Health and Safety

DRNZ is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for all involved.

Horse riding is a hazardous sport and as a result, riders and all other persons involved are aware of the associated risks and generally proactively manage these risks in order to protect both themselves and their horse.

Elimination of all hazards is often not possible and so a proactive approach will be taken to identify and minimise the likelihood and consequences of hazards.

All volunteers, event supervisors, competitors and persons at DRNZ events must take all practicable steps to ensure their safety as well as the safety of others. DRNZ encourages anyone who sees anything that is unsafe to report it to the Event Supervisors.

While there is a generic hazard register available on this page that outlines the common hazards at any DRNZ event, an event specfic hazard register will be availabe at the registration area of each event.