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 MEMBERSHIP

Membership if you wish to become a new member you must first apply for membership to the Committee, you will then be notified.

Any current riding members that miss three (3) consecutive rallies without explanation may have their membership reviewed by the committee.

APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP

Anyone wishing to become a member must complete an application to join as well as a medical form and PCAV Transfer form if applicable and send it to the Secretary, for consideration at the next Committee meeting. If a membership position is available you will be notified before the next Rally.

INSURANCE COVER

All current riding members are covered by PCAV insurance while riding at Rallies, and any Pony Club events. However recent changes to PCAV insurance mean that no persons under 5 or over 80 years old are covered by any level of PCAV insurance (riding or helping). Therefore now has a policy that all riding members must be 5 years old or over.

COME AND TRY

Non-pony club members are covered for public liability insurance only under the PCAV insurance policy.

Come & Try entitles the participant to be covered under the Pony Club’s Equine Liability Insurance Policy only. This means, if the participant becomes legally liable to pay damages arising out of accidental bodily injury to any person and/or accidental property damage, the Insurer will indemnify the participant subject to the Limit of Indemnity specified in the Schedule subject to the policy terms and conditions. There is a $10 charge.

 FACILITIES

Any member may use the Pony Club grounds. All activities must be approved and minuted.  Check grounds are not in use. Private lessons are not allowed. 

RULES & CONDITIONS USE OF MENAGE

Helmets to be worn at all times

Horse must have a bridle on

Do not lunge horses

Enter via marked entrances - gates at the end

Clean up after use (Horse Manure)

Menages to be raked over

UNIFORM

All members must wear at each rally Approved Helmet, short jodphur/riding boots (fully soled) Long boots & Gaiters are optional as per PCAV Gear Checking Guidelines & Medical Armband with the option of Rally or Competition Uniform

RALLIES ONLY - Pale Blue Polo Shirt & Pale Blue & navy Rugby Top/Wincheater with Mountain District Emblem, Jodhpurs (oatmeal, fawn, banana ,blue or black.)

COMPETITION UNIFORM - Jodphurs(banana,beige,fawn, oatmeal & white) Boots, Approved Helmet, White shirt, Pale Blue V-Neck Jumper, Pale blue Tie, Mountain District Badge (optional) OR Approved Pale blue polo with Club and PCAV logos. (note for team compeition all members to wear the same uniform) Medical Armband and Saddleblanket.

 

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR - PARENTS Code of conduct is published on PCAV Website

Well meaning parents are often the cause of stress and tension for the rider and instructor. Parents are often too keen to see their child progress and in doing so, may actually impede the child’s ability to learn. The objectivity of an instructor, without parental assistance, is usually the best method of helping your child.

Parents are not permitted to coach riders from the sidelines. This is firstly for safety reasons – a distraction can be the biggest cause of mishaps. Secondly, as a courtesy to the instructor. The instructor is in control of what is happening in the session and may have a lesson plan or an approach that may differ to the parent. This can be a new learning experience or point of view for the rider to consider.

At least one parent must remain in attendance with the child at Club Rallies or events. Where the parent is not able to attend, a nominated consenting guardian or helper can be in attendance.