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    Waihora Pony Club April Open Days 2024

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    Waihora Pony Club Training/Open Days – 2 weeks, April 2024

    These open days are being held to give you the opportunity to use our fantastic grounds in the lead up to eventing season and the Waihora Showcross day on 28th April. The funds raised from these open days will help Waihora Pony Club to improve the arena surface.

    We are opening our extensive pony club grounds over the April school holidays. (Usually the grounds are closed for ODE preparation but our ODE is 2nd June this year.) There will be lots of toys for you and your horse to play with including:

    • Cross-country jumps of various heights from 45cm to 105cm including the awesome Waihora water jump and keyhole jump
    • A show jump course in our large 70m x 50m sand arena – you can set the height to what you would like
    • A grass dressage arena
    • Bookable 3hr sessions (limited to 10 visiting riders so you won't be crowded – but do contact us if you are a larger group)
    • $25 per horse per session

    Come along and bring your friends. Or bring your Pony Club team and use it to practice for upcoming teams events. Pony Club Collier Trophy is just around the corner – this is a great chance to train.

    Children under 17 are very welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

    Here are the details:

    Dates: Monday 15th April to Friday 26th April 2024

    Times: There will be 3 bookable sessions per day: 8-11am, 11am-2pm, 2-5pm

    How ticketing works: Each rider requires one rider ticket plus at least one horse ticket. If there are multiple riders in your group please make an individual booking for each rider and their horse/s.
    You need to first book a rider ticket (free) and then book a ticket for each of that rider's horses ($25 each).
    For example: Rider name: xxxxxxx
    Horse Ticket 1. (horse name)
    Horse Ticket 2. (horse name)
    Horse Ticket 3. (horse name)

    Everyone entering the grounds must hold a ticket for their horse/s to gain entry

    And here’s the fine print:

    No riding outside the pony club grounds especially not on the Racetrack or the Domain Grounds. Action will be taken against anyone found in these areas.

    Parking in designated areas in front of yards and arena (these areas will be shown on map). Please stay on the gravel tracks to unload and load if it has rained.

    Helmets to be worn

    Back protectors to be worn on the cross-country course (NZPCA regulations for our grounds – no exceptions)

    No stallions or rigs

    Please remove all manure and hay from around yards and floats

    Please take all rubbish home

    There is no access to the clubrooms, please use the Domain toilets – they will be marked on a map of the grounds. (Do not take horses into the Domain grounds.)

    No jumping alone. (If you are jumping please have someone else there.)

    Only jump in the direction indicated by the flags (keep red on the right).

    If you damage a jump or see some wear and tear can you please kindly let us know so we can fix it for the next riders.

    We are happy to share our amazing grounds with the wider horse-riding community but we are relying on all participants to look after the grounds, stay safe, be kind to others using the grounds and report any damage so that we can fix it. If our grounds are looked after like this we will do it again in the future. Have fun!

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