Apply for a licence to hire out horses


We recommend that you read the general information before making the application.

Applications must be submitted on the forms provided by the licensing authority and be accompanied by the required fee. Please see the current list of fees to find out how much you will have to pay. Applications can be submitted and paid for on-line or sent to the licensing team by post with your payment. If applying online you will need a debit or credit card. We accept MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards.

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Before you apply for a licence to hire out horses

As part of your application for a licence to hire out horses you will need to provide the following

  • Application Form for a licence to hire out horses
  • Plan of the premises (grant of new licence or variation of an existing licence to extend the licensed area)
  • Evidence that you have, or do not require, planning permission to operate your business
  • Copies of any relevant qualifications you have in the care and management of animals
  • Licence fees

After you have applied for a licence to hire out horses

We will acknowledge receipt of your application normally within 3 working days and let you know the next steps. We may consult with other authorities, such as the Police, Fire Authority, Veterinary Surgeon or Practitioner and other Council Departments, as part of the consideration of your application.

Last updated: 23 February 2023