Competition Rules

    All competitions are run under British Riding Club rules unless otherwise stated

  • All ages are taken from 1st January of the competition year.
  • The organisers reserve the right to cancel or amend a class in any way
  • Correct riding dress must be worn appropriate to each class.
  • A correctly fitting hat conforming to PAS015 or BSEN1384 and carrying the BSI kitemark must be worn at all times when mounted. A body protector of level 3 standard must be worn when riding cross country
  • Spurs may be worn but must be blunt and maximum of 2 cms. No spurs allowed in gymkhana
  • No horse or ponies to be left unattended unless correctly secured inside a horsebox or trailer
  • The judges and stewards decisions are final
  • In any jumping or showing class, if 3 or less competitors are entered, the class may be cancelled or amalgamated
  • A rider is not allowed to compete on a lead rein in one activity and off a lead rein in another.
  • In rings 1 & 3 any rider that competes HC in a class can only compete HC in subsequent classes
  • Members must be willing to show their membership card at all times
  • Do not gallop horses or ponies outside the rings
  • Do not jump cross country fences, unless part of a competition
  • Please respect the property of Atherstone and District Riding Club at all times and do not leave litter in the field, including any horse droppings.
  • Neither the committee or anyone acting on their behalf accept any responsibility for any loss, damage or injury, howsoever caused
  • A copy of the Club's general rules are on view at the Secretary's Office
  • First aid cover will be available on site at all of our shows
  • Spectators are most welcome at all our events, but are requested to keep clear of all horse and pony areas and access routes and avoid behaviour which may alarm horses
  • Barbecues are NOT permitted
  • Dogs are very welcome but must be kept under control and on a lead at all times
  • Please keep the gate closed at all times
  • All vehicles are parked entirely at the owners risk

Health and Safety Policy

  • The organisers have the overall responsibility for Health and Safety at our events. With this in mind, each competition is organised in accordance with Health and Safety Legislation
  • Everything reasonably practicable is done to ensure the health, safety and welfare of those attending the events
  • For these measures to be effective, each individual must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occuring and conduct themselves in such a way that they do not put themselves or anyone else at risk. They must therefore obey the instructions of the organisers, officials and stewards at all times
  • Emergency Services must have access to all parts of the show ground at all times. Vehicles must not be parked so as to obstruct access
  • In the case of an emergency, members of the public should contact the nearest official or dial 999 on the nearest telephone. A telephone is located in the Secretary's Office
  • Only The Club, it's members and helpers are covered by third party insurance whilst taking part in Atherstone and District Riding Club activities
  • We would advise all riders to become British Horse Society Gold Members as this will provide them with third party insurance for all horse related activities

See the British Riding Clubs website for rules for championships and qualifiers.

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