How To Get Riding School Licence In London

A great number of Londoners love to ride horses and have a passion to take part in horse racing. The horse sports are equally popular among people and include eventing, dressage, rodeo, reining, show jumping, endurance riding, tent pegging, vaulting or polo. Every year a large number of people in London join horse riding schools or riding establishments to enjoy horse riding and train themselves with the wonderful sport. If you have a penchant for horses and are interested in starting up a riding school in London then you will be required to obtain a license for this purpose. The riding school license is issued by the local council of the area in which the riding school is to be opened.

Instructions

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    Applying for a Licence

    One has to apply for a riding school licence to the local council of the area. Click here to locate your local council. Visit the below given links of a few boroughs or local councils in order to get a more detailed idea about applying.

    Click here to view the applying details for London Borough of Bromley.
    Click here to view the applying details for London Borough of Bexley.
    Click here to view the applying details for 'City of London' Local Council.
    Click here to view the applying details for London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames.
    Click here to view the applying details for London Borough of Merton.

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    Criteria and Application Fee

    The criteria to get a riding school licence may include the applicant's experience or qualification, condition of horses and their accommodation and availability of appropriate food (pasture, or water) is upto the mark. Moreover, it is also considered whether the animals' health and disease prevention and care is ensured, while the safety of the public is also safeguarded. The feet of horses are checked to be trimmed and the fitting of the shoe in the animals' feet is also checked. It is also confirmed that the business should not be given under the command or supervision of a person less than 16 years of age. Also a licence fee may also be charged by the local council.

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    Issuance of Licence

    The local council will issue a licence only after ensuring that all conditions and rules are complied with and that the riding school does not pose any threat to the safety of the people or the horses.

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    Regulations

    The regulations regarding the riding school licence are Riding Establishment Act 1964 and Riding Establishment Act 1970.

    Click here to view Riding Establishment Act 1964
    Click here to view Riding Establishment Act 1970

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