Annual licence for stables which hire out horses or ponies for riding or instruction under the Riding Establishments Acts 1964 and 1970. In addition a report is also required from a veterinary surgeon or practitioner. 

The timescale for determining this application is 56 days from the receipt by this authority of an acceptable and complete application. A vet inspection is required for each horse and is paid by the applicant in addition to the application fee.

DBS Check

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Records check certificate is required on initial application and then required every 3 years as per conditions attached to all Riding Establishment licences, for all staff who have regular contact with children or vulnerable adults either as an employee or a volunteer. 

Please note North Norfolk District Council will not issue a licence without first having viewed a copy of a current DBS disclosure.

Further details and how to make a DBS application

For a valid application we require ALL the following forms/documentation in order for the application to be processed. Incomplete applications will be returned.

Current register of persons with a valid DBS disclosure


New or Renew application

Variation - to add/remove or alter the horses on the licence

Guidance Notes for assistance with applications

Licensing Fees  

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