From 15th March we can now takes groups of people under 18 years of age for lessons but you need to book as the number of people in each of these groups is limited. You CANNOT just turn up and book a lesson.
Also from 15th March we can offer PRIVATE one-to-one lessons to people 18yrs of age and over. Again you need to make a booking beforehand to ensure staff and suitable horses are available. You CANNOT just turn up and book a lesson.
For both of the above there are NO riding hats available at the yard so you need to bring your own. Please only arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your lesson time and leave the yard immediately afterwards. This helps reduce the number of people in the yard at any one time. Also use the sanitisers provided before and after you lesson.
For Horse and Pony Carers
Only staff and horse or pony Carers are permitted to be in the yard to attend to their horses or ponies and only for a limited time at each visit to maintain social distancing.
Horse or pony Carers aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times during their time at the yard.
Horse or pony Carers aged over 16 should visit the yard alone: NO friends, family or children should accompany them.
If there is anyone else accompanying the Carer, apart from a supervising adult, they should stay in their vehicle or in the car park and NOT come into the yard where others might be working.
Please respect the above and only stay on the yard for the minimum amount of time to keep you and others safe. Please also abide by the rules of the Government in continuing to aid the control of this virus.
The tack and feed shop are still open for business
some new measures have had to be introduced. The shop is open its normal hours but serving from the door only so no entry to the shop to browse. You can still order items featured on the website including animal feed either by click & collect on www.conchiesaddlery.co.uk, or by mail order. If in doubt just call any of the numbers below during normal opening hours. Click on the button to call.
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No 2021 new Year Trek
For the first time in 56 years there will be no New Year Trek in 2021 due to the COVID 19 restrictions which are in place. Although everyone is very disappointed, it is the only sensible thing to do as well as keeping in line with the Government regulations and to do what we can to reduce the spread of this terrible virus.
Yard Visits - 2 Hours MAXIMUM
Although the covered riding areas are much quieter than they would be normally at this time of year with all lessons being cancelled, they can still have times that are busier than others.
We ask for your cooperation in these difficult times and ask you to try and exercise at a quieter time if possible. The yard and tack rooms are open from 8am until 8pm so please try to space your visits over the whole day.
Please stick to the government guidelines using hand santiser, wearing masks in spectator areas and keep two metres apart from other people at all times.
MAX visit two hours, please
Take care and keep safe.