Horse hiring (riding schools) licence

Apply or renew a licence

Before applying, please make sure you have read the requirements and that you understand the fees and conditions.

We are currently in the process of turning the application form into an online form. In the meantime, please download the application form to complete:

Download the application form

For licence renewals, please use the same form and complete the relevant boxes.

Submitting your application

You can email your completed form to

Alternatively, you can post the completed form to:

Environmental Health
Castle House
Barracks House
ST5 1BL 

Payment can be made by calling 01782 717717 or you can post a cheque with your printed application form.

What happens next?

We aim to arrange an inspection promptly once an application and payment has been received. The maximum time between receiving an application and the council either issuing a licence or refusal should not be more than 10 weeks.

Licence refusals

If an officer advises that a licence will be refused or will be suspended, they should provide details with the reasons why.

Need to update your licence details?

If you need to change or update the details on your licence, please let us know.

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