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: £560 (includes horse check)
  • renewal: £510 (includes horse check)
  • annual horse check: £350
  • grading review: £80
  • variation: £100

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.