WITHDRAWALS Unless accompanied by a Veterinary or Medical Certificate, all withdrawals received during the Show by the Horse Section Office will incur a $50 administration fee.
ALL withdrawals must be made by 8am on the day the event you are scheduled to compete in is being held.
Withdrawals which were received prior to Thursday 21st February 2013 may be eligible for a refund of Entry Fees paid at the discretion of the Horse Committee upon written application.
No refunds will be issued for withdrawals received after this date. 6 TREATMENT NOTIFICATION FORMS Please be advised that Treatment Notification Forms are available from the Horse Section Office – ANY and ALL drug treatments MUST be notified no later than 6pm on the day before the day of Exhibition. HELMETS All Persons riding a horse must wear approved safety helmets to the current Australian, European or American Standard whilst mounted, including but not limited to competition and exercise arenas (unless otherwise specified).
The restraining helmet harness must be secured and fastened at all times.
Australian Standard – AS/NZ 3838 European Standard – EN1384 USA Standard – ASTMF1163 This ruling applies to all areas associated with the Sydney Showground including the Horse Trail and the Exercise areas located outside of the immediate Showground precinct.
Breaches of this compulsory requirement may lead to disqualification or eviction at the discretion of the Horse Committee and RAS of NSW. MARSHALLING FOR EVENTS It is recommended that Exhibitors Marshall 30 minutes prior to their event in the Marshalling Yard.
Each class will be escorted into the Main Arena by a Mounted Greencoat Steward, 5 minutes prior to the commencement of an event.
Late arrivals will not be allowed to enter the ring.competitors eliminated from a class must leave the ring immediately.
A Mounted Greencoat Steward will lead prize winners around the arena so that the spectators may be given the opportunity to view the placegetters.competitors must comply with any request made by the Mounted Greencoat Stewards and Livestock Attendants in charge of the Marshalling Yards and Main Arena. VETERINARY & MEDICAL OFFICERS The Society’s Medical Practitioner and Veterinary Officers will be located in the Medical and Veterinary Office under the horse undercroft leading into Main Arena.
They may be contacted by telephone from the assembly yards or through the Horse Section Office.
After hours contact can be made by telephone at the numbers shown on the windows of the Horse Section Office and the Veterinary Office.
All medical and veterinary services rendered while on the Showground are a first aid service only, beyond which it is the responsibility of the person concerned to contact his or her own medical practitioner or veterinary officer.
This does not in any way preclude persons engaging the service of the Society’s medical practitioner or veterinary officers in a private capacity and at their own expense. RANDOM PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE TESTING PROGRAM The Society will be conducting random swabbing of Exhibits in the Horse Section.
Exhibitors should be familiar with the relevant regulations, in particular General Regulations 126 –137 (these are available at www.sydneyroyalshows.com.au ). 7 Exhibitors should be aware that herbal remedies and medicines, including those obtained over-thecounter at a pharmacy, may contain prohibited substances.
The constitutions of many of these preparations are unlisted or unknown.
Accordingly, Exhibitors are strongly advised to refer to General Regulations 126-137.
Examples of preparations that should be avoided include those containing guarana, kava and valerian.
Where a prohibited drug has been administered to an Exhibit within 14 days prior to an event, an RAS Treatment Notification Form must be submitted to the Horse Section Office by 6pm on the day prior to the event.
The Exhibit must not compete in that event until the Society’s Chairman of the Veterinary Committee has signed the form.
Please note this does not preclude a positive swab administer outside of this 14 day period.
Exhibitors should note that the following instruction should be incorporated with those of General Regulation 130 pertaining to prohibited drugs: A refusal or wilful obstruction by any person to submit a horse for examination or testing shall be reported immediately to the chairman of the horse section committee.
Should the Chairman of the Horse Section Committee decide that there are no grounds for refusal or obstruction the Exhibitor shall be dealt with at the discretion of the Committee.
The refusal of the owner or his representative to sign as witness to the test shall be treated as a refusal to submit a horse for examination under the above rule. EXHIBITOR AMENITIES
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