It is compulsory to wear a safety standard approved * riding helmet and riding boots (smooth soled and heeled) when mounted on a horse at all GEA club events.
* Approval Numbers AS/NZS-3838, Euro VG1, US-ASTN F1163
Member Dangerous Activity Acknowledgement Form
In consideration for being permitted to participate in any way in horse sport activities, I, the undersigned, understand, acknowledge and accept that:
Horse sports are a dangerous activity and horses can act in a sudden and unpredictable (changeable) way, especially if frightened or hurt.
There is a significant risk that serious Injury or death may result from horse sport activities.
I understand and acknowledge the dangers associated with the consumption of alcohol or any mind altering drugs and agree not to drink alcohol or take drugs prohibited by law before or during any horse sports activities.
I agree to follow the directions of any event organiser or official and that any misconduct or refusal by me to follow any direction of any organiser or official can result in the cancellation of my participation in the activities and my immediate removal from my horse no matter where that may occur.
I agree to wear an approved helmet at all times whilst participating in the sport where this is required under the relevant EA and FEI rules and regulations.
Once the form has been sent you will see a message Thank you for your EA Waiver Form (You may need to scroll up to see the message). If you do not see this message your form has not gone through - check to see all compulsory fields have been filled.
If a participant cancels prior to the closing date, a refund will be issued.
If a participant wishes to cancel after the closing date, no refunds will be given unless a replacement participant is found due to the need to cover the higher costs of clinics.
At the completion of the event, the committee reserves the right to review all cancellations with a vet/doctor’s certificate and make a decision if a refund or partial refund can be applied under the circumstances to those participants. A vet/doctor’s certificate must be presented within 7 days of cancellation or it will not be accepted. The committee's decision will be final.
OPEN EVENTS / TRAINING DAYS:
If a participant cancels prior to the closing date, a refund will be issued. If a participant wishes to cancel after the closing date, a 50% refund will be given upon presentation of a vet/doctor’s certificate. The vet/doctor’s certificate must be presented within 7 days of cancellation or it will not be accepted.
If a member books into a rally and withdraws prior to closing date, a refund will be given.
If a member books into a rally and withdraws after the closing date, a refund will be given only if a vet or doctor’s certificate can be presented.
If withdrawing on the Friday/Saturday prior to the rally or on the morning of the rally please contact one of the Coordinators (please refrain from emailing or posting on Facebook as it is unlikely to be read after hours leading up to the rally).
Monies owing from cancelled rallies will be credited to the member’s account. Money will not be held over to transfer to another event/rally.
Refunds will only be available for 7 days after the rally date so all paperwork needs to be emailed to us to enable this to happen.
Helper Duties Rules:
If a member rides they MUST complete their assigned helper duty (or organise someone as a replacement). If you fail to complete your helper duty you may be refused your next event/rally booking.
If a member has booked into an event/rally, has been assigned a job and withdraws from the event/rally notifying event/rally contact, the committee would appreciate if you can still complete your helper duty but will endeavour to reassign it if this is not possible. If a member is booked into the event/rally and does not turn up on the day (therefore does not complete assigned job) without notifying the event/rally contact person(s) they may be refused their next booking.