A Clinic at your site?

The first thing to know is that for one of our GENERAL  clinics to be held at your site you will need to have your venue site-accredited with Horse Safety Australia. (See the separate section in this website with the site accreditation processes or download the paperwork for this accreditation here site-accreditation-_incl-AHIC-and-SWA_DEC 2015)

The specific Clinic requirements include:

Times, Meals and Site Responsibilities

To have a clinic at your site you would need to have:

  • sufficient horses and tack suitable for beginner/learner riders (minimum of 12). The horses must be in good condition and have had good hoof care, and the tack must be in good order and fit the horse. A horse program manager or HSA person from your site will need to provide us with written assessments describing the horses we will be using, including their history and suitability for various levels of riding activities.
  • appropriate arena for conduction riding session (well fenced, good surface, secure gate, no hazards) and if trail riding is undertaken, suitable safe trails.
  • accommodation for up to 12 participants (with separate rooms for males and females…bunkhouse accommodation is acceptable)
  • separate accommodation for HSA staff (normally 2 people) with the provision of a table to work at in the evenings
  • food handling training for your site staff, and the provision of all meals for participants and staff from after tea on day one to after lunch on day 5. This should include the provision of suppers and having some fruit as well as tea and coffee available at all times.
  • the site must meet the emergency management requirements of HSA, and effective risk management processes must be in place.

Clinics usually run for four nights and four days, starting at 7.30pm (after tea) on the first evening (to get everyone there to start early then next day) and running to mid afternoon on day five.  So, for example,  a clinic starting Monday night would finish Friday afternoon.

The site often helps with  transfers (car travel) to and from the airport for HSA staff and provides bedding for them if they are coming from interstate, as often they have to bring a large amount of materials with them and have no room for bedding as well, and it is awkward to manage large cases of books etc on public transport.

Site fees for outside participants.

In return for use of horses and the provision of food and board for the four days/four nights of the clinic the site receives a set, per person payment for all participants who are attending  who are not involved with the hosting organisation. These details are negotiated with the site prior to arranging the clinic. If all participants are from your site, a special quote will be provided by HSA to cover all costs of the clinic. In these cases it is likely you will need to have at least 10 participants to ensure the costs do not exceed those of your staff attending normal HSA clinics.


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