Riding establishments

Stables which hire out horses or ponies for riding or instruction must be licensed under the Riding Establishments Acts 1964 and 1970.

A report is also required from a veterinary surgeon or practitioner.

Apply for a licence

New licences:

Renew a licence:


Ways to pay:

  • Pay online
  • Pay over the phone: 0161 770 6611 (select option 2)

A Riding Establishment licence costs:

  • £214.20 (excluding VAT and veterinary charges)

Local licensed riding establishments

  • Croft End Equestrian Centre, Knott Lanes, Oldham, OL8 3JD
  • Foxdenton Farm RS, Foxdenton Farm, Chadderton, M24 1QN
  • Oxhey Western Trail Rides, Oxhey Lane, Denshaw, OL3 5UB
  • Husteads Riding School, Husteads Lane, Dobcross, OL3 5RA
  • Saddleworth Stables, Diggle House Farm, Diggle, OL3 5LB

Animal Welfare Team
Sir Robert Peacock House
Vulcan Street
Tel 0161 770 2244
Fax 0161 770 4481