25 Magazine Road, Wingfield SA 5011 Revised March 2013 Conditions of agistment Agisted members must be financial riding members of the Sunnybrae Pony Club.
The Club provides agistment for 18 horses.
These positions are a privilege and not a right of membership.
Application for agistment must be made in writing and presented to the Committee along with a letter that outlines the members clear understanding of these conditions.
Agisting members must participate actively in club activities.
In order to renew an existing agistment contract for the following year, agistees must participate in at least 50% of club activities.
These consist of rallies, working bees, club events, Zone competitions and other Pony Club activities that may arise throughout the year.
If members are unable to participate, they should provide a Medical Certificate to an Executive Committee member.
A Pony Club member can agist up to two horses on the grounds conditional upon additional ground support being available to help the Club and upon approval by the Committee. (Amended 2011) No stallions, unbroken horses or pregnant mares beyond third trimester may be agisted on the grounds.
The level of agistee participation is monitored by the Committee on a quarterly basis.
If there is a trend towards poor participation, the agisting member will receive written advice and be asked to notify the Committee in writing of their commitment to improve their participation.
If the level of participation remains below the club requirement in the following quarter, the agistment contract will be terminated and the member given 2 weeks to remove their horse and equipment from the grounds.
No member is to interfere with another members’ horse and/or equipment without the express permission of the owner.
The removal of feed without permission is forbidden and anyone found doing this will receive disciplinary warning from the Committee.
Stables and Grounds All agistees must ensure the grounds are maintained according to the Site Management Plan.
At no times is a member permitted to undertake construction, improvements, additions or any other work on any buildings or facilities on the grounds without written approval by the Club Committee.
Horses with known VICES are not allowed.
These include vices such as wind sucking, cribbing or dangerous behaviours.
Members are responsible for maintaining the shell grit and/or sawdust in their stable at an acceptable level.committee reserves the right to advise on unacceptable levels. 25 Magazine Road, Wingfield SA 5011 Revised March 2013 All members must be familiar with the requirements of the Site Management Plan and liaise with the grounds manager on ANY ISSUE relating to the grounds or stables.
Every member is to keep their stable, tack shed, club facilities and common areas clean and free of litter, rubbish and obstacles at all times.committee members reserve the right to remove any obstacles, articles, equipment or gear left unattended.
Horse care and management Horses must be wormed and vaccinated immediately upon entering the Sunnybrae grounds for the first time.
Following this, all horses are wormed on the same designated Worming day using a commercial worming paste approved by the Committee.
Horses are vaccinated annually on the same day.
Members must authorise the worming book as evidence they have wormed and have the worming process witnessed by another member.
Around the 30th June each year, all agisted horses must be vaccinated with the 2 in 1 vaccination.
This is done on the same day by all agisted horses.
Agisting members are responsible for maintaining their stable and yard.
Yards are to be thoroughly cleaned daily, with all manure removed and placed in the manure pit.
Water is to be filled daily and water buckets maintained in a clean and hygienic manner.
Horses that remain in stables must be exercised or released from their yard for at least 45 minutes per day.
It is preferred that horses are placed in the day paddock to assist in socialisation and well being.
Agisting members must care for their horses adequately, provide sufficient feed, contribute to the cost of additional hay as required and groom regularly.
Care includes: Regular checking of condition and worming the horse on worming day Checking and maintaining feet and teeth Engaging a vet as required* (see Veterinary attention and Horse Health) Checking your horse every day.
In the interest of your horses’ health, excessive riding is unacceptable particularly in hot weather.
After riding, all horses must be properly groomed to ensure all sweat and dirt is removed.
Your horses’ comfort is paramount.
Veterinary attention and Horse Health The Club reserves the right to engage a vet at any time if considered necessary by at least two members of the Club Committee.
Every effort will be made to contact the member if this situation arises, however, any costs relating to the vet attendance will be borne by the agisting member. 25 Magazine Road, Wingfield SA 5011 Revised March 2013 If two Committee members agree that an agisted horse is exhibiting symptoms that may require veterinary attendance, the owner will be notified and asked to seek veterinary attention within 48 hours of the notification.
If the member does not report back with veterinary advice within that time, the club reserves the right to call the vet and the costs be borne by the owner.
In the event of a horse dying while agisted, every effort will be made to contact the member.
If the member cannot be contacted, the Club reserves the right to have the carcass removed at the members’ expense.
In the event of a horse breaking a leg, every effort will be made to contact the member.
In most cases, the horse will be destroyed and the carcass removed by the knackery at the members expense.
If an agisting member suffers injury or illness whilst on the grounds, first aid, medical treatment and possible evacuation to a health care facility will be arranged at the members’ expense.
Rules for Riding When riding on Sunnybrae grounds, safety helmets and approved riding boots must be worn at all times.
While engaged in pony Club activities, all members are covered by Pony Club Association insurance.
At all other times, you ride at your own risk.
Non-members are not permitted to ride on the grounds unless written permission is sought in advance from the Committee and that person signs an Insurance Waiver indemnifying the club from any liability.
Boots or enclosed shoes are to be worn at all times when handling horses.
Horses are to be led with halter and lead rope or appropriate bridle.
Members are encouraged not to ride if on the grounds alone, however, if adult members choose to do so, they ride at their own risk.
Sunnybrae Pony Club, its servants and agents accept no liability or responsibility for any illness, damage or injury suffered by members, friends or visitors to the grounds on Magazine Road at Dry Creek.
Agistment Guidelines will be given to every agisting member – please read them thoroughly.
General Conditions of Agistment Children under the age of 16 are not to be left on the grounds unsupervised or unaccompanied at any time.
Young children must be carefully supervised at all times.
Policies relating to Riding safety, Harassment, Snake Safety and Smoking must be followed at all times.
Smoking is prohibited on the grounds at all times.
Problems? If you have any problems relating to anything on the agistment, please approach a member of the Committee or put your concerns in writing. 25 Magazine Road, Wingfield SA 5011 Revised March 2013 All members are required to treat other agisting members with respect and courtesy at all times.
If members experience personal problems, they are expected to attempt to resolve those problems in a mature manner.
The Committee will intervene if these situations negatively impact upon the agisting community.
The Committee of the Sunnybrae Pony Club Incorporated reserve the right to amend, alter, remove or include new policies, procedures and guidelines relating to the agistment at 25 Magazine Road, Wingfield as it sees fit.
All agisters will be notified of changes in writing.
Agistment Agreement I have thoroughly read and fully understand the Agistment Contract and agree to abide by the rules and conditions outlined in the Contract.
I have inspected the agistment and found it to be satisfactory and I agree to maintain regular agistment payments 4 weeks in advance at all times.
I understand that if I do not maintain regular agistment payments, this agistment contract will be terminated.
Name Address Contact Numbers Email Horse name Horse details Signed: If a gi s te e u nd e r 18 , si g na ture of pa ren t/ guard ia n r equired . Date: On behalf of the Sunnybrae Pony Club Inc.
Signed: Name: Date: 25 Magazine Road, Wingfield SA 5011 Revised March 2013 (A copy of this Agistment Agreement will be returned to you after it has been endorsed by the Committee)
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