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 the hiring out horses guidance notes (PDF, 467KB) 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 to:
Animal Health and Welfare Team
Regulatory Services and Health
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org (you will need to make a payment by calling 01270 686601 or 01270 686597 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm if you apply by email).
A fee is payable upon application. View details of fees for hiring of horses licence.
Right of appeal
Any person aggrieved by a refusal to be granted a licence, alteration of a licence or the risk/star rating given may appeal against the decision.
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