Covid-19 updates

21st October:

Just a reminder, we remain open for school aged children, pods of 15 but only have between 4 and 8 in a lesson.

Anyone worried about coming out of their 5k radius to travel for horse riding, see photo attached, exceptions given to travel out side that radius to travel to non contact sporting

20th October:

Given the new government restrictions, we will remain to STAY OPEN FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN, our adult lessons will stop until further notice

We will still be working the same routine as the past few weeks, outdoors only, our team will meet you at the main yard where you will:

*sanitise on arrival
*put on your gloves
*mount and go to the arena
*return horse to staff member after lesson
*sanitise your hands and leave straight away.

Please bring the correct amount of money for your lesson in and envelope at the start of the lesson. Please arrive in your equipment and ready to ride, if you need to borrow a helmet, please use the hairnet we provide, leave equipment on the bench outside the main entrance as it will be disinfected after.

Parents avoid gatherings on the car park while waiting for the lesson. Drop your child and go, or remain in your own car for the duration, feel free to have a walk along the quite lanes while lessons take place

All tack will be disinfected after every rider, and alll staff will be wearing gloves and masks.

Horse riding is a non contact sport so we are very lucky to remain open in these strange times

A final reminder: if you have been sick and showing in covid symptoms, have been in contact with someone with covid,  just don’t feel comfortable in our environment, DO NOT COME TO HORSE RIDING, we must all think about out health.

To all our clients and customers, stay safe, keep washing the hands, we will pull through this, once again thank you all for your support in such a difficult year

6Th October:

Update on what’s happening at the stables:

From the recent announcement regarding our positioning of level 3, I have decided to keep lessons going, however we will be not going ahead with our 2 hour saddle club and 3 hour club rally. We are offering only 1 hour riding lessons in the same group to help minimise contact and movement.

The following must be adhered to while at the yard:

* 1 hour riding lesson, I will meet the ride at the main entrance of the yard, I will be wearing a mask to mount the riders and any of my staff also. Mask will be taken off for teaching.
* please bring your lesson fee on arrival in an envelope.
*arrive 5 mins early and pick on time is vital.
*please sanitize your hands before mounting and dismounting.
* gloves must be worn
*if you need to borrow a hat, you must put a hairnet on.
*avoid touching and rubbing and hugging the horse where possible.
*all parents to stay in the car when dropping and collecting if possible.
*no entry to the barn, unless the absolute need for the toilet, which will be disinfected after use.
*do not bring extra belongings to your lesson, just your riding equipment, the lockers are off limit.

As we are working solely outside, from the yard to the arena there no need for face masks as we will be able to maintain at least 1m on the ground and 2m on the horse, but off course masks can be worn at your own wish.All our staff and myself will wear our masks upon dealing with clients.

Regarding trekking, I am not in position to cater for tourist and visitors outside the Beara Penninsula at present. The less outside interaction and movement we have the better for now. I must also think about my own family and myself.

Please remember:

If you are a high risk, have been sick, in contact with people showing symptoms, have been showing symptoms yourself, or just don’t feel comfortable in our environment, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO HORSE RIDING.