COVID-19 - Riding School

COVID-19 Safety & Welfare Protocols for All Students

All riders must adhere to the following:
  • Anyone exhibiting symptoms of illness will be denied entrance.
  • Entrance will be by appointment only.
  • A face covering or mask must be worn in the barn at all times.  Masks may be removed while riding.
  • All non-riders (i.e. parents, friends etc.) will not be allowed beyond the parking lot
  • There will be no access to the lounge and office
  • Access to the washrooms will be permitted
  • Riders will wear helmets the entire time they are on premises
  • Riders will be required to use the “SANITIZATION STATION”, upon arrival, prior to grooming and before leaving the barn*
    - Please note that students wearing gloves to groom or ride must spray their gloves with sanitization products before they begin tacking up or riding
  • Riders will arrive 30 minutes before their lesson to groom and tack and must leave 30 minutes after their lesson. No loitering
  • Students will be expected to thoroughly clean tack with the provided saddle soap and water after their ride
  • Absolutely no sharing of equipment
  • Riders will be required to sanitize equipment (i.e saddle pads, boots, crops etc.) with the alcohol provided then put away ready for the next rider
  • No personal tack or equipment other than riding apparel will be permitted at this time (i.e. no polos, saddle pads, brushes, etc.)
  • Social distancing protocols will be enforced.
    - A minimum of 2 meters while on the ground, and the normal 2 horse lengths apart while mounted
    - Instructors will do tack checks wearing a face covering.

*A “SANITIZATION STATION” will be set up at both the entrance to the building and at the front of the tack room.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns regarding our protocols. In addition, our staff will continue the heightened sanitization processes that have been implemented since the Covid-19 Pandemic started. This includes anti-virus sprays on all door handles and common surfaces.

“We tried two other riding schools before settling at York Equestrian. Had we known then what we know now, we would have started at York! The instructors at York are fantastic and really teach proper riding technique. The students know clearly what they are working on and get constructive feedback at each lesson to ensure that they know when they......”