CODE OF CONDUCT

& REGULATIONS

 

GENERAL

All participants are required to agree to be bound by the provisions contained in this document,
Code of Conduct and Regulations - the submission of completed forms found at the bottom of this page constitutes an agreement to abide by the Code of Conduct and Regulations set out below. 
 
The information contained in this document may be altered or added to and any alterations will be
advised to participants.
 
Participants shall mean any person or persons who lawfully enters the premises at 73 Clare Lane
Bywong NSW 2621 being the business address of Manna Park Agistment Centre who has entered
into a Agistment Agreement with Manna Park Agistment Centre (with the consent of Manna Park
Agistment Centre) and shall include their invites and guests.
 

ENTRY TO MANNA PARK AGISTMENT CENTRE

Bringing your horse to Manna Park Agistment Centre
No horse will be allowed onto Manna Park Agistment Centre until the application form has been completed, signed, and provided to Manna Park Agistment Centre. 
 
Completion of the above will be subject to approval and agistment places being
available.
 
Every new horse arriving on the property will be given a compulsory drench if arriving within 2
weeks after our drenching program.
 
A drench will be completed every 10 weeks. If you prefer to view, complete this yourself or
have a veterinarian conduct the procedure, please contact the Centre Manager to arrange an
appropriate day and time.
 
Horses new to Manna Park Agistment Centre will be introduced to their new paddock or
stable/yard.
 
  
Guests.
  • 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.
Conduct.
  • 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.
  • Smoking is STRICTLY PROHIBITED at Manna Park Agistment Centre.
Domestic Pets.
  • 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.
Vehicle Access
Participants and their guests are to observe the following rules:
  • Maximum speed limit in all areas is 10km/h
  • Give way to horses at all times
  • Park only in designated areas

RIDER SAFETY

Dangerous Recreational Activity Warning.

Horse riding is a dangerous recreational activity; people undertaking horse-related activities have
a higher risk of serious injury or death.
 
Horses are animals and all animals can act in an unpredictable way.
The participant acknowledges that participation is at the rider’s own risk, and further agrees that:
  • 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.

HORSE CARE

  • 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.
Veterinary Treatment

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:

  • Lameness;
  • Abdominal pain/colic;
  • Collapse or loss of balance;
  • Muscle pain;
  • Difficulty breathing/choking;
  • Diarrhoea;
  • Fever;
  • Pain or swelling in any body parts;
  • Poisoning;
  • Blood in the urine;
  • Superficial injuries and wounds;
  • Coughing;
  • Nasal discharge;
  • Poor appetite or reduced appetite; or
  • anything else out of the ordinary
Veterinary services for the horse may be provided at the discretion of the Centre Manager in
consultation with a veterinarian. The Owner will pay all veterinary and other charges incurred while
the horse is at Manna Park Agistment Centre.
 
Horse Care - No Cruelty to Horses
Participants must not act in an inhumane manner towards any horse.
This includes but is not limited to:
  • 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.
The Centre Manager reserves the right to report cruelty to the RSPCA and/or
terminate the participant’s Agistment Agreement.
 
Emergency Evacuation
In the event of an emergency evacuation, all participants are responsible for the evacuation of
their own horse to a safe place whether on Manna Park Agistment Centre or an alternative
location.
 
Bush fire evacuation of horses from Manna Park Agistment Centre, if time allows, should be prior
to the fire arrival.
 
If participant remains at Manna Park Agistment Centre they must comply with any direction, order
or requirement of the Centre Manager and staff. Remove all fly veil and synthetic rugs on total fire
ban days.
 
AGISTMENT FACILITIES
Participants at Manna Park Agistment Centre have use of all facilities provided. (Excludes
paddock access for horses on overnight or short-term agistment)
 
Tack area
All participants using the tack area provided are to ensure that;
  • it is kept clean and tidy at all times;
  • any damage is to be reported to the Centre Manager
Manure
Manure is to be placed in Manure Collection Point using tools provided.
 
Tack & Personal Belongings.
It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure their horse and horse gear/equipment against theft or damage. Manna Park
Agistment Centre does not accept responsibility or are liable for any theft or damage of
participant’s items at Manna Park Agistment Centre. Tack area is to be used at the participant’s
own risk.
 
Riding Trails
The trails on Manna Park Agistment Centre may be used daily between dusk to dawn seven days
a week.
It is recommended that participants not ride the trails alone and at all times have a mobile phone in
case of an emergency.
 
RIDING ETIQUETTE AND SAFETY
The below riding etiquette and safety rules are based on the Equestrian Federation of Australia
dressage rules and procedures. Use common sense when riding. It is important for these rules to
be adhered to in group riding for your safety and the safety of others. Please contact the Centre
Manager for more information if you do not understand any of the terms used.
 
Arena Etiquette
  • 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.
Arena Safety
  • 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.
General Safety
  • 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
All participants have a duty to report any accidents or incidents no matter how trivial as soon as
possible to the Centre Manager or Staff. This may require an Incident Report to be completed.
 
COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING INSTRUCTIONS
No businesses are permitted to operate and no participant will give riding instruction or provide
livery services for payment within Manna Park Agistment Centre without written approval and
accreditation from Manna Park Agistment Centre.
 
AGISTMENT REQUIREMENTS
General
An Agistment Application Form must be completed listing each horse to be agisted at Manna Park Agistment Centre.
Agistment Centre and is not transferable.
 
Fees and Bond
  • 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.
Insurances
Manna Park Agistment Centre has current public liability insurance coverage for equine related activities. Manna Park Agistment Centre does not accept any liability or provide any insurance with respect to the participant and/or horses. Participants must obtain their own appropriate insurances for personal accident and third party property.
 
Other Legal and Financial Considerations.
 
Impounding of Livestock Act 1994 and Property Securities Act 2009
  • 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.
Abandonment
Abandonment of horse/s or property at Manna Park Agistment Centre will be dealt with pursuant
to the terms of The Impound of Livestock Act 1994 will result in the participant being notified to
remove their horse and/or property within 14 days from the notice date. If the horse and/or
property is not removed within a period of 14 days from the date of notice, all right, title and
ownership in the horse and/or property will pass to Manna Park Agistment Centre without further
notice.
 
In the event of Termination of Agistment Agreement by Manna Park Agistment Centre, the participant will have
14 days from when the notice is given to vacate the Centre. During that time, the participant is not
permitted to ride on Manna Park Agistment Centre.
 
Default
Failure to comply fully with the terms of this Code of Conduct and Regulations shall constitute a
default and you will be served a Default notice pursuant to section 24F of the Impound of
Livestock Act 1994.
Failure to rectify said default within 14 days shall be deemed an essential breach of these Code of
Conduct and Regulations upon which Manna Park Agistment Centre may in it’s absolute discretion
terminate the Agistment Agreement.
No act or omission by Manna Park Agistment Centre shall constitute a waiver of its rights to
terminate.
 
By downloading, completing, and submitting either of the following forms you agree to abide by the Manna Park Agistment Centre Code of Conduct and Regulations set out above. 
 

Application form. 

Guest Waiver*.

Forms can be scanned and emailed, with originals to be handed in personally to Manna Park Agistment Centre or mailed to:

The Manager

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