Covid is still a risk please read our lesson update.
(Updated Sept 2021)
Thank you for your interest in Hargate Equestrian. We've used this page to explain how our lessons will be taking place during the CoVid-19 pandemic. We've put together plans for the ongoing keeping you and our staff safe during this difficult time. Horse-riding is an outdoor sport, regarded as a low risk, with the natural distance between riders ensuring social distancing. Covid-19 is a human viral infection, with no evidence of it being carried or transmitted by horses. Registration Procedure
Read through the information below
If you haven't already done so, complete our new Client Registration .
Booking lessons is still by telephone 01283734981 give us a call and we'll help sort out where we can fit you in and answer your questions. We have 4 areas and can keep well distanced with multiple lessons now being able to continue at the same time comply with CoVid-19 restrictions and safety precautions.
Before your lesson Anyone that is showing symptoms of CoVid-19 should not come for lessons. see latest government guidelines. All our lessons will be taught, as best as possible, while maintaining 'social distance' and minimising the opportunity for transmission through surface contact.
What to Wear - please see our 'What to Wear' page, with up-to-date guidance for Covid security. We have some equipment available for loan.
The Riding Centre outer gate should be closed - please open and close it again after entry.
Follow the signs to the ridding school parking area where the booking office will be on your left when facing the riding arena.
Please be ready to ride, wearing clean gloves, suitable boots, your own hat(recommended), correctly fitted and fastened and with your own whip if needed. We have some equipment available for loan, details on our What to Wear page.
Please comply with any direction signs (eg one way system, etc) at the centre.
Everyone should keep a suitable social distance from each other at the centre at all times. 2 metres distance, briefly '1 metre plus' when mounting up, etc.
Sorry, access into the stables will be limited if you have not been asked to collect youd horse please wair in the outside yard. please do not gather in groups. Toilets to use are outside at the back of the arena (with sink for handwashing, etc) for Clients.
Your horse will be taken out for you – with a mounting block ready for mounting up.
After your lesson please listen to instructions from your instructor on where your horse needs to go.
Staff members will be on hand to help.
Complete the Client Registration Form We know that there has been big changes with lesson procedures which are continually being monitored but think you'll understand that everyone's safety (our staff and clients) is our priority at all times. Keep Staying Safe!
N.B. Because each riding centre is different other riding centres may offer different procedures, but we are adhering closely to the 'best practice' guidance rules provided by the British Horse Society and the British Equestrian Federation, with advice from our local authority Licencing Department.