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Riding Establishment licence

Where horses are kept for hire for riding or for the purpose of being used, in return for payment, or instruction in riding, then that establishment will need a licence under the Riding Establishments Act 1964 & 1970.

To make an application the following documents are required:
• application form;
• insurance certificate;
• relevant certificates if held.

The application fee is £200.  Applications can be made by post or in person at the Civic Centre by making an appointment with the Licensing Department.

Once the full application and fee has been received by the Licensing Department, a licensing inspection will be carried out at the premises with an authorised Veterinary Practitioner.  This inspection is to ensure that all conditions required by this Authority are being met.

If you have any welfare concerns for animals within a riding establishment or believe a person is trading without a licence, please contact the Licensing Department.

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