City wants a man who offers free miniature horse rides on the beach to register as a vendor

City wants a man who offers free miniature horse rides on the beach to register as a vendor


for the past five years of family has brought their miniature horses to the beach but now they say the city is telling them they have to pay up if they want to continue offering rides to kids our Brenda Mattoon II has more Marty Knowles and his wife live in Rivera and about two to three times a week head to the beach with one of their many miniature horses we harness them up like you see we’ve got this wagon if we go to up and down the beach on the water line for the past four years Knowles has offered children and sometimes adults free rides on his wagon drawn by his miniature horse Sugar Ray usually four or five sometimes twelve thirteen once in a while a crazy older person will jump on he doesn’t charge but he does accept donations but as of last week Knowles was told he could no longer offer free rides unless he registered with the city as a vendor and paid the vendor permit fees never had any trouble we worked with the beach Parks and Recreation before and they were moved more than happy to let us do it we reached out to the Department of Parks and Recreation regarding the rules for vendors they responded saying someone is considered a vendor the moment money exchanges hands insurance they added that if Knowles chose to ride his miniature horse on the beach by himself he would not be breaking any rules Brenneman 2d action 10 news however even if Knowles does register as a vendor according to the Department of Parks and Rec mobile vendors are not allowed on the beach how about

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