The Council regulates riding establishments under the Riding Establishments Act 1964. Anyone keeping horses either for riding or hire, or the purpose of instruction for the return of payment requires a licence under the Act.
Prior to granting the licence the Council will carry out a series of checks to ensure accommodation is suitable. Once a licence as been issued the owner is subject to periodic inspections and an annual review to ensure that standards are being maintained.
A fee is applicable to licences, Licences are annual and must be renewed before end date if the premises are to continue as a riding establishment.