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Re-Opening from 12 April

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The Trustees are pleased to confirm that we are once again re-opening for our riders from Monday 12 April. This follows the announcement from the Government of the Roadmap to Recovery and the subsequent update from RDA National. We will be operating under the same COVID-secure rules/risk assessment process in place in November 2020 as […]

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Covid-19 Update January 2021

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The Trustees have met to consider the latest situation following the introduction of Lockdown 3. Sadly we feel we have no option but to continue with our current suspension of all riding activities until the end of March.We will review this again if the situation improves significantly and the Govenment lifts its lockdown restrictions earlier […]

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Tier 4 – Riding Suspended

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In line with the Government announcement today that Surrey is subject to the restrictions under the new Tier 4 the Trustees have taken the decision to suspend our riding activities again from Sunday 20 December until further notice. We will continue to review the situation with a view of re-opening again for participants as soon […]

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Re-opening from 2 December

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The Trustees are pleased to confirm that we are re-opening again for our riders from Wednesday 2 December. This follows the announcement from the Government on the revised Tier system and the subsequent update from RDA National. We will be operating under the same COVID-secure rules/risk assessment process in place in November as briefly outlined […]

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Riding Suspended until December

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Epsom RDA Trustees decided on Monday 2 November to again suspend our riding sessions from Thursday 5 November for at least the next four weeks. This follows the announcement from the Government on Saturday 31 October and the subsequent update from RDA National on Monday 2 November – see extract below “Unless any new information […]

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Covid-19 Update October 2020

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Leading RDA UK have now approved wearing of face coverings during sessions when leading in specific circumstantes We have updated our risk assessment to permit a volunteer wearing a face covering to lead a pony with rider. In Epsom RDA, if the volunteer is not a member of the riders’ household they MUST wear a […]

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Covid-19 Update August 2020

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The Trustees have continued to monitor and review the situation with the desire to be able to run riding sessions again as soon as we safely could. While the social distancing requirements currently in place mean we are not yet in a position to return to full riding sessions, we are very pleased to be […]

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Covid-19 Update July 2020

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While the social distancing requirements currently in place mean we are not yet in a position to return to full riding sessions, we are planning for a phased re-introduction for a limited number of participants to take part in riding sessions or pony care sessions  To do this the Group needs to ensure we can […]

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Covid-19 Update May 2020

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Below is the RDA National position after this weeks Government announcements: Following the government’s announcement on Sunday, RDA has briefed its groups around the UK to remain closed. Due to the specific nature of the risk for our clinically vulnerable participants, and the impossible challenge of meeting social distancing requirements in almost all cases, we […]

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Covid-19 Measures Updated

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Following the introduction of more stringent measures to tackle the outbreak of Corona Virus/COVID 19  as announced by the Prime Minister on Monday 23 March we have put in place further measures to reduce the number of people attending the yard.  In addition we have suspended the schooling and hacking of the ponies however they […]