Horse Riding

Includes

  • Indoor and Outdoor Venues
  • Horse Farm Retreats
  • Horse Trail Riding

 Description

The activity of horse riding involves organised recreational horseback riding where participants are led as a group outside of enclosed areas in the natural environment for pleasure, challenge, experience and / or educational outcomes. The term ‘horse trail riding’ is appropriately applied to long (multi day) as well as short (an hour or two) rides that can be experienced in diverse environments including metropolitan, coastal, outback and remote regions.

 Who Can Participate

Open to all.
Some Activity Providers may have additional age or height restrictions.

Safety Rules

  • The minimum dress requirements are: long sleeved shirt, and full length pants, sturdy shoes with good grip. Long hair should be up and tuck-up in the helmet. Jewellery such as necklaces, bracelets, long earrings, rings and watches, must be removed.
  • All participants and Activity Leaders/instructors must wear a helmet bearing the stamp of standards of Australia, when in the designated activity area.

Supervision Requirements 

Refer to Girl Guides Australia Ratios at a Glance

 Leader in Charge

  • The LiC must ensure that all participants are informed of appropriate clothing and/or personal equipment prior to the activity.
  • The LiC must organise and collect the ADM.27 from youth members and ADM.28 from adults.  The LiC must inform the Activity Instructor of any health conditions or behaviour issues with participants.
  • The LiC must have an appropriate first aid kit suitable for the activity present at the activity venue.
  • The LiC must ensure participants have water and food appropriate to the activity.
  • The LiC is responsible for all participants when they are not participating in the activity.

Activity Instructor 

Many outdoor activity centres will use in-house instructor qualifications. If you are unsure if they are accepted or alternative qualifications are held, contact your State Outdoor Activities Manager to ensure the instructor’s qualification is suitable.

 Questions to be asked when looking for an Activity Provider

  • The Activity Leader/Instructor is to brief all participants on safety and the care of equipment prior to the activity.
  • It is suggested that the Activity Leader / Instructor provide ground training prior to the commencement of the activity if relevant.
  • Obtain permission from relevant authorities for access and use of land. Examples are: National Parks, State forests and private landowners.
  • The ratified activity leader/ instructor must have knowledge of the locality, facilities, and terrain and weather conditions of the area that the activity will be taking place.
  • Should there be inclement weather the LiC and ratified instructor will need to negotiate whether the activity should proceed or be postponed.
  • Activity Leaders/ Instructors must have a first aid kit and appropriate rescue equipment readily accessible to all participants.

Notification Forms Required

ALL FORMS CAN BE ACCESSED HERE

For Approval – Prior to the Activity:

  • OUT.01 Camp/Adventure-based/Event: Notification/Application
  • ADM.56B Risk Assessment Plan for Outdoor Activities Events Camps
  • The Activity Provider’s Risk Management Plan

At the Activity

  • Participants are required to have completed: ADM.27 for Youth Members or ADM.28 for Adults
  • ADM.24A Notification of Accident Form
  • ADM.24B Notification of Incident Form

After the Activity

  • OUT.03 Camp/Adventure-based/Event Report

Last Modified: 08/01/19 at 2:40 PM