Waveney District Council

Riding establishment licensing

An introduction

Horse riding

Proprietors of riding establishments must apply annually to us for a licence. Inspections can then be made by officers and veterinary surgeons to ensure that the welfare and safety of both horses and riders is adequate.

  • If a riding establishment is unlicensed then we will be unaware of any inadequacies or risks that may be present, and therefore unable to remedy them. The public should therefore check whether the riding schools they visit are licensed, and notify us if they are not.

This licensing requirement does not apply to livery stables (the stabling or keeping of horses for money), which do not require any form of licence and do not have to be regularly checked.

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Telephone: 01502 562111

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Food and Safety Team

The team deals with food safety, health and safety, infectious diseases, port health and related topics.

Address: Town Hall
High Street
NR32 1HS

Tel: 01502 562111

Fax: 01502 523150

Email: environment@waveney.gov.uk