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The Horse Riders’ and Parents Code of Conduct 

  • I understand that riding at any standard has inherent risk and that all horses may react unpredictably on occasions.

  • I (or your child) may fall off and could be injured. I accept that risk.  

  • I understand that instructions are given for my (or my child's) safety and agree to follow instructions given to me by staff and instructors at the riding school.

  • I reserve the right not to ride (or my child not to ride) a horse allocated to me and may request a change of instructor. 

  • I understand that wearing an appropriate riding hat and body protector may reduce the severity of an injury should an accident happen and agree that I (or my child) will always wear a riding hat whilst riding, leading and grooming horses at the Hitchmough's. I understand it is my choice whether or not I (or my child) wear a body protector.

  • I understand that the riding school will make decisions based on information I give them and agree to always be honest and volunteer information about:

    • my (or my child's) abilities and riding experience

    • any previous riding accidents

    • any medical condition(s) which may affect my (or my child's) ability to ride

  • I understand that children are at particular risk around horses and agree that I will keep any children that I am responsible for, under close supervision when they are not being instructed by the riding school.

  • I understand that Hitchmough's may refuse my (or my child's) request to ride for safety and operational reasons.

  • I understand that competing carries enhanced risk over and above general riding and agree that if I (or my child) chose to participate in any competition or event, it is up to me to ensure that I (or my child) have (has) the experience and ability to ride the course including any jumps which form part of it. If I am in any doubt, I will use my judgement and experience and not enter.  

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