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Riding establishments

1. Overview

Under the Riding Establishment Act 1964 and 1970 a licence is required to operate a riding school.

An annual inspection is carried out with a qualified veterinary surgeon. They establish whether the horses used for hire are fit and healthy. The riding tack, health and safety and stables are also inspected.

The Health and Safety team inspect riding schools for conditions and legal compliance. To contact the team call 0161 474 4181 or email health.safety@stockport.gov.uk.

For information about riding school licences contact the Licensing team on 0161 474 4181 or email licensing@stockport.gov.uk.