Riding establishment licence

You will need a licence to run a riding establishment where horses or ponies are hired out for riding or used for riding instruction.

Riding premises licence


A new application is £282.78 and renewal is £227.55, plus the cost of veterinary inspection.

What happens next

Before deciding an application we must consider a report from a veterinary surgeon or practitioner detailing whether the premises are suitable for a riding establishment and detailing the conditions of the premises and any horses. This is to ensure that the welfare of the horses is maintained to a high standard and to prevent the spread of any infectious disease.

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB