Membership

    Berry Riding Club is a very busy club with events taking place on most weekends. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in all our activities. However, our events are only open to members of BRC and/or the EA.

    Membership benefits of Berry Riding Club include discounted entry fees, preference for clinics and events when numbers are limited, advance notice of upcoming activities, voting rights at General Meetings and the right to stand for a position as a Committee member.

    But, most importantly Berry Riding Club provides an opportunity to socialise with other horse enthusiasts and form new friendships.

    BRC Membership Fees: Membership Year – 1st July to 30th June

    Single membership: $40
    Family membership: $60
    Single Half Year (January to June): $20
    Family Half Year (January to June): $30
    Event Membership – Single: $10
    Event Membership – Family: $20

    How To Join

    1. Read the EA Member Waiver of Liability & Codes of Conduct
    2. Complete online membership
    3. Make EFT Payment

    After completing this Membership form please make an EFT payment to BSB 082-435 Acc No. 941 536 528 using your MEMBER + Surname as the reference to appear on the BRC bank statement. Cheque payment, please make payable to “Berry Riding Club” and forward to 445 Coolangatta Road, Berry 2535.

    Please note: your application, lodged with the Secretary, will be assessed by the Committee in accordance with the Club’s Constitution (The Department of Fair Trading Model Rules).

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    Insurance

    BRC Membership provides EA affiliated club insurance cover for Berry Riding Club activities. Please read the EA affiliated club insurance policy here.

    It is important to note that Berry Riding Club membership does not provide personal accident insurance and strongly recommends all equestrians also hold Equestrian Australia (EA) membership.

    For Australia-wide equestrian activities insurance we suggest riders join the EA (Equestrian Australia – NSW Branch – ENSW).The benefit of joining ENSW is the provision of an excellent personal accident insurance policy. This policy provides cover for EA members for personal injuries sustained whilst engaged in recreational, non-income deriving equestrian activities, 24 hrs a day, 7 days per week. Activities covered include: practicing, training days, clinics, competitions, preparing a horse for competition, lunging and pleasure riding.

    If you do not think that you require all the cover provided by the EA, we suggest that you at least have Ambulance Cover because Equestrian sports are dangerous activities.

    EA Member Waiver of Liability

    All members are asked to read the below Member Waiver of Liability.

    Download a printable version of the waiver by clicking here

    Equestrian Australia Limited Release and Waiver of Liability

    Assumption of risk and indemnity agreement

    Club name: Berry Riding Club Inc

    Club postal address: 445 Coolangatta Rd, Berry 2535

    Event: (hereafter referred to as “EVENTS)

    Note: the Competition & Consumer Act 2010 (“the Act”) implies a warranty of due care and skill into contracts for the supply of services to consumers, as defined in the Act. To the extent that the warranty applies to any contract relevant to the Release and Waiver of Liability, it cannot be excluded.

    I understand that clicking the I ACCEPT button constitutes a complete and unconditional release of all liability the Equestrian Australia Ltd including all its State bodies, coaches and affiliated club, to the greatest extent allowed by law in the event me and/or the children under my care, suffering injury or death.

    By clicking the I ACCEPT button I confirm having read and understood the contents of this disclaimer.

    Member Release and Waiver of Liability ACN 077 455 755 ABN 19 077 0455 755

    In consideration of being permitted to compete, officiate, observe, work for, or participate in any way in the EVENT(S), each of the undersigned, for himself/herself, his/her personal representatives, heirs and next of kin:

    1. Acknowledges, agrees and represents that he/she further agrees and warrants that, if at any time, he/she feels anything to be unsafe, he/she will immediately advise the officials of such and refuse to participate further in the EVENT(S).
    2. Hereby releases, waives, discharges and convenants not to sue the club/coach, participants, EA and its state bodies or any subdivision thereof, officials, volunteers, medical personnel, any persons, promoters, sponsors, advertisers, owners and lessees of premises used to conduct the EVENT(S), premises and event inspectors, underwriters, consultants and others who give recommendations, directions, or instructions or engage in risk evaluation or loss control activities regarding the premises or EVENT(S) and each of them, their directors, officers, agents and employees, all for the purposes as herein referred to as “Releasees”, from all liability, to the undersigned, his/her personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin for any and all loss or damage,and any claim or demands therefore on account of injury To the person or property or resulting in death of the undersigned arising out or related to the Event(s), whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise.
    3. Hereby agrees to indemnify and save hold harmless the Releasees and each of them from any loss, liability, damage or cost they may incur arising out of or related to the EVENT(S), whether caused by the releasees or otherwise.
    4. Hereby assumes full responsibility for any risk of bodily injury, death or property damage arising out of or related to the EVENT(S) whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise.
    5. Hereby acknowledges that the activities the EVENT(S) are very dangerous and involve the risk of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage. Each of the undersigned also expressly acknowledges that injuries received may be compounded or increased by negligent rescue/ medical operations or procedures of the releasees or otherwise.
    6. Hereby agrees that this Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement extends to all acts of negligence by the Releasees, incuding negligence rescue operations and is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State/Territory in which the EVENT(S) is/are conducted and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

    I have read this Release and Waiver of Liability, assumption of risk and indemnity agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights and by clicking on the I ACCEPT button unconditionally release all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.

    By clicking the I ACCEPT button, I agree to follow the policies of Berry Riding Club Inc.

    For members of Minority Age (Under Age 18)

    By clicking on the I ACCEPT button, I certify that I as the parent/guardian take legal and supervisory responsibility for minor family members while at Berry Riding Club events.

    EA Codes of Conduct

    Berry Riding Club is a friendly club that endeavours to conduct a vast array of riding activities for riders of varying abilities.

    In order to make our events fun, fair and safe for all, the EA Codes of Conduct are practised. These codes can be found in the EA Membership Protection Policy.

    The EA Membership Protection Policy consists of 4 parts:

    • Part A – Core Policy
    • Part B – EA Codes of Conduct
    • Part C – Child Protection Requirements
    • Part D – Members Protection Procedures
    • Part E – Reporting Requirements and Documents

    Click here To view the EA policy

    Listed in the EA Membership Protection Policy are the Codes of Conduct for:

    • Members
    • Administrators
    • Officials
    • Competitors
    • Parents / Guardians
    • Spectators
    • Coaches
    • Welfare of the Horse
    EA Social Media Policy
    • Defamatory, disrespectful and hateful comments about individuals or organisations will not be tolerated.
    • Representatives must not bring EA or the sport of equestrian into disrepute.
    • EA representatives should ensure that comments made on social media abide by EA’s Code of Conduct and are in line with EA’s Member Protection Policy, specifically:
      • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others
      • Refrain from any form of harassment of others
      • Refrain from any behaviour that may bring EA, its member associations or affiliated clubs into disrepute.

    Click here to view the whole policy

    Get in touch

    We love to receive feedback with suggestions on how to continue providing riding fun and good experiences. 

    Email: BRC Secretary jasiiy@bigpond.net.au

    Phone: 02 4464 1143 

    Mobile: 0410 506 143 (text is best)

     

    Where to find us?

    50 Schofields Lane, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia

    Berry Riding Club