Health & Safety

If you require advice on Health & Safety, please contact Stefanie Brazier at The Pony Club Office - email or call 02476 698323.

If you need to contact The Pony Club Health & Safety Chairman, please email Bill Cook -

Health, Safety & Safeguarding Rulebook 2017

It is strongly recommended that you buy a copy of the appropriate discipline Rule Book(s) so that you always have it to hand for your competitions. All Rule Books are available from The Pony Club Shop at a cost of £3.00.

Health, Safety & Safeguarding Rule book 2017

Securing Portable Cross Country Fences

We previously wrote to Branches and Centres in regard to our insurers exclusion in our liability insurance policy, which stated that our insurers would not accept:

“Any claim arising out of moveable or non-permanent cross country jumps that are not secured in line with current British Eventing regulations. This exclusion is deemed to apply irrespective of whether the Assured holds competitions under British Eventing rules but does not apply when cross country fences are used in the course of business in any indoor or outdoor arena with an artificial surface.”

What has changed?

The Pony Club insurers have had further consultation with the underwriters, and they have agreed to remove the exclusion clause relating to the fixing of portable cross country fences. They will be replacing the clause with the following wording:

“The deletion of clause 14 is on the strict basis that The Pony Club will operate best practice and comply with their own guidelines in relation to moveable and non - permanent cross country fences”.

What must we do going forwards?

It is of course essential that portable cross country fences are still only erected under the supervision of a person who fully understands the correct methods for securing such jumps. Guidance notes from The Pony Club are available below, describing in detail how to fit the various methods of anchoring portable cross country fences on natural surfaces. If you require any further advice on portable cross country fences please consult Bill Cook:

Thank you for your co-operation in implementing these procedures, which are in all our interests.


Please find guidelines and FAQs for securing portable fences available to download below.

Securing Portable Fences

Portable Fences FAQs

Online Safety

The Pony Club is aware that much interaction now occurs online for both adults and young people, especially through the use of Social Media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Bebo. With this in mind The Pony Club has produced two policies relating to Best Practice when using Social Media outlets, for both Officials and Volunteers, and also young people. These policies can be downloaded below:

Best Practice for Social Media

E Safety Guidance for Officials Volunteers

E-Safety Guidance for Young People

Equality and diversity in equestrianism is about making sure everyone has a chance to be involved.  It is also about encouraging and increasing the involvement of groups at all levels of equestrian activity by recognising that inequalities exist and taking steps to address them by creating opportunities where currently there are few available.

The Pony Club Equality & Diversity Policy

As The Pony Club is a member of the British Equestrian Federation we adhere to the overall policy of the Federation.  Please see their Equality Policy below:

BEF Equality Policy

Information about health and safety workshops can be found here



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