COVID Protocols

Last Updated May 1, 2021

May 1, 2021 Updated USEF Action Plan

August 15 Facemasks are REQUIRED at recognized events

July 31

  • Updated USEF COVID Action Plan

  • face masks must be worn by everyone at all times unless mounted

June 23 Update:

June 6 Update:

  • Anyone coming to the farm should take their temperature before leaving home. ALL staff, volunteers and officials will have their temp taken as the enter the grounds. Any person with a temp abouve 99.5 will be asked to leave the grounds.

  • Ohio Department of Health Guidelines for those participating in non contact sports.

  • Dressage tests will be returned via mail for those who supply a stamped addressed envelop including the horse's name and number. There will be a box under the pavilion to drop off the envelops.

May 4: USEF COVID 19- Tool Kit for the return to competitions a MUST READ

Stone Gate Farm has developed NEW protocols for those coming to the farm due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to provide as safe of an environment as possible and to follow the CDC and ODH guidelines. Please read the following guidelines:

  • All farm business will be done electronically to reduce the person to person contact including the following:

  • The release form and the coggins only need to be submitted ONCE for the season unless the coggins expires, then the new coggins will have to be uploaded

  • Registrations will be limited and are scheduled in such a way as to have as few people on the premises as possible.

  • Competition Numbers will be assigned, and participants will have to make their own. Click here for printable numbers.

  • The Trail Challenges 'walk through' will NOT happen at the competitions but there will be a virtual 'walk through' posted a week before the competition

  • Social distancing will be strictly enforced, and we ask that anyone who is sick or who has been exposed to anyone who has been sick to stay at home.

  • Avoid touching any surfaces unnecessarily.

  • PLEASE bring your own hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Wipe down the surface of anything that you may touch before and after touching it

  • Porta Jons with hand sanitizer will be available and will be disinfected regularly. Again, please wiped down before and after use.

  • If stabling, leave at least one stall between horses.

  • Bring your own food and drink

    • No food available for purchase at this time

    • Potluck lunches for clinics are cancelled

    • There is a possibility that the food truck will be available at the Hunter Pace where you will pre-order and then pick up to avoid close contact and waiting in lines

  • Food vendor will be on grounds with NEW protocols

  • There will be a new dessert vendor at some competitions