THE HORSE RIDERS CODE OF CONDUCT
I understand that riding at any standard has inherent risk and that all horses may react unpredictably on occasions.
I may fall off and could be injured. 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 of 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 that meets current British Standards whilst 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 to them and agree to always be honest and volunteer information about:
a) my abilities and riding experience
b) any previous riding accidents
c) 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 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 or operational reasons.
I understand that competing caries 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 judgment and experience and not enter.