1. Always wear an approved safety helmet NZ Std 8602 or overseas equivalent) when riding on the grounds of the pony club or on the roads.
  2. Boots with heels must be worn in stirrups.
  3. Horses must not be ridden in head collars/halters – bridles only.
  4. Riders who wish to jump should not do so alone.
  5. Riders must obey all traffic regulations/use pedestrian crossings outside pony club and be aware that riding on grass verges, footpaths and reserves is forbidden by ACC by-laws. Return and pick up or kick into the gutter droppings left by horses on footpaths and roads.
  6. Only financial members may ride on pony club grounds.
  7. Non-members (friends, brothers, sisters, other relatives) are not permitted to ride members’ horses on pony club grounds without permission from a committee member. These persons must be accompanied by the owner, who is responsible for ensuring that the person obeys all club rules. All parents are members and may ride their children’s horses.
  8. Access to the stables is through Scarborough’s yards. The gate must be kept locked at all times. Return to remove horse droppings left in the yard. Cars must be driven through slowly.
  9. Lockers are available at the stable. Use your own padlock. Keep the locker room securely locked. Horse feed should not be stored in the locker room as it attracts rats. Gear stored in the lockers should be insured as its safety cannot be guaranteed.
  10. Sick paddocks are available for sick and injured horses but cannot be used without permission. Horses may not be ridden whilst residing in the sick pens. Sick pens must be cleaned daily when in use. Horses in the sick pen must be given hard feed and hay daily.
  11. Holding pens and paddocks are available for overnight stays but must be cleaned after use.
  12. Shoeing may be carried out only at the concrete pad at the stables or at the hitching rail at Wadhams 2 paddock. Shoeing should not be done on the wash-pad at the pens and all old shoes, nails and parings must be swept up afterwards.
  13. Private instruction for members is permitted, but no instructor can expect to have full use of the facilities and must share the arenas with other members. Private instructors do not pay to use our facilities, so please report any problems encountered with sharing of arenas and other facilities. It is the responsibility of the member having lessons to ensure that their instructor is aware of club rules, especially the wearing of a helmet if mounted.
  14. Stables are for very sick horses only and to be used only on the recommendation of a vet and with the permission of the grazing officer and sick pens officer. The wash- pad must be kept clean, droppings and hair removed. Horses should not be fed within the enclosed wash-pad area.
  15. There is absolutely no smoking allowed in the stables area. Members 21 and under are not permitted to smoke anywhere on the grounds, and no member should smoke whilst riding.
  16. The car park and the area of lawns around the club house should never be used for tying up, grooming, washing or saddling a horse. Horses must be placed in the pens provided for this purpose. Horses may be grazed in this area only if they are hand-held.
  17. If a horse is tied up the lead rope should be tied to a piece of twine. Never tie directly to a rail or post and never by the bridle.
  18. Trucks and floats must be parked where directed by the committee. Floats only are permitted on the front lawn and only when the grounds are hard and dry.