EA CONCUSSION POLICY:
www.equestrian.org.au/news/%E2%80%9Cif-doubt-%E2%80%93-sit-them-out%E2%80%9D-ea-concussion-protocols-implementation-all-disciplines-1-july-2019. If a rider falls from a horse anywhere on the grounds at a competition he or she must report to the Clubhouse for a CRT5 Tool assessment by the Designated Person before continuing to ride. Upon recognition of suspected concussion, the rider will be removed from further competition. If no concussion is suspected then the rider may continue to ride. If there is a suspected concussion then the rider will have to provide a medical clearance from a GP before being allowed to compete with in 6 days if over 18 yrs and 14 days if under 18 yrs.
HOTY, POTY & YOTY
HoTY, PoTY and YoTY runs from October to September (inclusive). The winners are calculated after the September competition and announced at the Spring Festival presentations in October.
The top six placegetters in each class receive points, when the percentages are 55% or greater.
6 points for 1st place
5 points for 2nd place
4 points for 3rd place
3 points for 4th place
2 points for 5th place
1 points for 6th place
These points can be achieved in any competition and in any category, including unofficial Preparatory tests. Points are awarded for each unique Horse and Rider combination at each competition.
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HOT WEATHER POLICY:
Adelaide Hills Dressage Club will automatically CANCEL events when:
• The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) 4.15 pm forecast for the Mount Barker area on the Friday before an event: www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/mount-barker.shtml is for a temperature of 36⁰ C or above, or
• The CFS advises there will be Catastrophic fire conditions in the Mt Lofty Ranges for the day of an event, or
• At the discretion of the AHDC Committee if there is a sudden increase in temperature on Saturday night's forecast after a suitable Friday night forecast.