Goodwood is committed to making sure our events are inclusive and accessible to all and we understand that some customers will rely on an assistance dogs to attend our events.
Motorsport events can be dangerous and the health and safety of our attendees and participants is of primary importance. Allowing any animals onto the event site can increase the health and safety risks and danger inherent in these types of events. In addition, the events are crowded and at times very loud, creating an unpleasant environment for animals. For these reasons, we do not permit our customers to bring in animals with them.
At present, there is no official register for assistance dogs in the UK. Goodwood has consulted a number of relevant charities and governing bodies to investigate how we can best ensure accessibility to our events and support and accommodate any attendees who need to be accompanied by an assistance dog, whilst also adhering to health and safety regulations and minimising risk at our motorsport events.
We therefore ask all customers who are considering bringing an assistance dog to one of our motorsport events to apply for consent before the event, by following the procedure below:
- Complete the assistance dog request form below. This must be completed for each event you plan to attend.
- Your form will be reviewed by event management and if the request is approved, you will be sent a reference number to collect an official Goodwood assistance dog ‘tag’ for your dog and a wristband for you to wear during the event. You will be able to collect these at any ticket collection point positioned at all public entrances.
Goodwood reserves the right to turn away dogs at the gate who do not comply with this process or meet the requirements of an assistance animal.