COVID-19 Operating Plan

Southern Reins continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, following safety protocols and operations outlined by the Shelby County Health Department, Tennessee Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Effective as of August 19, 2021

The health, safety and well-being of our participants, volunteers and staff will always be our top priority.  Southern Reins continues to take active measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at our facility. All individuals are strongly encouraged to follow personal safety and hygiene standards;  including but not limited to wearing a mask, thoroughly washing hands and applying hand sanitizer, and practicing social distancing.

  • Masks are required in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Individuals may lower their mask when participating in outdoor activities while social distancing from others.  

  • Group, semi-private, and private lessons are available with a maximum of 4 participants in an arena. Participants may not have any significant risk factors. 

  • General visitors and guests must have an approved appointment in advance to visit the facility.

  • Participants must wait in their vehicles until their lesson time, and until such time as the Instructor designates.

  • The Program Director will oversee that all safety protocols are followed. 

Outlined below are the facility safeguards and safety protocols we follow to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Risk factors related to COVID-19 are evaluated daily.

  • Individuals who show symptoms or are diagnosed with COVID-19, or have another illness or are unwell, are restricted from being at the facility and must provide a COVID-19 negative test result before returning.

  • Southern Reins will supply masks to any individual upon request.

  • All individuals are required to follow social distancing protocols. 

  • Staff and volunteers are required to wash their hands before and after each lesson or session. Participants are required to use hand sanitizer before and after each lesson. 

  • Hand sanitizer stations are located at designated access areas.

Southern Reins has implemented routine cleaning and disinfection of the facility following the protocol of our Safety and Sanitization Checklist. This includes cleaning and sanitization of equipment (including tack and helmets), and practicing routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, toilets, faucets, sink basins, etc.