Stable and stud visits are free of charge, and open to everyone. Group sizes are kept to a minimum of 15 people (or within Covid regulations), so those that find large groups uncomfortable can enjoy them. You must book your place via firstname.lastname@example.org
The visits take place on working yards, and therefore health and safety is paramount.
Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing, and I advise you always bring an extra layer! Even if warm, the gallops to most yards are in exposed areas that can be chilly.
Please wear wellies, walking boots, or trainers. Yards can be muddy. Please do NOT wear sandals, flip flops, soft, open-toed or shoes/boots with heels. These are not suitable due to the risk of slipping or having your foot stepped on by a horse.
It is known that horses can be disorientated or upset by smelling too much perfume/aftershave, so please keep to a minimum, if at all.
Be careful when near horses at all times. Do not walk behind them and always approach slowly, quietly and cautiously. Be mindful if wearing items like scarves as they can take hold of them.
Please always stay with the group and listen to all instructions given by myself, the #GoRacingGreen ambassador leading the visit, and the trainer/yard staff.
When watching on the gallops please stay well back and do not make any sudden movements as they ride past, such as erecting an umbrella, waving your arms about, as this can spook them.
If you are bringing children, please ensure you are responsible for them at all times.
Refreshments and toilet facilities will be available at all visits.
Race Day Meet Ups, as the title suggests, take place at scheduled race meetings.
You will require a basic price entry ticket to attend these (Under 18's race free at most fixtures).
They are very informal events where a meet up point and time will be arranged to meet others within the #GoRacingGreen community.
You can either stay with us throughout the whole race meeting or come and go as you please. You can ensure you will be in the company of those that understand the challenges that people can face in a race day environment.
Please wear appropriate clothing. Some larger fixtures may have a dress code, but all this information will be provided in advance.
#GoRacingGreen is a fully inclusive initiative. Anyone can book a place on events, you will not be asked about any condition or challenge you may have, unless you wish to disclose this.
However, please advise when booking your place if you have any physical or mental health requirements during the visit. This could be anything at all from feeling anxious, needing transport out to the gallops, being sensitive to noise, or anything that we need to know so you can be looked after in the best possible way and enjoy your visit.
As yet, there is nothing we have not been able to cater for.
If you are kind enough to invite us to your stables or stud for an event, thank you.
All we ask is that, if at all possible, you can provide basic refreshments such as tea and coffee, and the use of a loo, as some people may have travelled a significant way, or require these for a medical reason.
I will always provide cake(s)!
You will be notified in advanced if any of those booked on the visits have special accessibility requirements or anything else you need to be aware of, to ensure these can be accommodated.