To run a riding establishment (where horses or ponies are hired out for riding or used for riding instruction) in Westminster, you need a licence from us issued under the provisions of the Riding Establishments Act 1964.
Applicants must be over 18 years of age and must not have been disqualified from:
Find more information about riding establishments and animal welfare from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
A public register as required under the Riding Establishments Act 1964 is available to view at the council's offices during normal office hours. To make an appointment to view the register, please contact the licensing team.
Please contact us in the first instance. An applicant whose application is refused can appeal to the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court, 70 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AX.
Please contact us in the first instance. A licence holder can appeal against a condition to the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court, 70 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AX.
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