Stables that hire out horses or ponies for riding or tuition in North Devon must obtain a licence from North Devon Council.

Apply for a riding establishment licence    (on-line)

Or by downloading an Application Form (pdf 246KB)

You will also need to: 

Application forms with the correct fees should be addressed to the Licensing team and sent to the council address, or you can hand them in at one of our offices.


There are standard conditions (pdf 19KB) that are typically applied to a riding establishment licence. Please ensure you follow these conditions and others that may be set when granting the licence. 

Further information