Hiring our Reindeer
Animal Enterprises and Mr Stephen Swinnerton has over 40 years of experience in animal hire for TV, Film plus Reindeer Hire and Sales. We operate under a Performing Animal Licence, Zoo Licence and Riding Establishment licence and are fully insured with public liability and our staff DBS checked.
Animal Enterprises has experience with many TV and Film clients including, BBC, Channel 4, Paramount, Warner Brothers, ITV and many more. Animal Hire can include anything from our own Reindeer, Donkeys, Horses, Dogs and even Parrots.
You’ve probably seen us in:
- Braveheart (Albert the Red Deer)
- Robin Hood (Bill & Ben Longhorn Bulls)
- Clash of the Titans (Bill & Ben Longhorn Bulls)
- Coronation Street (Charlie the Macaw)
- Hollyoaks (Dogs Max & Barry)
- Doctors (Meg the Cat)
- Land girls – various animals
- Get Santa (all Santa’s Reindeer)
- Tractor Ted
- Rockets Island
We comply with welfare standards and with all welfare and government regulations
- We have both Employers and Public Liability insurance permanently in place
- Have a transporter’s licence and follow all national recommendations with regard to animal transportation
- Maintain any vehicles including trailers used for the transport of Reindeer to UK standard and fully insured
- Have Certificate of Registration for performing animals (where required)
- Have written risk assessments and method statements for all events
- Handlers have Certificates of competency, set by the Reindeer Academy at basic, intermediate or advanced level.