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