Horses advertised for sale or loan can now be tried by prospective buyers and loaners with social distancing measures in place and tack disinfected before a change in rider.
As of Wednesday 13th May the BHS have stated that “riding schools, facility centres and livery yards in England may re-open” you can see the full press release here.
The BEF have also provided guidance that coaching can go ahead so long as social distancing is in place and where coaches ride other people’s horses that tack has been appropriately disinfected. Horses can also be transported to Equestrian centres for lessons or hire of facilities. You can view the BEF’s announcement here.
Horses are indeed selling and many have been sold since the lockdown measures have been lifted. Many yards are now allowing prospective buyers to visit their yards so long as social distancing precautions are taken. Vets are carrying out pre purchase examinations and horse transporters are in operation.
Our website is very busy indeed so do not feel deterred from advertising as there are alot of people searching for the right horse. Check out our Wanted Adverts, so many are published each day, we have your perfect buyer/home already registered with us.