Lessons are at the heart of what Nidd Valley Riding Club is about – a great way to make new friends and improve your riding skills at the same time. All lessons are subsidised to some extent from Club funds, and are open to NVRC members ONLY!

Hard hats to be worn at all times and to comply with current regulations BS standard PAS015, EN1384.
All horses tack must be correctly fitting and in good repair and condition. The committee and instructors reserve the right to refuse/exclude members from lessons and clinics riders wearing or using incorrectly fitting, poorly maintained or inappropriate tack, clothing or equipment.

It is highly recommended that body protectors are worn by all riders. Body Protectors must be Level 3 Purple label.

It is the riders responsibility to ensure that their equipment is up to standard!

Horses and ponies may participate in lessons/training from the first of January in the calendar year which they became four years old

Lessons are for the enjoyment and progression of club members. The Committee reserve the right to refuse and/or exclude any Member from a lesson if they feel that a Member is conducting themselves in an inappropriate way (argues, behaves with incivility or contempt, use of abusive or threatening language towards the Instructor or any other Member or conducts themselves in a manner detrimental to the club), it contravenes our Health and Safety policy or the welfare of other Members.

When you book onto a lesson or clinic you make a commitment to pay, even if you do not attend. All payments for lessons and clinics need to be in advance, at the time of booking.

We understand at times that you are unable to attend lessons due to horse lameness, transport issues etc. in such cases we will endeavour to fill your place and would encourage you to find a replacement. If a replacement can be found your payment will be refunded but unfortunately if a replacement cannot be found the lesson cost is non refundable.

Lessons will open on the official date as advertised and it will be first come first serve basis. No bookings for lessons will be taken until the official opening date.

If the club is required to cancel lessons due to extreme circumstances such insufficient numbers, instructor illness or adverse weather conditions we will do our best to reschedule the lesson. If the lesson cannot be rescheduled or members are unable to make the new date offered a full refund will be issued.

Lesson times will be circulated prior to the lesson date by E mail unless the member advises of another contact method. It is the responsibility of the member to make contact with the organiser if they have not received times the day before.

Emergency contact number is required for each member attending lessons.

We reserve the right to cancel an individual’s membership for any misconduct and the Chairperson’s decision is final.

Any hazard or potential hazard must be reported to the instructor or a committee member.
Please arrive in good time for your lesson.

Respect must be shown to all instructors at all times, the instructor’s word in the lessons is final. Anyone disrespecting the instructors would be considered as misconduct.

All droppings are to be collected in the school and car parks.

All Club Members should ensure that they are familiar with the rules and by becoming a member agree to these rules.

Any NVRC members who put themselves forward to compete in the Area 4 team/individual qualifiers must be available to represent the club at the championships, if the club is offered to compete.

No claim can be made to the Club for any expenses incurred following a Member being disqualified for not complying with the flu/passport and/or equipment rules.

In the event of the team competition being cancelled, the club will attempt to seek a refund for entry fees incurred by the Members. In some cases, a full refund may not be granted and in this event, the Club will look to refund the difference back to the Member. However we do reserve the right to decline to refund depending on the Club funds available at that time.

If a Team(s) or individual(s) qualify for British Riding Clubs championships the committee will agree on the subsidy to the members to assist in there expenses in attending the championships on an each occasion, this may differ on each team event depending on funds available.

If you are unsure about your suitability for lessons or have any queries regarding the conditions listed above, please contact us.

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