Rallies are normally held on Saturday mornings at Transitions club grounds, Palomino Park off Palomino Place, Champion Lakes WA unless an alternate venue has been arranged. Our visiting instructors, all experienced and qualified in teaching dressage give two mounted lessons each rally. Horse and rider combinations are placed into rally groups of similar age, experience and working level with no more than four horses in each group. A lecture is given during the lunch break, mainly by a guest speaker on a variety of subjects, ie saddle fitting, riding with images, nutrition and conditioning, veterinary subjects, equine therapy, etc., or one of our visiting instructors will give a talk on the “theme” we are using that rally. During the hottest months we ride early and finish by 2 p.m.
There will be an ATTENDANCE BOOK at the rally. It is your responsibility to sign in before your first lesson and note whether you will be attending the following rally. You will then be assigned to your groups from this information. It is most important that the Rally Coordinator is notified of any changes, particularly details of horses, different or extra, at least one week in advance, to allocate you to the correct groups. Riders are grouped according to their level and their horses or ponies level, wherever possible, riders are also grouped with riders of a similar age. No lesson times are given out prior to the rally. Riders are expected to be on the grounds in plenty of time to help erect the arenas and warm up their mounts. Group lists, times, arenas and instructors will be posted in front of the clubhouse.
Horses should be shod or trimmed correctly, with manes and tails pulled and superfluous hair trimmed. Both horse and rider should be presented clean and tidy, warmed up and on time for their instructor.