Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of public safety Gooromon Park riding school will be closed till further notice.
It’s been a chaotic few weeks as, like many businesses, we have had to figure out how to stay afloat while our ordinary business is disrupted due to Covid-19.
Moving forward, in order to adhere with the government requirements on limiting non-essential travel, we cannot continue to offer any format of lessons to our regular GP Team riding school clients.
Our agistment holders and lessee riders we deem come under separate requirements as they have an animal welfare responsibility as owners to their horses. We will be working with you all over the next 24 hours to have a rostered system in place by Wednesday morning. In the meantime, thank you so much to those that have asked us how they can continue to support us as a small business! We certainly need our GP community more than ever, as we try extra hard to keep our amazing staff and cover the costs of caring for our school ponies through this time. Here’s how you can stay connected:
CONNECT WITH TEAM GP EQUESTRIAN ONLINE! We are busy working on a VERY exciting new offering to keep our clients connected to the equestrian world. Check out our previous posts and the link in our bio to learn more, and stay tuned for the big launch!
ADOPT A PONY! We want to keep you connected with our ponies and horses, and unfortunately, this disruption to our business does have implications when it comes to the costs of caring for our herd. By ‘adopting’ your favourite school pony/horse for a one-off few, you can help support their feed and care requirements. In return, you’ll get a special ‘adoption package’ in the mail!
PURCHASE TEAM – GP MERCH! We still have gorgeous shirts, caps and socks that you can grab and wear with pride – it’ll definitely put a smile on our faces knowing you’re repping #TeamGP, even if it’s only in your own home for now.
Our biggest assets at Team GP are our amazing staff and horses we desperately want to keep both.
Lastly, we’ve been blown away by offers from clients to forgo their missed lessons, acknowledging that it has been beyond our control when cancelling lessons over the past weeks. We are, of course, offering gift vouchers for those who have missed lessons due to these disruptions, but like all businesses, this is going to be a huge hit to our bottom line.
So we really appreciate those who have offered to help take that pressure off however they can.
Please stay connected online, and keep an eye out for more announcements coming soon – we know the ponies will be missing everyone, so we’ll try and keep you all updated with their antics here!