GRASS GALLOPS

The grass gallop is situated inside the oval all-weather gallop.

A set of 10 bay starting stalls and regulation hurdles and steeplechase fences are available adjacent to the grass gallop.

The area within the oval gallop is situated in a beautiful setting, surrounded by trees, 25 acres of flat, mown grass, ideal to create show rings for events.

There is a hard standing parking area, toilet block and water taps on-site. The access road makes it easily accessible, and an ideal facility for summer shows, competitions and tournaments.

There is the opportunity to hire the gallops, indoor arena and conference centre to hold an extra spectacular equine (or canine) event.

To discuss equine facilities, conference and catering requirements please contact Joshua Walker: Tel: 01302 861000 or Email: j.walker@theNHC.co.uk

 

COVID-19 UPDATE | EQUINE FACILITIES OPEN AS OF 1ST JUNE 2020

As from 𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬, we feel we can operate a safe environment and put social distance rules in place thanks to being a large spacious outdoor venue. Therefore as of today and in light of Government advice, our equine facilities are now open for external bookings.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • There will be a strict 30-minute gap between bookings. This will give clients a chance to end their session, load, and leave the site promptly.
  • If there are other visitors in the car park, horseboxes/trailers are to be parked 5-metres apart.
  • Clients are to observe social distancing at all times, and if they come across NHC staff members they are to remain 2-metres away from them.
  • All horses must have a valid 12-month vaccination, spot checks will be carried out throughout each day.
  • The Government announced that from the 1st June, personal training or coaching would be permitted outside and if people remained 2-metres apart. This means that group lessons/clinics of up to 5 people from separate households, plus 1 coach can run on our round gallops.  THE COACH IS TO MAKE THE BOOKING.
  • If you bring another member of your family to help with your horse, they must stay in the vehicle once ready.
  • We have ample parking to comply with COVID-19 social distancing rules. However, horses are NOT to be left tied up outside the vehicle.
  • Toilets will be open but are only to be used if absolutely necessary.
  • We will ensure extra cleaning of hard surfaces that might be touched by users.
  • Anyone who is symptomatic or suspects they have been exposed to the virus is not to travel to the NHC, they are to remain at home.

HOW TO BOOK

All hires will be pre-booked and paid for over the telephone so there will be no contact on-site at all. Bookings can be made by calling (07392) 085785 Monday – Friday 9.00am until 3.00pm – this is the only number bookings will be taken on.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE WILL ALWAYS ADHERE TO GOVERNMENT ADVICE, AND THEREFORE THE CRITERIA ABOVE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

EQUINE INFLUENZA VACCINATION POLICY

As of April 2020, we are following British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Equine Influenza Vaccination ruling.  During the remainder of 2020, for a horse or pony to be eligible to compete/travel in Britain it will be necessary to have received an approved equine influenza vaccination within the last 12 months, instead of the existing 6-month requirement, due to the coronavirus outbreak. The 12-month approach reflects the policy that was in place in Britain prior to 2019.

Therefore, horses and ponies that enter our site for shows, clinics, training days and competitions must have Equine Influenza vaccinations that comply with the 12-month ruling. Show organisers will check ALL passports on arrival and the venue will also carry out passport checks where necessary. Please have your passport ready to present to show secretaries at entries and when asked to be seen by a member of National Horseracing College staff.

To discuss equine facilities, conference, catering requirements or our Equine Flu policy, please call us on 01302 861000 or email J.Walker@theNHC.co.uk

Grass Gallops