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Step 1 29 March
Riding schools can reopen to the public for lessons and instruction without restriction on the group size providing social distancing measures are in place. Group riding and hacking of up to six people permitted. Only take away food and drink can be sold. Organised competitions and clinics permitted for adults and children, as there is no limit on the number who can gather together for these providing social distancing measures are in place.
Step 2 12 April at the earliest

As above, plus indoor facilities can reopen, also food and drink can be sold to be eaten at an outdoor seated area.
Step 3 17 May at the earliest
As above, plus hacking can take place in larger groups. Food and drink can be purchased and consumed indoors. No more than 30 people to assemble in a social setting, e.g. barbecue.
Step 4 21 June at the earliest
Fully reopen with no restriction on the number of people who can assemble or on the numbers of spectators.
Thanks to the support and generosity you all gave throughout this challenging time; we are open. As the business owners, we thank Debbie, our outstanding manager, and all of our loyal staff members; we are incredibly grateful to every one of you. We welcomed our clients back to Severnvale in March to enjoy the Centre's facilities, some of which we upgraded, including the yard office and the café that we remodelled and renamed "Marmite's Café". As we have said in the past, when it is possible to do so, we will hold a suitable event to celebrate the Centre's full revival and to thank everybody who has contributed to our survival. It's good to be back to the family-oriented, friendly, and fun place that you all know and loved. Lizzel & Eric Go back to Homepage Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, the Centre may not run all of the activities listed on this website or may cancel them at short notice. Additionally in some instances, only a limited number can participate because of the “Rule of 6” restriction. Please check with our Facebook page for up-to-date information

COVID restrictions

From 8th March, England's restrictions started to lift, and the government's four- step roadmap began to offer a route back to a more normal life, providing that everyone follows the 'hands, face, and space' guidance. However, only when the government is sure that it is safe to move from one step to the next will the final decision be made. Generally, the evidence shows that it is safer for people to meet outdoors rather than indoors. And this is why from 29th March, outdoor sports facilities were allowed to reopen, and people could participate in informally organised outdoor sports. Additionally, Sport England confirmed that from 29th March, there are no restrictions on group sizes for riding school lessons, training sessions or coaching. However, please note that the published dates may vary as the government's plan is guided by data, not dates, to avoid a surge in infections. Additionally, they aim to protect the public by managing local outbreaks quickly and effectively to combat new dangerous variants. Should this happen locally, the Centre may close again at short notice. The British Horse Society provided the following advice for complying with the roadmap.
Severnvale is open for riding lessons and other equestrian activities while observing the general COVID-19 regulations that apply under the Prime Minister's roadmap

Current status

Severnvale is open for riding lessons and other equestrian activities and observes the general COVID-19 regulations that apply, which means that all-around horses' care, including exercise, by horse owners and guardians, can continue. As the Centre sits close to the Welsh border in England, it must follow the coronavirus guidelines set out for England. Still, it very happy to welcome riders from Wales who live within commuting distance of Severnvale, but these will be subject to the English government guidelines while at the Centre.

What we are doing

Following our reopening, Severnvale provides a comprehensive range of group riding lessons, including children's events, together with Private and Semi- Private sessions. All activities are firmly following the COVID-19 guidelines while maintaining social distancing. Details of these activities are listed on the ‘Bookings & Events’ page where you can select the event you want to book by ‘clicking’ on it - see the ‘New Booking Arrangements’ section below. However, currently all persons visiting the Centre must comply with the the general virus control measures' and when indoors with the ‘Rule of 6' asdetailed below.

Virus control

COVID-19 is a different risk from the risks you usually face and needs to be managed through social distancing, hygiene and cooperation between all parties. To help with this and to enable the Centre to comply with all the COVID-19 restrictions in force, may we please ask that only one parent/carer accompanies children who come for a lesson. Outdoors Current guidance allows parents and others watching lessons to meet outside in a group of up to 30 people. However, it would be best if you still were cautious and continue to minimise the number of people you encounter within a short period and maintain social distancing to limit the risk of spreading coronavirus. Indoors Parents and others who are watching the lessons indoors or enjoying the café must comply with ‘The Rule of 6’. This requirement means doing so in groups of no more than six persons and that they also maintain the necessary social distance between themselves and other groups of six. However, the group may be of any size if it formed from two households. Additionally, other than children under the age of 11, you must wear a face covering when indoors except when seated to eat or drink. General control requirements Consequently, to ensure that you and our staff are as safe as practicable, we will work within and follow, Government guidelines on managing the risk of COVID-19. To comply with this guidance, we must ask clients and visitors to follow these steps:

Please:

don’t enter the Centre if you, or a family member, develop symptoms of the coronavirus arrive no more than 15 minutes before the start of your session park your vehicle leaving adequate space between it and the next vehicle take all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance apart while in the Centre wash your hands for at least 20 seconds on arrival and after riding wear gloves at all times when mounting, riding, and dismounting follow instructions given by your Instructor

Also:

If you notice anything at the Centre that you think deserves our attention, please do share your concerns with us so that we can respond quickly

Temporary arrangements

During this time, to maintain social distancing the Centre will be operating with limited staff, which will make it difficult to answer phone calls; so ideally, may we please ask you to book by contacting the Centre directly using either: online using the ‘Bookings & Events’ page on this website (see details below) by email at - booking@severnvale-equestrian.com - or svec@clara.co.uk or through Facebook messenger If possible, please make your payment online before the session takes place; however if this is not possible, then via a credit card or bank transfer.

Booking arrangements

Severnvale has now implemented an online booking system, which is built-in to this website, which enables you to book and pay for your riding sessions, easily and safely. All you need to do is go to the ‘Bookings & Events’ page and select the event you want to book from the appropriate schedule, then ‘click’ directly on to it. This will then open up to show you all the details that you need to know, including the cost; and provide the ability to book the event; as well as pay for it if you wish; or you can arrange to pay for the activity when you turn up at the Centre. As always, the booking arrangements remain flexible, and you are still able to contact the Centre directly if you would like to book specific sessions with a particular instructor; which you can do by email or messaging the Centre via social media. If you have booked a lesson by contacting the Centre directly, details of your lesson will subsequently be added to the online booking system by the Centre so that you will receive a booking confirmation. This also allows you to pay for the lesson online, so helping to reduce person to person contact.

Accidents, security and other incidents

Should an accident, security and other incident happen, then the priority is everyone’s safety during the event. Throughout the provision of first aid, a fire or break-in, people do not have to stay 2 metres apart if it would be unsafe. However, people involved in the provision of assistance to others must pay particular attention to sanitation measures immediately afterwards, including washing hands and the safe disposal of any PPE or other items that have been used.
The contents of this website are copyright to Severnvale Equestrian Centre - February 2021    Forest of Dean DISTRICT COUNCIL Forest of Dean Registered Riding Establishment Licence No F/19/00272/ANIMAL       01291 623412 e-mail: svec@clara.co.uk Privacy Notice

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Severnvale Equestrian Centre, Tidenham, Chepstow Monmouthshire NP16 7LL
Thanks to the support and generosity you all gave throughout this challenging time; we are open. As the business owners, we thank Debbie, our outstanding manager, and all of our loyal staff members; we are incredibly grateful to every one of you. We welcomed our clients back to Severnvale in March to enjoy the Centre's facilities, some of which we upgraded, including the yard office and the café that we remodelled and renamed "Marmite's Café". As we have said in the past, when it is possible to do so, we will hold a suitable event to celebrate the Centre's full revival and to thank everybody who has contributed to our survival. It's good to be back to the family-oriented, friendly, and fun place that you all know and loved. Lizzel & Eric Go back to Homepage Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, the Centre may not run all of the activities listed on this website or may cancel them at short notice. Additionally in some instances, only a limited number can participate because of the “Rule of 6” restriction. Please check with our Facebook page for up-to-date information

COVID restrictions

From 8th March, England's restrictions started to lift, and the government's four-step roadmap began to offer a route back to a more normal life, providing that everyone follows the 'hands, face, and space' guidance. However, only when the government is sure that it is safe to move from one step to the next will the final decision be made. Generally, the evidence shows that it is safer for people to meet outdoors rather than indoors. And this is why from 29th March, outdoor sports facilities were allowed to reopen, and people could participate in informally organised outdoor sports. Additionally, Sport England confirmed that from 29th March, there are no restrictions on group sizes for riding school lessons, training sessions or coaching. However, please note that the published dates may vary as the government's plan is guided by data, not dates, to avoid a surge in infections. Additionally, they aim to protect the public by managing local outbreaks quickly and effectively to combat new dangerous variants. Should this happen locally, the Centre may close again at short notice. The British Horse Society provided the following advice for complying with the roadmap.
Severnvale is open for riding lessons and other equestrian activities while observing the general COVID-19 regulations that apply under the Prime Minister's roadmap
Step 1 29 March
Riding schools can reopen to the public for lessons and instruction without restriction on the group size. Group riding and hacking of up to six people permitted providing social distancing measures are in place. Only take away food and drink can be sold. Organised competitions and clinics permitted for adults and children, as there is no limit on the number who can gather together for these providing social distancing measures are in place.
Step 2 12 April at the earliest

As above plus indoor facilities can reopen, also food and drink can be sold to be eaten at an outdoor seated area.
Step 3 17 May at the earliest
As above, plus hacking can take place in larger groups. Food and drink can be purchased and consumed indoors. No more than 30 people to assemble in a social setting, e.g. barbecue.
Step 4 21 June at the earliest
Fully reopen with no restriction on the number of people who can assemble or on the numbers of spectators.

Current status

Severnvale is open for riding lessons and other equestrian activities and observes the general COVID-19 regulations that apply, which means that all-around horses' care, including exercise, by horse owners and guardians, can continue. As the Centre sits close to the Welsh border in England, it must follow the coronavirus guidelines set out for England. Still, it very happy to welcome riders from Wales who live within commuting distance of Severnvale, but these will be subject to the English government guidelines while at the Centre.

What we are doing

Following our reopening, Severnvale provides a comprehensive range of group riding lessons, including children's events, together with Private and Semi-Private sessions. All activities are firmly following the COVID-19 guidelines while maintaining social distancing. Details of these activities are listed on the ‘Bookings & Events’ page where you can select the event you want to book by ‘clicking’ on it - see the ‘New Booking Arrangements’ section below. However, currently all persons visiting the Centre must comply with the the general virus control measures' and when indoors with the ‘Rule of 6' asdetailed below.

Virus control

COVID-19 is a different risk from the risks you usually face and needs to be managed through social distancing, hygiene and cooperation between all parties. To help with this and to enable the Centre to comply with all the COVID-19 restrictions in force, may we please ask that only one parent/carer accompanies children who come for a lesson. Outdoors Current guidance allows parents and others watching lessons to meet outside in a group of up to 30 people. However, it would be best if you still were cautious and continue to minimise the number of people you encounter within a short period and maintain social distancing to limit the risk of spreading coronavirus. Indoors Parents and others who are watching the lessons indoors or enjoying the café must comply with ‘The Rule of 6’. This requirement means doing so in groups of no more than six persons and that they also maintain the necessary social distance between themselves and other groups of six. However, the group may be of any size if it formed from two households. Additionally, other than children under the age of 11, you must wear a face covering when indoors except when seated to eat or drink. General control requirements Consequently, to ensure that you and our staff are as safe as practicable, we will work within and follow, Government guidelines on managing the risk of COVID-19. To comply with this guidance, we must ask clients and visitors to follow these steps:

Please:

don’t enter the Centre if you, or a family member, develop symptoms of the coronavirus arrive no more than 15 minutes before the start of your session park your vehicle leaving adequate space between it and the next vehicle take all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance apart while in the Centre wash your hands for at least 20 seconds on arrival and after riding wear gloves at all times when mounting, riding, and dismounting follow instructions given by your Instructor

Also:

If you notice anything at the Centre that you think deserves our attention, please do share your concerns with us so that we can respond quickly

Temporary arrangements

During this time, to maintain social distancing the Centre will be operating with limited staff, which will make it difficult to answer phone calls; so ideally, may we please ask you to book by contacting the Centre directly using either: online using the ‘Bookings & Events’ page on this website (see details below) by email at - booking@severnvale- equestrian.com - or svec@clara.co.uk or through Facebook messenger If possible, please make your payment online before the session takes place; however if this is not possible, then via a credit card or bank transfer.

Booking arrangements

Severnvale has now implemented an online booking system, which is built-in to this website, which enables you to book and pay for your riding sessions, easily and safely. All you need to do is go to the ‘Bookings & Events’ page and select the event you want to book from the appropriate schedule, then ‘click’ directly on to it. This will then open up to show you all the details that you need to know, including the cost; and provide the ability to book the event; as well as pay for it if you wish; or you can arrange to pay for the activity when you turn up at the Centre. As always, the booking arrangements remain flexible, and you are still able to contact the Centre directly if you would like to book specific sessions with a particular instructor; which you can do by email or messaging the Centre via social media. If you have booked a lesson by contacting the Centre directly, details of your lesson will subsequently be added to the online booking system by the Centre so that you will receive a booking confirmation. This also allows you to pay for the lesson online, so helping to reduce person to person contact.

Accidents, security and other incidents

Should an accident, security and other incident happen, then the priority is everyone’s safety during the event. Throughout the provision of first aid, a fire or break-in, people do not have to stay 2 metres apart if it would be unsafe. However, people involved in the provision of assistance to others must pay particular attention to sanitation measures immediately afterwards, including washing hands and the safe disposal of any PPE or other items that have been used.
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SEVERNVALE Equestrian Centre
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Make friends and learn new skills

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