b. In the event of unsuitable field and/or weather conditions, the lessons may be conducted in the stick & ball arena or covered arena. A stick & ball lesson may also be changed into a polo riding lesson due to such ground or weather conditions. The instructor may arrange for alternative indoor lessons, such as theory and horse management, hitting with a mallet on a sheltered platform, cage lesson or training videos in the Atoms club room. An unmounted lesson fee of $64.80 (inclusive of GST) will be charged instead. A rider who fails to turn up for the lesson shall be charged the full lesson fee.
c. Each riding lesson, except lunging and introduction lesson, is 40 minutes, including cooling-off, warming up and returning the horse to the stable.
d. The Polo Office shall confirm a fixed lesson once the rider accepts the allotted time slot for such lessons. These lessons will be automatically rescheduled weekly until the Polo Office receives a notification from a rider/player to cancel the lesson.
e. Only Atoms level 4 or Elite riders are allowed to take private lessons however, lower Atoms level riders may take private lessons only at the discretion of the instructor with the rider’s safety as a priority and depending on the availability of horse and facility.
f. Every Monday from 10am, riders may book ad-hoc lessons for the following week up to a maximum of (3) lessons per week. Additional lessons can only be booked from Wednesday of the same week and are strictly subject to availability.
g. All booking requests must be made through an email to email@example.com
h. All requests will be managed on a “first-come, first-to-commit” basis.
i. Riders are NOT permitted to book lessons with individual instructors directly. Please adhere to this rule as it enables proper scheduling of lessons and managing the overall work done by individual Club polo ponies.
b. In the event of rain, lessons will continue unless there is a threat to safety of the horse, rider or instructor due to lightening, excessive water, etc. Your instructor may arrange for an alternative unmounted lesson. There shall be no make up for the lessons. Refer to clause 6.b
c. An ad hoc lesson may be cancelled with at least 48 hours’ notice in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Riders who fail to do so shall be charged 50% of the lesson fee.
d. Fixed lessons can be cancelled with fourteen (14) days’ notice in writing using the stop/reserve lesson form. To reserve your regular lesson slot during the cancellation period, fifty percent (50%) of the lesson fee will be charged. Otherwise, the lesson slot will be immediately made available to other riders, and there is no guarantee that members will be able to have the same slot upon return. Riders who fail to give fourteen (14) days’ notice for any changes or cancellation of lessons will be charged in full.
e. Certified Medical Certificates can be accepted for last minute cancellations.
f. The Club reserves the sole right to cancel lessons or change instructors due to tournaments, events, availability of horses or instructors.
b. In the event that the rider is seen mishandling, abusing, or doing anything unacceptable to the club horse, the Club has the right to stop the rider from riding immediately. Depending on the severity of the case, the Club may take the appropriate action against the rider or to charge the rider vet fees as a result of such mishandling.
c. To avoid inconveniencing others, riders are requested to be punctual for lessons. Instructors are not obliged to make-up for any lost time if a member is late for a scheduled lesson.
d. Riders are expected to arrive in time to be mounted and ready by the scheduled lesson time. Any riders found mounted earlier than 10 minutes before the scheduled lesson will be charged an additional $54 (inclusive of GST).
e. After a lesson, riders mounted on a Club polo pony are to ride the pony directly back to the stables immediately after cooling-off the pony. Riders found still riding the pony more than 10 minutes after the lesson has ended, will be charged an additional horse hire rate.
f. A rider must be with the instructor throughout the lesson.
g. Riders must not be on the polo field or sand-track when club chukkas or tournaments are being played.
h. Riders from Level 4 to Elite can sign up for stick and ball practice on the field every Wednesday and Friday afternoon on the time slot provided accordingly.
i. Parent of Riders from level 4 to Elite who possess a SPC handicap may sign up for stick and ball practice together with their child.
j. Riders may, with the prior permission of the instructor, use a suitable, privately owned polo pony to take stick & ball lessons on the polo field. However, a ‘green fee’ of $54 (inclusive of GST) per lesson for the use of the polo field will be charged to the rider taking the lesson.
b. It is the sole discretion of the instructor to cancel the lesson should he believes that any of the alternative lessons are not feasible to do so. In the event of a heavy downpour and at the discretion of the instructor, unmounted lesson shall be conducted instead. Ad hoc lesson fee will be charged $64.80 (inclusive of GST) instead. Refer to clause 6.b
b. Self-ride is for a duration 30 minutes at either the Mount Pleasant Arenas, Stick & Ball Arena or Covered Arena. Only upon written approval by their respective instructors through the Polo Office, shall a rider be allowed to ride at the jungle trail or polo track.
c. The riders are allowed only to walk, trot and canter the horse. Galloping and holding of mallet are not allowed while riding.
d. The riders are required to return the horse back personally to the stable immediately after the ride. An additional horse hire rate charge will be imposed should the horse or pony be returned to the stable late.
e. Riders are only allowed to ride within the Club grounds.
b. Non-members under the 3-month trial program shall make payment prior to any scheduled lesson. Proof of such payment must be shown to the Polo Office prior to riding.
b. Riders in the Covered Arena must use the polo side which is the section of the arena closest to the polo field.
c. All riders must close the arena gates after entering or exiting the arenas.
d. More advanced riders must give way to beginner riders in the arenas and exercise consideration to other lessons taking place at the same time.
Note: A rider’s repeated infringement of any of these rules & regulations may result in the Club not offering further lessons or club ponies to the rider concerned.