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COVID-19 Update

Dear Supporters and Friends of the Georgia International Horse Park,

The health and safety of our guests, clients and team members has always been our first priority. As the Georgia International Horse welcomes events this season, the venue shall implement the standards below to help insure the safety of all of our guests and team members.

Upcoming shows also have guidelines and protocols that are specific to their event for participants and guests. Some shows may not be open to spectators during this time, while others may require masks. It is best to visit our Calendar of Events on our website to view event details. Guests and participants should also make contact with each event for event specific guidelines.

The City of Conyers and Horse Park Management will continue to evaluate the status of the Coronavirus pandemic. Protocols and guidelines will update as needed. We appreciate your cooperation and hope to see you soon at the Georgia International Horse Park.


Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.


Georgia International Horse Park Covid Procedures

*Updated 7-12-2021

What You Can Expect from the Georgia International Horse Park Team:
  • The Georgia International Horse Park will comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations, requirements and orders as they relate to mass gatherings and sporting events, including the latest Governor's Executive Order for the State of Georgia.
  • Increased cleaning frequency with special attention to high-touch areas.
  • Cleaning barn areas between shows, including spraying stalls with Symbiont Agricultural Wash.
  • Hand sanitizing stations.
  • Temperature checks, along with daily health checks of GIHP staff, will be conducted daily prior to the beginning of work shifts.
  • Employees will stay at home if sick.
  • In accordance with the latest Governor’s Executive Order for the State of Georgia, The Georgia International Horse Park’s employees are no longer required to wear a mask. Mask-wearing is optional for employees, unless working within a licensed space where the client is requiring mask-wearing.
  • Employees will maintain good hygiene, including washing hands frequently.
  • Practicing social distancing guidelines.
  • Team members may choose not enter areas in which a large number of people without masks are congregated on the property.
  • Keeping restroom doors open wherever possible to reduce contact.
  • Public restrooms will be closed during cleaning of restrooms.

What We Ask of Our Guests:
The Georgia International Horse Park has put preventive measures in place due to the spread of Covid-19, however attending an event could increase your risk of contracting the coronavirus. By entering the facility, you voluntarily assume all risk and agree that you will not hold the Georgia International Horse Park, City of Conyers, Proof of the Pudding, Event Producers, and all associations liable for any resulting illness or injury.
  • All guests must comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations, requirements and orders as they relate to mass gatherings and sporting events, including the latest Governor's Executive Order for the State of Georgia.
  • Give fellow guests and event participants their space. Avoid close contact with others by abiding by social distancing guidelines at all times.
  • It is suggested to avoid congregating. Social distancing is encouraged in areas such as the show office, barns, ringside, bleachers, seating, restrooms, or other areas where congregating is likely.
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when possible.
  • The GIHP strongly encourages guests wear masks on property as practicable in areas that can have a high concentration of people, such as barn areas, arena complex, vendor areas, spectator areas, concession areas, show offices, registration areas, and in any indoor or covered buildings. Masks do not have to be worn when mounted on a horse, competing in a horse show or sporting event, warming up for a competition or sporting event, or while eating or drinking. Review the latest State of Georgia Executive Order for current recommendations for wearing face masks.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and dispose of properly.
  • Stay at home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of illness, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, or loss of taste.
  • Follow CDC guidelines if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Abide by each event’s rules, regulations and protocols. Visit the Horse Park’s Calendar of Events for event specific details and contact information.
  • Practice good personal hygiene habits.
  • Avoid using cash when possible for payment. Bring a credit/debit card instead, or use mobile forms of payment.
  • Visit the CDC’s website for the latest COVID-10 information and best prevention protocols. www.cdc.gov/COVID19

What We Ask of Our Clients:
  • All event promoters must ensure that their event, participants and guests comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations, requirements and orders as they relate to mass gatherings and sporting events, including the latest Governor's Executive Order for the State of Georgia.
  • A Georgia International Horse Park client shall have the responsibility to determine and communicate the following for all licensed space:
    • Mask-wearing requirements for client-provided event staff and attendees.
    • Temperature and other types of screening procedures at the entrance to the licensed event space.
    • Enforcement of mask wearing requirements within licensed area.
    • Social distancing seating or standing requirements for licensed spaces, which will determine capacity for an event.
    • When hosting hospitality functions, arrange seating to abide by social distancing guidelines for food service. Food service must comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations, requirements and orders as they relate to banquet facilities, event facilities and reception venues where food is served.
    • Client’s decisions and rules shall be communicated to Georgia International Horse Park management, who will support each event accordingly.
  • Designate proper entrances and egress points when possible to assist with pedestrian flow and social distancing requirements.
  • Provide additional spacing in vendor areas.
  • Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to staff, volunteers and other team members.
  • Utilize online forms, apps or mobile forms of payment when possible to reduce contact with participants and guests attending events.
  • Provide additional wash stations or hand sanitizing stations within areas of your layout when possible.
  • Do not allow staff, volunteers or other individuals involved with an event on the GIHP property if they are showing signs of illness, including cough, fever, shortness of breath or loss of taste.
  • Event promoters are responsible for dispersing people in areas in which GIHP team members need access to perform cleaning or maintenance.
  • Contact your sanctioning organization for additional requirements.
  • Include additional waiver information on show entry forms, show bills and/or show forms pertaining to the example below:
    The Georgia International Horse Park has put preventive measures in place due to the spread of Covid-19, however attending this event could increase your risk of contracting the coronavirus. By entering the facility, you voluntarily assume all risk and agree that you will not hold the Georgia International Horse Park, Proof of the Pudding, (Show/Event Name) or (Event Management Name if Applicable) and all associations liable for any resulting illness or injury.
  • Visit the CDC’s website for the latest COVID-10 information and best prevention protocols. www.cdc.gov/COVID19

*Guidelines subject to change at anytime
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