Riding Establishments Act 1964.
Stables that hire out horses for riding or instruction must be licensed under the Riding Establishments Act 1964.
A licence must be obtained from the local authority in whose area the establishment is to operate in.
The licence lasts for one year and must be annually renewed.
The current application fee is £587.00
Before a licence is granted or renewed the horses and premises is inspected by a qualified veterinary surgeon.
The Council also needs to be confident that the licensee is a competent person to run such an establishment.
Various matters will be taken into account in respect of license conditions including:
- health, feeding and accommodation of the horses
- fire precautions
- accommodation for forage, bedding, stable equipment
- The following areas have mandatory conditions:
insurance in respect of personal injuries
a register of horses under three years of age
The Council has standard conditions relating to riding establishments.
If you have a complaint regarding an establishment which is licensed by South Bucks District Council or an establishment which you think may be unlicensed please download the complaints form and return it to the Licensing Office to enable us to undertake an investigation.
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For more information please contact the Licensing Team on:
Licensing Team, Capswood, Oxford Road, Denham, Bucks, UB9 4LH
01895 837373 or 837325 / 837222