Apply for a licence to operate a riding establishment

Animal licensing is changing

From 1 October 2018, licences for this activity will be issued under the The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. The full text of the regulations can be found on the Government Legislation website.

The guidance for this new legislation has just been published and can be found on the Canine and Feline Sector Group website.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, contact us before you apply at:

Riding establishments must be licensed if they hire horses out for riding, or for the purposes of providing riding instruction, in return for payment.

Licences must be renewed annually on any date.

Apply for a Riding Establishment Licence online

Alternatively, download and complete a Riding Establishment Licence Application Form (PDF)

How to pay

The licence fee is £150 per year.

Pay for a Riding Establishment Licence online

Further information

Licences are issued under the Riding Establishments Act 1970.

For full details please see the Office of Public Sector Information website

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