British Equestrian have withdrawn their protocols to permit horses to be safely exercised at external equestrian facilities.
The external hire of equestrian facilities is not permitted under the legislation so you may not travel to a venue and pay to ride on the premises (arenas, farm tracks, gallops, jumps, cross country schooling, etc.).
Venues which normally offer this service should suspend hire for the duration of the lockdown.
While we have endeavoured to cover all points, and have sought and received further guidance from DCMS and Sport England, we are now seeking further clarity from Defra regarding some possible equine welfare issues within the guidance, which also includes establishing a final position on travelling horses for lessons/training and will advise further in due course. This guidance is our interpretation of the legislation working with government and our sporting bodies, and is subject to change. All stakeholders should read any guidance and advice, and ultimately make a decision based on what they feel is appropriate for their circumstances.