Managing re-opening after Covid-19
We are working closely with our governing bodies to ensure your safety and that of the staff and with this this in mind, as we have come to expect any plans may be subject to change.
Fiona and her team have been working tirelessly to keep pushing forward whilst keeping safe. Below we have chronicled some of our key areas of progress.
We reopened to private lessons and hacking on the 1st June
We restarted GROUP LESSONS on Saturday 13th June.
Volunteers and Sharers also returned in June although there were restrictions in place.
From July we restarted our led lessons with our newly developed a parent leader competency course in place.
Later in July we also were able to offer riding experiences.
During August we ran two socially distanced (non-residential) camps.
From September 2020
Clubs will be re-instated (with protocols in place).
We will be offering restricted size lessons to Schools.
We will be welcoming back our disabled riders.
We are encouraging all riders to book and pay online, the new system is proving very helpful although we still have the odd teething problem - please call if you are having any problems.
In the meantime please take a moment to watch our video which will outlines the measures being put in place for your safety.
As with so many other businesses Kingsmead was severely affected by the Covid-19 lockdown. For three months the family cared for all of the horses until they were able to welcome you back. During this time we estimated that the herd costs £200 per day to feed and care for.
Many of our kind friends and supporters offered help without which we do not know how we would have survived.
Every penny we raised went towards helping care and feed for the horses. The support during these difficult days was amazing and each and everyone of you who helped (whether financially, with gifts or messages of love and support) have played an important role in getting us this far.
The Kingsmead Horses