Riding establishment licence

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1. Apply for or renew a riding establishment licence

To run a riding establishment, you will need a licence from us.

As part of the licence process, your premises and horses will be inspected by a council appointed veterinary surgeon.


Minimum fee (up to 10 horses): £63

Maximum fee (20 horses): £126

Each additional animal up to the maximum: £6.30

There will also be veterinary inspection costs and you will be invoiced separately for this.


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Complete the application form and pay the relevant fee.


We will contact you to arrange to visit your premises. The visit will take place with one of our officers and the council appointed veterinary surgeon. The vet will assess each horse to check that it is suitable to be used for riding lessons.

If your premises meets our licence conditions, we will issue you with a riding establishment licence. Attached to the licence will be a schedule of all the horses that can be used.