Riding establishment licence
You will need a licence to run a riding establishment where horses or ponies are hired out for riding or used for riding instruction.
Apply for a riding establishment licence
Apply for a riding premises licence
The fees for a riding establishment are given below:
|Number of horses||New licence||Renewal of licence|
|Up to 10 horses||£164||£161|
|11 to 30 horses||£201||£197|
|31 or more horse||£236||£232|
Riding establishment licence application process
Before deciding an application we must consider a report from a veterinary surgeon or practitioner detailing whether the premises are suitable for a riding establishment and detailing the conditions of the premises and any horses. This is to ensure that the welfare of the horses is maintained to a high standard and to prevent the spread of any infectious disease.