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* Family Membership $135

Monthly Dressage Competitons

Second Sunday of each month

New EA Helmet Regulation 


As of 1 Jan 2017 Protective headgear must conform with one of the current approved safety standards:

  • Current Australian standard AS/NZS 3838 (2006 onwards) provided they are SAI Global marked.
  • New Australian standard ARB HS 2012 provided they are SAI Global marked.
  • Current American standard ASTM F1163 (2004a or 04a onwards) provided they are SEI marked.
  • Current American standard SNELL E2001.
  • Current British standard PAS 015 (1998 or 2011) provided they are BSI Kitemarked.
  • Interim European Standard VG1 (01.040: 2014-12) with or without BSI Kitemark.


CDHC Rules

Aim of the CDHC
1. To have fun riding and training horses.
2. Not to have anyone, or any horses, hurt.
3. Improve riding and horse training skills for the mutual benefit of horse and rider/handler.
4. Improve understanding of the physical, mental and emotional health and welfare of horses.
5. To help beginners.
Since no club member is paid to work for other club members, all members will be expected to
help with catering, sports activities and grounds work.
CDHC is a co-operative effort, with ALL MEMBERS HELPING to run a good club for all.
CDHC is not a riding school or an agistment centre. * See notes
Use your common sense at all times.
Be friendly and helpful to all fellow Club members and guests.
It is everyone's job to make new members and guests feel welcome.

Club Membership
Membership to the CDHC is a privilege, not a right.
Application for Annual Membership shall be made on Application Forms approved by The
Committee, along with the prescribed annual membership fee and any bonds and levies which
shall be reviewed from time to time by The Management Committee.
Membership can only be considered when all forms are signed and returned to The Club Secretary
1. Member Application Form
2. Rider Medical Profile (for each rider or handler member)
3. Indemnity/Dangerous Activity Waiver
4. Horse ID (where DPI regulations require and for each horse you bring on to club grounds)
The Committee reserves the right to refuse membership.
A person refused membership may appeal to The Committee in writing, which will be heard by The
Committee as per CDHC Policy and Procedures.
Membership Year is from 1st March to the last day of February.

Termination of Membership
The Committee has the right to terminate any membership if that member fails to comply with any
of the provisions of these CDHC Rules and/or EA Affiliate Member Rules and
Regulations or conducts themselves in a manner considered to be injurious or prejudicial to
the character or interests of CDHC Inc. Termination of Membership may be immediate if the
Committee deems that members actions to have caused a safety risk or injury to themselves, other
members and/or a horse/s.

Membership Categories
Single Membership – Adult Member, over 18 years of age. Voting Membership.
Family Membership – must have one member over 18 years who is responsible for all named
persons on the family Annual Application for Membership. One Vote Per Membership.
Members under 18 years of age are Junior Members.
Event Membership – Single – Adult Member, over 18 years of age. (Includes Clinics and
demonstrations) No Voting Rights.
Social Membership – Non Riding, Non Voting Member who receives club Newsletters and email
Community Membership – Adult Member, over 18 years of age, or Juniors will require the
signature of the responsible adult. For facility hire, community groups, demonstrations without
horse contact, horse clinics where the facilitator has own insurance.

Club Duty Roster and Working Bees
Being a Community Club CDHC relies on its members to volunteer their services at Club Events,
Shows, Training Camps etc.
Each member is required to volunteer for a minimum of one duty per membership year. A relative
or friend may take their place.
Rosters will be posted in the newsletter if there are not enough volunteers.
Working bees are to maintain club facilities. Single membership requires 8 hours and family
membership requires 16 hours per membership per membership year, to help with maintenance of
club facilities and equipment.

General Rules and Ground Rules
1. CDHC grounds are for the use of Financial Members Only (Event or Day Membership is for
that day only)
2. A Membership with any debt to CDHC is deemed unfinancial and may not use club
3. Members are responsible for being aware of, and complying with, all Rules and Regulations
and Safety and Directional Signage.
4. Members are responsible for their own conduct and for that of their family members and
guests whilst on club grounds.
5. Adult Members are at all times fully responsible for the behaviour and actions of the Junior
Members under their Family Membership.
6. Any loss of, or damage to, CDHC equipment or property by a member, their guest/s, their
dog/s or horse/s or a visitor must be replaced or repaired at the member's/visitor's expense.
7. Horse riding is a dangerous activity and horse behaviour can be unpredictable therefore No
Responsibility is/will be accepted by CDHC or its Committee Members for any loss,
damage or injury to any person, animal or property occurring within the confines of the club
8. No responsibility is/will be accepted by CDHC or its Committee Members for any loss,
theft, damage or injury occurring within the confines of the club grounds.
9. Bad language and offensive behaviour will not be tolerated. Offenders will be dealt with
immediately by Officials/Committee and incidents recorded in the ‘Incident Book’.
10. Members are advised to use the grounds with caution in the rain and when the grounds are
11. Do not ride, drive or park on grass when the grounds are wet.
12. All gates must be kept closed, includes paddock, arenas, Show Grounds and stall gates.
13. Any member may use club equipment. The equipment is to be cleaned and put away after
use. Sand yards and arenas are to be raked to be left usable for other members.
14. All manure is to be picked up and placed in the bays provided
15. All horses on CDHC grounds must be controlled and controllable, therefore,
i. No horses are to be let loose on club grounds.
ii. No unbroken horses on CDHC grounds. A permit may be issued, per horse, to a CDHC
approved Handler/Trainer in certain circumstances.
iii. No entire horses, that is, colts or stallions, except under Event Rules. A permit may
be issued, per horse, to a CDHC approved Handler/Trainer in certain circumstances.
iv. No horses age 2 years and under, except under Event Rules. A permit may be
issued, per horse, to a CDHC approved Handler/Trainer in certain circumstances.
16. Clinics and Events - Horses may be left on the club grounds overnight with the approval of
the Agistment/Grounds Manager, but must be restrained in holding yards in an area
designated by the Agistment/Grounds Manager.
17. No horses are permitted on spectator viewing mounds around the arena/s or inside the
'spectator safe' fence surrounding the Club House
18. No horses are to be tethered to gates or fences around the Club House
19. No shoeing, grooming, feeding or otherwise tending to horses in the car parking areas.
20. The wash bay and holding yard area (stalls) must be left clean after use.
21. Dogs are not permitted on club grounds unless they are on a lead and under control.
22. Members and visitors not adhering to Club Rules and/or EA Rules and Regulations will be
asked to remove themselves and their horse/s from CDHC grounds.
23. Breaches of Club Rules and/or EA Rules and Regulations may be recorded in the ‘Incident
Book’ and further action may be taken by the Committee and/or EA.

Riders, Handlers and Trainers
1. Suitable riding attire, for the discipline, is to be worn by all club members but must include
sleeved shirt and long trousers.
2. All riders must wear in-date helmets approved for their discipline and correct footwear.
3. Western Pleasure riders, including Junior Members, riding in full Western gear and
competing in designated areas for that purpose are not required to wear helmets.
4. Junior members must have responsible adult supervision.
5. All riders must have adult supervision when using jumps.
6. Members and visitors must comply with all Directional and Safety Signage.
7. Members and visitors must comply with instructions from Officials and Committee Members
8. Mistreatment of horses will not be tolerated. Offenders will be dealt with immediately and
incidents recorded in the ‘Incident Book’ for further action by the Committee.
9. Handlers and Trainers must wear suitable closed in shoes when working with horses and
also wear an in-date safety helmet when training on the ground eg lungeing, long reining,
Natural Horsemanship etc.
10. Riders, Handlers and Trainers must be in control of their horse/s, see General Rules 15.
11. Non agisted horses are not to be ridden or left in the paddock where agisted horses are
12. Non member riders and trainers (day visitors) are required to pay for day insurance cover,
plus riding and ground fees.

CDHC Social Media
The club reserves the right to use any images or video taken during club events for its website
and/or its social media sites. Material posted on club social media site may also be used by the
club. Members NOT wishing to have their image posted on any of these sites must make a written
request to the committee.

* CDHC is a club and as such does not employ riding instructors or agistment officers. Being on
CDHC grounds is not like for example, going to a swimming pool and having a paid lifeguard to
look out for you and assist you if you need help. It is up to members to take responsibility for the
safety of themselves, the members in their care and their horses and to look out for each other.
At the swimming pool you are expected to be responsible to wear sunscreen, a hat etc so you
don't get sunburned and that you swim in areas suitable for your ability. As a member of CDHC
you are expected to be responsible in ensuring that you and your horse/s have suitable, correct
and in-date equipment and safety gear (and sunscreen and hats etc!) which you use in the correct
manner and that you ride and train for your level of ability in areas suitable for that activity and in
weather suitable for that activity.
Final interpretation of these Rules and EA Rules and Regulations rests with The Management