Licences and permits directory - Hiring out horses | Sevenoaks District Council

Licences and permits directory - Hiring out horses

If you or your business hire out horses, you will require an animal licence.

The licence runs for one to three years from the date of issue.

You will receive a one to five-star rating on your licence, with a five-star rating the highest possible. The rating will be an accurate reflection of the level of risk of your business and the animal welfare standards you adopt.

To apply, change or renew the licence, you must comply with the licence conditions and guidance.

View the legislation and licence conditions and guidance

Making an application

Apply to us if your business operates in the Sevenoaks District. If your business operates elsewhere, please to apply to your local council.


The application fee is £529, which is payable on application.

The renewal fee is £481. There is also a fee for an annual vet inspection.

Download the application form in PDF format