What to Expect and What is Expected on Rally Days

Welcome to Kyneton and Districts Pony Club

We are a small to medium sized club with excellent grounds and an enthusiastic committee of parents dedicated to making pony club a memorable experience for all young people who attend.  Managed and run solely by volunteers.

In order for our Rallies to run well we require a team effort and have put together a few guidelines around what is expected on Rally Days.

If your horse requires settling time after unloading, please ensure you arrive in time to attend to your horse prior to Set Up at 9.00am.

9.00am

Rally Day starts with Set Up.

 

(All Members and Parents to set up, ensure the area of your first session is set up and then move on to help with set up in other areas)

9.20 – 9.30am

All Members/Parents gather in the Shed for the morning announcements

9.30 - 9.45am

Members need to saddle their ponies unless the first lesson is unmounted theory.

 

(If set up has not been completed, riders to head off and saddle up, while parents continue to complete set up)

9.45 - 10.00am

Line up UNMOUNTED in colour coded groups at muster area – between canteen and clubrooms

 

All Riders will be gear checked prior to there first session

10:00 am - 11:00 am

First Session

11:10 am - 12:10 pm

Second Session

12:10 pm - 12:45 pm

Lunch Break

 

(Uniform Shop is open during this time)

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Gear up Ponies and meet in front of Club Rooms for Gear Check

 

(Ensure you remember to get your second gear check done, as you will not be able to participate for the afternoon without having a Gear Check)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Third Session

2:10 pm - 3:10pm

Fourth Session

3:15pm

Pack up

 

(All Members and Parents to pack up, first ensure the area of your last session is packed up and then move on to help with pack up in other areas)

   

There will be 10 minutes between Sessions to give you time for gear changes where needed.  Please ensure to advise the instructor at your next Session that you have changed gear.

There will be barrows at the arenas for manure collection throughout the day.  Please leave your yards clean of manure, and remove all rubbish from the reserve when leaving. Manure to be placed in the designated area at the front of the wooden yards at the end of the day.

 

All members need to be signed in by their parent or guardian, the ’sign in’ book is kept in the Clubrooms.

Cards to be left in Clubrooms for signing by Card Secretary for attendance, and will be available for collection after the third session of the day.  Cards will not be available for collection between rally days.

Medical Armbands to be worn on Rally Days.

 

Out of Bounds Areas/ Non-Riding Areas

No horses are not allowed on or in the Car Club and the Trike and Odyssey Club areas at any time.

No horses to be in area between SJ arena and club rooms / shed. Walking your horse only when moving between Sessions

No Parking of Vehicles, Floats or Riding between the Yards.

 

Respect

It is the expectation of members of our club that we treat each other with respect. This includes Instructors, Members, Parents/Guardians and Horses. If you have any issues with an individual, please quietly approach a Committee Member to discuss and allow your committee to handle the situation.

 

We would also ask that parents refrain from interfering or instructing their children while a lesson is in progress. This can cause distraction and possible safety issues. Our instructors are experienced in managing groups of children and horses, they need to be able to concentrate on their lesson, to provide an inclusive, safe and positive experience for all.

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