Membership

Moorooduc Saddle Club is currently taking new memberships!

Moorooduc Saddle Club welcomes new members, our members ride for pleasure and enjoy using our facilities. Please let us know if we can provide you with any further information.

If you are interested in becoming a member contact us through our website enquiries@moorooducsaddleclub.com.au.   All prospective members are asked to attend a ridden rally as a visitor just to see if our Club is what you are looking for.  You can ride at either Thursday Mid Week or our Sunday rally.

If you are not a member of either HRCAV or an EA member you are required to pay $50 day membership for public liability cover and also sign an EA waiver before you ride.  After your initial ride you can request to become a member and a membership application with be forwarded and once completed you will be invoiced for your club fees.  Upon payment of fees you will be added to our data base and will receive all emails pertaining to activities of the Club.

The club financial year runs from July 1st to June 30th, membership fees are due on July 1st and must be paid before riding at any rallies. We take new memberships throughout the year. Membership will be charged on a pro rata base if joining later in the year. Members may also join the HRCAV, whose fees are in addition to the Club fees.

Fee Schedule:

  • Annual Adult Membership fee or first junior* member - $120.00
  • Junior* membership fee (second family member) - $60.00
  • Adult public liability levy - $50.00
  • Junior* public liability levy - $30.00
  • Club fees - calculated and billed every financial year and Pro rate fees apply after February

*Junior members are 17 years and under.

Member responsibilities and safety considerations:

  • Safe and responsible riding behaviour must be demonstrated at all times, taking care not to endanger other riders and  their horses, spectators, vehicles and equipment.
  • Saddlery must be in a safe and in clean condition.
  • Correct riding apparel, specifically riding boots and approved safety helmets must be worn at all times, when you are mounted.
  • Horses must be tied up by a halter and lead rope only.
  • Horses that kick must wear a red ribbon on their tail to warn other riders.
  • Riders must walk horses to the tie up rails, in the WALK ONLY zone between Arena 1 and the entrance gate.
  • Members must NOT jump their horses unless accompanied by an adult, when training on non rally days.
  • Any accident or incident must be reported to a committee member, and an Incident Report must be completed.
  • No stallions, colts or rigs at rallies unless prior approval has been given by the Committee.
  • No dogs are allowed on the grounds at any time
  • No offensive language or behaviour by members is permitted.
  • Persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol are not permitted to participate in horse riding activities.

Club Service:

MSC is a family riding club that strives to maintain affordable fees.  It can only do so by the co-operation of all members.  The facilities are maintained and upgraded by members for use by members. The Club holds regular quarterly working bees on the 5th Sunday of the month when it falls.

All members must provide 10 hours of Club Service per year. Club Service hours can be accumulated by:

  • Attendance at working bees ( 2 per year of the 4 scheduled)
  • Set Up and Pack Up Crew at instruction rallies
  • Grounds maintenance by arrangement with the Club service coordinator

All members should ensure that their Club Service is recorded in the Club Service Register. Members are responsible for recording their own hours in the Service Register. Members must record 10 hours of service for the full year or pay $10 per hour for the undelivered service.

The committee acknowledges that members may have other commitments and may not be able to attend all working bees.  However, if club service is not provided, you will be charged the hourly levy with the next year's fees.  If you prefer not to attend working bees at all, please advise the Club Service coordinator, who will invoice you the $100 levy and this income then allows the Club to hire in contractors for grounds maintenance.

Alternate arrangements for Club Service can be made with the Club Service coordinator.