COVID-19 Purchasers

Goresbridge Horse Sales Will Resume On July 20th & 21st Under Strict Covid 19 Guidelines


• Only PRE-REGISTERED Vendors, Purchasers, Grooms/Handlers and Transport Companies will be granted admittance. THERE WILL BE NO ADMITTANCE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. All interested parties are asked to vacate the premises as soon as their business is concluded
• Covid 19 protocol reminders from signage & stewards
• Multiple Hand sanitizer stations throughout site facility
• Toilets with hot water facilities and signage
• Regular cleaning of toilet areas & hard touch surfaces
• Covid 19 Compliance Officers stewarding throughout day



• All Purchasers will be Pre-registered with full contact details.
• Parking in designated car park by car parking attendants
• Contact details checked against pre-registered list
• Purchasers will have made transport arrangements for any purchases prior to sale
• Purchasers will proceed to main showing arena
• Veterinary examinations will be carried out in the vetting area with Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing in place

Presentation of horses

• Horses and ponies will be stabled in stable yard
• All Lots will be displayed in showing arenas at staggered/numerical times
• Purchasers will observe horses being displayed from a distance behind railings and may engage with vendors to view Lots closer whilst maintaining social distance
• Each Lot will be called/paged to parade areas approx. 5 – 10 minutes before entering sales ring

Auction and Conclusion

• Handler + horse called to sales ring, vendor to Auctioneers Rostrum
• Sales ring marked every 2m for social distancing
• During the auction, Purchasers will be physically distanced in the selling area, and may bid in the traditional manner
• On leaving sales ring vendor, horse and handler return to stable yard
• If the horse is unsold, the vendor will be issued with Passport & ‘Pass-Out’ document & depart premises
• If the horse is sold the Purchaser will be issued with Passport & ‘Pass-Out’ document on payment of animal