Being a club member involves certain responsibilities, please ensure you familiarise yourself with the following:
Ensure your membership card is stamped for competition. NOT necessary to have it stamped to attend rallies.
Wear an ASA approved helmet and appropriate footwear when mounted and proper shoes when moving around horses on the ground (ie no flip-flops in summer).
Be punctual on rally days
Show courtesy to instructors when joining or leaving a group session.
Stay with allotted rally group unless having sought permission from the rally organiser to change.
Be aware of other riders at all times, give way to riders under instruction, acknowledge right of way during lessons, pass left side to left side when approaching each other and move cautiously.
Be prepared to help set up/pack up equipment for rallies and help in the canteen, if required.
If you choose to participate in a jumping or poles session in the afternoon you must help with not only the setup but also the packup of the jumps and poles.
Ensure your membership card is stamped each year, you will not be able to attend rallies or compete if not.
You need a separate set of grading cards for each horse you wish to compete on. One set is provided with your original membership, further sets can be purchased from HRCAV (approx. $7 per card).
Be prepared to help set up/pack up equipment for competitions and help in the canteen if required.
If you prefer to ride at a certain time for your morning session please advise the Rally Organiser by the Wednesday prior to Rally.
If you are not planning on attending a rally please ensure you advise the Rally Organiser by the Wednesday prior to Rally.
For last minute rally cancellations, please ensure you advise the Rally Organiser as a matter of courtesy.
If you are riding on the grounds, other than on a Rally Day and there is an arena setup for a competition, please do not ride in it. The rules state that no horse, either ridden or led, may enter any arena other than the warm-up arena, except when actually competing in a competition, on penalty of elimination, which includes arenas erected on the days preceding an Event.
Members are not to ride over jumps on a rally day without an instructor present.
Each member is expected to take a share of the workload to ease the running of competitions or to assist with working-bees organised by the club. The working-bees, sometimes held in conjunction with Doongala Pony Club, involve grounds maintenance, repainting of jumps and other equipment and building cross country jumps.