How to apply for a riding establishment licence

Fees and how to apply


The application fee for a riding establishment licence is £117.50 plus the cost of the fees charged by the vet appointed by the council.

How to apply

Before applying, please read the conditions that must be met for a riding establishment licence to be granted.

You can apply online for a riding establishment licence by following the link in this page.

Apply for a riding establishment licence

Alternatively you can download the riding establishment licence application form (PDF) and return it to the address provided in the form.

Time period for council to normally approve the application

Two months

What happens if your application is not processed by this council within the normal approved time period (Tacit consent)

It is in the interest of animal health that this council processes the application. The council may be required to consult other external agencies prior to making a decision. Therefore, should you not receive confirmation that your licence application has been granted or rejected within two months of submission you may not commence your business.

If you have not heard from us in that time period

Please use our contact form

Complaints concerning the process

In the first instance, please use our contact form. Any person who is refused a licence or objects to a condition attached to a licence may appeal to the local magistrates' court.

Any change in circumstances

Generally as an annual licence these can be dealt with at each application, however, it is advised that the council is advised of substantial changes to the premises.

Last updated: ‎13/12/2017 15:28