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Riding establishment

To run a riding establishment (where horses or ponies are hired out for riding or used for riding instruction) in West Lancashire you will need a licence from the Council.



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Riding establishment licence: £225.93 plus vet fee if required. Licences last for 12 months.

The licence fee of £225.93 is comprised of (a) an initial fee of £126.87 and (b) a successful application fee of £99.06. For ease, the full licence fee can be paid on application. In such cases, fee (b) would be refunded if your application is refused.

If you wish to pay fee (a) and fee (b) separately, please contact the Licensing Service. Fee (a) should be paid on application and fee (b) should be paid if your licence is granted.  

Please note that successful applicants will not be issued with a licence without payment of the fee in full.

Will tacit consent apply?

The Council will undertake an inspection of the premises. If the inspection is satisfactory the licence will be granted and issued. Tacit consent does not apply due to public safety and animal welfare issues.