Malthouse Equestrian Centre

Rules & Regulations


The organisers of this event have taken reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective, everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the organisers and all the official stewards.  If you come to the event on your own, please notify the organisers on arrival..


Malthouse Centre events and competitions are unaffiliated unless stated otherwise.  However, they will be run in accordance with the appropriate discipline rule bookss(Showjumping - BSJA RULES  Dressage – BD RULES  and Cross country BE RULES) and in addition the rules set out below..

The organisers and landowners accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to any person, animal, vehicle or property whatsoever – however caused.  Owners/riders enter entirely at their own risk and it is a condition of entry that no liability of any kind attaches itself to the organisers, judges or landowner of the show in any respect whatsoever..

Cheques should be made payable to MALTHOUSE CENTRE.

All bookings, once confirmed, are liable to a 50% cancellation fee should they be moved or cancelled..

Malthouse Centre reserve the right to cancel, add to or amend any of the competitions as they see fit due to weather conditions etc..

Correct riding attire must be worn – it is the rider’s responsibility to ensure this rule is observed..

Correctly fitting headgear and boots with heels must be worn by anyone mounted on the showground.  Headgear must conform to the current BHS safety standards and must be either PAS 015 or BSEN 1384 standard or be prefixed with AST or SEI and must have a three point harness.  Spot checks may be carried out.  Non compliance will result in elimination.  This rule takes precedent over rules on headgear/footwear contained in any Rules of Affiliated bodiess

Back protectors  - these are recommended for show jumping and compulsory for cross country..

The judge’s and/or organiser’s decision is finall

The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry without giving a reason and will return the entry fee accompanying such entry..

The judges reserve the right to eliminate any unfit or unsound horse/pony.  Any person, in the opinion of an event official, seen ill treating a horse/pony will be required to leave the showground immediately and partake in no further competitions at that event regardless of any entry fee being paid..

Entry fees will only be refunded on the production of a medical or veterinary certificate..

Horse/Ponies are not to be left unattended when tied up to trailers or lorries in the car park..

Children must be properly supervised at all times..

Please do not leave any rubbish, droppings etc. on the showground..

Failure to ring for times (when this is a requirement of the entry) will constitute a withdrawal..

If dogs are permitted on the showground, they must be kept on a lead..

All horses and ponies must only move through areas shared with pedestrians at a walk..

Malthouse Centre reserves the right to restrict prizes to one for every five entries in accordance with BSJA Rule 76.6..

Entry constitutes an agreement to be bound by and abide by these rules..

No Competitor/Rider shall allow a stallion for which they are responsible as owner, authorised agent or rider to compete or be prepared to compete in any competition without taking adequate precautions to ensure competitors, officials or other members of the public are not put at risk of injury..

Formal objections must be made within 30 minutes of the event accompanied with a deposit of £25.  This will be forfeited if the objection is over ruled.  Constructive criticism is welcomed..