Code of Conduct

Horse Riders Code of Conduct

Target Audience:             All livery clients, yard visitors, staff including volunteers, yard manager, visiting services or trades people

Purpose:                           To ensure all staff/volunteers/students are trained to a high level on Health and Safety Policies and Animal Welfare.

Effective From:                 02/02/2021

Review Date:                     02/02/2023 

  • I understand that riding and handling at any standard has inherent risk and that all equines may react unpredictably on occasions.
  • I may fall off and could be injured. I may be injured whilst handling equines. I accept that risk.
  • I understand that instructions are given for my safety and agree to follow instructions given to me by staff and instructors at the riding school.
  • I reserve the right not to ride a horse allocated to me and may request a change of instructor.
  • I understand that wearing an appropriate riding hat and body protector may reduce the severity of an injury should an accident happen and agree that I will always wear a riding hat whist riding, leading and grooming horses at the riding school. I understand it is my choice whether or not I wear a body protector.
  • I understand that the riding school will make decisions based on information I give them and agree to always be honest and volunteer information about: my abilities and riding experience any previous riding accidents any medical condition(s) which may affect my ability to ride
  • I understand that children are at particular risk around horses and agree that I will keep any children that I am responsible for, under close supervision when they are not being instructed by the riding school.
  • I understand that the riding school may refuse my request to ride for safety and operational reasons.
  • I understand that competing carries enhanced risk over and above general riding and agree that if I chose to participate in any competition or event, it is up to me to ensure that I have the experience and ability to ride the course including any jumps which form part of it. If I am in any doubt, I will use my judgement and experience and not enter.

By taking part in any activity at Ponydayz you are agreeing to the above terms.