm the following;-
1, So, the only means of access from any road to the livery road is along the bridal way running through your Property?
2. How long has this other house/livery yard been there and how long have the owners used the bridleway?
I look forward to hearing from you.
The house which used to be one house now divided into 3 houses had a small yard for training race horses which then turned into a livery yard,it been running that way for around 20 years with the previous owners. Two and a half years ago it was bought by new people who around 2 years ago changed it to an equestrian centre, doubled its capacity causing an increase in traffic by over 50%.
The bridal path is the only access via road.
Thanks for your reply.
The legal position is as follows- If the property has been using the bridleway for 20 years or more, then the property has acquired a "right by prescription" if the present or previous owners of it have exercised the right without interruption or dispute from you. If this is the case, it does mean that the property has acquired a legal right to use the bridleway.
I'm afraid therefore, that it appears there is little you can do to stop them from using the bridleway.
However, the owners of the property have an implied obligation to contribute towards the cost of the upkeep of the bridleway. It is easy for me to say this, but in practice, you are going to have to try and negotiate and request payment from them for any maintenance costs that are required.
I hope this answers your question, and if so, I would be grateful if you could leave positive feedback.