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.

Due to maintenance work, this application form is temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Vary a licence

If you wish to vary your licence, please email giving full details.