Riding establishment licence

Licences are issued in accordance with the Riding Establishments Acts 1964 and Riding Establishments Act 1970.

Licences expire on the anniversary of issue.

There is a fee of £338.30.

The premises must meet adequate animal health and welfare standards.

If we inspect the premises and find a horse that needs veterinary attention, the horse will not be allowed to return to work until you give us a veterinary certificate saying that the horse is fit for work. You need to pay for this certificate yourself.

If you are giving riding instruction, the rider must be supervised by a responsible person over the age of 16.

If you are hiring out a horse for riding, you must either provide supervision by a responsible person over the age of 16, or be satisfied that the person hiring the horse does not need supervision.

You must never leave the riding establishment in the charge of anyone under 16.

You must have a current insurance policy which insures you adequaltely against liability.

You must keep a register of all horses in your possession, aged three years and under and usually kept on the premises.

You must make this register available for us to inspect at all reasonable times.

If your licence application is refused, or you disagree with the conditions of it, you can appeal through the Magistrates Court.