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07/04/21: Riding schools in lockdown, rural businesses and lambing

Equestrian bodies are arguing that the easing of Covid-19 restrictions over the use of indoor riding schools or arenas aren’t coming quickly enough.

Equestrian bodies are arguing the easing of COVID restrictions over the use of indoor riding schools or arenas aren’t coming quickly enough. From Monday 12th April, children will be able to take part in group lessons indoors - but not adults. Caz Graham hears from a riding school on the brink.

The ‘National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise' at Newcastle University is launching a large scale survey of how farm and rural businesses have coped with the pandemic.

And it's spring, and lambing sheds up and down the country are filling up. We visit Hartpury University and College in Gloucestershire, where staff have been striving to give their students hands-on experience in the lambing shed, in spite of COVID restrictions.

Presented by Caz Graham
Producer for BBC Audio in Bristol by Heather Simons

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  • Wed 7 Apr 2021 05:45

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