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Riding establishment licence

Important notice

Legislation on animal welfare licensing has changedYou can now apply, renew and pay for your animal welfare licence online:

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Go to our Changes to animal welfare licensing page for guidance on making an application and details of 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' downloadable 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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