Keeping Safe at LGB Stables
LGB Equestrian is a registered and licensed riding school with Surrey Heath Borough Council. Every year we are inspected by them to ensure the premises are safe and a vet also carries out a health check on all the ponies and horses to ensure they are healthy and up to date with their health care. The horses tack and equipment is also inspected to ensure proper fit and good standard.
Things you need to know
Your choice to ride is voluntary. We take care to provide suitable horses and ponies for customers but all animals are unpredictable
All riders MUST WEAR SAFETY HATS and sensible footwear and clothing. We have the right to refuse a rider should inappropriate clothing or footwear be worn.
We have riding hats available for your first lesson, however we strongly recommend that thereafter you purchase your own properly fitted Kite marked riding hat from a reputable riding shop – advise can be given on where to buy from staff.
Footwear - Trainers must be avoided. We recommend boots that cover your ankle and have a small heel. Wellingtons may be worn, but are not ideal.
Comfortable trousers or leggings.
For Jumping lessons and hacking long sleeves and body protectors are advised.
All long hair must be tied back in a low pony tail.
We advise you take out full personal accident cover.
Health and Safety guidelines are displayed and strictly adhered to at all times.
We have Policies, Procedures and Risk Assessment in place to minimise risks to all who spend time at LGB Equestrian.
Three of our staff are trained in first aid and all trained in safety procedures. An incident folder is kept for the recording of minor accidents or falls by staff, trainees and clients.
Riders Registration Form
The Riders Registration Form helps our instructors provide the best advice for suitable groups and activities for you. Therefore it is imperative that you are honest about your abilities and riding experience, any previous riding accidents and any medical/health conditions which may affect your ability to ride. The registration forms now include a section on GDPR. Please read the GDPR client policy on the Client notice board.
Horse Riders Code of Conduct
I understand that riding at any standard has inherent risk and that all horses may react unpredictably on occasions.
I may fall off and could be injured. I accept that risk.
I understand that instructions are given for my safety and agree to follow instructions given to me by staff and instructors of the riding school.
I understand that wearing an appropriate riding hat and body protector may reduce the severity of an injury should an accident happen and agree that I will always wear a riding hat whilst riding and leading horses at the riding school. I understand I may choose whether or not a wear a body protector.
I understand that the riding school may refuse my request to ride for safety or operational reasons.
I understand that competing carries enhanced risk over and above general riding and agree that if I choice to participate in any competition, it is up to me to ensure that I have the experience and ability to ride the course including any jumps which form part of it. If I am in any doubt, I will use my judgement and experience and not enter.
I understand that children are at particular risk around horses and agree that I will keep children that I am responsible for, under close supervision when they are not being instructed by the riding school.
By booking, paying and attending ANY riding lesson, party, hack or any other event at LGB Equestrian, the rider (or responsible adult, ACCEPTS and UNDERSTANDS that riding is a high risk sport and that whilst every effort is made to ensure safety, accidents can and may happen. You understand that hard hats, tops with shoulder cover and long trousers must be worn at all times while mounted or handling horses. Clients may borrow a riding hat, though LGB Equestrian advises all clients to purchase their own CORRECTLY fitted hat that conforms to PAS 015, from a reputable horse riding shop. Clients should wear boots that cover the ankle and have a low heel and smooth sole. No client will be allowed to ride in trainers or shorts. Gloves and body protectors are advised. LGB Equestrian has a selection of body protectors that have been donated by clients HOWEVER staff are not trained to fit them and if you wish to borrow a body protector, we will do our best to help you chose the closest correct fit, BUT LGB advises you to purchase your own, correctly fitted body protector, from a reputable horse riding shop (Advice on where to purchase can be given) If you wish to borrow one of our body protectors, you must arrive in enough time to choose one before the time your lesson is scheduled to begin
Clients should arrive at least ten minutes before the time their lesson is scheduled to begin. If you are late, you may miss lesson time. If we are running late, you will get your full lesson time. Your lesson time INCLUDES mounting and dismounting.
You accept that LGB Equestrian Ltd accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any injury, loss or damage to persons or property.
You agree to pay for the session you have booked IN FULL, IN ADVANCE
You understand that you must give a minimum 48 hours notice to cancel a booked lesson/ride
If at least 48 hours notice of cancelling is given, You understand that your full payment will be transferred to an alternative date
If less than 48 hours notice of cancelling is given, you understand and agree that you will forfeit the cost of the lesson/ ride IN FULL