The latest news from Stockbridge Riding Club
Update on 4 November 2020 re 2nd lockdown

We’ve been waiting for an update from the British Horse Society, which they have just published. The final decision still hasn’t been made about closure of riding schools - but it’s not a definite ‘no!’ Let’s all keep our fingers crossed and we’ll keep you updated. 

BHS update:
4 Nov 2020

We are acutely aware of how worrying and frustrating the prospect of Lockdown#2, in England, is for horse owners, livery yards, riding schools and coaches. The BHS are working collaboratively with both the British Horse Council and British Equestrian to gain the best position for equestrians. We have been consulting with government over the last few days and have not issued specific guidance as it continues to significantly change. We are also in contact with SportEngland, Defra and DCMS. Whilst the new National Restrictions for England have been updated, we are waiting for confirmation of the final legislation before issuing any guidance to our stakeholders. We are hopeful, that following today’s vote in parliament, we will receive final clarification later this afternoon or early tomorrow. We will then share a further update with you all. Please be assured we are working to get the best possible position for all equestrians.

This week on 1 July we were very pleased to re-open our doors to the members of our new Riding Club. 

 We have had a great first week and are sure that you were all really pleased to be back riding again. 

We are following the regulations regarding Covid 19 set out by the British Horse Society and would ask you to help us to adhere to these guidelines.

This means that:

You must not come to the yard if you have any symptoms of Covid 19. 

 We ask you to wait in your car until 5 minutes before your lesson or hack and that only the rider comes into the yard (unless a parent is delivering a young child). 

Please watch your child's lesson from your car - not from the field.

We cannot allow clients to groom or tack up yet, as it would mean too many people in the yard at once and the staff and clients getting too close if help is required. 

You are required to have your own equipment (hat, boots, whip etc) so that you don't have to borrow any of ours. 

The office is out of bounds; the pay station is set up in the barn. Only one person is allowed at the pay station at a time. 

You will need to bring your own drinks, as none will be available.

Everyone needs to respect the social distancing rules.

If you use the toilet, please use the disinfectant spray on anything you have touched before leaving.

We will be able to relax these rules as soon as we are given the green light by the British Horse Society. Please do bear with us in the meantime and help us to keep all our staff and clients safe.