TREC GB Covid 19 Update 18th May 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement and further guidance provided by the Sport and Recreational Alliance, Sport England and the British Equestrian Federation, TREC GB has prepared the following statement for dissemination to its members.

Riders may now exercise their horses within government guidelines if social distancing and hygiene requirements are strictly followed. This includes the unchanged travel limitations that still apply in Scotland and Wales where riders must continue exercising their horses at the location where they keep their horse.

In England riders may now travel before exercising, ride with one other rider who does not reside with them and arrange one-to-one lessons with a trainer or coach in a safe outdoor space. Where lessons are with a trainer this person is the one other, outside your own household, we are now allowed to meet. If social distancing and hygiene guidelines are maintained, this could be at a riding centre, livery yard or your own location but you must not travel to and from a venue with anyone else other than members of your own household.

Riders, coaches and venues are advised to ensure that appropriate risk assessments are in place and we ourselves must consider our own personal circumstances when planning riding activities.

TREC GB will continue to monitor the situation carefully and take account of further advice and guidance as and when it is released.

In the meantime, the Competitions Governance Committee is considering a plan for the resumption of TREC activities, including training and competitions, once the Trustees consider it safe to do so and government advice allows. This may be subject to regional variations.

Please stay safe in the weeks ahead and hopefully there won’t be a ‘second peak’ in Covid-19 cases, the whole of the UK can come out of ‘lock down’ and we can begin again to enjoy the sport we love as soon as is practically possible.


Dave Rogerson,
Chair of