Having been granted operational parity with the horse racing industry at the end of last year, the sport horse industry has not been completely shut down in this lockdown, as it was last time. Here is a rundown of what can and can’t go ahead.

Under Level 5 restrictions, elite sportspeople can continue with their training. In consultation with Department of Agriculture, Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) will have the sole authority to approve competition and training events which are applied for by a recognised affiliate body, subject to a risk assessment and Covid-19 protocols.