Newbold Verdon Equestrian Centre is a new, purpose built competition and training centre conveniently situated on the B582 in the village of Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire. 

Welcome to Our Training & Competition Centre 

As per BD and BS procedure we will require a EHV Self Certification form for any horse visiting the centre for competition 24hrs before the event.  
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British Horse Society Equestrian Facilities Update  
17th May Update: 
From Monday 17 May England will move to Step 3 of the roadmap. This means that there are further relaxations on restrictions and the following activities can take place: 
• Organised indoor sport for both adults and children can take place where it is organised by a business, charity or public body 
• Group lessons and training for adults and children can take place indoors without restriction on numbers 
• Events and competitions, including warm-up areas, can take place indoors without restriction on numbers 
• People and spectators can attend indoor and outdoor events. Numbers may be capped dependent on venue type 
• Indoor catering facilities including cafes and bars can open 
Organisers must take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of transmission and ensure that Covid risk assessments and social distancing remain in place. 
Step 1 From 29 March 
1. Outdoor riding arenas are permitted to open from 29 March. People can use these venues in a group of up to six people, with people from the same household or support bubble, or in a group of any size from up to two households. 
2. From 29 March, formally organised outdoor sport, including outdoor riding lessons, training and competitions, are also permitted. Such organised activities can include a larger number of participants, provided that appropriate steps are taken to make them COVID-Secure in line with the law. At this stage, these gatherings must only include participants, not spectators or the parents of participating children. 
Outdoor lessons for children and adults can take place in riding schools, livery yards and British Riding Clubs and there is no restriction on group sizes for lessons. For lead rein lessons there are no restrictions on the number of leaders/helpers permitted as these are considered to be part of the “work force” 
Coaches can coach adults and children outdoors with no restriction on group size 
Outdoor competitions can resume. 
The use of indoor arenas is restricted to one adult 
For competitions the “work force” is not counted when observing restrictions on numbers 
3. Indoor riding arenas remain closed until Step 2 (no earlier than 12 April). A place is classed as indoors if it would be considered to be enclosed, or substantially enclosed, for the purposes of section 2 of the Health Act 2006(a), under the Smoke-free (Premises and Enforcement) Regulations 2006(b). The smoke-free regulations definition can be found here. In practice this means that we define indoors as a place that is considered to be enclosed, or substantially enclosed for the purpose of the smoke-free regulations. A structure would likely be outdoors if more than 50% of the area of its walls are open. 
An Indoor arena which has a minimum of 50% of its walls which are open to the outside elements can be classed as an outdoor facility and can be used without restriction 
There are two exemptions in the Regulations which permit Children’s lessons to take place indoors: Indoor sports facilities can be used for children who were under 18 on 31 August 2020 and indoor sports facilities can be used where doing so will allow parents to work, seek work, attend education, seek medical attention or attend a support group. Vulnerable children can already attend these settings regardless of personal circumstances. 
Individual adults can use an indoor arena where they are the owner or loaner of the horse and the horse is being exercised as part of its daily care to meet the welfare needs of the horse. For safety reasons this ridden exercise can also be supervised 
4. However, the closure of indoor arenas does not prevent access to indoor arenas for training or competition by elite sportspeople, for the purpose of providing veterinary services in relation to any animals at the riding centre, or for the care or exercise of any animal by its owner at the riding centre. Employees of the riding centre may continue to access indoor arenas, including to maintain the property and care for or exercise the animals located on site. 
Horses can continue to be exercised in an indoor arena, individually by an adult, to provide the necessary care and exercise required by the horse 
Children can ride in groups in indoor arenas 
5. Horse hire to the general public for outdoor use can take place from 29 March, subject to social contact rules. 
Riding schools can open to the public subject to the arena use restriction in point 2 above 
6. Organised indoor horse riding for disabled people who are not elite sportspersons is permitted, where provided by a business, charity or public body and where the organiser takes the required precautions. The closure of indoor riding arenas does not prevent access to such venues for the purpose of fitness-related activity for persons with a disability. 
Riding lessons and coaching can take place in an indoor school for disabled people 
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