A volunteer’s or student’s attire and appearance should be appropriate for safe equestrian activities. For your safety and comfort, please dress as follows:
  1. Wear appropriate shoes – closed-toe shoes only. Tennis shoes and boots are suggested for volunteers and preferably riding boots for students or a hard-soled shoe with heel. No open-toed, excessive heel, steel toed, cleats, high rubber treaded or dress shoes are permitted.
  2. Wear comfortable pants.
  3. Shorts must be fingertip length or longer.
  4. Wear T-Shirts or Long-sleeve shirts that are weather appropriate. No low-cut tops.
  5. Helmets are provided for students, instructors can give recommendations of where to purchase approved riding helmets if desired. Helmets must be ASTM-SEI approved for equestrian use. Instructors can provide more information if desired.
  6. No jewelry or other items that can get caught on a rider or horse is allowed (i.e. necklaces, charm bracelets, etc.)
  7. Hats and sunglasses are recommended for volunteers, as long as it will not be disruptive to the student.
  8. Sunblock is recommended during all sessions.
  9. Sweatshirts, coats and gloves are recommended during Fall and Winter Session.
  10. Long hair must be pulled back. For riders, long hair is recommended to be pulled back into low ponytails or braids, as to not interfere with the riding helmet.
  11. No cell phones are permitted in the arena. If there is an important phone call you are waiting for, please notify the instructor ahead of time so arrangements can be made. In the event of an onsite emergency, instructors always have their phones that can be used to place an emergency call.
  12. No food items! (i.e. gum)
For Vaulting Students (In addition to other standards required):
  1. Recommendations for footwear include: lightweight canvas shoes, aqua socks, gymnastic or vaulting shoes.
  2. Snuggly fitting clothing.