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RULES for Using the Grounds


190 Cleveland Redland Bay Rd Thornlands. PIC QGRL 0142


By joining RASDEG Inc you agree to abide by the rules governing the use of the grounds we share with the Redlands Horse & Pony Club.

  • RASDEG members are able to ride at the grounds on Club competition days and also for social riding/training 7 days a week - with the strict exception that RASDEG members are not to use the grounds when the RHPC are using the grounds and vice versa.

  • RHPC hold events on 2nd and 4th weekends – meaning RASDEG members are to NOT attend the grounds on those weekends unless expressly invited. If unsure, check the RHPC website, or email

  • On official competition days, RASDEG members not entered on the day are not permitted to bring their horses to the grounds.

  • Helmets must be worn and correctly fastened whenever mounted on a horse on ANY part of the grounds.

  • The GATE must be kept closed when horses are on the grounds.

  • No horses are to be let roam free, either with a handler still on the grounds, or left alone.

  • There is no permanent agistment on the grounds. The grounds and yards are for day use only, with the exception of emergency situations. (example: local flooding/fires.)

  • All manure MUST be picked up from yards, wash bays and grounds and removed or put in manure pile. • Instructors who wish to use the grounds for coaching RASDEG members are required to submit their qualifications and insurance cover to RASDEG Executive for confirmation before instruction on the grounds. Instructors are permitted to ride a clients horse on the grounds with the RASDEG member present.

  • Stallions are only permitted at RASDEG event or clinic days. Recreational access in not permitted. EA Stallion rules also apply where the stallion must display Green Discs on both sides of the horse at all times whilst on the grounds.

  • No dogs are allowed on the grounds on any event days.

  • Riders are asked to limit their time in the dressage arena to half hour sessions if there are other riders waiting to the use arena. At no time should any rider expect sole use of the sand dressage arena.

  • Use of the lights on the arena is by coin operated machine on the side of the clubhouse. 

  • Members are able to wash their horses at the grounds after riding or events held on the grounds. Anyone using the water to wash their horses is asked to turn it off when not in use. Any manure on the wash bay cement is to be removed.

  • It is not acceptable for RASDEG or RHPC members who are not riding or competing to come to the grounds for the sole purpose of washing their horse(s) and leaving. This is not acceptable and unfair to both Clubs regarding water use.

  • With the exception of approved competition days, AT NO TIME are RASDEG members to use SHOWJUMPING equipment.

  • No alcohol to be consumed on the grounds when there are horses on the grounds.

  • Should you accidentally damage the grounds, facilities or shared equipment while at the grounds, please report the damage immediately to Dennis (Groundsman) and as soon as possible to a member of the RASDEG Executive Committee so that we can arrange rectification. We also ask you similarly notify if you notice pre-existing damage.

  • When horses are on the grounds, the gate must be kept closed.

  • Riders should not attend the grounds to ride alone. This is for your safety.

  • The MENS bathroom is usually always open if you need to use the facilities, please leave them clean and tidy, and report any damage.

  • Any person found to be not complying with these rules may be subject to membership cancellation, and no longer permitted to bring a horse onto the grounds.

  • Please place your completed Health Declaration at the club house whenever you bring a horse onto the grounds.

  • Qld Gvt require you to maintain movement records for horses and taking your horse to the grounds would require a movement record and a Horse Health Declaration. Non-compliance is a serious issue and affects our insurance and may result in action against the individual involved.


Social Media sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn, YouTube, as well as Forums and Blogs are exciting new avenues expressing creativity, and sharing interests and knowledge. Participation in these online communities is therefore supported. However, over a number of years there have been incidents where online discussions and posting of online content have caused distress to individuals or groups of members and has detracted from the community’s overall enjoyment of equestrian events.

The RASDEG social media policy is guided by the Equestrian Australia (EA) Social Media Policy which includes:

  • Defamatory, disrespectful and hateful comments about individuals or organisations will not be tolerated.

  • Representatives must not bring EA or the sport of equestrian into disrepute.

  • The use of obscene language and threatening comments targeted at an individual or organisation will not be tolerated.

  • Comments which are contrary to the spirit and integrity of sport will not be tolerated.

  • EA representatives should ensure that comments made on social media abide by EA’s Code of Conduct and are in line with EA’s Member Protection Policy, specifically

    • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others

    • Refrain from any form of harassment of others

    • Retrain from any behaviour that may bring EA, its member associations or affiliated clubs into disrepute.


RASDEG wishes to operate in a non-discriminatory environment where people show respect for others and their property. Respect is defined as consideration for another’s physical and emotional well being and possessions, to ensure no damage or deprivation is caused to either.


RASDEG promotes responsible use of social media and requires its members, when posting about the Club, its members or EA or club endorsed, promoted or conducted events or activities, to observe the following guidelines for responsible social media use.

  • Members must take responsibility for their own words and for the comments allowed on their sites or forums. RASDEG members will not post unacceptable content, and will delete comments that contain it. Unacceptable content is defined as anything included or linked to that:

    • is being used to abuse, harass, stalk or threaten others

    • is libelous, knowingly false, or misrepresents another person

    • infringes upon a copyright or trademark

    • violates an obligation of confidentiality

    • violates the privacy of others

  • RASDEG members don’t post anything online that they wouldn’t say in person.

  • Unless it is a positive comment, RASDEG members should connect privately before they respond publicly. When members encounter conflicts and misrepresentation in social networking sites, they make every effort to talk privately and directly to the person(s) involved– or find an intermediary who can do so–before publishing any posts or comments about the issue.

  • RASDEG will not tolerate personal attacks. When someone who is publishing comments that are offensive, members will tell them so (privately, if possible–see above).

  • Anonymous comments are discouraged. Authorized posters may identify themselves with an alias, rather than their real name. All content posters should be required to supply a valid email address before they can post.

  • If there is a link attached to the post, does the link work, ensure you have read the information it links to and judged it to be an appropriate source. If reposting information, check the original poster is an individual or organisation that RASDEG would be happy to associate itself with.

  • RASDEG prefers members not to respond to nasty comments about them, their group, event or site. If posts veer into abuse or libel, RASDEG members should advise a member of the Executive Committee. RASDEG will use informal discussion and then disciplinary and grievance procedures if required to resolve issues.

RASDEG encourages all members to “think before posting”. Members should recognize that even if posting to a private section of a social networking site, comments can appear in public areas through a variety of means and can easily be found. Members should avoid posting something they will regret now or later.
If you are at all uncertain about whether the post is suitable, do not post it until you have discussed it with a member of RASDEG’s Executive Committee. A few moments spent checking can save big problems in the future.



RASDEG reserves the right to remove posts or content on official RASDEG groups, forums or where RASDEG Inc or its committee is mentioned or as described here in without consent or consultation if the content is obviously as described above.
If a member fails to follow these guidelines RASDEG has the right to issue the member with a take- down notice. Members who are found to not comply with a take-down notice will face disciplinary action. Serious and/or repeated breaches of this policy could lead to disciplinary action. If any disciplinary action is taken, persons directly affected shall be given the opportunity to participate in those proceedings and the right to appeal against any decision against them.


All RASDEG Members or persons involved in RASDEG activities must meet the following requirements in regard to their conduct and behaviour during any activity held or sanctioned by RASDEG, and in any role held within RASDEG:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, age, ability, cultural background or religion.

  • Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealing with others.

  • Be professional in, and accept responsibility for, your actions.

  • Place the safety and welfare of the participants and horses above all else.

  • As an affiliated club, be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to Equestrian Australia standards, rules, regulations and policies that cover the equestrian disciplines the club offers to our members.

  • Maintain strict impartiality. Avoid any situations which may lead to or be construed as a conflict of interest.

  • Scrupulously avoid any conduct using privileged information to gain a personal or commercial advantage.

  • Operate within the rules of the sport including club, national and international guidelines which govern Equestrian Sport, the member associations and the affiliated clubs.

  • Do not use your involvement with RASDEG to promote your own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are inconsistent with those of Equestrian Australia.

  • Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons under the age of 18 years, as your words and actions are an example.

  • Avoid unaccompanied and unobserved activities with persons under the age of 18 years, wherever possible.

  • Refrain from any form of harassment of others.

  • Refrain from any behaviour that may bring RASDEG into disrepute.

  • Provide a safe environment for the conduct of activities.

  • Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.

  • Be a positive role model in behavior and personal appearance and ensure comments are positive, supportive and any criticism is constructive.

  • Never argue with an official and respect their decision.

  • Recognise that many officials and coaches are volunteers who give up their time to provide their services. Treat them with the utmost respect.

  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of official and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.

  • Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.

  • Care for and respect the equipment provided during training and competition.

  • Be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions.

  • Condemn unsporting behavior and promote respect for all opponents.

  • Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of RASDEG policies.

Social Media Policy
Code of Conduct
Using Grounds
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