Rally days are held on the second Sunday of each month at the Woady Yaloak Equestrian Centre, Smythesdale.
Membership includes two free lessons per rally. If you want a third lesson it costs extra and depends on availability. Most months there is a choice of flat lessons, grid, show jumping and cross country.
Instruction groups will usually consist of no more than four riders and fewer when the situation allows. Where possible combinations of similar ability will be grouped together.
All bookings will open two weeks prior to the rally via the SARC Facebook page and close the Sunday before the rally. Bookings can be made by contacting the rally co-ordinators via email, text, or FB message. Please Asterix your preferred lesson ( you get two each rally and your first preference will be noted).
On rally days, riders are encouraged to bring a plate to share at lunchtime in the clubhouse. Riders may help themselves to tea and coffee during the course of the day.
Upon arrival at the grounds and after attending to the needs of their horse(s), riders are requested to confirm their lesson time(s), enter their name and emergency contact details for that day in the attendance book in the clubhouse and to assist in setting up the arenas and jumping equipment.
On rally days we use the lower car park. The reserve gates are to be closed at all times after entering and exiting the reserve in the interests of safety for both horses and riders.
In order to ride at rallies riders must be financial members of Smythesdale Adult Riders Club Inc. Riders must wear appropriate riding boots ( Bluntstone boots are not acceptable), riding helmets, and medical armbands at all times when mounted. Club uniforms may be worn at rallies.
Helmet Standards as required by HRCAV are as follows.
Insurance cover is voided if an accident occurs whilst mounted and the
rider is not wearing an approved equestrian helmet with a fixed harness.
Approved equestrian helmets must comply with the following standards:
An approved equestrian helmet with a fixed harness MUST be worn at all times whilst mounted. The required standards for helmets at HRCAV competitions and rallies is AS/NZS 3838 (AU), ASTM F 1163 (USA), PAS 015 (UK) and VG1 (Europe).
The EN 1384 (Europe) standard is only acceptable for helmets which were manufactured prior to 2016.
Members are reminded that helmets should be replaced following a fall and that the generally accepted usable life of most helmets is five years. Please check the label in your helmet to ensure that it complies with the new rules.
Members riding on the day are also expected to assist in the setting up and packing up of the arenas and jumping equipment at the beginning and conclusion of the rally. Members will be identified for these jobs on each rally plan. Please respect the roster and fulfil your duties when required.