Some equestrian business had been told they were not eligible for the Covid-19 grants, but after H&H made representations on their behalf, the councils reviewed their decision.
Many equestrian centres are eligible for the government’s Covid-19 financial help, despite the fact some have been told this is not the case.
As part of measures aimed to support those forced to close during the pandemic, businesses can claim a year’s business rates holiday and a significant grant.
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) and the Sport and Recreation Alliance have confirmed the retail, hospitality and leisure grant fund can be claimed by “businesses used for the provision of sport, leisure and facilities to visiting members of the public (including for the viewing of such activities)”. This applies to riding schools, livery yards and competition centres.
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The money will go directly towards ensuring the care and welfare of horses and ponies at BHS approved centres