While all riding schools are getting closed in Europe, the UK and the US, there's still some got news from Shangai. Daily life is starting again and riding schools are open again.
The Corona outbreak started in Chines, around Chinese New Year. In this period, most of the Chinese people already have a holiday, so riding schools were less crowed then usual. When the outbreak started, riding schools were obviously closed. Martine Wijkhuizen, who is the CEO of a riding school in Shanghai, tells that lessons are again being held, but only under strikt rules: "At first only private lessons could take place, but now, three weeks later, anyone can come to the stable again. Everyone has to ware a mouth mask and their temperature is taken before entering the riding school".
The biggest advantage of the Chinese people is that they are very disciplined and very afraid of diseases: "A lot of Chinese people always wear a mouth mask when leaving their house, it's almost a natural thing for them. The 1,5 m rule doesn't exist here and everyone is getting better after all. Actually it is amazing to see how fast normal life is building up again".