Search site menuicon

Riding schools

Applications to run a riding school are subject to satisfactory inspection of the premises and a confirmation report from the vet

How much it costs

Riding school licence£243


Licences last for a year. A renewal letter will automatically be sent out each year before the current consent expires, with the next year's fee attached.

How to apply

Download, complete, and return the application form with payment to the address shown on the form.

pdf icon Apply for a riding school licence [977kb]
pdf icon Riding school guidance notes [48kb]

You can also pay by credit or debit card by phoning us on 01303 858660.

What happens next?

We'll get in touch if we need any additional information, otherwise we'll aim to process your application in 5 working days.

Bear in mind that part of processing your application involves consulting with various authorities such as the police, fire department, and environmental health, and in some circumstances they can take up to 28 days to fully review your application and get back to us.

After reviewing the application and receiving positive responses from consultees, we will aim to organise an inspection of the premises in 10 working days.

Premises inspection

An officer from our Environmental Health team will inspect your premises with a vet to make sure that they meet health and safety and welfare standards.

If your premises pass inspection, you will get a licence. The standards of inspection will also be conditions of the licence, but we may add others.

Further inspections

We may inspect at any time to make sure you are meeting the conditions of the licence.