Selection Criteria for Leasing
- BTSC will advertise which horses are available to lease from time to time. Applicants will be invited to lease a BTSC Riding School horse by a BTSC Riding Instructor. Alternatively, an applicant can request if they are suitable to lease a BTSC horse.
- In order for an applicant to be considered suitable to lease a BTSC Riding School horse, they will be expected to take lessons over a period of time on that particular horse. This period of time may vary and will be determined by the BTSC Riding School Manager. Applicants may also be asked to do self rides and enter competitions during the assessment period. Taking lessons, self – riding and/or competing on a particular BTSC horse is not considered a guarantee that the applicant will be successful in their bid to lease such horse.
- The BTSC Riding School Manager will inform the leasing applicant when to fill out the ‘Leasing Application’ form and submit it to the Riding School Office. The Riding School team will meet and discuss the lease application. The outcomes of all leasing applications will be voted on by the members of the Riding School team. A majority vote must be obtained in order for a leasing application to be passed. It may be decided from time to time that a certain rider is not suitable and/or not ready to lease a horse.
- The criteria for assessing the suitability of a leasing applicant are as follows:
→ Age of the rider
→ Balance, effectiveness and overall riding standard of the rider
→ Harmony between horse and rider
→ Ability of the rider to develop and improve the horse
- Riders under the age of 21 must have prior written consent of a parent or legal guardian.
- Candidates must have appropriate stable management knowledge as they will be expected to be capable of handling and maintaining the horse’s welfare during the lease period. Candidates will be expected to and must therefore have prior knowledge of how to tack and untack, groom the horse and wash the horse. Candidates may be asked to undergo a stable management training course if they are not deemed knowledgeable enough by the Riding School Manager.
General Information about Leasing
- All leases will be accompanied by the horses own tack. The lessee is expected to maintain the tack and saddlery in good order during the period of the lease. This involves cleaning, saddle soaping and oiling the tack on a regular basis. Lessees are also expected to assist with tacking, untacking and washing off.
- The Riding School Management reserves the right to review and adjust the leasing program from time to time and the applicant will be duly informed and given the option to terminate the lease within 2 weeks of notification.
- The Riding School Management team reserves the right to terminate the lease with immediate effect at any time if the lessee is in breach of Club or Riding School regulations and a warning letter can be issued to the offending member.
- If a leased horse is injured / unable to be ridden / out of work during the leasing contract for a period of time less than 1 week, this will be at the lessee’s own risk and expense. The lease will continue as normal during this time and there will be no discounts or concessions made. During this period of time, an alternative horse may be offered in lieu of the leased horse, however this cannot be guaranteed. If the leased horse is unable to be ridden for a period of time greater than 1 week, the case will be reviewed and concessions may be made to the lessee, however this cannot be guaranteed.