Visitor and leisure
To obtain an Riding Establishment Licence, you should:
There is an application fee which must be paid at the time an application is made. The fee is currently £211.00. This can be paid by cash, cheque or credit card.
We aim to process all licence requests within 10 working days.
Where a licence is granted, that licence and any subsequent licence will expire on the 31st December of the year to which the licence relates and must be renewed before that date if the premises are to continue as an animal boarding establishment. We will contact the Licensee one month prior to the licence expiring.
After receiving your application, a member of staff will review it to ensure it has been completed and contains the relevant fee. If your application, for whatever reason, is deemed incomplete it will be returned to you for correction.
We will arrange for the inspection of horses and premises by a veterinary surgeon to ensure the welfare of the animals and that the accommodation is suitable. The licence will be issued subject to compliance with licence conditions:
If the inspection is approved, the the licence will be issued. If, however, the inspection is not approved then the licence will go before a committee who will decide whether to grant the licence or not. If you are unhappy with the decision made, you do have the right to appeal.