Leybourne Grange Riding Centre for the Disabled - Covid 19 update - 08/07/2020
Opening of the riding school:
Just a quick update regarding the centre re opening. We are currently working hard to reopen and are putting our new Covid policy in place along with a risk assessment. Riders will have to agree to the new terms.
We are moving onto our next stage of opening. This will be small group lessons from the weekend of the 11th & 12th of July and private weekday lessons. We are still only offering a limited amount of lessons and currently due to social distance guidelines cannot offer lead reins or disabled walk out sessions at this time.
We are also only offering lessons to existing clients.
Over the last week we have been trying to contact riders/ parents of riders we can invite back. We are currently offering lessons to riders off lead rein and only need a small amount of assistance to mount and do stirrups. We cannot offer lead rein or disabled walk out sessions as riders must be able to ride independently.
If you have received a message and are not ready to attend that’s absolutely fine but please contact us to let us know and your space will be reserved, if we do not hear from you then we take it that you no longer wish to ride at the centre so will be cancelled out.
If you have changed contact details then please call us on 01732 872844.
Thank you again for all your support and patience.
PROCEDURE FOR CLIENTS ATTENDING A RIDING LESSON - with effect from 4th July
You must not book a lesson if you have any Covid symptoms or if you develop any then you must cancel your lesson. If any member of your household is isolating due to symptoms then you can’t book a lesson.
We cannot accept anyone who is in the high at risk category.
At this stage only riders who can walk, trot independently or in our faster canter lessons and can mount with assistance can have lessons. We cannot offer lead rein or disabled walk out lessons due to social distancing guidelines at this time.
Arrive 5 minutes before your lessons and walk round the barn towards the indoor school.
The yard, waiting room, office and livery yard is closed to clients.
Proceed to the indoor school entrance where you will pay for your lesson and re book for the following week. All money for lessons can be cash or cheque in a sealed envelope with your name, date, time and amount written on the envelope, correct money only. Please place this in the box on the table.
It is advised you have your own riding hat, some will be available to hire if needed at your own risk but they will be cleaned with Dettol in case of skin allergies. Gloves must be worn.
Only one parent/ spectator to attend with a child, this persons must wash their hands on arrival and both the parent and rider must was their hands as they leave.
Clients to use small toilet only by indoor school.
Clients are welcome to wear mask while the instructor checks girths.
Jumping is reviewed with weather conditions and riders experience
Staff will wear a visor when checking girths, assisting to mount and doing stirrups. In the event of an accident the instructor will wear a face mask and gloves to administer first aid.
Tack will be washed after each lessons.
Once your lesson has finished you must wash your hands and leave promptly.
By booking a lesson you agree to the new Covid policy and terms.
These measures have been put in place to protect staff and clients against transmitting Covid 19.
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Please can we remind all riders/parents/carers that we have a 48hr cancellation policy. Saturday we had 10 riders who failed to show up for their lessons which meant our centre being a self supporting charity lost £150 (In disabled lessons) on that day alone!
If you are not able to keep your regular lesson then please speak to a member of staff.
If you change your mind and no longer want your lessons then please phone us or leave a message to cancel your future lesson.
We will not hold any spaces unless you have contacted us.
Under normal circumstances we are open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 5:30pm. All lessons must be booked via telephone or in our office, we do not take lesson bookings via this websites email. Please give us a call on 01732 872844 to discuss your requirements. Lesson prices are available on the Riders tabs above together with information about suitable attire to wear for a lesson. We look forward to seeing you.