JLC Suggested Best Practices for Operating Barns in the COVID-19 Environment

May 7th, 2020

Dear members,


The Joint Leadership Council would like to share a Suggested Best Practices for Barn Operating in the COVID-19 Environment along with suggested templates for an Equine Industry Re-Opening Plan Presentation to Legislative Leaders and Equine Industry Re-Opening Plan Letter Legislative Leaders in your state or region. We hope that the Suggested Best Practice document will help fulfill an immediate need for many of our members working to create barn procedures and policies for re-opening. The templates for communicating re-opening plans to legislative leaders are provided to give a working framework for community leaders working on behalf of their local and regional businesses to present a re-opening plan to their state and local governments. These documents were put together through the dedicated efforts of the Joint Leadership Council, the Industry Re-Opening Task Force, Kristen Cater, Courtney Cahill, and Tiffany Wheeler for barn operators in the trotting breed community. We worked across our associations and regional leadership from each of our respective breeds to review recommendations from the federal and state health authorities to develop these recommendations. We hope that these recommendations can help in your preparations and decision-making regarding re-opening your barns and equine businesses. You will find the Best Practices document, presentation, and letter template below.


JLC Suggested Best Practices for Operating Barns in the COVID-19 Environment


JLC Suggested Equine Industry Re-Opening Plan Presentation to Legislative Leaders (Template)


JLC Suggested Equine Industry Re-Opening Plan Letter to Legislative Leaders (Template)