EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY HANDBOOK

 
EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY
    HANDBOOK
Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................... 3

PART TWO: GENERAL GUIDELINES ................................................................................................. 3

PART THREE: EQUESTRIAN CLOTHING ........................................................................................... 4

PART FOUR: EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY RIDING GUIDELINES............................................................. 5

PART FIVE: HORSES IN YARDS ........................................................................................................ 6

PART SIX: HORSES IN PADDOCKS ................................................................................................... 6

PART SEVEN: SCHOOL PONIES ....................................................................................................... 7

PART EIGHT: LESSONS PROVIDED BY OUTSIDE INSTRUCTORS ....................................................... 7

PART NINE: USE OF THE EQUESTRIAN TRUCK ................................................................................ 8

PART TEN: COMPETITIONS............................................................................................................. 8

PART ELEVEN: OUTSIDE USERS ...................................................................................................... 9

PART TWELVE: EQUESTRIAN COLOURS ........................................................................................ 10

PART THIRTEEN: PRIZES AND TROPHIES ...................................................................................... 10

PART FOURTEEN: THE STATUS OF EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES......................................................... 11

PART FIFTEEN: EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY FEES (2012) .................................................................... 13

INFORMATION ABOUT BRINGING HORSES TO SCHOOL ............................................................... 14

APPLICATION TO KEEP A HORSE AT NGA TAWA .......................................................................... 16

HORSE REGISTRATION FORM ....................................................................................................... 17

NGA TAWA “SCHOOL PONY” ....................................................................................................... 19
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION

The Nga Tawa School Equestrian Academy actively promotes excellence in and the enjoyment of
both riding and the care of horses and ponies. We strongly believe positive, active involvement in
equestrian can significantly increase skills, confidence and the holistic development of students of
all year levels and abilities, throughout school years and beyond.

Through the Equestrian Academy we aim to -:
   • provide all students with the encouragement and programmes to assist them in reaching their
       potential as riders

    •   provide all students with the opportunity to develop skills, fitness and tactical appreciation in
        their chosen discipline, with the assistance of suitably qualified instructors and quality facilities

    •   provide all students with the experience of a variety of equestrian disciplines, in competitive and
        recreational settings

    •   provide an environment where students can develop their personal and social skills – e.g. to
        grow in self-confidence and self-reliance; to push the boundaries of one’s current capabilities
        and set goals for improvement; to experience the camaraderie of others in the equestrian
        community and the need for cooperation as a team member and to learn to cope with success
        and failure.

PART TWO: GENERAL GUIDELINES

Access to Yards
Students may access the yards outside class times. However, all students must have permission
from their Boarding Managers if they need to access the yards after Prep.

Student Responsibility
If a student is not providing the correct care for her pony, she will be given a verbal and written
warning followed by a second written warning. If the pony is still lacking the correct care it will be
sent home in a transporter if parents are unable to personally collect it.

Equipment storage and maintenance
1.    All equipment must be stowed safely at all times in equipment bay.
2.    All wheelbarrows must be emptied and stored at all times.
3.    Yards and tack sheds must be kept clean at all times.

Floats and trucks
Any float or truck on the school premises is at the owner’s risk. Floats may be left here however
they may be required for use by show jumping judges, during a show held at Nga Tawa. When
loading and unloading, trucks are not to be left unattended in the yard.

Rosters
All students in the Equestrian Academy are rostered onto a variety of duties to ensure the tidiness
and smooth operation of the equestrian area. These duties must be completed by 5.30pm
Monday to Friday.
Vet /Farrier
Equine staff, at their discretion can summon the vet/farrier if they feel it is needed. This will be
charged to the home account.

Visitors
ALL visitors to the yard must sign in at the garden shed by the double black gates on arrival.

PART THREE: EQUESTRIAN CLOTHING

Helmets
Safety approved riding helmets with fastened 3 point harness must be worn at all times while
mounted on horseback. No exceptions to this rule – ever.

Day School uniform must not be worn in the yard
All students accessing the equestrian area need to change out of day school uniform before
arriving at the yard, or as soon as possible after arrival. However, a full length jacket
(e.g. Drizabone) may be worn over day school uniform, but only during interval or for very short
visits to the yard.

Correct Footwear
Boots must be worn at all times in the yard and jodhpur /riding boots when riding.

Long Sleeves
Long sleeves that cover the elbow are compulsory when riding.

Jodhpurs
Jodhpurs must be worn when being taught by outside instructors.

Hard Hats
Safety certified hard hats with fastened 3 point harness must be worn when riding.

Body Protectors
A body protector is to be worn when on track or cross country schooling.

Traveling to and from School with Horses
The Nga Tawa equestrian traveling uniform may be worn instead of best uniform to and from
school, when traveling with horses. It is also worn at competitions and in the yard.
PART FOUR: EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY RIDING GUIDELINES

1.    Students may only ride with adult supervision.

2.    Parents may only supervise their own child, outside riding times.

3.    When passing a horse coming from the opposite direction, riders have left shoulder to left
      shoulder.

4.    Always ask for permission before jumping.

5.    Any saddlery declared ‘unsafe’ by any riding instructor must be fixed or replaced
      immediately.

6.    Students must be dismounted when walking to and from arenas.

7.    Students can only ride in designated areas.

8.    Students may lunge their horse at any time upon consultation with instructor. If other
      students are riding in the same arena, then the lunger must stay in a suitable corner of the
      arena.

9.    Long sleeves must be worn when riding.

10.   Students are not to ride another student’s horse, unless permission has been given by
      both parents and staff.

11.   Saddle and bridle to be used at all times; unless instructor permission is granted for the
      horse to be worked bareback.

12.   The student has the right to withdraw politely during the lesson and must speak with one
      of the equestrian staff about their concerns.

13.   When riding on the canter track, students must wear a body protector as well as a helmet.
      The first rider on the track chooses the direction and everybody must ride in the same
      direction to prevent accidents. When passing, the faster rider must slow down and call to
      the person in front asking if it is okay to pass.

14.   Weekend riding: Weekend riding times may change weekly; they will be displayed in the
      boarding house from Friday evening, but may be available from the Director of Equestrian
      prior to this. All students must wait until the weekend supervisor okays students to be
      mounted before hopping on.
PART FIVE: HORSES IN YARDS

1.    All parents must sign a Health Fitness Declaration for their horse before it is brought to
      school.

2.    Hay to be fed in hay nets/bags which are hung correctly.

3.    No covers should be hanging over the front rails of the yard. Side rails to be used.

4.    It is the student’s responsibility to keep their yards clean and tidy. This includes the area in
      front of their yard and flooring.

5.    Yards must be mucked out as often as possible and definitely when horse has been turned
      out in to paddock.

6.    Maintenance issues must be reported in writing as soon as possible.

7.    Fresh, clean water must be available to the horse at all times.

8.    During Exeats all horses are to leave school unless prior permission has been granted from
      the Director of Equestrian.

9.    Parents must inform equestrian staff at least twenty four hours before a horse arrives.

10.   Halters to be safely stored when not on the horse.

11.   Yard gates should be fully opened before leading a horse through.

PART SIX: HORSES IN PADDOCKS

1.    Horses must be checked/fed/exercised daily by their owner or a student.

2.    No horse is put in a new paddock without permission from staff.

3.    A horse must remain in the stable for the night, if arriving after teaching hours, unless the
      student has been told which paddock her horse is to be turned out into.

4.    No halters or covers are to be left on the paddock fences or gates.

5.    Horses must be taken to and from paddocks using a lead and halter.

6.    All maintenance issues must be reported to staff when identified.

7.    All horse behavioural problems or ailments must be reported to staff.

8.    All horses must have access to fresh, clean water.

9.    Small paddocks must be mucked out, at least once a day.

10.   No electric tape is to be erected without prior approval.
11.   Horses must be stabled when weather is not suitable for paddocking. This is at the
      discretion of the staff.
      The flag system has been put in place so all students are aware of when horses are to be
      stabled. Green flag = outside. Red flag = inside.

12.   Horses must be following a worming programme and the parents must sign a Health
      Fitness Declaration before the horse is accepted at Nga Tawa.

13.   Leather halters are allowed to be worn in the paddock if there is a problem with catching
      the horse.

14.   Hoods that cover the horses face are not permitted to be used in the paddock, but may be
      used while stabled.

15.   If a student is leaving for the weekend and her horse is staying at school she must report
      to the Equestrian Supervisor before departure, along with the student who will be
      responsible for the horse during this time.

16.   All families with individual paddocks must have understood and signed the Individual
      Paddock Contract before the horse may be turned out into the paddock.

PART SEVEN: SCHOOL PONIES

1.    Ponies supplied are shod, fed, wormed and have saddlery in good working order.

2.    It is the school pony student’s responsibility to bring in and tack up their designated pony
      for riding.

3.    It is the school pony students who feed and check on the ponies daily.

4.    School pony girls must be suitably attired for riding and when in the yards.

PART EIGHT: LESSONS PROVIDED BY OUTSIDE INSTRUCTORS

1.    Tidy attire and jodhpurs must be worn.

2.    Clean, correctly fitting gear to be used.

3.    Students warm horses up before start of lesson.

4.    Students may not be out of class for more than an hour including warm up /putting horse
      away.

5.    It is the student’s responsibility to find a replacement if they are unable to take their
      scheduled lesson – within reason. Let the person in charge know.

6.    An unexcused no-show at a lesson will result in the home account being charged for the
      lesson anyway.

7.    It will be at the Equestrian Staff’s discretion who will be suitable for outside instruction.
8.      All students must follow the Nga Tawa Code of Conduct. The code of conduct is available
        from the front office if you do not already have one.

9.      The student has the right to withdraw during a lesson and must then speak with one of the
        Nga Tawa riding instructors about their concerns.

Our resident outside instructors are: Penny Castle – Dressage, Bryce Newman – Jumping & Andrew
Scott – Jumping. All of these instructors have been a national title holder on numerous occasions
and represented New Zealand at their specialist discipline.
Provided there are sufficient numbers of girls wanting lessons these instructors may come weekly.
Lessons take place during normal class time and will only be granted if students are up to date
with required work in any given subject.

PART NINE: USE OF THE EQUESTRIAN TRUCK

Introduction
All users will pay for the use of the School Horse Truck at a rate of $3.20 per km. This amount is
divided amongst the students with horses on the truck. Each student on other trucks travelling to
the same venue (eg and Interschool event) will pay the same amount as the students on the school
truck.

Consent forms
An e-mailed consent form will be sent to parents telling them which truck and driver they will be
travelling with.

The owner of any horse which may be disruptive or a danger to other horses must alert the driver
before commencing trip.

The driver has final decision on travelling order in the truck and has the right to remove a pony
which may be disruptive.

Trucks are used at the student’s risk.

Seatbelts
All students need to wear seatbelts and stay seated at all times while travelling in the school truck.

Cleaning and care for truck
All users are responsible for keeping truck and gear tidy when away at a show.

All users must thoroughly clean the truck within 24 hours of arriving back at school.

Damage caused by a student or horse through negligence or poor judgment will be liable for costs
to repair damages.

Horse boots/bandages
Horse boots/bandages to be used at student’s discretion.

PART TEN: COMPETITIONS

1.      While at competitions, the horse’s welfare is the responsibility of the rider.
2.     At Inter-schools all riders wear school equestrian uniform and saddle blankets.

3.     At competitions, students must be responsible and good role models for the school.

4.     Students should show good sportsmanship at all times.

5.     We cater for all levels and abilities at Nga Tawa and do not project elitism. We believe it
       to be a valuable learning experience for our younger and less experienced girls to have
       competition time.

6.     While at competitions, school rules are still adhered to. The Nga Tawa Code of Conduct
       must be followed and any breach of these rules will result in disciplinary action.

7.     Students should be able to compete at the relevant standard of the competition (before
       entering) at the discretion of the Instructors.

PART ELEVEN: OUTSIDE USERS

Conditions for Using the Nga Tawa Equestrian Facilities

These facilities are primarily for the use of Nga Tawa students, who have priority over all other
users. However, Nga Tawa Diocesan School will allow use by other riders by arrangement and
subject to these conditions:

All visitors must sign in at the garden shed by the double gates. This is also where the honesty
box is for payment.

1.     Facilities are unavailable between 2.30pm and 5.30-pm Monday to Friday
       during term times, unless otherwise arranged.

2.     All users must have a confirmed booking before using the facilities. Please
       contact: Libby Rayner phone: 027 241 8021 or email: raynerlibby@ngatawa.school.nz
       The person booking the facilities is responsible for paying fees, adhering to conditions and
       checking cleanliness and tidiness before the facilities are vacated.

3.     All manure and hay must be promptly removed from the arena, car park, wash bay and
       yards and placed in the muck heap. Place all other rubbish in the bins provided.

4.     The sand arena must be mucked out after each riding session.

5.     Dogs should be left at home.

6.     Do not tie horses directly to rails – please use twine attached to a post.
       If your horse chews rails please apply anti chew (Cribox) to avoid damage.

7.     Our security company locks the gates at 9.30pm each night and there is no riding after this
       time.

8.     All gear used must be safe.

9.     All mounted riders must wear a correctly fitted, fastened safety helmet.
10.     Nga Tawa Diocesan School Equestrian Academy’s facilities are used at one’s own risk.
        The school and people within it will not be held responsible for any damage that may
        occur during this time.

If using the jumping equipment in the sand arena:

1.      Please ask before you move jumps that are set up as a course, or return the equipment to
        the same layout it was in when you arrived.

2.      All breakages damage must be reported- depending on circumstances the costs of repair
        may be charged to the person responsible for the damage.

PART TWELVE: EQUESTRIAN COLOURS

Guiding Principle – Colours are awarded for achievement within and beyond the school, supported
by service to the sport within the school. Criteria may be reviewed annually. Any changes will be
communicated with all members of the school community.

Colours Criteria
The recipient will have met a combination of the following criteria in the current year of colours
presentation. Points are accumulated on the following:

1. Students must have demonstrated service and leadership over several years.

2. Students display a positive attitude on and off the field in their chosen sport.

3. Students have a high skill level and application to the sport.

4. Student must have achieved at a high level in their chosen discipline.

Special Mentions
An award is given to students in acknowledgement of a high level of effort, service to the school,
leadership, and numerous top four placings at a high level of their chosen equestrian discipline.

Mentions
An award is given to students in acknowledgement of a good level of effort, service to the school,
leadership, and top 4 placings in their chosen equestrian discipline.

PART THIRTEEN: PRIZES AND TROPHIES

1. Mrs E M Cooke Prize for the Most Improved Beginner

2. Buick Rose Bowl for Consistent Effort and Good Attitude

3. Katherin Dalrymple Trophy and Prize for Contribution, Leadership and Ability

4. Miles Family Trophy for Success in Competition

5. Kirkwood Searchlight Memorial Trophy for rapid progression of combination
6. Gregory Evans Memorial Trophy for Enthusiasm

7. Osborne Baker Prize for Service

PART FOURTEEN: THE STATUS OF EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES

TERM ONE
Any student in the first term may have a horse at Nga Tawa so long as she has the appropriate
permission.

TERMS TWO, THREE AND FOUR
All students may have horses at school under the following conditions:

1.     When the weather or the paddocks are wet, horses will be kept inside at the discretion of
       the Director of Equestrian.
2.     Each girl is responsible for her own horse.
3.     Horses will need to be well fed. Feed can be ordered at school if this is more convenient.
4.     Bring own hay or buy from the school supply.
5.     Stalls must be mucked out morning and night.
6.     Horses kept inside must be exercised each day.
7.     If students do not comply with the above conditions their horses will be sent home.

USE OF YARDS
1.     If a pony is left in a yard overnight, the yard will be mucked out before breakfast and
       dinner.
2.     String must be used when tying up horses.

USE OF PADDOCKS
1.     No ponies are to be grazed in paddocks other than the one allocated without permission.
2.     Students are responsible for the well-being and safety of their own horse which means
       checking the horse in the MORNING and in the EVENING.
3.     Each student is responsible for the paddock in which her horse is grazing.

LESSONS
1.    Anyone attending a lesson must be properly attired and wearing an approved safety
      helmet and jodhpurs.
2.    Anyone who is unable to attend a scheduled lesson from an outside instructor must report
      to Equestrian staff before the lesson.
3.    Equestrian students are encouraged to attend the horse mastership course held during the
      winter terms.

TACK ROOMS
1.    All gear is to be left tidy at all times.
2.    All gear is to be clearly named with the owner’s and NOT the horse’s name.
3.    After riding, each horse’s bit must be washed clean.
4.    All tack will be checked for safety (e.g. stitching) and fitting during the first week. If any
      student’s gear is not up to standard she will not be able to ride until it is repaired. (This
      includes covers.)
5.    No Tack is to be borrowed at any time.
6.    All covers must be water-proof.
INJURIES TO HORSES
The veterinarian will be contacted to treat a pony at the discretion of the Instructor. All care will
be taken in this respect, but no responsibility accepted by the School for injury or loss.

FEED
All feed is to be kept in allocated feed bins which must be sealed properly. Feed orders faxed
weekly.
Feed room must be kept clean at all times.

FARRIER
The farrier will be contacted weekly or when the Equestrian Instructor considers it necessary.

GENERAL
1.    There must be no equestrian equipment taken into the Dormitory areas.
2.    Students will only be excused from class for the Vet or Farrier if they have a note from the
      Equestrian Instructor.
3.    No-one may handle, ride or feed another pony unless permission is granted.
4.    No riding without the approved safety helmet (NZ Pony Club Standard).
5.    No riding without appropriate footwear.
6.    No riding without a bridle, or saddle, unless under permission granted from the Instructor.
7.    No riding at all without approved supervision
8.    No swapping horses without permission.
9.    Any falls or accidents must be reported to the Equestrian Instructor immediately.
10.   Riders using Canter Track must follow Canter Track Rules.
11.   School uniform will not be permitted in the Equestrian Department.
PART FIFTEEN: EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY FEES (2012)

Fee Structure – choose one of the following:

1.       Full Year               $1500 per student

2.       Two terms               $1000 per student

3.       One Term                $550 per student

4.       Week by week            $80 per student per week

5.       Individual paddocks     $20 per week (on top of your elected grazing option) – pending
                                 availability

6.       School ponies           $750 for the first term then $500 for each term after that

Additional Fees
   • Individual paddocks - $20 per week (this is on top of your elected grazing option) –
       pending availability
   • School ponies - $750 per pupil for the first term of riding $500 per term after that
   • School Truck - $3.20 per km divided by the number of horses traveling on the truck
   • Day girls who compete for the school - $100 per pupil per year.

Discounts
    • A family with two or more girls, both with ponies/horses at the school – 10% discount
    • A pupil with two ponies/horses at school – 40% discount on the second pony/horse.

Some Key Points
   • The individual paddocks will become the responsibility of the pupil to keep clean etc and
      will be mucked out daily

     •   The individual paddocks cost $20 per paddock, (plus your grazing option) so if the owner
         wants to share with someone else and put two horses in the paddock, then it would be
         $10 each

     •   It is intended that the individual paddocks will be allocated for the full year option first,
         followed by the two term option, and then the one term option

     •   If a pupil has paid for a full year, two terms, or one term option and the horse becomes
         injured, then a refund will be given upon the receipt of a vet certificate.

For further information please          contact    Director   of   Equestrian,   Libby   Rayner    on
raynerlibby@ngatawa.school.nz
INFORMATION ABOUT BRINGING HORSES TO SCHOOL

We have facilities for approximately 80 horses in the School precinct. An application to the
Director of Equestrian to have a horse at school must be made on the appropriate forms and
returned to the Equestrian Instructor by November so that approval can be given to graze the
horse at School.

Students can only ride under official supervision. Opportunities are available to compete outside
school. Travel arrangements and entries are to be made in consultation with the Director of
Equestrian. Nga Tawa is a branch of the Rangitikei Pony Club. Students may elect to join Nga Tawa
Branch of Rangitikei Pony Club. The New Zealand Pony Club has informed us they cannot be a
member of two Pony Clubs, e.g. home branch and Nga Tawa branch of RPC.

The farrier comes weekly to shoe the horses and this is charged to the girl’s home account. The
same applies with any veterinary charges. Feed can be ordered at school from a local supplier and
also charged to the home account. Costly items of tack will require approval from parents before
being ordered. The Director of Equestrian will organise these items.

It is compulsory to wear a back/body protector when riding on the canter track. The Equestrian
Academy has a limited number of these available for use, but to ensure correct fitting and
availability, it is recommended to bring your own.

The Equestrian Academy makes available the opportunity for all students to participate actively
with horses and have the use of a ‘School Horse or Pony.’ The school provides all of the necessary
tack. The student in return, will treat the pony as her own, taking responsibility for the pony’s
wellbeing at all times. She will receive the same riding and horse mastership lessons as other
students.

The School reserves the right to have horses examined by a veterinary surgeon at any time. If, in
his opinion, the horse is not reasonably fit or has any transferable illness, the horse may be
returned home, at the parent’s expense.

If, in the Equestrian Instructor’s opinion, the horse is not getting proper care and attention,
following a verbal warning to the student and written warning to the student and parents, the
Principal is notified and the horse may be sent home.

Any parents or guardians who have only limited knowledge of horses are advised to have their
horse checked by a veterinary surgeon before dispatching the animal to the School. All ponies
need to be immunised against Tetanus and Strangles either before or on arrival at school, a copy
of these records need to be given to the Director of Equestrian.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to write or contact the Director of
Equestrian through the School. raynerlibby@ngatawa.school.nz or ph. 027 241 8021
RIDER’S ESSENTIALS
As many students have exactly the same gear, all property must be clearly named with the
owner’s name - not the horse’s (we often have several horses with the same name.)

Water Buckets (heavy rubber) x2                      Riding Helmet (NZPCA Standard)
Tack Cleaning Gear                                   Jodhpur Boots & Half Chaps (if required)/Long
                                                     Boots
Horse’s Covers (water proof); Stable Rug             Feed Buckets
Mucking Out Equipment                                Show Equipment (if necessary)
Wheel Barrow (for Single Paddock users)              Wet Weather Gear (top & bottom)
GROOMING KIT containing at least:                    Gumboots
                Dandy Brush                          Head collar and Lead Rope (no holes please!)
                Body Brush                           Feed (hay and hard feed are essential in winter)
                2 Sponges                            2 x Long sleeved (to elbows) tops/shirts to ride in
                Hoof Pick                            FIRST AID KIT containing:
                Mane & Tail Comb                             Iodine spray, Antiseptic cream
                Plastic Curry Comb                           Vetwrap bandages x 2 (minimum)
                4 Stable bandages & 4 cotton wraps           Topical cream (e.g. emu oil based)
                2 Towels                                     Animalintex, cotton gamgee
APPLICATION TO KEEP A HORSE AT NGA TAWA

This application must be completed and returned to the Director of Equestrian, Nga Tawa, before
the end of each term. This is important so that the number of horses can be calculated accurately
and provided for.

Please return to:     Libby Rayner
                      Director of Equestrian           raynerlibby@ngatawa.school.nz
                      Nga Tawa Diocesan School         mobile: 027 241 8021
                      Private Bag 1101                 office: 06 327 6429 ext 818
                      MARTON                           fax: 06 327 7954

My daughter (Full Name)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Year Group ……………

would like to bring her horse:…………………………………………………………………………………….to Nga Tawa.

Please select an option chosen below:

1.   Full Year                 $1500 per student

2. Two Terms                   $1000 per student

3. One Term                    $550 per student

4. Week by week                $80 per student per week

5. Individual paddocks         $20 per week (on top of your elected grazing option) – pending
                               availability

6. School ponies               $750 for the first term then $500 for each term after that

Signed
(Parent/Guardian):………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Address:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Phone:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Email:….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Horse/Pony’s Name:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Height:……………………………………..……………………………..

Age:…………………………………………………………………………

Pony Club Certificate held (if any):…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
HORSE REGISTRATION FORM

RIDER’S NAME:

HORSE’S NAME:

DATE:

This form TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF THE HORSE’S VACCINATION CARD must be completed and
delivered to Mrs Rayner as the horse arrives on the first day of term.

Please complete ALL the details below.

I wish my daughter to have her horse at the School during Term’s………….. ………201….

                                                                                      YES   NO

I give permission for my daughter to enter and compete at shows or Sports
Meetings at the discretion of the Director of Equestrian and Principal.

All my daughter’s tack is safe and fits her horse well. (This includes covers.)

If my daughter wishes another student to exercise/ride her horse(s) while at
school, I give permission for this at the discretion of the Equestrian Instructor.

My daughter a) belongs to ………………………………………………………….. Pony Club

                 b) does not belong to a Pony Club

                 c) wishes to belong to Nga Tawa Branch of Rangitikei
                    Pony Club

If the students are current members of another Pony Club, they need to resign from that Club if
they wish to be members of the Nga Tawa Branch of the Rangitikei Pony Club. Rangitikei Pony Club
requires written notice of this resignation.

Permission should be requested from your daughter’s home Pony Club to be allowed to sit P.C.
Exams at Nga Tawa. This permission should cover all future tests taken. Home Clubs will be
informed when a test has been passed.

                                                                                     YES    NO
Permission has been granted by my daughter’s Home Pony Club to sit
Certificates at Nga Tawa
Worming Requirements
All horses are to arrive at School at the start of term with an Ivermectin based wormer. This
Wormer is to be given to the pony in the presence of Mrs Rayner. (If no wormer is presented, the
school will provide one and this will be charged.)
                                                                              Yes          No
I agree that the worming program should be completed at Nga Tawa School
at the discretion of Mrs Rayner with Veterinary Advice

Vaccination requirements
All horses are to be immunised against Tetanus and Strangles before coming to the School.
The program is:

Day 1: Combined Tetanus and Strangles vaccine (Equivac 2 in 1)
Day 14: Strangles only (Equivac S)
Day 28: Combined Tetanus and Strangles (Equivac 2 in 1)

We suggest that you schedule your vet to come every fortnight for 4 weeks to complete the
immunization program effectively. These vaccines MUST be carried out within a maximum of 6
weeks to provide effective immunity.

An annual booster vaccination (containing both Strangles and tetanus) is then given each year.
Please have your vet complete a vaccination card, which is to be given to Mrs Rayner when the
horse arrives at school, and collected from her when the horse leaves school.
                                                                              Yes            No
OR I agree that the immunisation should be completed at Nga Tawa School
at the discretion of Mrs Rayner with Veterinary Advice.

I acknowledge and agree that the horse(s) owned by me or my daughter
……………………………………..be permitted to be grazed at Nga Tawa Diocesan School and that this
grazing be at the discretion of the Principal. I am aware that the Nga Tawa Board of Management
accepts no responsibility for any injury to or loss of the horse nor for any damage to property or
injury to persons caused by the horse(s) while grazing at the School. I understand that the
responsibility for the horse(s) is my risk entirely and I accept the published Nga Tawa Equestrian
Rules.

Signed………………………………………………………………………………………………                           Date ……………………..
             (Parent /Guardian)

Print Name ……………………………………………………………………………………..
NGA TAWA “SCHOOL PONY”

The Equestrian Academy makes available a number of horses and ponies each year for the use of
new riders. This would involve your daughter learning to care for the animal, receiving riding
lessons and being involved in Equestrian activities. The horse will have a bridle and saddle and all
necessary equipment, including brushes and cover. Each student will learn how to care for the
pony and this expensive equipment as part of the requirements of the course.

Your daughter will need to supply her own riding clothing, including crash hat, jodhpurs and riding
boots, as well as gumboots and waterproof raincoat.

The cost of the horse will be $750.00 per student for the first term, then $500.00 per term
thereafter. This will cover the cost of grazing, feeding, shoeing and any vet’s bills that might be
incurred.

We hope to encourage students to share the job of looking after and riding the horse. A roster
may operate as to who has the responsibility for the horse on any particular day. We hope to
encourage any student who has a desire to be involved and learn about horses, but who may have
previously, for whatever reason, been unable to participate.

If you wish to enquire further, please do not hesitate to write or contact the Director of Equestrian
directly through the School.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

NGA TAWA SCHOOL HORSE/PONY

I give permission for my daughter:
………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Year Level: ………………
to be involved with the School horse for 201…. I understand the basic costs involved.

I realise that my daughter will belong to the Equestrian Academy, the Rangitikei Pony Club or
home Pony Club.
I will ensure that my daughter will arrive with the appropriate required riding clothing.

SIGNED: ……………………………………………………………………………………..……….. DATE: …………………………….

NAME: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

ADDRESS:…………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………...................

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

EMAIL: ………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………

Return to:        Director of Equestrian                 raynerlibby@ngatawa.school.nz
                  Nga Tawa Diocesan School               ph. 027 241 8021
                  Private Bag 1101                       06 327 6429 ext 818
                  MARTON 4741
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