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.
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.
Can I come to Loudoun Therapeutic Riding to see my horse?
Unfortunately, no. Not at this time.
Will there be disposable masks available?
We will do our best to keep a stock of disposable masks, but please try to bring a personal one with you.
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 will be asked a series of COVID-19 health questions prior to lessons, or arrival at LTR each day.
At this time, only staff will handle grooming and tacking all horses and assist with mounting and dismounting. All students must enter and exit through the indoor arena breezeway door or meet at the outdoor arena gazebo. 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 most. We are stronger together! You can give today via our COVID-19 relief donation page: Click Here
Do I need to purchase my own helmet?
I'm new, when can I register to get started at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding?
Unfortunately, we will not be enrolling any new students at this time. If you are interested in fall programming please contact us in early August.
Can my family or friends come watch me?
Family members and friends must remain in the car in designated parking lots or bring a chair to sit outside the car. They may also go for a walk around Morven Park, provided they stay clear of all arenas and barns. All buildings at Morven Park are closed.
When can I start volunteering again?
At this time, volunteers are not yet permitted at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding. We are currently evaluating when our wonderful volunteers can safely return.
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 11 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?
Students will wear a mask on arrival and during hand washing, then masks may be removed after mounting, placed in a plastic bag during lesson and retrieved on departure. All staff 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?
With cases of COVID-19 increasing across the United States, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding has adopted an additional re-opening policy requiring all riders & participants who travel outside our area to not return to LTR for 14 days after they return home.
We know many of you have planned trips and vacations. We are sorry you will not be able to return immediately to your lessons. Our goal is to keep LTR and you safe and healthy.
You will have the opportunity to receive a credit for the days missed. The 14-day stay at home policy also applies to staff and volunteers.
For clarification, our region is considered to be the Washington, D.C. metro area including Northern Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia and does not include any beach areas.