We are writing to inform that we are closely monitoring local and national reports on the evolving impact of COVID-19 and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organizations and applicable public health agencies. As an open-air facility, Cedar Ridge Equine will remain open for for private lessons and private ride times at this time only for our current boarders and leasers and we will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments at both state and local county levels.
On Thursday March 26, 2020, Governor Bullock has issued the shelter in place order, I am forced to lock down the CRE facility/my home more than it has been in the last week. Unfortunately, I now will not be able to offer lessons to the public during this time frame March 28-April 10th, however the barn will remain open to boarders and leaser’s at this time as owning/leasing a horse falls under the outdoor activities essential activities as we all should be able to maintain proper social distancing. I ask that everyone that plans to come out (riding or not) use the schedule I developed to sign up for your time with your horse. I have opened it to 1.5 hour time blocks, with 15 minutes between each session to try and eliminate any overlap. I’d like to keep the number of individuals onsite to the minimum, no more than 5 on site at one time if possible.
The schedule is available at this link for sign up: https://www.supersaas.com/schedule/Cedar_Ridge_Equine_LLC/Riding_Schedule
During this time, I will offer private lessons only to boarders and leasers that wish to continue during this time. Ideally, I would like to coordinate lessons within your scheduled riding time, so need to utilize my private lesson on schedule at this time. Please let me know (email/text) if you would like to request a lesson during any of your scheduled ride times. I will do my best to accommodate these requests.
If you have any issues using this online sign up system feel free to email or text me a days and ideal times you would like to visit and I will add you to the schedule as best as I can. Fortunately, this is a fairly small facility and I think we can make room for everyone here to have their horse time.
During this time, I have had to cut back on staff. I will be relying on your help even more to clean up any manure, hair, etc. left behind from your horse and ask that you follow the guidelines I have suggested below. If we can follow these guidelines and work together, I think I can keep my doors open to you all so that you can still enjoy your horses during these challenging times.
Please make sure to only stay for your designated ride time, to insure that everyone has a fair opportunity to spend time with your horse. Please make sure to wipe down all surfaces you may have touched (wheelbarrows, manure rakes, door knobs, gate latches). I will keep a supply of wipes, sprays and hand sanitizers/disposable gloves available. Please make sure only 1 person is in tacksheds/tack rooms at one time. Try to utilize riding in open air outdoor arenas/round pens as much as possible. I will be opening boarder’s tack shed in the morning and locking at night, this will eliminate any unnecessary touching of locks. Boarders’ are welcome to keep their tack/assigned tack in their vehicles should they feel that this option eliminates less interaction with common surfaces.
Should you decide not to come out at all I completely understand and respect your wishes, however I ask that you make arrangements with me to make sure that your horse is receiving the adequate attention that it needs. I am happy to turn out, lunge or ride horses during this time.
-Lunging=$15 per lunge
-Grooming/Lunging=$30 per session
-Rides= $30 per ride
-Turn out= no charge
-Administration of any special medications to horse=$7.00 per administration
Thank you for your help and cooperation during this time. Please let me know what questions you might have.
Amy Prechter and the horses of CRE!
Other information sources:
The most up-to date information on COVID-19 is available from the Centers for Disease Control (cdc.org):
A link to guidelines of essential activities, in Sacramento, Ca. Lists equestrian activity as an essential activity with proper social distancing: