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COVID-19 Policy

Covid Guidelines for YES! 2021

These guidelines will be updated accordingly according to the government guidelines

  • As per Government Guidelines. All entrants are encouraged to follow the Government Guidelines in respect of travel
  • To ensure we abide by the protocols, athletes will be able to undertake their Ridden display, and proceed directly to the jumping phase.  
  • Social Distancing of 2m should be adhered to
  • Face masks should be worn where 2m distance cannot be achieved
  • A Covid-19 Compliance Officer will be onsite to ensure Government Protocols are being followed.  Anyone in breach of protocols will be asked to leave and may be subject to a ban from entering further events
  • Please use sanitising stations frequently but also ensure you bring your own hand sanitisers
  • If you or anyone accompanying you is feeling unwell, or you have a temperature – please do not attend the event
  • click on the updated link for permitted sport horse activity in the context of covid 19 from Horse Sport Ireland


You will need to provide the contact details of the person accompanying the athlete to the event. This information can be recorded on the website before you make your payment. Only names on the Contact Tracing list will be admitted.  In accordance with the HSE Guidelines, we are obliged to ensure we have a complete electronic Contact Tracing list in advance of all our events listing everyone who is on site during that period.  This includes grooms, volunteers, medical personnel, vets etc.  This list must be kept for a period time as the HSE and HSC can request the list should there be further outbreaks of Covid-19.  It is most important that you provide the correct contact information when making your entry. 

If you are bringing one person to help you at an event, their name and contact phone number must be recorded.  If this information changes, you must email the YES secretary before the day prior to the event. Please ensure you provide the correct name and contact number – this is extremely important


  • Contact tracing checks will take place upon arrival – anyone not on the Contact Tracing list will not be allowed onsite
  • Collect your numbers from the secretary’s office 
  • Tack up in jumping gear (with the exception of boots) and go to the Ridden display warm up area
  • Do not share tack or equipment with anybody outside your group travelling to the event
  • There will be no bibs or other equipment  available on site – please bring everything you need
  • Bring water, sponges, scrappers etc for horses as water will not be available on site


  • Once your animal/animals jumping round is completed you must leave the premises.


  • Please arrive at the dressage warm up at least 15 minutes before your test
  • Please ensure social distancing at all times when mounted
  • Please dress for cross country when you are going to the Ridden display phase – the cross country phase will immediately follow the Ridden display.


  • Please ensure social distancing is in place when walking the show jumping and cross country tracks.   Do not walk in large groups
  • Athletes must wear a face mask when jumping


  • If you have a fall, please stay where you are and wait to be seen by the doctor – do not walk back to the lorry or office
  • If you are feeling unwell at any time during the event or show symptoms of Covid-19, go back to your vehicle and phone the event organiser immediately


  • Follow all guidance from the Compliance Officer or YES Official
  • There will be NO result sheets for collection. Results will be posted via Equipe app later that evening.
  • The organiser will publish scores online via social media
  • Bring enough water and all tack, equipment for you and your horse – no water will be available onsite to wash your horse down
  • Please bring your own hand sanitisers and disposable tissues
  • If you have toilet facilities on your lorry, please use them
  • Please respect the property of the landowner and do your best to ensure there is minimum risk of transmission – wash your hands and practice good cough and sneeze etiquette
  • All athletes, helpers and volunteers must take personal responsibility for all their actions
  • If you are over 70 or medically vulnerable, please use your best judgement when attending an event