Tuesday, 13 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 share guidance for the delivery of lead rein sessions.
Following collaboration with the Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS), The British Horse Society (BHS), The Pony Club and Riding for the Disabled (RDA), our collective position is that lead rein sessions can take place provided that the venue’s insurance providers are in agreement and full lead rein -specific risk assessments, in addition to those already in place, have been satisfactorily undertaken. This may include the use of leaders not in the same household or bubble as the rider.
Consider the following:
Based on the process above, centres, venues and 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 can’t by maintained at two metres, and further help can be found from the ABRS, BHS, Pony Club and RDA if required.