Forest Trails Arena Rules
* Ride with “HEADS UP” at ALL TIMES to avoid confusion/collisions. Stay aware of other riders circling or changing directions. This is especially important for those who may be jumping or going over poles.
* When more than 1 rider present, if possible, ride the same direction, otherwise pass “Left to Left” shoulder or call “Inside/Outside” when passing.
* Clean up after yourself in the arena. This includes: candy wrappers, pop cans, training equipment and other items you bring to the arena.
* Horses turned out in the arenas should not be left unattended & must be caught in the event a rider enters.
* Only 1 person allowed to longe when riders are present. No longing allowed when 5 or more riders present. Be sure to alert riders before cracking whip.
* Longing circles must be contained within one end of the arena and off the rail to allow riders to get by and circle the other 1/2.
* All jumps, poles, cones & other equipment must be put away to designated area after each use.
* All minors under 18 are required to wear protective headgear whenever riding, jumping or not.
* All riders jumping MUST wear protective headgear/helmet. No Exceptions.
* When setting up jumps, one end of the arena must be left open for circling when other riders present.
* No more than 3 jumps (4 if done close together) can be set up when riders are present. If riders enter, extra jumps must be taken down to avoid obstruction of the arena. Jumps are not allowed on the rail when other riders present.
* No jumping allowed when there are 3 or more riders present. No longing allowed when riders are jumping. Longers will have to wait until jumping is done.
* “Heads Up” must be called prior to taking jumps if other riders are present.
* All minors under 16 MUST have an adult present to jump.
* Everyone is required to sweep up the aisle after walking back from the arena.
Please realize we are an open discipline barn that has several different riding styles. The arenas are large enough to accommodate several riders so long as we all work together and use common sense. Conflicts and misunderstandings can be avoided if we are respectful & courteous toward one another.
(For rules regarding lessons, see sheet located next to turnout board.)