Horse hiring (riding schools) licence

Fees

Some inspections (often first inspections) require a veterinary surgeon to attend. Where this applies their charge is included in our fee. Prices include VAT where appropriate:

  • first licence: £583 (to be increased to £607 as of 1 April 2024)
  • renewal: £531 (to be increased to £553 as of 1 April 2024)
  • annual horse check: £364 (to be increased to £379 as of 1 April 2024)
  • grading review: £83 (to be increased to £87 as of 1t April 2024)
  • variation: £104 (to be increased to £109 as of 1 April 2024)

A licence is valid for up to 3 years depending on inspection and star grading.

Refunds

Refunds of licence fees are not normally given. Only in exceptional circumstances, as deemed by the Head of Regulatory Services, will a refund be considered. Any refunds given may be subject to an administration charge or reduced if officers or the council’s vet have made site visits.