Horse boarding is the keeping and training of horses which are not owned by the occupant or owner of a property. Horse boarding includes the giving of private lessons (one trainer/one student at a time). Horse boarding facilities which meet the definition of a “commercial stable” under the Zoning Code (i.e. group lessons, riding academies, shows, clinics, etc.) require a Use Permit. The Zoning Code allows horse boarding facilities only in the following zoning districts: Land Intensive Agriculture (LIA), Land Extensive Agriculture (LEA), Diverse Agriculture (DA), Resources and Rural Development (RRD), Resources and Rural Development/Agriculture Preserve (RRD/WA), and Agriculture and Residential (AR).
On parcels two (2) acres or smaller, the number of horses allowed on a parcel, including horses owned by the occupant and/or horses boarded, is limited to one (1) horse per twenty thousand (20,000) square feet of area (approximately ½ acre) regardless of zoning district.
On parcels exceeding two acres (except the AR district), there is no limitation of the number of horses boarded and/or owned by the occupant or property.
Parcels designated AR are limited to five boarded horses, unless a Use Permit is requested and approved.