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Riding Establishments

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Stables which hire out horses or ponies for riding or instruction must be licensed under the Riding Establishments Act 1964, as amended. Livery stables are not included.

A riding establishment will be inspected regularly to ensure that the accommodation is suitable in both size and design and that it is well maintained. The horses/ponies will undergo an annual veterinary inspection for which a separate fee is payable to ensure that they are in good health and physically fit for the purpose.

Ipswich Borough Council has adopted standard conditions for Horse Riding Establishments.  Conditions are attached to licences to ensure the protection of animal welfare and also to help secure the safety of riders. Public Liability Insurance is required.

You will need to apply online and pay the appropriate fee.

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Once granted, a licence is valid for one year and is renewable annually.

Contact Details

Licensing and Enforcement,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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