Horse hiring (riding schools) licence

Activities that do not require a licence

  • Businesses that run pony parties where none of the ponies are ever ridden – these should be licensed as animal exhibits. 
  • Activities that are carried out solely for military or police purposes (for example riding stables that are used exclusively for these purposes). 
  • Riding stables that are used exclusively for instructing veterinary students at university for the purpose of their course. 
  • Individuals who occasionally lend a horse, even if a small fee is charged, where there is no profit made and no intent to make a profit.