Posted on 12th April 2021
With many venues and centres opening for activity following the reduction in lockdown measures across the United Kingdom and renewed interest from new riders inspired to take up the sport, British Equestrian can announce guidance for the delivery of lead rein sessions.
Following collaboration with the Association of British Riding Schools, The British Horse Society, The Pony Club and Riding for the Disabled, our collective position is that lead rein sessions can take place provided that venue insurance providers are in agreement and full lead rein provision-specific risk assessments, in addition to those already in place, have been satisfactorily undertaken.
Consider the following:
Based on the process above, centres/venues/providers can make a decision as to whether activity with a leader is safe to run.
The GOV.UK website has guidance on working in close contact services where social distancing cannot be maintained at two metres and further help can be found from the ABRS, the BHS, Pony Club and RDA if required.
The ABRS has updated its advice ‘Social Distancing on Yards – COVID-19’, which can be found here.