Rules | Ring
Rules and Manners | Waiver
Coventry Farms asks you to follow these rules and guidelines to
provide a safer and more enjoyable riding experience for all.
1. If you would like to ride during a lesson,
please ask the teaching instructor’s permission.
2. While warming up your horse, at slow gait, remain off the rail
and avoid those moving at faster gaits.
3. If you slow down or halt, move toward the center of the ring.
4. Keep to your right in passing all riders approaching from the
5. Do not stop or turn sharply without first looking behind you
to see if the way is clear.
6. If someone is improperly blocking your way, call out ‘RAIL’ loudly
enough to be clearly heard.
7. If there is jumping in progress, stay out of the way. The one
jumping has the right of way and should not be required to look
out for others.
8. Horses being led into the ring should be led on the side next
to the rail to prevent them from kicking passers-by.
9. Do not ride on aonther horse’s heels. No tail gaiting!!!
10. Do not ride your horse in such a manner so as to irritate or
excite others horses or riders.
11. If riding on the track to the left at increased gaits, stay
on the rail. If riding on the tract to the right at increased gaits,
while others are moving in the opposite direction, stay toward
the inside of the ring.
12. Time your ring entrance and/or departure so as not to cause
interference with others.
13. SAFETY!!! Please think safety first and include the following:
• Do not ride alone.
• Children under the age of 18 years must have adult supervision
during riding and non-riding activities.
• Wear appropriate riding attire.
• Whenever there is a problem ask for assistance from an instructor
Thank You and Happy and Safe Riding.
Coventry Farms, Inc. has done everything
possible to assure that our guests experience a safe and fun equine related
We wish to inform our guests that equine related activities are not risk
free. The same elements that contribute to the unique character and fun
of equine related activities could cause loss or damage to equipment,
injury, illness, or in extreme cases, permanent trauma or death. We do
not want to heighten or reduce your enthusiasm for the experience, but
we do want you to know in advance what to expect, and to be informed
of some of the possible risks. We ask that you read the waiver, click
here to print, sign it, and return it to our office.
Under Colorado law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or
the death of a participant in equine activities from the inherent risks of
equine activities. Pursuant to section 13-21-120, Colorado Revised Statutes.