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Hiring out horses licence

Any person that wishes to hire out horses must obtain a licence under Animal Welfare Act 2006.

This includes running a riding establishment, where horses or ponies are hired out for riding or used for riding instruction.

Animal welfare regulations are rules under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and cover licensing of various activities that involve animals. The Regulations came into force on 1 October 2018.

The following activities also need a licence:

Public register

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