Horse Industry Act, 1970


28.—(1) (a) Subject to the provisions of this Act, a person shall not keep a riding establishment except under and in accordance with a licence.

(b) Paragraph (a) of this subsection shall not apply—

(i) in relation to a person who kept a riding establishment immediately before the commencement of this Part, during the period of three months beginning on such commencement,

(ii) in relation to a person who acquires, by purchase or otherwise, a riding establishment the subject of a licence, during the period of three months beginning on the date of such acquisition, or

(iii) in relation to the personal representative of the holder of a licence, during the period of six months beginning on the date of the death of the holder.

(2) The Minister may, on application being made to him in that behalf and on payment to him of any appropriate fee (which shall accompany the application) for the time being standing prescribed under subsection (4) of this section grant or refuse to grant a licence to a person authorising the keeping of a riding establishment at the premises specified in the licence.

(3) (a) A licence shall be subject to such conditions (if any) as the Minister may think necessary or expedient for securing the objects of this Part and may impose at the time of the grant thereof or at any time thereafter and specify in the licence and the person who keeps a riding establishment shall comply with any conditions specified in the licence relating to the establishment.

(b) The Minister may, if he so thinks fit, amend or revoke a condition attached to a licence.

(4) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, from time to time prescribe a fee which shall be paid to the Minister on an application for a licence.

(5) The Public Offices Fees Act, 1879, shall not apply in respect of any fees paid under this section.

(6) A person who contravenes subsection (1) or subsection (3) of this section shall be guilty of an offence.