If you want to run stables, loan out horses or ponies, or offer riding lessons to the public in Maidstone you will need a Horse Riding Establishment Licence.
Before applying for a licence you will need to apply for planning permission to change the use of the property, so that it can be used for horse riding. See our Planning Pages for more information.
You can apply for a licence if you are over 18 years old and have never been disqualified from:
You will need to supply:
Applications normally take 40 days to process. This may take longer if we need more information from you. A pre-inspection visit will take place after 10 days. We will contact you within eight days of receiving the application to arrange the visit. A formal inspection will be arranged after the pre-inspection visit.
You will need to renew your licence every year. You can renew your licence and online and will need to supply a current copy of your Public Liability Insurance with the renewal
If you need to change your licence:
You will also need to include supporting documents with your application, if you have made changes to:
You might not need to change your licence if you’re making small changes to the premises. Before making an application contact the licensing partnership team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01732 227004 and they will confirm whether you need to make a new application.
|Number of Horses||Licence Fee|
|Up to and including 10 horses||£320 (excl. Vet Fees)|
|11 horses and above||£435 (excl. Vet Fees)|
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