Kinglake Riders Club

"In riding a horse we borrow freedom"  ~Helen Thomson

About Us

We are a small club consisting of approximately 30 members in the truly beautiful and mountainous Kinglake, Victoria!



Rallies are held on the 4th Saturday of each month consisting of a morning of Dressage and followed up with Show Jumping in the afternoon.



Some of our members enjoy competing in both HRCAV and EFA competitions in Dressage, Show Jumping, Horse Trials, Showing, Navigation Rides and regularly seen competing in TTT competitions. Those not competing still enjoy attending monthly rallies, special clinics and having a chat between lessons and during our shared lunch.



 

Kinglake Riders Club

Member Charter

About Our Club:

Kinglake Riders Club is a HRCAV affiliated club, with club grounds based at the Kinglake Trust Reserve. We welcome members from the age of 17 onwards.

 

Weekend Rallies:

Held on the 4th Saturday each month, with 1 hour Dressage & Showjumping lessons in groups of 4 (max). Rally bookings are required by the club meeting before each rally, and times are allocated shortly after.

 

Everyone brings a plate to share for lunch to help make it a social day.

 

Instructors cater for all levels from beginners to advanced riders & horses.

We currently have a variety of instructors (including Lisa Bray) attending each rally, focusing on a various areas and aspects of riding and disciplines (primarily dressage and show jumping).


Special Clinics:

Several times throughout the year we hold special clinics. These are generally open only to members but are occasionally open to guests. They include "Ride and Learn" Dressage Days, Cross Country Clinics, Ground Work Lessons just to name a few.

 

Competitions:

Many of our members regularly compete in various disciplines all around the state, including Dressage, Horse Trials, Showjumping and Showing. We also regularly have teams entered for many of the TTT events. If you have never been to a competition, feel free to ask others members for advice, we are more than happy to help.

 

We aim to host 1 event each year (generally a Dressage Jackpot). Funds raised are used to subsidize clinics for members and new equipment for our grounds. Members are expected to assist in the lead-up to the event and/or on the day as we all benefit from the proceeds.

 

Club Uniform:

Our Official Club colors are Navy Blue, Pale Blue and White.

We have a range of uniform (embroidered with the club logo) available for purchase from the club rooms on Rally Days, including T-Shirts, Polar-Fleece Vests & Jumpers. We can arrange to have other items embroidered for you if required. If we don’t have your size, we can order it in.

Navy Blue or Beige jodhpurs are worn with uniform at competitions.

 

Club Meetings:

Held once a month at the club room to discuss the running of the club - all members are encouraged to attend. We always need committee members to help run the club.

A newsletter is emailed out following each meeting, including any news or club updates, rally times, competition results, etc. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the newsletter.


Membership Fees:

Fees for the 2014/2015 year are as follows. Payment is due by the 1st of November each year.

 

Kinglake Riders Club Membership:                                                                 $60

HRCAV Levy & Insurance:                                                                                  $100.75      (senior)

Chaff Chat:                                                                                                             $54       

(Optional - monthly magazine published by HRCAV)     

 

Rally Fees:

Each Dressage or Jumping session at rallies cost $18 per session payable at each rally.

               

Rally fees are to cover the cost of instructors, so if you book in, you must pay, even if you don’t ride. The only exceptions to this are:

  • You have a Vet Certificate if your horse is sick
  • We manage to fill your spot at the rally with another rider

Bookings need to be made 10 days in advance. You will be sent an email from our rally coordinator reminding you to book in each month.

 

Rally Duty / Membership Commitment:

Members are required to be available for set up & pack up at one rally & one event per year.

The committee has the right to decline future membership if commitments aren’t met.

 

Members are required to read and agree to abide by our Social Media Policy attached.

 

Rostered Rally Duties:

 

The rally roster will remain the same for the calendar year, it will be set at the start of each financial year, 1st of November.

  • Two members will be rostered on for each rally
  • Rally duty consists of set up and pack up and collection of rally payments – NOT JUST ONE OR THE OTHER.
  • If you cannot attend your rostered rally duty, it is YOUR responsibility to find a replacement.
  • If you arrange with another member to swap rally duty with you, you must advise the duty organiser so that the duty roster can be altered.
  • If you do not turn up for your duty (and have not arranged for someone else to fulfil your duty) the committee has the right to decline your membership when it is up for renewal.
  • If you are not able to make it at short notice, you must call the rally co-ordinator to find out who will be attending the Rally so YOU can find a replacement.
  • Members on rally duty are to set up according to the lists in the clubrooms.
  • One member on rally duty must be responsible for the collection and marking off of rally payments – a folder will be provided with information.

 


Club Secretary:

Forms and payment must be sent to:

KRC Secretary

PO Box 269, Kinglake, 3763.

Email: TBA


 

Please note on receipt of your membership application it will be taken to the next committee meeting for approval, if your application is unsuccessful your payment will be promptly returned to you.

 

 

HRCAV Annual Disclaimer Forms

On the back of your Membership form you will find a HRCAV Annual Disclaimer

This form will cover all HRCAV events for a period of 12 months. You will not be permitted to ride at rallies, competitions or training days without it.

As a result payment of fees cannot be accepted without this form.

Location

Kinglake Riders Club is located in the K Trust Reserve, Whittlesea-Kinglake Road just outside of Kinglake heading towards Kinglake West.

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