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: $48
Family membership: $65

How To Join

  1. Read the BRC Rules & Regulations,  EA Member Waiver of Liability &  EA Codes of Conduct, Insurance Information and EA Social Media Policy
  2. Complete the membership process and make payment via Nominate 

It is important to note that Berry Riding Club membership does not provide personal accident insurance and BRC strongly recommends that all riders also hold Equestrian Australia membership – which does come with personal accident insurance. For further clarification please read carefully the information provided on the Insurance tab in the Mandatory Reading. 

Thank you for joining BRC. Your application, lodged with the Secretary, will be assessed by the Committee as per accordance with the Club’s Constitution (The Department of Fair Trading Model Rules). Should your membership application not be accepted your application fees will be reimbursed.

Mandatory Reading – Information for All Members

Insurance Information

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 a 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.

Please Note: 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.

BRC Rules & Regulations

In order that members, visiting riders & friends of BRC remain safe and have fun at our events and on our club grounds the following rules and regulations must be abided by.

  1. Horse riding can be a high risk activity and all riders and handlers do so at their own risk.
  2. Please make safety for yourself & others your highest priority.
  3. Any person present at a Berry Riding Club activity must participate in a polite, honest and respectful manner in dealings with fellow riders, officials and others associated with BRC. 
  4. Members should make a commitment to the club by providing assistance and support for Berry Riding Club events, even when not riding.
  5. Riders participating in events at our grounds must be either a member of Berry Riding Club or Equestrian Australia.
  6. BRC Members wishing to train on our grounds ($10 per horse) must book with the Secretary no later than 6:00pm on the night before and will be notified if the grounds are available and which area to use.
  7. No rider is allowed to ride at our club grounds by themselves. At all times there must be at least 2 people present.
  8. Riders under the age of 18 must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian at all times whilst at the grounds. At the beginning of an event the Event Organiser must be notified if a person other than the parent is to be in charge, responsible and accountable for the actions and well being of the junior rider.
  9. All riders must wear current EA compliant helmets & all riders and handlers must wear appropriate protective footwear.
  10. A current EA compliant back protector must be worn when training over any cross country jump.
  11. At an event riders must only use the facilities and equipment associated with that event. The use of unassociated equipment is not permitted.
  12. Riders must obey all club signage.
  13. All dogs must be kept on a lead and restrained at all times.
  14. No smoking allowed.
  15. Berry Riding Club accepts no responsibility or liability for any injuries or damage arising from participating in any BRC activities.

Failure to comply with the above Rules & Regulations may not only put an individual’s safety at risk, but may also jeopardise the Club’s insurance. Repeated indiscretions may result in the BRC Committee deciding to refuse future entry to events, the use of our grounds or even Club membership. 

 

EA Member Waiver of Liability

All members are to read the Event Waiver form at the link.

Download a printable version of the waiver by clicking here

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 on the EA Website.

Click here To view the EA Code of Conduct Policy

 

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 Social Media Policy

Get in touch

 

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

Please note - we are not a riding school, and do not provide horses for lessons or instruction. If you wish to go riding and do not have your own horse, we recommend you contact a local riding school. The closest is Regal Riding School at Shoalhaven Heads.

Email: BRC Secretary info@berryridingclub.com

Mobile: 0410 506 143 (text is best)

 

 

Where to find us?

50 Schofields Lane, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia

Berry Riding Club