CODE OF CONDUCT
ENTRY TO MANNA PARK AGISTMENT CENTRE
- Participants must accompany their visitors at all times and are responsible for their actions and behavior.
- Participants are to ensure that their guest complies with the Code of Conduct and Regulations.
- Any guest intending to ride the participant’s horse must sign a Waiver and release of liability and provide proof of relevant insurances through a certificate of currency.
Supervision of children.
- Children under the age of 18 are to be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
- The accompanying adult is responsible for ensuring children comply with the Code of Conduct and Regulations.
- Participants and their guests must not engage in any disruptive behavior or excessive noise at Manna Park Agistment Centre.
- The Centre Manager reserves the right to remove participants and/or their guests from Manna Park Agistment Centre.
Alcohol and Prohibited Drugs.
- Alcohol and drugs are not permitted to be consumed at Manna Park Agistment Centre. If consumed prior to entry the participant is not permitted to ride.
- Any unacceptable behavior caused by the effects of alcohol will lead to the removal of the participant from Manna Park Agistment Centre.
- Smoking is STRICTLY PROHIBITED at Manna Park Agistment Centre.
- NO dogs (other than those belonging to the owners of Manna Park Agistment Centre or the rental property tenants) or animals other than equines are permitted on the property at any time, unless by prior arrangement. Then they must be on a lead at ALL times.
- Please make sure that your friends, farriers, vets etc, do not bring dogs, or else they keep them in their cars.
- Maximum speed limit in all areas is 10km/h
- Give way to horses at all times
- Park only in designated areas
Dangerous Recreational Activity Warning.
- All participants are to wear appropriate attire and footwear at all times for handling and/or riding their horse.
- All participants must wear a properly AS/NZS 3838, EN1384 or ASTM F1163 helmet; and are less than 5 years old from the date of manufacture, with chinstrap correctly fitted when riding for their own safety.
- Helmets that have had significant impacts or are not structurally sound must not be used.
- Participants are to maintain and ensure their riding equipment is in good order.
- Random checks may be carried out to ensure compliance with the above.
- All participants are to check each horse under their care at least monthly to make sure it is not injured or ill.
- Feet should be trimmed by a farrier every 6-8 weeks. Shoes required if horse is being ridden on rough or rocky ground.
- The Centre Manager reserves the right to call a farrier, if upon inspection farrier services are required. The Owner will pay for any fees incurred.
- Teeth must be checked by a horse dentist and filed if necessary every 12 months. Horses under 5 years of age or being fed grain regularly should be checked every 3-6 months.
- Body Condition - Avoid allowing your horse to get too fat or too thin.
The Agistee must notify the Centre Manager immediately if they become aware that the horse suffers or has been in contact with any significant or notifiable sickness, disease or injury. This can include but are not limited to any of the following:
- Abdominal pain/colic;
- Collapse or loss of balance;
- Muscle pain;
- Difficulty breathing/choking;
- Pain or swelling in any body parts;
- Blood in the urine;
- Superficial injuries and wounds;
- Nasal discharge;
- Poor appetite or reduced appetite; or
- anything else out of the ordinary
Horse Care - No Cruelty to Horses
- Excessive whipping or beating;
- Excessive use of spurs;
- The riding of an exhausted, lame or injured horse;
- Excessively exercising of a horse; or
- Use of ill-fitting or broken tack or equipment which causes pain.
- it is kept clean and tidy at all times;
- any damage is to be reported to the Centre Manager
Tack & Personal Belongings.
RIDING ETIQUETTE AND SAFETY
- Left shoulder to Left Shoulder: Riders should try to ride in the same direction. If this isn’t possible then the left shoulder to left shoulder rule should apply.
- The more progressive gait has priority on track: In order of priority lateral, canter, trot and walk.
- Halt should not be on the track.
- Slow on the Inside, Fast on the Outside: The slower gait to take the inside track and give way to the faster gait on the outside tack.
- Circle yields to track: Rider doing circles should decrease their circle size to allow the horse on the track to pass.
- Announce your intentions: Tell other riders what you plan to do such as “leaving arena”, “entering arena”.
- No Lunging: No lunging while riding.
- Mount Out of the Way: Mount and dismount in the center, not on the track.
- Work Together: Users should be doing similar things, if at all possible.
- Cue Quietly
- Horse’s Behavior: It may be necessary if your horse is upsetting others, to remove it from the area.
- Try Not to Interrupt Lessons: If you must ride during a lesson try to be unobtrusive.
- Sharing Arena with a Lesson: If you are sharing the ring with others who are in a riding lesson, allow the lesson riders right of way.
- Follow Posted Rules (if any).
- Clean Up: Clean up the arena after use. Clear out manure, put away jumps, trotting poles or pylons. In short - leave the arena the way you found it, or better.
- Keep A Horse Length Between: keep at least a horse length between you and the horse in front of you. Also when there are riders working on both the inside and outside track, leave enough passing room.
- All Horses Under Control: There should be no loose horses in the arena while others are riding.
- Be Aware: Be respectful if another is having problems with a horse, is riding a young horse, or is a beginner or timid rider.
- Give Right of Way: Be generous giving right of way even it if it is not technically the correct right of way.
- Don’t Get in the Way: Spectators should stand outside the arena, not along side the track.
- In an Emergency Get Off: If a rider falls off and or a horse gets loose, all riders should dismount.
- In Case of Emergency: Know where the nearest phone and first aid kit are.
- Don’t Ride Alone.
- Don’t Get Caught in the Dark
- Only Tie Horses to Balling Twine
- No Doubling on Horseback
- Horses to be Saddled when Ridden
- No Mounting or Riding in Car Park Area
DUTY TO REPORT INCIDENTS
COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING INSTRUCTIONS
- All fees are payable within 14 days of invoice date.
- A bond equivalent to one month’s agistment fee per application is required prior to commencement.
- The bond will be refunded following satisfactory inspection when agistment ceases or deducted to recover any outstanding fees or costs.
Other Legal and Financial Considerations.
- The Agistment Agreement is subject to the terms of Both the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 and the Impounding of Livestock Act 1994.
- It is the absolute discretion of Manna Park Agistment Centre as to the application of these Acts.
Forms can be scanned and emailed, with originals to be handed in personally to Manna Park Agistment Centre or mailed to:
Manna Park Agistment Centre
73 Clare Lane
Bywong NSW 2621
*The Guest Waiver is required to be filled out by anyone who is not a listed agistee but wishes to ride at Manna Park Agistment Centre. Additional copies can be found in the kitchen at Manna Park. Guests participating in horse riding or training who fail to fill out this form will be asked to leave the property. Agistees who don't ensure that participant guests have filled out the guest waiver could have their agistment terminated.
73 Clare Lane
Bywong NSW Australia
Phone: 0404 073 561
Property Identification Code (PIC) - NC083032