Rally Day

RALLY DAY TIMETABLE 

8.00: set up commences
8.30: Saddle up
8.45: Gear check
9:00 – 9:50: Session 1
10:00 – 10:50: session 2
11.00- 11:50: session 3
12.00 – 12.30: lunch
12:30 – 1:30: Horsemanship; buddy activities
1.45 – 2:30: session 4
2:30 – 3:00: pack up

Groups:
You can request to change groups (either with Lorraine or Amanda) for a rally day, however you must stay with your group for the entire day.

GEAR CHECKS

  • Must be completed by an accredited Gear Check person by 9.30am
  • After gear check is complete riders are to line up in a troop line to receive a briefing and any special instructions for the day
  • Once briefing is finished each group to head to their allocated circuit with their instructor for that circuit
  • Each instructor is to re-check gear for the group they have after lunch before that afternoon session can commence.

REMEMBER… you must LEAD your horse to gear check. 

You should not mount your horse until the gear check has been completed.

Gear checks will require a little more effort this year. Riders will not automatically earn 20 points for turning up!

Members will earn points for:

  • PUNCTUALITY; A great deal of effort is put in to plan the day’s activities. I know this is not always possible but if you know you will be late, please send a text message to let someone know you are planning on attending but will be running late.
  • RIDER PRESENTATION;  Neat presentation and in correct uniform (this includes polished boots!)
  • EQUIPMENT; All rider’s and horse’s equipment is correct, in good condition and clean.
  • HORSE PRESENTATION; Make sure your mount is well groomed and not covered in mud & Hooves are oiled etc

Please see pointing system:

All riders will Start with 20 points – points be will be deducted if the following occur:
• After 9am arrival at gear check: – 2 Points
• Hooves not oiled: – 2 Points
• Horse with mud: – 2 Points
• Incorrect Uniform: – 2 Points
• Dirty Bridle/bit: – 1 Point
• Dirty Saddle/girth: – 1 Point
• Dirty Saddlecloth: – 1 Point
• Boots not polished: – 1 Point

Please advise the person checking your gear if your horse is temperamental, spooks or bites (especially when having girth tightened) If you know your horse will on occasion kick; please let others know and put a red ribbon on his tail, or try to keep your distance.

PLEASE NOTE:   IF YOUR HELMET HAS NOT BEEN CHECKED FOR COMPLIANCE AND BEEN TAGGED, PLEASE ENSURE YOU DO THIS PRIOR TO GEAR CHECK AT YOUR NEXT RALLY DAY.

ATTENDANCE SHEETS

Firstly, if you DO NOT have a yellow “Gear Check/Attendance Form” in the folder,  it is because Catrina and/or Annabel have not seen your waivers/membership forms.

There are spare yellow forms if they are needed but please let Catrina or Annabel know if you didn’t have one so they can make sure your paperwork is up to date. Please have a quick check of the riders age as of the 30th of June 2017 make sure it is correct.

SIGN IN BOOK

All parents MUST sign the attendance book at each rally day attended. The book will be at the front near the canteen.

IF YOU DO NOT SIGN YOU WILL NOT BE COVERED BY INSURANCE!

 Next Rally Day – 21st August 2017