Safety Rules and Regulations

Safety Rules and Regulations

  1. All riders entering the arena acknowledge and accept that they are riding at their own risk.
  2. All riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who assumes full responsibility for the conduct and safety of the child while attending any event or activities.
  3. All riders are required to wear ASTM/SEI safety helmets at club sanctioned events while they are mounted or when working with the horses.
  4. Riders are to use the main entrance of the building.
  5. Respect the arena property and the property of others. Any breakages must be paid for. Please Leave arena as you find it.
  6. Conduct and practice good horsemanship.
  7. Ensure that your horse is properly secured in the appropriate areas.
  8. Ensure all manure from arena is picked up with the gloves provided. Manure left in parking lot is to be picked up using forks provided and designated area located in arena.
  9. When riding follow the regular arena etiquette:

    • Keep at least one horse length between riders.
    • Rider must close doors behind them when entering or leaving the arena.
    • Be aware of other riders and do not cut off anyone please.
    • Horses working at a faster gait are given priority to use the outside track of the arena.
    • When riding in the arena horses should pass left shoulder to left shoulder.
    • If you must stop to adjust equipment move to the center of the ring.
    • If there is a “run away horse” all riders must move to the center of the ring and stop.
    • Enter and leave the arena in single file.
    • Be aware at all times of riders and their horses around you ensure enough time is given for other riders to react to you.