A Clinic at your site?

The first thing to know is that for one of our 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 a generic version of our site accreditation here:

HSA site-accreditation Sample Paperwork

The specific HSA 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 and tack must be in good condition and have had sound hoof care. The tack must fit the horses properly. The person in charge of 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); yards for horse handling, and if trail riding is undertaken, a secure yard for mounting the riders and assessing their abilities to control their horses before departure, and 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 -3 people) with the provision of a table to work at in the evenings and access to a cuppa to sustain them when marking into the late night!
  • formal food handling training for your site staff who provide the meals, and the provision of all meals for participants and staff for the duration of the clinic. This should include suppers and having some fruit as well as cold drinking water, 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 (first aid kits, communications devices, evacuation plans etc.)

The clinics will have different participants on different groups of days, with some attending a full 5 days, others 4 days and 3 nights, and another groups 3 days and 3 nights.

The site usually helps with providing bedding for the HSA staff members if they are coming from interstate, as often they have to fly in and bring a large amount of materials with them and have no room for bedding as well.

Site fees for non residential participants.

In return for use of horses and the provision of food and board for the clinic, the site receives a set, per person payment for all participants who are attending (i.e. those 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 independently.

More information? Email libby@horsesafetyaustralia.com.au