Transport hire with driver for shows and covid rules

SO1

Well-Known Member
Joined
29 January 2008
Messages
4,230
I hire a lorry and driver/helper to go to shows.

Haven't been out to a show for a very long time last years was write off due to Covid and pony having a suspensory injury.

I would now like to go to a show on the May bank holiday Monday however before I start asking around to find transport I was wondering if transporters are able to take people to shows as I will need to travel in the lorry with my pony as a passenger. They may not be able to take a passenger due to Covid-19 rules? I have had my first vaccine as I am 48 but I expect many transporters may not have their vaccine yet. I expect if you can travel on a plane on holiday on 17 May a transporter should be able to take me as a passenger as well as pony at the end of May.

Self hire and driving myself is not an option, and the driver would have to help me a bit on the day too as I need someone to groom in the ring, watch over pony whilst I go collect number etc. Normally works really well.

I have also entered Royal Windsor which in July by which time I expect that I will be able to get horse transporter to take myself and pony without any problems if all restrictions are lifted in June.
 

LEC

Well-Known Member
Joined
22 July 2005
Messages
9,253
BS & BD is currently one helper. BE is currently 2 helpers per horse.

You just need to look up the rules for each discipline.
 

SO1

Well-Known Member
Joined
29 January 2008
Messages
4,230
The issue is not if I am allowed a helper or not but if a horse transporter is allowed to take a passenger with them in the lorry under Covid-19 rules. I am not even sure if you are allowed to go in a car or lorry with someone who is not a member of your household yet.

BS & BD is currently one helper. BE is currently 2 helpers per horse.

You just need to look up the rules for each discipline.
 

Spirit2021

Well-Known Member
Joined
9 April 2021
Messages
80
Nope you’re definitely not be allowed to do that. Hire a groom if you need that much help you shouldn’t be expecting a transporters to do that type of work.
 

TheMule

Well-Known Member
Joined
14 October 2009
Messages
3,700
Nope you’re definitely not be allowed to do that. Hire a groom if you need that much help you shouldn’t be expecting a transporters to do that type of work.
A lot of transporters offer that service, you pay a bit more but it can work really well.
I don’t think there will be a problem under COVID regs- wear a mask, keep the cab ventilated and use a bit of common sense
 
Joined
24 November 2010
Messages
22,011
Location
The yard, home or coal face.....
Most of our local transporters are currently requesting no passengers of human variety but to follow in car. Obviously this will change as restrictions are lifted.
Why not phone or message to find out?
To add, with the amount of events going on, they all seem to he pretty well booked out over weekends for weeks round here!
 

Leandy

Well-Known Member
Joined
4 October 2018
Messages
878
Surely its easiest just to ask them before booking? If they ask you to follow in your own car, which I think they may at the moment, you would likely need to check with the show that they will admit two vehicles for one horse and just explain the circumstances.
 

criso

Well-Known Member
Joined
18 September 2008
Messages
7,459
Location
London but horse is in Herts
Nope you’re definitely not be allowed to do that. Hire a groom if you need that much help you shouldn’t be expecting a transporters to do that type of work.
I use transporters a lot and they charge waiting time and are happy to help e.g. holding horse while I go to the loo or when mounting. One even completely unasked videos my rounds for me.

I haven't asked yet this time but last time they were not taking passengers and asking that you meet them at the venue.
 

fredflop

Well-Known Member
Joined
20 August 2014
Messages
777
Nope you’re definitely not be allowed to do that. Hire a groom if you need that much help you shouldn’t be expecting a transporters to do that type of work.
most transporters will help at a show. After all it gives them something to do rather than just sat there for hours waiting for you
 
Top