HELPER SCHEME

HEALTH & SAFETY REGULATIONS AND RISK ASSESSMENT

TUITION YARD - HELPERS


CHILDREN UNDER 9

  1. No child under 9 years may remain on the yard to help.

CHILDREN 9-11

  1. Children 9-11 years may remain on the yard to help providing they have been assessed by one of our qualified instructors on all aspects of horse care.
  2. They also must have a parent/guardian with them at all times.

CHILDREN 11+

  1. All helpers must be regular tuition clients and are expected to behave in a responsible manner.  (See Helper Code Of Conduct).
  2. All helpers are under supervision of the instructor working on that day and must follow their guidelines in regards to safety at all times.
  3. All helpers are reminded that they must:

  • Wear a current standard hat at all times when around ponies.
  • Wear sensible clothing and protective footwear if possible.
  • Never catch ponies unless wearing a current standard hat and accompanied by a member of staff.
  • Be signed on and off the premises by the member of staff responsible for them that day and must have a letter of authorisation from their parent/guardian allowing them to help on this yard.
  • The American Barn is out of bounds unless asked to go down by a member of staff.



ARE YOU ABLE TO HELP? 


Do you have a hat that conforms to the current standard?

  • Do you have wellies, yard or jodhpur boots?
  • Do you have gloves?
  • Do you have your Pony Club:

  1. Mucking Out Achievement Badge
  2. Handling & Grooming Achievement Badge
  3. Tack Cleaning Achievement Badge
  4. Tacking Up Certificate

(If not Speak to Eve, Claire or Sarah).

  • Are you confident around horses?
  • Are you willing to learn and Help?
  • Are you willing to work hard?Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.

HELPER VOUCHER REWARDS

  1. A helper voucher needs to be filled out with what you have done in the day and the duration of the session (this does not include any time spent in a lesson or with your own pony/horse).
  2. This helper voucher needs to be taken to Eve, Claire or Sarah and only they will sign off and allocate a full or 1/2 voucher.
  3. Collect 4 vouchers and they will be exchanged for a 1/2 hour lesson, 6 for a 3/4 hour lesson and any helper events will be specified at a later date as to how many vouchers are required.
  4. Vouchers need to be given in as payment for the lesson or event.