Rally Information

The Rally Day

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.

Uniform

We encourage all members to wear the club uniform which consists of a burgundy polo shirt with club name and logos (available at the first rally, or may be ordered if your size is unavailable), cream jodhpurs and an approved safety helmet, with riding boots (no Wellington boots). White saddle blanket (club logos are available) and white bandages. Baseball caps and windcheaters are also available in the clubs colors. Long hair should be restrained.

Equipment

SADDLE: Should be of English style.
BRIDLE: Must be leather (no plastic) with noseband as per EA rules for Dressage. Double bridles are only permitted on horses working at Medium level or above, or if requested by the instructor.
BITS: Those which are acceptable under EA rules for Dressage.
BREASTPLATES & OTHER DEVICES: As required.
FLY VEILS: String type when riding, not mesh (it can inhibit vision).

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.

Caring for Your Helmet

Your helmet is probably one of your most valuable pieces of equipment.
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Rally Dates for 2019/2020

SECOND HALF OF SEASON

1st Feb 2020: Rally

7th Mar 2020: Rally

8th Mar 2020: Unofficial D/Day

4th Apr 2020: Rally

2nd May 2020: Rally

9th May 2020 (SAT): Official D/Day

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