and Physical Requirements
Our students range from six years to adults. The maximum allowable
weight for riders is 185lbs. The instructional program at RHS requires
that students be able to ride and remain focused on their activity
for at least 1/2 hour of instruction.
As in all sports, some equipment is essential for the safety and
comfort of the rider. For safety reasons, RHS requires that an ASTM
approved equestrian helmet and some type of english riding boot
be worn by all riders. For your convenience, all listed equipment
is available at our tack shop. Our staff can insure that any equipment
purchased is fitted correctly to the rider and meets the safety
and quality standards required by the demands of the sport.
Below are the requirements and recommendations
Helmet: No rider may ride off-line without
a properly fitted ASTM approved equestrain helmet.
Boots: Boots are required by the third
lesson. Riding boots provide stability in the stirrup and are less
likely to hang-up in the stirrup in the event of a fall.
Crop: By the time a student is promoted
into an "A-class" they should have their own riding crop.
Gloves: Non-slip riding gloves are necessary
in cold weather. Riding Breeches or Chaps: Recommended for comfort.
Saddle: Because riders come in all shapes
and sizes, many intermediate and advanced level riders prefer to
purchase and ride in their own saddles.
Hunt coats and other formal riding attire are required for riders
that wish to show competitively