Please read through the guidance which can be found on the animal welfare updates section, this will help you understand the conditions on the licence both mandatory and specific (specific to the type of activity you wish to carry out) which the inspection is based around.
What do I need on the day of the inspection?
On the day of the inspection please have all of your policies and procedures about the business available for the inspector to check.
Applying for a hiring out of horses licence?
To apply for a hiring out of horses licence you will be required to pay a fee for the licence. We will then make contact with you to give you our designated vets contact details. You need to pay vets direct and arrange an appointment with them. You will need to have completed the pre-visit form - here.
On the day of the inspection the vet and a Council officer will attend.
The Current vet's fees are (paid direct to the vet):
- 1-8 horses £380.88 ex VAT
- 9-14 horses £411.41 ex VAT
- 15-21 horses £472.47 ex VAT
- 22-30 horses £503.00 ex VAT
The vet inspection is required annually even if the star rating means that you have a three year licence.
Will the licence be issued after the inspection?
If the inspector is unable to issue a licence without further works to the premises or further documentation you will be informed and emailed with the details. Once the inspector has received confirmation that all of these have been achieved we will be in a position to issue the licence.
Additional information to help you with the inspection
I am applying for an arranger's licence. What do I need to do?