Tuesday 9th June 2020
We are open every day for schooling on the cross country course. All booking done online
New guidelines have now been published which further relaxes the rules with regard to number of people who can meet up together and be coached please see below:
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) statement https://www.britishequestrian.org.uk/news/british-equestrian-s-stance-on-riding-and-coaching-reviewed, has given us further details following the Government's statement last weekend.
New lockdown measures increase equestrian activity across Great Britain
Monday, 01 June 2020
All the home nations in Great Britain now have revised lockdown conditions, facilitating some increased activity with horses for participants, coaches and venues. In liaison with governments, sporting bodies and member bodies, British Equestrian can now release the following update on what’s now permitted as of 1 June.
|(as of June 2020)||How many people can meet?||Where can they meet?|
|England||Up to six from any number of households||Anywhere outdoors|
What does this mean to equestrianism?
For all home nations, the following should be observed when carrying out any activity:
- All activity must be outdoors
- All should observe the relevant guidance on health, hygiene and physical distancing (two metres in all cases)
- Everyone involved should be responsible for implementation of guidelines that ensure their safety
- Coaches, venues and equestrian centres should carry out COVID-19-specific risk assessments and check with their insurance providers before any activity convenes. They should communicate regularly with their clients regarding all risk management measures and guidance in place so all parties understand what they will be required to follow.
In the four home nations, as of 1 June, the situation is:
- Riders/drivers – groups of six people from separate households can now ride together, or five plus a coach. Riders and drivers can responsibly exercise horses outside, anywhere where there is legal access.
- Coaches – can now teach groups of five people from separate households in a session held in an outdoor facility or training venue.
- Venues – groups of six people from separate households can now ride together in outdoor spaces, or five plus a coach.
Click here to read the Government's guidance to the public on the phased return of sport and recreation activities.
Click here to read the Government's guidance for coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation activities.
We have now further reviewed our procedures for the hire of our cross country course and for the time being in order to remove the need for face to face contact, all bookings for the cross country hire will be done on line which will include the agreement to our hire terms and conditions disclaimer. Two hourly Slots are available and are limited in numbers. Social distancing must be maintained at all times whilst using the course and in order to avoid close contact.
PLEASE NOTE That the show jumps will not be available for hire and The toilet facilities will remain closed until further notice.
TO MAKE A BOOKING PLEASE GO TO BOOKING PAGE AND CLICK THE DAY YOU WISH TO COME.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT THEN PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL AT INFO@FAIR-OAK.CO.UK AND WE WILL PROVIDE BANK DETAILS
Welcome to the Fair Oak Cross Country Course at Rogate in West Sussex UK. The course is built over 55 acres of traditional grassland on a sandy soil so the going is generally very good. The course has been greatly modified over the last few years to provide a wide variety of jumps at various heights 55cm (1ft 9") through to 100cm (3ft 3") and is used by Pony Clubs and Riding Clubs between April through October as well as for our own events. Individual Schooling is available see details here. New jumps are added each year and including the lower field has a full course length up to 2400 metres and over 180 obstacles.