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Riding establishment licence

Important notice

Legislation on animal welfare licensing has changed

Go to our Changes to animal welfare licensing page for full details on how you can apply or re-apply for a licence under the new regulations. This includes:

  • information for current licence holders
  • links to government guidelines on the new legislation - The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018
  • details about the new ratings system, standards and licence duration
  • licence conditions
  • our fees
  • 'Hiring out of horses' licence application forms for Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough councils

Note: Riding establishments will still be required to have all horses used under the act annually inspected by a local authority veterinary surgeon.




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