Posted on 2nd February 2021
We are campaigning hard on the behalf of our members; in the last week we have featured on BBC Television and Radio and in print in Your Horse, Horse & Rider and Hound and Your Horse. We are working to raise awareness of the financial difficulties Riding Schools in particular face and campaigning for increased support from the Government.
The Horse and Hound features news of a Supreme Court Ruling on Business Interruption Insurance for small businesses which could be good news for riding schools. If you are a H&H Plus member you can read the story HERE.
Our ABRS Chair spoke to Your Horse and Horse & Rider about the Real Cost of the Pandemic on our Riding Schools.
The ABRS suggests riding schools, trekking and livery businesses should be permitted to trade during all tier alerts. The riding environment holds a low covid-risk, as it is outdoors, has no close contact and is undertaken mainly in rural locations.
The ABRS is also calling for further financial support for businesses, through business grants and continued small business rates relief.
You can read the full Your Horse article HERE, and the Horse and Rider article is HERE
We urge our members to write to their MPs to help campaign for more financial support and to be allowed to open after lockdown.