Latest updates re: COVID-19

13th May 2020


It's hard to believe nearly 2 months have passed since lock down began. We hope you're all staying safe and sane during this difficult time.

The British Equestrian Federation have reviewed their stance on riding and coaching, and the following developments have been announced:


1. The equestrian public can exercise their own horses, or those in their care, as they require, including hacking.

2. Social distancing must be observed at all times, as should public health, hygiene and biosecurity requirements.

3. It is asked that the equestrian public consider the risk of their activity, and to ride or exercise where it is safe to do so and within the capabilities and fitness levels of them and their horse.

4. In light of the government’s relaxation on travel for exercise and call to return to work where you can't do so from home, one-to-one training is also now permitted.


Coaches can travel to yards for individual face-to-face training in controlled outdoor environments. They must ensure that the necessary measures, risk assessments and safeguarding provisions are put in place, including checking insurance cover with their providers. 


Riders are now permitted to transport horses to a venue for an individual lesson or facility hire outdoors. Those involved in travelling to or from a venue must all be from the same household.


Riders may meet with one other from outside their household, which may be a coach or other participant, all with the proviso that the appropriate social distancing and hygiene practices are in place.


Venues should conduct full risk assessments and ensure that the required public health, hygiene and social distancing measures are implemented effectively.



During this time you can still browse HorseQuest, and place adverts online, over the phone or via email. Equally if you would like to discuss your advertising, or just fancy a chat, just give us a ring or pop us a WhatsApp.


You can reach us on the phone - Monday - Friday (9am - 5.30pm) on 01608 819000

Email us anytime at enquiries@horsequest.co.uk

Or message us on Whatsapp on 07516 977082


Stay safe and keep in touch.


The HorseQuest team x


Here's some additional links that you may find useful:

British Horse Society - Important Update for Equestrian Centres and Coaches in England

Sport & Recreation Alliance Latest Government Guidance

British Horse Society Advice - Bringing a horse back into work after time off


Published: 25th March 2020


As restrictions around COVID-19 take force, we just wanted to send you all our best wishes, and hope you and your horses are keeping healthy and safe.


It's safe to say we're all struggling to adapt to this 'new normal' - but we should be thankful that we can, to some extent, still enjoy a life with horses throughout this difficult time.


You can still get in touch with us on the phone Monday - Friday (9am - 5.30pm) on 01608 819000, email us anytime at enquiries@horsequest.co.uk or pop us a Whatsapp on 07516 977082.


So if you want to discuss your advertising, your search, or you just fancy a chat - we're here! We're extending all advertising at this difficult time.

Whilst we are still seeing huge numbers of visitors to the website, and potential buyers are still conversing with sellers to request more information, we understand that people will be unable to make the journey to see / try a horse until the social restrictions have been lifted. Therefore...

If you have a single advert on HorseQuest... We have now implemented a 6 week extension on your advertising. This has been applied free of charge to all live adverts on the website automatically - you do not need to contact us to request your extension. Any new adverts placed will also benefit from this extension. Alternatively, if you would prefer to suspend your advertising please just get in touch with us.

If you have a HorseQuest yard page... We'll be in touch with you all individually to discuss how we can best support you during this time, and will be implementing proactive free extensions to all your advertising.

If you're 'window shopping' on HorseQuest... We appreciate you might still be using this time to request further information or photos for an advert you've seen, so that you've got your shortlist ready once travel restrictions have been lifted. Don't forget to use our 'Add to my Stable' feature - simply click the yellow button underneath the adverts you like the look of, and they'll be saved in your 'Virtual Stable' which you'll find within 'My HorseQuest.'


We hope these measures will come as some help during this difficult time - and in the meantime, stay safe and keep in touch! In this ever-evolving situation, we'll of course keep you updated should further changes be proposed. The HorseQuest Team x


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