Exercise and warm up

Competition warm up and general exercise arenas will be available during the competition for you and your horse, please read the following information to familiarise yourself with the current guidelines.

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Warm Up Arenas

Designated warm up arenas will be provided and competitors numbers in each warm up arena will be strictly limited. All warm up arenas will be stewarded.

Riders may have a maximum of 50 minutes for their warm up. Please do not arrive at the warm up arena before you have access to warm up. Note: this time allocation may be amended if regulations change before the event.

Horses and pedestrians on the horse walk must maintain left to left when passing to ensure social distancing.

The NAF Five Star Arena 1 and Petplan Equine Arena 2 will use the same warm up arenas. The number of horses in each warm up arena will be limited and the process will be as follows:

  1. Warm up will commence in the 70m x 40m indoor warm up arena.
  2. The steward will ask competitors to move to the 60m x 30m outdoor warm up approximately 25 – 30 minutes before their test time.
  3. The competitor tack check will occur directly following the conclusion of their test.
  4. A 35m x 25m indoor arena area will be available for a 10 minute cooling off period if needed.

Warm up arenas will be available for exercise between 2.30pm – 7.00pm on Sunday 16 August and competitors must book a 30 minute time slot in advance with the steward on duty at the warm up arena.

Warm up arenas will be available for exercise for one hour after the close of competition on 17 – 22 August and competitors must book a 30 minute time slot in advance with the steward on duty at the warm up arena.

Arena Walk Exercise

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no arena walk exercise during the championships.

General Exercise Arena

A General Exercise Arena will be available for use by competitors. The number of competitors in the General Exercise Arena at any one time will be limited and competitors must book a 30 minute time slot in advance with the on-site steward on duty in the General Exercise Arena.

The General Exercise arena will be open as following:

Sunday 16 August: 14.30 – 19.00

Monday 17 – Sunday 23 August: 08.00 – 19.00