Overview of NYS Equine Industry Re-Opening: Guidance to the Governor

This document offers guidance to the NYS Government for equine operations as regions proceed through the “New York Forward” phases. Equine businesses are required to complete a NY Forward Business Re-Opening Safety Plan prior to resuming operations. Access to facilities will be outlined by the facility owner in their Re-Opening Safety Plan. PHASE IEquine owners […]

“Equine Operations in New York State: Best Management Practices For Use During COVID-19 Outbreak”

This document was published by Cornell Cooperative Extension. “These Best Management Practices (BMPs) are practical tips for equine operations to help protect public health. TheseBMPs are not a substitute for New York State’s reopening plan guidance and regulations on business operations. Equineoperations are generally covered in Phase I and Phase IV of reopening plans for […]

Regional Metrics for Re-opening and Re-opening Guidelines

Click here for New York State’s regional metrics. This provides the status of the different regions on whether they are ready to re-open as part of the “Un-Pause” Plan. If your region has met the metrics per the state’s guidelines, your region will be placed into phase 1 and progress through the phases as long […]

Equine activities included in phase one of reopening

As per the phased reopening plan, some equine activities can be reopened if the business/facility owner implements reopening guidelines. Please read the full reopening plan here, which must be reviewed, implemented and affirmed before reopening. As per the New York Forward guidance: “Viewing of horses and other animals for sale/breeding, lessons, and riding horses for […]

CCE Equine hosts Virtual Symposium

From Cornell Cooperative Extension: “Join us every Thursday evening at 6:00 pm starting May 14th for our 6 week Virtual Horse Symposium. This is a great free opportunity to freshen up on relevant equine related topics including: emergency planning, maintaining pastures, equine nutrition and more. Please click this link to register for free. Once registered […]

“Surviving COVID – Equestrian Business Panel” hosted by Heels Down Magazine

From Heels Down Magazine: Join us on Tuesday April 28 at 11 a.m. Eastern on Zoom for a discussion with equestrian industry leaders. We will exchange ideas about what businesses should be focusing on now to stay ahead during these unprecedented times and beyond.  Our panel will feature: Jim Chiapetta, co-founder and CEO of FLAIR LLC and Biovisics Medical Anthony […]

Fine Tuning Equine Boarding Contracts

For those that missed the webinar offered by Extension Horses, here is the link to the recording. Please note that the attorney speaking is speaking generally, and not specific to New York contract law. Therefore, please consult with a New York attorney before incorporating these ideas into your contract.


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