Safety Guidelines

You accept that horse riding is classed as a high-risk sport.  You understand that your child’s participation in the Unicorn Package will be subject to these Safety Guidelines.

We will allocate an instructor holding a current Disabled Association Instructors’ Certificate issued by the Riding for the Disabled Association if your child is disabled.

 

 

  1. All of our events are insured and are in compliance with relevant legislation. We have taken reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present.  For these measures to be effective, everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the rules and instructions given to you.
  2. At least one person holding an up to date First Aid Certificate (Emergency First Aid at Work or equivalent) will be present at all of our events. Appointed First Aiders will be identified to you at the beginning of the event. We will also have a First Aid Box readily available.
  3. Horses can be unpredictable, and accidents can happen.  However, if safety precautions and common sense are used then serious mishaps can be prevented.
  4. You must ensure that your child understands that for his or her safety and the safety of others (including the horses) that he or she follows the instructions of the staff and listens to advice when given. We reserve the right to stop any activity without liability if we reasonably believe these guidelines are not being followed by you or your child.
  5. You must comply with the following guidelines and ensure that your child understands his or her responsibilities:
    1. all persons under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian at all times;
    2. all persons shall at all times comply with the fire, health and safety rules and regulations in any emergency procedures given to them;
    3. correct protective clothing will be provided to your child upon arrival (such as hard hats to latest British standards). Please ensure that these items are worn by your child at all times when around the horses.
    4. always ensure that your child always approaches the horse from the side.  (The horse has two ‘blind’ spots – directly in front and behind him);
    5. ensure that your child understands not to make loud noises or sudden movements around horses;
    6. ensure that when walking round the back of the horse that you and your child leaves plenty of room;
    7. that he or she wears sensible footwear;
    8. that he or she is not wearing jewellery (especially earrings, rings and necklaces);
    9. that waterproofs will be provided to your child and any loose clothing he or she is wearing is buttoned or zipped up and cannot flap and frighten the horse.

If you have any concerns over any of the above, please call us immediately on 0207 889 901