HDRC Covid-19 Training Policy

As things slowly get going again with training we ask anyone attending to please take a moment to look through the clubs Covid-19 Training Policy. 

Stay Safe


• Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms should stay at home. Anyone who has been in contact with someone that is showing symptoms should stay at home. Anyone considered vulnerable should stay at home.
• Social distancing and government advice must be adhered to
• Anyone who doesn’t comply with these protocols will be asked to leave the venue immediately
• Sessions will include no more than 6 people (including trainer)
• Only 1 helper per horse is permitted.
• Payment to be made in advance by BACS or the club website. No cash payment accepted
• Where there will be multiple lorries/trailers please park in marked areas or at lease 5m apart where space allows
• No dogs allowed
• Riders should not arrive really early before your allocated start time and should leave as soon as possible after.
• Only the organiser or trainer is to open and close gates.
• Only the organiser or trainer to handle any equipment (i.e. poles/jumps)
• You must be able to tack up, mount, do your girth up or make any adjustments to your tack alone as we cannot maintain social distancing if you need help with any of these.
• Please also remember that most venues probably won’t have any toilet facilities!

BRC Update 13th May 2020

Attached is the latest update from BRC explaining what we are now allowed to do following advice from the Government.

It also says that sadly the NAF National Championships has been cancelled and hopes to run the Dressage to Music Championship. 


Stay safe



Advice for Equestrians during the Coronavirus outbreak

I hope that all our members, your family, friends and horses are enjoying good health at these difficult times. The committee continues to monitor the latest government advice which is at present to stay at home and stay safe. It would have been a lovely day for our annual Hunter Trials at Coombelands last weekend and there will be no Horse Trials or Open Show for 2020. 

The British Equestrian Federation published an update today, 28th April which explains the challenges facing our sport. Fortunately Horsham has no expensive overheads, the committee are all volunteers and we don't own or rent a venue so when life starts to return to normal we will be able to pick up our programme of competitions and training.

I've attached a link to the latest advice from the British Horse Society which if haven't you already seen in may be helpful.



BRC Coronavirus Update

Attached is the latest statement from BRC about the coronavirus. As a club we had already made the decision to cancel the dressage on 29th March and postpone the Hunter Trials which was meant to take place on 19th April. BRC advises canceling all events up to 31st June 2020 which sadly means that the Novice, Intermediate, Festival of the Horse and Horse Trials Championships will all be cancelled.


Full refunds will be given to everyone that entered the March dressage competition. 


The HDRC committee wishes all members, their families and friends the best of health in these difficult times.



Annual General Meeting

Monday 2nd March at Coolham Village Hall



We are pleased to cordially invite all HDRC members to our Annual General Meeting at Coolham Village Hall.
There will be a review of 2019, details of our forthcoming events for 2020 and a prize giving to all our top helpers and riders during the year.
There will also be chance for an informal chat to us about any aspect of the riding club.
Light refreshments are provided.
We do hope you join us!

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