Smeltings Farm Riding Centre - Quality Equestrian Training & Education

Covid-19 Guidelines & Procedures
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We have measures in place to ensure the best possible hygiene practices to help protect our staff and clients.  Please ensure you read the following and act upon it when attending the yard.

Thank You.

  • During this time, we cannot accept bookings from new riders to Smeltings Farm Riding Centre. Lessons will only be available to those who have previously ridden with us and are deemed to be of a competent level.

  • Riders must wear their own equipment when riding; hats, boots, body protectors etc. These must be up to current standards.

  • Clean riding gloves must be worn when riding. 

  • We can only accept bookings from riders who are able to mount and dismount and adjust tack, girth/stirrups with minimal assistance.

  • A 1 metre social distance must always be observed. Coaches will always be present to advise on tack checking/adjusting and should they need to have closer interaction we have procedures in place for this.

  • All riders must sanitise their hands regularly – hand sanitising stations are situated around the yard.

  • PPE will be worn by all staff/coaches should an accident or incident occur.

  • The toilet will remain open and sanitised regularly, however when possible please avoid making use of it if possible.

  • Please enter the yard no more than 10 minutes before your lesson start time and if necessary, report to the yard office or proceed directly to your horse/arena.  Details on your horse allocated to you will be available on your App or Online.

  • Payment should be made using our new booking system, alternatively we can accept card payments in the office.

Please be aware, these terms and conditions are in the interest of health and safety for everyone. We are constantly reviewing the guidance form our governing bodies and only when it is safe to do so, making adequate changes to our terms and conditions to accommodate riders.