COVID UPDATE 21/09/2021
What's happening this week: a lovely group of volunteers have painted our waiting room, so it is now looking much brighter and fresher. Within the next few weeks the same volunteers will be returning to paint our office, which we are very much looking forward to being paint revamped.
We have re-opened our riding centre again to existing riders who ride independently and confidently off lead rein.
After careful consideration we are keeping all our covid restrictions in place. With cases continuing to rise we need to remain vigilant in protecting our clients, staff and volunteers.
With regards to isolation and cancellations please contact us ASAP if you need to isolate. This gives us a chance to offer other riders lessons. We are currently losing hundreds of pounds a week with cancellations which is out of all our control.
We are continuing to contact clients who have requested addition to our waiting list and are slowly moving forward with new clients. We continue to have quite a long waiting list and will contact people on the waiting list if we have any one off riding availability. Can we please ask for those riders attending our centre only one person should attend with them whilst we are adhering to our Covid ruling. Please note when paying for your lesson on arrival we do not have any card facilities therefore we only accept Cash and Cheques.
Please remember that we have a 48hr cancellation policy but if you display covid symptoms or need to self isolate please call ASAP.
As a charity trying to restart and having long waiting lists, people who regularly cancel without a good reason will not be able to retain their regular lesson. Our waiting list is very long, we continue to place clients on our waiting list as requested, but it may be some time before a lesson is available which you may be able to attend.
Thank you for all your patience and support, we are welcoming back more of our disabled riders through the next few months. We are continually looking at government guidelines to ensure we are adhering to these.
During Covid and beyond - we have signed up to Smile Amazon - when your purchasing goods on Amazon - using this link will enable LGRCD to receive 0.5% of your purchase price as a donation to our riding centre from Smile Amazon. Can we please ask you all to click on the link, sign up and type in the Charity Search bar 'Leybourne Grange Riding Centre' - select this as your charity. You can save the Smile link to your favorites menu - using this link (not the normal Amazon link) each time your Amazon shopping will really help to support us. Thank you so much from all of us at LGRCD
Supporting us: Over the past year we have only had a small percentage of riders who have been able to attend lessons due to the ever changing Covid situation but the cost of keeping our horses remains the same. If you would like to make a donation to help towards the horses keep we have a PayPal Donation account - the link is at the top of this page. Just a few examples of prices:
Bag of carrots = £1, Bale of hay = £4, Feed = £8 - £10, large round bale of hay they have in the field = £35.
Of course, we know this year has been tough for many people and would appreciate any help you are able to give, please support the centre while shopping on line at Easyfundraising or AmazonSmile. Thank you so very much.
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Please can we remind all riders/parents/carers that we have a 48hr cancellation policy. We are a self funding riding centre and as such we need to ensure we have money coming in to pay for all of our expenditure. Failure to provide 48 hours notice of cancellation will result in the payment for that lesson being expected at the following lesson.
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 lessons.
We will not hold any spaces unless you have contacted us.
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.