BSTHRC - "Smythesdale Ride" Sunday 27th January 2019

BSTHRC - "Smythesdale Ride" Sunday 27th January 2019
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BSTHRC - "Smythesdale Ride" Sunday 27th January 2019

Event Info
Category: Victorian Event
Date & Time: Jan 27 2019 at 09:00 AM - Jan 27 2019 at 03:00 PM

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    Enquiries & Nominations to Alan Salter at or 0427 357 941


    IMPORTANT NOTICE: On DAYS OF TOTAL FIRE BAN all rides are automatically cancelled. If extreme weather conditions are forecast for the day of a planned ride or event, it is your responsibility to phone the ride Coordinator to confirm if the ride is still proceeding, or if details have been changed.


    Smythesdale Botanical Gardens (Toilets, water & ample-safe float parking).

    The gardens are situated off the Glenelg Hwy to the right as you head into Smythesdale from Ballarat.


     The ride is classified as EASY/INTERMEDIATE.

    This year’s Smythesdale ride will be a little slower than previous years and perhaps the distance a little shorter. There will be opportunities to trot and/or canter if the group agrees to such opportunities.   

    The ride circuit will vary from last year’s taking in the Smythesdale, Scarsdale, Newtown areas on undulating rail trail/bush tracks/dirt roads, which are mainly good underfoot. Shoes or boots are recommended for tender footed horses. The ride will consist mainly of bush tracks and dirt roads, with one major road crossing of the Glenelg Highway.

    Horseless Muster @ 9:30 am Ride Out Time @ 10.00am sharp.   

    BYO saddle bag lunch and drink.

    Cost: $2.00 Club Members, other ATHRA members $5 

       $20.00 ride fee for Day Members.

    Day Members must register online at , (pay the $15 ATHRA fee during the online process and $2-00 club fee on the day). Day Members should contact President Alan Salter prior to the ride day, and please bring printout of your Day Membership for production to Club

    Ballarat Social Trail Horse Riders Club Inc.

    Club Rules

    1. Members should become familiar with the ATHRA Code of Conduct & these BSTHRC Rules. 

    2. Sick horses must not be brought to Club rides or events. If you suspect your horse is ill DO NOT bring it. Members should be mindful of horse health & welfare issues and always apply appropriate biosecurity strategies.

    3. All participants must pay at the time of registering, sign the Attendance Register, record their PIC number (if they have one) and provide emergency contact details.

    4. BSTHRC strongly recommends that all riders have Ambulance cover. An ambulance will be called if deemed appropriate by the Trail Boss, the injured member being responsible for all expenses.

    5. Riders under 18 years must wear an approved riding helmet. The Club recommends all riders wear helmets.

    6. Riders under 16 must be accompanied & supervised by a parent, guardian, or an adult member nominated in writing by the parent or guardian.

    7. All riders must carry a lead rope and halter.

    8. Horses known to kick must wear a red ribbon in their tail.

    9. All riders must advise the Trail Boss of any pre-existing medical condition prior to the start of a ride.

    10. Horses must be appropriately fit & conditioned for the intended ride, with adequately conditioned feet or shod. Stallions may only be used after prior approval from the Committee.

    11. Breastplates and Cruppers are recommended.

    12. Unless otherwise stated, DOGS are not permitted at rides or events.

    13. All riders must adhere to these BSTHRC rules and ATHRA’s Code of Conduct.

    14. Rider participation signifies understanding & acknowledgement of these rules, & willingness to comply.

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  • Category
    Victorian Event
  • Location & full address
    Smythesdale Botanical Gardens, Smythesdale Victoria
  • Date & Time
    Jan 27 2019 at 09:00 AM - Jan 27 2019 at 03:00 PM
  • Event Admins
    Ballarat Social Trail Horse Riders Club Inc