HSI confirms that outdoor Equestrian sport included in Phase 1 of reopening Ireland

Outdoor equestrian activities fall under the Irish government’s Roadmap for Reopening of Society and Business, Phase 1, due to commence on May 18, according to Horse Sport Ireland.

This is subject to ensuring that the guidance protocols are in place and strictly adhered to by all stakeholders.

As the governments, 5-kilometre travel restriction remains in place until phase two, (8th June), all AIRC activities remain suspended until then. Club training activities will be permitted to resume thereafter once the Government moves to phase two and allows travel up to a 20-kilometre radius.

Protocols will be issued to clubs shortly regarding the resumption of AIRC Activities which will be phased in over a period of time in line with the Governments roadmap for the country following this health emergency.

Horse Sport Ireland is strongly urging all stakeholders to be true ambassadors for their sport and strictly adhere to the Phase 1 ease of restrictions. Equestrian Sport is in a very privileged position to be allowed to resume at an early stage and this return has been based on the sport being able to demonstrate to the government that it can take place in a safe, socially distant manner.

The onus is on everyone throughout the Sport Horse Sector and they say it is in everyone’s interest that it is well observed and successful.

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