Horse and stable licence

If you hire out horses as a business for either of the following you will need a licence under The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.

  • Riding
  • Instruction in riding

Hiring out horses licences are valid for one, two or three years based on a risk assessment. The more conditions you meet, the better chance you have of being granted a longer licence.

Apply for a licence to hire out horses

To apply for a licence to hire out horses, please complete the following steps:

We will take the full payment when you apply. If your licence is not granted, part of your licence fee will be refunded to you.

Apply online

Vary a licence

If you wish to vary your licence, please email publichealth.licensing@horsham.gov.uk on 01403 215427.