TRAINING AT HALEFIELD FARM

Information for handlers

This is a working equestrian centre and there are rules and regulations that must be adhered to for the safety of both animals and humans.

ACCESS TO THE VENUE
Access is through electrically operated gates.  Push the button to open the gates.
Allow traffic to come out before you go in as the approach is narrow and we do not want you to drive on the grass.
Please drive very slowly as there will be children, horses,sheep and dogs at the farm.
Please park considerately on the hard standing.  Do not park on grass.

A WORKING EQUESTRIAN FACILITY

  • Please keep dogs on lead AT ALL TIMES unless you are doing a particular exercise and you are under trainer supervision
  • Do not allow dogs or children to approach horses or sheep.  Dogs may bark and cause an adverse reaction in horses.
  • Do not go on any part of the fields surrounding the venue without permission.  
  • Do not enter any stables or stalls.
  • Never touch or feed a horse without the owner's permission.
  • The toilets are approached through the stable block.  DO NOT take dogs with you.  Leave them in your car or with a responsible person in the arena.
  • Please do not smoke at Halefield Farm.
  • Please keep children under supervision at all times.  Do not allow them to wander or touch horses or dogs.
  • Please read any notices and adhere to any guidelines given to you.
  • No glass or china is to be used in the arena.

CLEARING UP AFTER YOUR DOG
It is imperative that you clear up after your dog.  If you feed your dog in the evening don't feed until after training.  Give your dog the opportunity to relieve himself before coming to training.  In the event of an accident, clear up and put waste in a poo bag.  Make sure you have sufficient bags to wrap securely as you will need to take the bag home to dispose of.

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR
The indoor school is unheated apart from the viewing area.  Please wear warm clothing.  Layers are best.  Thermal underwear is good under trousers.  Salopettes or over trousers also have their uses.  Gloves, scarves or hats can be useful in extremely cold weather.  Jewellery is inadvisable.
The area outside the arena can be muddy and inside the flooring is rolled sand.
Absolutely no high heels, plimsolls, sling backs or flip flops no matter what time of year.  Walking boots or Wellington type boots/shoes are recommended.  

MUDDY DOGS
Make sure your car has covering on the seats or in the boot for muddy, sandy dogs.

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS
If you suffer with allergies to animals or dust please make sure you take the appropriate precautions.

     Offers of help with setting up or clearing away would be much appreciated.