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PONY LOAN

Pony Loan details 

January 2021 Lockdown loans, all loans will end as soon as lockdown is lifted.

Offered only to approved, existing Sweetlands Farm, experienced riders capable of below, must contact us and agree a loan pony, once agreed please print and sign a copy for yourself and for us ( or we can print for you) 

We appreciate that our times may clash with school work, maybe their riding time could be their PE lesson? 

Ponies offered Tuesdays - Saturdays, times starting 11.30, gates closed 4.30!

Bringing pony in Grooming and tacking up correctly.

Mounting and riding in school safely 

Untacking and turning pony out

Leaving the yard and school clean and tidy. 

Wipe tack clean after ride.

Confident around our dogs being loose on the yard!

Minimum of 2 rides a week, you can ask for a particular pony but it will only be approved if we feel the partnership is a suitable match and the pony isn’t already booked out (ponies can behave a little differently when not ridden in group lesson environment) 

Maximum rides offered will be 5, to be arranged in advance so ponies can be offered to other riders if not enough days booked to keep the pony in work.

Days and times to be arranged. 2 riders only can ride in the school at the same time.

We would prefer you to work out set days and times with us in advance so we can manage all the loans easily!

1 parent only must stay on site with rider. 

No riding before 11.30am so we can exercise our own horses. 

No hacking out!

Jumping will be allowed but you must check and get permission from us first.

Riding time no longer than 45 mins and max time on the yard 1.1/2hrs to allow minimal amount of people here at one time. 

Yard gates to be closed at 4.30 so all riders to be finished in time as we don’t want to run the school lights.  

A loan disclaimer, below, must be signed, riding will be completely at your own risk and Sweetlands farm take no responsibility if you were to have an accident, therefore we highly recommend personal accident insurance.

Cost is £20 a ride, to be paid in advanced on a Tuesday morning for all rides booked for that week, if paying by cash then the full amount to be paid on your first ride of that week. If we find ourselves chasing payment then no further rides will be offered. 

Any rides cancelled in time (12hrs cancellation notice) will be carried forward or re-funded. If we cancel you for any reason then we will refund or carry forward. 

ALL COVID-19 RULES AND REGS AS BEFORE, DETAILS ON COVID PAGE!!

We reserve the right to cancel the ride at any time

We will need to know if you are just wanting one week of riding or committing to loan agreed pony for the whole of lockdown, if the government relax any rules on riding that we can reopen then this will take priority over loans and all loans will end immediately 

We reserve the right change your booked pony.

All rides will be weather permitting. 

If you have booked a ride and cancel at short notice (minimum 12 hrs notice unless Covid isolating) you will still be charged because the pony could have been offered to a different rider.

Sweetland’s farm will be closed Sundays and Mondays 

The pony must be warmed up and cooled down according to the strict advice we will give.

The pony must be given walk breaks to catch their breath during their work, any pony seen continuously cantered around for a long period of time the rider will be asked to stop and won’t be allowed future loan rides, these ponies are our livelihood and their welfare to prevent injury comes first.

Strict social distancing must be adhered to at ALL times on the yard.

The ponies must not be tied up too close to each other in the pony barn, any children seen not social distancing will lose the loan of the pony, it is up to the parents to ensure that these rules are followed at all times.

Please be respectful that this is also our home. 


Disclaimer

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We, the borrower accept that riding is a risk sport and we take full responsibility if an accident was to happen. It is understood by the Borrower that horse care and riding carry their own inherent risks and at no time can the Owner of the Horse, Sweetlands Farm, can be held responsible for any injury, loss or damage at any time  

LIABILITY

It is understood by the Borrower that horse care and riding carry their own inherent risks and that they accept the responsibility to take care for their own safety and that of the Horse and third parties.  It is agreed that at no time can the Owner, Sweetlands Farm, can be responsible for any adverse incidents, claims, damage or injury caused at any time during the loan period.

Property

The loan pony and all of its tack is fully owned by Sweetlands Farm

Pony Loan details 


Borrowers name and address, parent and child under 18


SIGNED by [OWNER’S NAME ]                                               SIGNED by [BORROWER’S NAME] 


Victoria Farmer 

             




Signature  …………………………………………                                           Signature   …………………………………………

                                                                                                       


Address 


Sweetlands Farm, The Haven, Billingshurst, West Sussex             Address ……………………………………………


RH14 9BQ


DATE  ………………………………………….                                                 DATE ……………………………………………



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Ponys Name


Days hired


Times hired


Date started


End date will be when January UK lockdown is over or whenever is arranged before. 


Click to open pdf for printing loan agreement

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c8pU8-_ihRUrG_SkpR9NDKH2y4BvVVTdGU6ym0rd2Rw/edit?usp=sharing




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