MEMBERS INFORMATION

This page is designed to make available to you the information that previously was circulated to you in the Yearbook that is not available elsewhere on the web site.

CLUB CALENDER

CLICK HERE for a list of the current events the club is holding through 2019

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Want to speak to a committee member about an issue or find out who is responsible for what within the club?

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HELP FROM MEMBERS

We ask all our members to assist the club by giving at least 4 hours of their time each year to help at an event, or help set up equipment prior to an event, or dismantle after an event.

FIRST AID / PARAMEDICS

The Committee undertakes to have First Aid cover present at all events where jumping is taking place. In addition, several members hold first aid certificates. Typically we have a qualified Paramedic at all our show jumping and XC events.

CHILD PROTECTION

The Club has a Child Protection policy. Both the Child Welfare Officer and the Junior Team Manager are subject to CRB checks.

CORRECT RIDING GEAR

The Committee require members to always wear hard hats when mounted, and to be suitably & safely turned out for Club events. Recommended hat and body protector specifications are available on the Teams page (accessed from the Training page tab) on the web site. Members are advised to carry out regular safety checks on their tack and protective riding gear.

When using your protective equipment please use it in the correct fashion. For hats this means the chin strap must be securely fastened so that it fits snugly around your chin. If it’s loose, your hat cannot protect you as it is intended to, and you will be asked to tighten it or to dismount if your hat is not properly secured.

For XC Events, you are required to wear a Body Protector, and a Medical arm band, to be secured on your upper arm. You may wear an Air Jacket over the top of the Body Protector, but may not compete with just an Air Jacket. Non peaked riding hats (skulls) only. Long hair to be tied up securely, and jewellery to a minimum (wedding ring, stud earrings).

Show Jumping, it is advisable to wear a Body Protector or Air Jacket. Also advisable to wear your Medical arm band. Either peaked or non peaked (skull) hats are acceptable. Secure long hair and minimum jewellery.

Shoulders should always be covered, and preferably long sleeves worn for XC and show jumping. On very hot summer days, Judges at each event may allow riders to compete in short sleeves. You should approach the Event Secretary on the day to confirm.

For Dressage, a tweed or dark jacket, tie or stock, pale jodhpurs or breeches, best boots. For the horse, a discreet numnah and plain bridle is in order. Plaiting is not obligatory, but it can set off the horse’s neck to advantage.

Where members are being trained by a visiting instructor it shows respect and professionalism to turn out rather better than you would for a hack, i.e. wear a hairnet and gloves, tidy jods and boots, and do not obscure your top half with bulky anoraks.

FOR THE OPEN SHOW

It is customary to plait your horse/pony, unless a native breed. Smart showing dress code is preferable, but if you are looking for show ring experience and don’t own a show jacket etc, then simply dress smartly for this show.

AREA COMPETITIONS

Plaiting your horse/pony is strongly advised, unless a native breed.
There are strict regulations regarding dress and tack for competing at Area and Championship events.
If in doubt, please speak with your team manager.

TRANSPORTING YOUR HORSE

It is advisable to always carry with you your horses passport. Drive safe everyone.

VOLUNTEERS

Parents, helpers and spectators who are invited by junior and senior members are welcome at all our events, and the Committee warmly invites them to join the Club’s band of volunteers. Please contact the Club Secretary on a.owen052@btinternet.com or 07866 613180 if you can assist us at any of our events.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CLUB EVENTS

Code of conduct: This club will not tolerate abusive behaviour towards horses, other competitors, or officials. Offenders will be warned and may be asked to leave an event. Repeat offenders will not be welcome at this Club.
Members must act in a sportsmanlike manner at all times and show all due care for their equine partners. Arguing with officials, strong language, dangerous riding and inappropriate or excessive use of spur or whip are deemed unacceptable.

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR

A member may be issued with the following warnings if the Committee considers that there is a breach of the Club’s Code of Conduct with respect to other riders, spectators, officials and horses, or contravening the rules of competition:

(i) A verbal warning given by a Committee Member;

(ii) A written warning given by the Secretary;

(iii) Dismissal from membership of the Club

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

If you have a complaint at an event then please go to the Secretary’s tent and lodge your complaint there. If we are unable to resolve the matter there and then, or your complaint arises outside of an event, please submit your complaint in writing to a committee member. They will then take it forward to the next committee meeting where the matter can be discussed.

Remember the club and the events are all run by volunteers who do their utmost to ensure a safe and enjoyable day for everyone.

OWNERSHIP OF HORSES

The Club has no objection to members riding another members horse. Owners of horses not kept by members but ridden by members at Club events and Area competitions, and using the Club’s training facilities, are invited to support the Club by becoming members.

GDPR – General Data Protection

Details provided by you to the club will be treated in confidence and will be forwarded to the BRC for inclusion onto their database. We will contact you occasionally with club news etc, if you do not wish to be contacted, please advise the club secretary in writing

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