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Licence - riding establishment: Outline
A person keeping a riding establishment requires a licence that is issued by their local council. The definition of a Riding Establishment is " a business of keeping horses for either riding or hire, the instruction/guidance of a qualified instructor for the return of payment."
Veterinary surgeons, police forces and zoos do not require licences. Licences are issued subject to conditions covering the welfare of the horses.
There is a charge for the annual licence, which is issued following a satisfactory inspection by the Council's Environmental Health Officer and veterinary surgeon.
You Local Authority expects all licensed Riding Establishments to comply with Health and Safety Regulations and Health & Safety in Horse Riding Establishments guidelines aswell.
AvailabilityNormal office hours Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm (except public holidays)
Contact: Environmental Health
Telephone: 01706 252565Environmental Health Team, The Business Centre, Bacup, Rossendale, Lancs, OL13 0BB