Covid Restrictions

When Attending the Yard

We have decided to maintain various precautions at Seacliff Stables. In light of these the following procedures have been implemented. Stables protocol.

Please note:

    • If possible riders should have their own safety equipment - hat (please check matches safety standards), boots (must have a small heel no less than 1/2 inch) and gloves. When purchasing a riding hat, please check it meets UK Standards. We have had several riders purchase hats online or in shops that do not meet these - usually they are missing the British Kite Mark. There is a limited supply each day for riders having their first experience or on holiday. Regulars riders require their own hats.

    • Payment should be taken before the ride (either via BACS or contactless) if this is not possible speak to the staff before attending the yard.

    • Due to a number of last minute calculations we have had to implement a 24 hour cancellation policy. This will be a charge of 80% of the total cost.

    • Masks to be worn at all times whilst on the yard.

    • Comply with the 2m social distancing rule at all times (except aged 11 and under).

    • Only riders to enter the yard, unless the rider is 11 and under years old, then a guardian can accompany.

    • Car park - Maximum of one car per rider in the car park.

    • Clean gloves to be worn throughout with an extra pair of gloves to be kept to hand.

    • On entering the yard use the hand sanitizer that is available at the entrance.

    • Wash clothes immediately when you return home and wear a fresh set of clothes to the stables.

    • Do not attend the yard if they are self-isolating, are in a household that is self-isolating, feel unwell in any way or are showing symptoms of Covid-19.

    • All social areas and toilets are closed to anyone attending the yard.

How will it work?

    • Riders enter the yard, they should put on their face mask and wait at the signpost. Please read ALL information provided at the waiting area.

    • Clean hands with hand sanitizer and put on your clean gloves. Gloves are to be worn at all times, with an extra pair of gloves to be kept to hand.

    • Hand over completed Rider Registration Form.

    • Your ride leader will meet you at waiting point and take payment.

    • A horse will be allocated and either tacked up or with tack on stand.

    • Riders to mount from the mounting block (do not move the mounting block to the horse bring the horse to the mounting block).

    • If required the ride leader can check the girth and stirrups once riders are mounted - both ride leader and rider to wear a mask for these checks.

    • Once back horse to be returned to where it was previously tied.

    • Rider to untack and leave on tack stand. Then disinfect tack with disinfectant provided (including neckstrap and stirrup leathers).

    • Please do not spend additional time at the yard, while we would love to catch up this poses a risk to all.

    • Please ensure social distancing after the ride and as you exit the yard.