Gambler's Choice




Equestrian Facilities

Safety

  • No smoking under any circumstances in or around the barns.
  • Helmets (ASTM certified) MUST be worn when mounted, no exceptions.
  • No jumping without supervision.
  • All riders must wear boots with a heel.
  • Children under the age of 15 are not allowed at the barn without adult supervision.
  • No running or loud behavior is allowed in the barn. Please be considerate of other horses and riders.
  • Horses must be groomed, tacked, and untracked in their stalls or crossties. Horses must be tied when being groomed, tacked, and untracked.
  • Arena Etiquette

  • Horses should never be turned loose in the arena.
  • In the arenas, please observe standard rules of etiquette by passing left shoulder to left shoulder. Be alert and considerate of other riders.
  • Whenever possible, lunging should not be done in the arena when lessons are in progress. If it is necessary, ask the trainer giving the lesson as to the best place to lunge, and minimize clucking and/or cracking of the lunge whip.
  • Barn and Tack Rooms

  • You are responsible for cleaning up after yourself in the grooming areas, wash rack, and tack room.
  • Clean up manure deposited on gravel, aisle way, or wash rack.
  • Clean out your horse's feet before leaving the stall or arena.
  • Debris in the wash rack should be swept out before rinsing one's horse to avoid clogging the drain.
  • Do not leave your horse unattended on cross ties.
  • Riders are responsible to make sure their horse is cool, dry, and properly blanketed before leaving.
  • The last person to leave in the evening is responsible for locking the tack room door for which they are responsible.
  • Please keep your assigned tack room tidy. All bridles and saddles must be hung neatly and all other items must be kept in your tack trunk.
  • Tack trunk covers must be zipped completely before leaving for the day.
  • If you turn on a light, please turn it off when you are finished using that area.
  • The last person to leave is responsible for turning all lights off.
  • General

  • All horses must be cared for with the utmost respect. Horses will be properly cooled down and groomed so that they are free from dried sweat and mud.
  • All equipment will be returned to its proper place and kept organized.
  • All equipment will be labeled with the appropriate horse's name.
  • Property of GCEC may not be used without express permission.
  • Use of the facility after hours will need permission. Hours are Mon - Sat 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

    a. The barn is closed on Sundays unless arrangements have been made.

  • All lights will be turned off when not in use.
  • All requests for changes in horses' care will be made in writing and given in advance to Rebecca Lovegrove, barn manager.
  • Arrangements must be made for farrier and vet care by horse owner or agent. There will be a $20.00 (twenty dollar) holding fee for each horse. Horses may not be cross-tied or tied to a stall for these services.
  • If horses are left in their stalls with equipment left on or tied up there will be a $15.00 (fifteen dollar) fee for the care of that horse.
  • All horses that need equipment (ie. Boots, cribbing collars, blankets) must have that equipment provided and kept in good repair. All items that GCEC deems destroyed will be thrown away for safety. All equipment will be put back on the horse after it is ridden and cooled down.
  • Any changes in schedule must be communicated with Rebecca Lovegrove or John Melnick in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
  • No horses may enter the property without prior approval. Notice must be given 24 hours in advance.
  • All horses must have a current coggins and must be up to date on the following vaccines (record must be provided to GCEC):

    a. Tetanus: continues to be an essential core vaccine.
    b. Equine Encephalomyelitis: Eastern and Western types a must. Typically comes mixed with Tetanus.
    c. Rabies: essential.
    d. West Nile Virus: as of 2002, essential.

  • Dogs are allowed with permission.
  • All non-farm dogs must be on a leash when horses are being ridden.
  • Horses will be blanketed and protective gear put on horses as provided by the owner.
  • Horses will be turned out as much as possible with respect to weather conditions as pasture availability.
  • Holding a stall open, reserving a stall for future use, or horse lay-ups will be billed at the current board rate as if the stall were occupied.
  • Clients must abide by established barn hours.
  • Barn Hours

  • Barn hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. unless other arrangements are made.



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