All riders, participants, volunteers & staff  must complete this daily health check prior to arriving at LTR.
Those who do not complete the health check will not be permitted to participate or work.

FAQs

Who can I talk to if I have questions, comments, or concerns about our slow phased approach to re-opening or other COVID-19 policies and procedures?

You are always welcome to contact us via phone at 703-771-2689 or email at info@LTRF.org. When you are scheduled to be on property, there will be staff available to welcome you, listen to you and answer your questions. 

Will there be disposable masks available?

We will do our best to keep a stock of disposable masks, but please remember that everyone must wear a mask while at LTR.

What are the new COVID policies that I will have to abide by?

LTR will follow CDC guidelines and our own safety rules with social distancing measures in place. The 3 W’s Rule applies: WASH hands, WEAR a mask, WATCH your distance. You may only park at the indoor arena or barn #3 lot. Only essential LTR staff are allowed in the barn. Students, staff and volunteers must fill out the COVID-19 Daily Health Check on this page prior to lessons, or arrival at LTR each day.

All students must enter and exit through the indoor arena breezeway door or meet at the outdoor arena gazebo, unless told otherwise. All staff, volunteers and students MUST wash and sanitize hands upon arrival and on departure. 

How has Loudoun Therapeutic Riding been doing financially since the COVID-19 pandemic?

Since closing our doors for 3 and a half months since March we have experienced a significant loss of income.  A gift of any amount will help us carry our mission forward to provide the healing power of horses to those in our community who need it mostWe are stronger together! You can give today via our COVID-19 relief donation page: Click Here

Do I need to purchase my own helmet?

We strongly recommend purchasing your own helmet, but if you are unable to do so LTR helmets will be cleaned and sanitized after each use. Helmets can be purchased at Dover Saddlery or Another Turn Tack starting at around $40.

I'm new, when can I register to get started at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding?

We are scheduling visits and initial evaluations by appointment only.  If you are interested in programming please contact us at 703-771-2689.

Can my family or friends come watch me?

Family members and friends may accompany students to the arena, then wait at a safe distance at the gate or in the bleachers.  Masks are required of all family, friends or visitors. They may also go for a walk around Morven Park, provided they stay clear of all arenas and barns. Most buildings at Morven Park remain closed or have limited access.

When can I start volunteering again?

Volunteers are slowly resuming their valuable service to the LTR community. Please contact us for more information. 

How many horses are at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding right now, and how are they doing?

While some of our services have had to take a ‘reincheck’ during the pandemic, the daily care of our 12 on property horses and ponies has not. They have been receiving their regular veterinary and hoof care as well as getting exercise by our LTR staff to be ready for lessons to begin. You can assist us with their care by making a donation of any amount by clicking here.  

What will be the mask policy at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding?

Our independent students will wear a mask on arrival and during hand washing, then masks may be removed after mounting and the instructor has moved to the center of the arena. If students need the support of volunteers while riding then we recommend the rider to wear a mask throughout the lesson if sensory systems allow.

All staff and volunteers will wear masks when interacting closely with students (closely meaning within 6-10’.  Masks may be removed during the teaching portion of lesson when in center of arena). Morven Park requires masks be worn at all times while on the property, both indoors and out.

Will travel and going on vacation affect my ability to return to LTR?

At this time, there are no mandatory quarantine policies in place after vacations or travel. All LTR participants, staff, and volunteers are still required to complete the online COVID Daily Health Check prior to arrival on the day of your/your student’s lesson, volunteer assignment or work day.