Riding establishments

Stables which hire out horses or ponies for riding or instruction must be licensed under the Riding Establishments Act 1964, as amended.  Livery stables are not included.

Riding establishments will be inspected regularly to ensure that the standards of accommodation are being maintained.  Veterinary inspections are necessary to ensure that horses and ponies are in good health and physically fit for the purpose.

Once granted, a licence is valid for one year.  Conditions are attached to ensure animal welfare and to secure the safety of riders.


Return your application form(s) to:

Animal Welfare
Brighton & Hove City Council
2nd Floor Bartholomew House
Bartholomew Square

If you have any queries contact:

email: ehl.animalwelfare@brighton-hove.gov.uk
tel: (01273) 292170