Posts made in May, 2020

Riding your Horse While Observing Social Distancing

Riding your Horse While Observing Social Distancing

By on May 14, 2020 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

With some restrictions of the Coronavirus lockdown eased recently, the position regarding horse riding and training has been amended. As the UK’s leading provider of equine bedding, P.H Winterton understands how difficult this period has been for riders and their horses. For our latest post, we are going to explain the new advice being issued and how it affects you. The British Equestrian Federation Advice Explained Following a meeting, the board of the British Equestrian Federation have stated that riders are encouraged to resume exercising their horses, whilst observing social distancing. Riders are also encouraged to maintain public hygiene plus health and biosecurity measures. Every rider should continue to assess the level of risk associated with horse riding and work within their capabilities and fitness levels. In England, the relaxation on travel for exercises and a return to work for many people means one-to-one training is allowed. Coaches are able to travel to yards and riders to their instructors. Facility hire is now permitted, provided the venue conducts thorough risk assessments beforehand. This situation will continue to be monitored, based on advice from the UK government, as required to ensure the safety of riders and horses. The Future of Competitions The BEF is currently looking at an umbrella plan which will act as guidance for the equestrian sector and all of its stakeholders. This includes working closely with British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping on a coordinated plan. A statement from the BEF said the following, “Wider equestrian activity and some horse sports can adapt well to social distancing requirements and should be in a position to get underway quickly, once conditions permit and the government gives the go-ahead.” Only the Best Equine Bedding from P.H Winterton While it is important to give your horse sufficient exercise time, it is also crucial to give them a good place to rest at the end of the day. P.H Winterton offers three different types of horse bedding to match your expectations and your budgets. We have recently added Zebra Fibre animal bedding to our catalogue, which boasts excellent absorbency qualities. If you would like to know more about any of our products, please contact us...

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Understanding Biomass Fuel and the Renewable Heat Incentive

Understanding Biomass Fuel and the Renewable Heat Incentive

By on May 1, 2020 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

If you are looking to support the environment and save money on your energy bills, using biomass fuel is one of the best ways to achieve this. Using bio-energy is one way you can apply for the UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, which means you could receive quarterly cash payments across 7 years for using an eligible renewable heating technology. The scheme was introduced to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies for householders, communities and businesses through financial incentives. This plan was projected to contribute 12% of heating coming from renewable sources by this year. There are two different versions of the Renewable Heat Incentive, which we will explore during this blog. Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heating Incentives Domestic RHI – The domestic RHI scheme was launched on 9th April 2014 and provides financial support to the owner of the renewable heating system for seven years. This scheme covers England, Wales and Scotland. If the renewable heating system heats only a single property which is capable of obtaining a domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) open key term pop-up, you can apply for the domestic RHI scheme. The EPC is proof needed that your property is assessed as a domestic dwelling. Please note, without this, you cannot join the RHI scheme. Non-Domestic RHI – The non-domestic RHI is a programme that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat by businesses, the public sector plus non-profit organisations. Eligible installations will receive quarterly payments across 20 years based on the amount of heat generated. Much the same as the domestic scheme, this covers England, Scotland and Wales. Save Money with Biomass Fuel Heating P.H Winterton is delighted to be part of the UK government’s Biomass Fuel Supplier List, which was introduced by the Department of Energy and Industrial Strategy in April 2014. This allows participants in the Renewable Heating Incentive to simply demonstrate to Ofgem that fuel they are using in their biomass boilers meets the sustainability criteria to claim RHI payments. Get in Touch for More Information If you need more information regarding biomass fuel or the Renewable Heating Incentive, please contact us...

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