If you plan to keep horses or ponies to hire out for riding or to teach riding, you need to apply for a Riding Establishment Licence.
You must be over 18 years old and can’t be disqualified from:
We will need to see a report from a vet about the conditions of the horses and the premises. We’ll also need to know:
A riding establishment licence will come with following conditions:
You can appeal to the local magistrates' court if your application is refused or you would like to make an appeal against a condition of your licence. Please contact us about this first.
Fill in an application online using the links below. The links take you to another government website.
You can also get an application form from us using the contact details on this page. Please complete the form and return it with the fee to the area licensing office.
You will be charged a fee for this licence.