RFVHC Covid-19 Advice
ALERT: Hay Bank Assistance. Communications are strictly confidential
Flyer for RFV Covid -19 Hay Bank Click HERE
History on the RFV Covid -19 Hay Bank. Click HERE
The RFVHC, in cooperation with End of the Trail Rescue (EOTTR) from Olathe, CO, has established a Covid-19 Hay Bank program. Hay will be available to those in need and who quality, at either a discounted rate or at no cost. The primary goal of this program is to keep animals IN THEIR HOMES. Meet our partner: www.eottr.org
Eligible for RFV Covid-19 Hay Bank Assistance ? Click HERE
For on-line Application access: https://www.rfvhorsecouncil.org/hay-bank.html
Click HERE to download or print the Application.
To donate: Donations of hay (or any livestock feed):
Contact RFV Hay Bank Manager Alicia Nolfi, DVM at 970-275-2370 or email
To donate: Donations of money to help buy hay:
On-line - www.eottr.org/hay-fund / Send checks payable to:
End of the Trail Rescue (EOTTR) & mail to:
5814 Hwy 348, Olathe, CO. 81425
Note on check your donation is for the RFV Hay Bank.
Donor acknowledgement will be from EOTTR, a 501c(3)non-profit
in collaboration with the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council.
Most transaction fees and PayPal expenses have been reduced or eliminated.
Meet our partner: www.eottr.org
Volunteer to help:
Contact RFV Hay Bank Manager: Alicia Nolfi, DVM at 970-275-2370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR A 4-PAGE PACKAGE (including Application): Click HERE
Due to unusually high demands and access to internet and satellite services, please be patient and all calls will be returned. Aspen is the 50th most connected city in Colorado ahead of Snowmass Village, Leadville, Basalt, Crested Butte, and Carbondale.
ALERT: Covid Documents for Stables & Equine Assistance
BEST PRACTICES FOR YOUR EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES https://eventingnation.com/covid-19-and-best-practices-for-your-equestrian-activities/
We are providing below, Spanish Translations: For Grooms, Riders & Stable Managers
Instructions for new procedures for grooms: Click HERE
What is COVID -19 in Spanish? https://www.rfvhorsecouncil.org/uploads/1/1/1/9/11199712/covid19genpublicflyerspanish-1.pdf
More Covid : Spanish
More Covid : Spanish
Remember - if you are helping to translate any documents - please check the latest websites and links. Some warnings may be outdated.
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR HORSES DURING THIS COVID CRISIS
To our supporters and members of the Roaring Fork Horse Council. Below, is the best equine facility advice of how to handle equine decisions and information we could find that covers many issues about equine activities. These are national guidelines, so please follow first, your own stable regulations, and state guidelines put in place by the owner/s managers teams.
Your stables are looking out for YOU and your horse..
Information from the Equine Disease Communication Center in Lexington, Kentucky
The Equine Disease Communication Center, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., is a horse industry initiative developed to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. Developed March 2020 by the AAEP Infectious Disease Committee. Support for the EDCC comes entirely from sponsor donations which are tax deductible. To learn more about the EDCC, visit http://www.equinediseasecc.org/
1. HERE IS A LINK FOR INFORMATION FOR ALL BREEDERS, BREEDER SHEDS & TRANSPORT DURING THIS TIME - super important details! http://equinediseasecc.org/Content/ContentDocs/COVID-19_Sheds.pdf
2. Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Equestrian Facilities
• Restrict access to a boarding facility to essential personnel (veterinarians, farriers, equine caretakers, trainers, and essential owners).
• Prohibit non-essential persons (students, friends, family members) from entering the facility.
• Stay 6 feet apart from other people and do not congregate.
• Do not allow access to the facility to anyone who has been exposed a person with symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, or fever) or if the person wanting access is showing any symptoms of COVID-19. View the CDC’s guidance on COVID-19 symptoms here.
• Limit crosstie use to every other crosstie.
• Use an online sign-up form to encourage horse owners to commit to an hour that they will be riding or visiting the barn, and limit each time slot to ensure that no more than 10 people are on the grounds at a time.
• Please do not touch anything unless you need to use it.
• Avoid sharing equipment and supplies between persons.
• The virus can persist on non-porous materials (leather bridles/saddles/halters, nylon halters/lead ropes, gate latches, door handles, spray nozzles) longer than porous materials (cotton lead ropes, saddle pads).
o Clean communal leather tack daily with tack cleaner in your own bucket and water
o Disinfect gate latches, spray nozzles, cross tie snaps, pitchforks, wheelbarrows, and other frequently used non-porous surfaces regularly or after contact with personnel.
o Stall door handles, hose ends, light switches, and feed scoops are handled by many people and should also be cleaned and disinfected frequently.
o Only designated individuals (trainers/staff) are to move and set jumps or other arena equipment.
o Prohibit the shared use of grooming supplies, helmets, and tack as these may be sources of environmental transmission of COVID-19 to other humans.
• Although there is NO EVIDENCE that horses can contract or become ill from COVID-19, practice good hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds or using a >60% alcohol hand sanitizer after touching a horse, communal areas, or communal equipment to prevent environmental spread of the virus.
Hand sanitizer is not as effective as soap and water, so only use when there is no soap and water available and hands are not visibly soiled.
3. UPDATE: If an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19
If an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, employers should inform fellow employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace but maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employees exposed to a co-worker with confirmed COVID-19 should refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure.
4. What happens if YOU GET SICK http://equinediseasecc.org/Content/ContentDocs/COVID-19-Caring-for-your-horse-during-a-pandemic-finalxx.pdf. Who will care for YOUR HORSE? Here's a link to a document that you can follow and create instructions.
5. Need help to feed your horses? We will become a partner in a Covid - Hay Bank - Please contact us for more information.
6.. This photograph you can download as a poster in your barn. https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/images/COVID_19andBarn_%20safety.jpg
Here is the link to download and print.
The RFVHC organization invites you to continue to support by membership and donations the needs that we support. Our work continues. Do not hesitate to reach out to ask questions about local activities that have scaled up to take care of the animals and our friends and co-workers during the emergency. If you see someone in trouble - if you want to ask for advice - please let us know.
7. While on the website, check out our monthly newsletters sent to us by the Equine Conservation Land Resource in Lexington, Kentucky. Partners helping Partners....
8. Yesterday's email brought us this note- check our classified ads daily for updates- " I'm heart broken, but a recent failed business venture and now being unemployed due to this darn Covid-19 situation has forced my hand; I need to sell my mule buddy of many years. :( If you could advertise him in your classifieds I'd greatly appreciate it. I've attached his sale flyer with all the info." Pedro will go onto the RFVHC website later today.
There is no charge for classified ads.
Enjoy your animal companions - they bring joy to our hearts. Be loving and kind to others, even if only from afar.
These documents and links will be posted on the www.facebook.com/keephorsesontrails/ as well.
Thank you, Karin Reid Offield RFVHC President