Licence for a riding establishment
You need a licence to run a riding establishment (where horses or ponies are hired out for riding or used for riding instruction). Find out more about the licence for a riding establishment licence.
Apply for a licence
The fee for this licence is £185. You must also pay any vets fees that are required.
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.
You must not begin practicing your business until process you have a licence.