Horse riding establishment licence

If you run a horse riding establishment, where horses or ponies are hired out for riding or used for riding instruction, you will need a licence.

How do I apply for this licence?

The quickest and easiest way to get a horse riding establishment licence is to apply online.

Apply online for a horse riding establishment licence (external website)


A horse riding establishment licence is valid for one year. You can renew your licence online.

Renew a horse riding establishment licence online (external website)

Let us know about a change

If you already have a horse riding establishment licence and your circumstances change, let us know.

Let us know about a change to your horse riding establishment licence online (external website)

Granting a licence

Before deciding whether to grant a licence, we must consider a report from a veterinary surgeon or practitioner. This report details the conditions of the premises and any horses, and details whether the premises are suitable for a riding establishment.

How much does it cost?

A horse riding establishment licence costs £180. It also costs £180 to renew your licence each year. You will also have to meet the cost of the veterinary report.

When you apply for your licence online you will pay the fee online, by debit or credit card.

Current licensed Equestrian establishments in Denbighshire

Evers Haflinger Centre

Corwen Road
LL15 2NT

  • Phone: 07796288364
  • Licence end date: 3 November 2020

Llannerch Equestrian Centre

St Asaph
LL17 0BD

  • Phone: 01745 730199
  • Licence end date: 3 November 2020