Stonehurst Farm Safety Plan for use of Arenas Under COVID-19 all Levels

The health and Safety of Stonehurst Farm’s community is our priority.  We will be following updates on COVID-19 and complying with the level guideline requirements and doing our part to keep the community healthy.  We want to share the following actions and guidelines we’re taking to protect our clients and community riders when using our arenas.

Online Bookings for the Arenas

Please do not book the arenas if you have been unwell with flu-like symptoms or been in contact with someone who has been unwell. 

  • Please fill in all requirements in our online booking system.  This is our record of tracking and tracing riders
  • The Toilet will be available for use, please follow recommendations displayed
  • Space out parking for horse trucks/floats in parking area
  • If you are riding in the arena with another person remember to maintain a physical distance of 2 metres
  • Provide your own hand sanitizer and use before entering the arena and again afterwards
  • A Spray bottle of sanitizer for the gate latch will be provided
  • Please return any jumps or poles to their original position before leaving the arena if you have shifted them during your booking time
  • Remember to clean up your horses manure
  • Keep your riding low risk and remain within your current abilities.  Now is not the time to expose yourself to any risk that would put pressure on emergency services in case of an accident.  Use your common sense and stay safe.

If you have any additional questions or suggestions, please contact us.  Small actions can make a big difference when everyone helps out.  Thanks for doing your part.

Laurence and Suzanne Max 0274 498 760

Please note: It is a condition of use of our arenas that you agree to our Terms and Conditions, Cancellation Policy and Liability Disclaimer. By booking online you automatically accept and sign the Liability Disclaimer

Please ensure that you have read and fully understood these conditions before signing.

Terms and Conditions

  • Every rider/user must sign a liability disclaimer at time of hireage.
  • You must wear a protective helmet at all times while riding on the property and in the arena’s. Body protectors are recommended when jumping.
  • Correct footwear must be worn on the property at all times i.e. closed in shoes
  • A responsible adult must supervise children (under 16) at all times.
  • Keep in mind the safety of yourself, other riders, all animals and equipment and maintain safe practices at all times.
  • Respect others using the arena when you are arriving or departing.
  • Arena jumps are to be left as your found them.
  • All yards and arenas to be left clean and manure free including the driveways and float parking area’s. Rake up hay/feed from pens and dispose of in the manure heap.
  • Any accident, incident or breakage must be reported to management as soon as practical. Breakages will be charged appropriately at the discretion of Stonehurst Farm ($30 per pole).
  • NO DOGS allowed on the property at any time as we are a working farm.
  • Arena gates to be closed at all times. Please leave all farm and yard gates as you find them.
  • Please park in the ‘Floats & Parking’ area being careful not to block other users.
  • You are responsible to inform any people entering the property with you e.g. your instructor, family, friends and children of the terms and conditions of entry.

Cancellation Policy

  1. For cancellations made prior to 24 hours of booking time, no cancellation fee will apply.
  2. For cancellations made within 24 hours of the booking time, then full cost of arena booking hire shall apply.
  3. Stonehurst Farm reserves the right to cancel your booking only if severe weather affects your health and safety (i.e. heavy rain and/or severe wind or compromised arena surface) we will transfer your booking to another day of your choice.

Thank you and enjoy your ride.