01494 881939

The Grove Riding School

01494 881939

The Horse Rider's Code of Conduct

  • COVID-19

    • I understand that the establishment has taken measures to protect me, staff and other clients from infection by Covid-19 and that I will comply with these measures.
    • I undertake not to visit the establishment if I have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 and will immediately inform the establishment if I subsequently develop symptoms.
    • I understand that if I am clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 that I should not visit the establishment and that if I am vulnerable I will inform the establishment before visiting so that additional measures, if required, can be taken to protect me.
    • General
    • I understand that working with horses and riding at any standard has inherent risk and that all horses may react unpredictably on occasions.
    • I may fall off and could be injured. I accept that risk.
    • I understand that instructions are given to protect health, safety and welfare of clients, staff and the general public. I agree to follow instructions given to me by staff and instructors while on site and/or under their supervision.
    • I understand that the establishment will make decisions based on information I give them and agree to always be honest and volunteer information about:
    • my abilities and riding experience;
    • any previous riding accidents;
    • any medical condition(s) which may affect my ability to ride and ongoing changes to my condition(s) and medication (including possible side effects).
    • I reserve the right not to ride or interact with a horse allocated to me and may request a change of instructor.
    • I understand that wearing an appropriate safety hat and footwear may reduce the severity of an injury should an accident happen. I agree to wear an appropriate riding hat and footwear while riding, leading and grooming horses at the establishment.
    • I understand that children are at particular risk around horses and agree that I will keep children that I am responsible for under close supervision when they are not under the supervision of an instructor.
    • I understand that the establishment may refuse my request to ride or participate in any activity for safety or operational reasons.
    • I understand that Jumping carries enhanced risk over and above general riding and agree that if I choose to participate in any competition or event, it is up to me to ensure that I have the experience and ability to ride the course including any jumps which form part of it.


ABRSThe Grove Riding School is an approved member of the British Association of Riding Schools. As an 'approved school' we have been inspected and found to be satisfactory by one of the national Approved Schemes. The Association of British Riding Schools conducts such a scheme, setting a high standard for horse care and requires to be satisfied that the instruction given is well presented and correct in content.