Riding establishment licensing
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.