This section provides information regarding obtaining a licence to run a riding establishment.
Who needs to apply?
Any person(s) carrying on the business of keeping horses for the purpose of their being let out on hire for riding or for the purpose of their being used in providing, in return for payment, instruction in riding.
How to apply?
Application forms can be obtained from the Council offices in Hugh Town. You will need to complete the application form and return it together with the fee.
Contact the Technical Services Department on 01720 424025 for the current fee charged. We would point out that there is not an authorised vet on the islands that is on the approved panel of Riding Inspectors and the costs incurred of bringing an approved inspector over from the mainland and his/her fees would be the responsibility of the applicant.
How your application will be processed
The Council will instruct a vet from a list authorised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the British Veterinary Association to inspect your premises on behalf of the Council. Once the inspection has been carried out and a satisfactory report has been received a licence for twelve months can be issued. If there are any problems or queries raised by the vet, the Council may consider granting a licence on condition that any works etc. are carried out with a set period of time, a further inspection would then be carried out at the end of that time to ensure the works/problem had been completed or corrected.
What happens if my application is not successful?
On certain occasions a vet may recommend that a licence is not issued, if after consideration the Council agree and decide that a licence should not be issued, the applicant has a right of appeal to the Magistrates Court against that decision.
If you require any further information please contact the Technical Services Department on 01720 424025, or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The address for return of application forms is:-
Council of the Isles of Scilly
Technical Services Department
Isles of Scilly