Hiring out of horses
To run a business hiring out horses for riding or for instruction in riding in Cheshire East you will need a licence from the council.
- Riding schools
- Hiring out horses – trekking, loan horses, pony parties (where the ponies are ridden), hunter hirelings, polo/polocrosse instruction, pony hire, pony and donkey rides
Refer to hiring out horses licensing - statutory guidance for local authorities to see whether you require a licence.
How to apply
You can download the applicant profile, application form and the declaration form to apply for a licence for the hiring out of horses:
Return completed forms:
By email to:
By post to:
Animal Health and Welfare Team
Cheshire East Council
Payments may be made by calling 01270 686601 or 01270 686597 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
A fee is payable upon application. View details of fees for hiring of horses licence.
Right of appeal
If we refuse to give you a licence, you can appeal to an independent tribunal.
If you disagree with the star/risk rating we have given, you can challenge your rating.
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Page last reviewed: 09 October 2023
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