Important Notice for Participants
The Wooback Yass Heritage Working Horse Association Inc advise that all those wishing to participate in the ploughing record and other horse sections for the 2016 Wooback 2 event - the rules of entry are as follows: -
All entries are to be made at the office upon arrival to Cooma Cottage. Competitors must read and sign a disclaimer form before being permitted entry to the ring/arena. Membership to the club must be current and paid before entering horse areas to cover insurance unless you have your own.
Only Heavy Horses can participate in the ploughing record attempt. This means working heavy horses of all breeds.” ie. Clydesdales, Shires, Percherons, Draught Horses, Belgians, Frisians, Suffolk, Gypsy cobs/Vanner/drums, LARGE Mountain and Moreland breeds (ie Haflinger, Highland, Fiord etc).
Any part bred derivative of the above which is of draft type and fit for purpose are welcome, however, cross bred horses that do not exhibit the heaviness expected to be seen in a heavy horse will not be accepted for the record, but will be welcome to attend the event and participate in other sections.
It is essential that all horses participating in the record attempt are broken to chains and accustomed to pulling e.g. sleds, ploughs etc prior to the event. All training should be done prior to the event, not at it. We encourage all participants to bring a handler/groom, particularly with multiples in harness and also young horses.
All horses participating on the day must be sound and fit for the activity. Veterinarians will be present on the day to monitor all animals and ensure that their welfare is not compromised.
Stallions are permitted but must be handled/driven by a competent adult over 21 years. All Stallions need to be under control at all times, any disruptions to other participants horses we will unfortunately have to relocate stallions to another area on site to be advised by the committee should the need arise.
Any horse or participant deemed unsafe or disruptive to other participants/horses may be asked by the Committee to withdraw from the record attempt. This is a safety issue and is therefore not negotiable. The ruling by the Committee will be final.
All harness and equipment used on the day MUST be well fitting and comfortable for the animal, well maintained and safe for the purpose (ie no broken straps, torn billets, bailing twine or wire on the harness). All horses must wear blinkers/winkers when in harness (no open bridles). All attachments onto implements must be quick release, ie hooks on chains.
NO D Shackles.
Prior to entering the field, all participants will be marshalled and a gear safety and animal inspection will be carried out prior to the commencement of hooking the horses up to implements and the record ploughing attempt. This is to ensure the welfare and safety of all animals and competitors.
Please ensure that you enclose with your entry (or notify us if you have already entered), the following:
Stable and Camping requirements
Entry Forms (please include PIC number and/or animal’s physical address) If you are travelling from Interstate, please contact your local Department of Agriculture to ensure you meet any possible quarantine requirements for animals moving interstate.
IMPORTANT: Insurance Release Waiver/EFA membership etc. If you don’t have valid insurance for the day, then contact the Association and this can be arranged for you at minimal cost.
If you require the loan of plough, implement or chains (please specify ASAP as there is limited supply)
All persons participating in the Wooback 2 2016 event do so on the condition that they are bound by the rules and conditions contained in this event guide.
All competitors MUST sign an Insurance disclaimer / indemnity form prior to competing.
All Participants acknowledge and agree as a condition of participating that neither the Wooback Yass Heritage Working Horse Association Inc and Wooback members, competitors, participants, officials, volunteers, medical personnel, and persons, promoters, sponsors, advertisers, owners and lessees of premises used to conduct the Wooback Heavy Horse ploughing event, shall be under any liability for my death or bodily injury, loss or damage which may be sustained or incurred by me, as a result of my participation in or being present at the event, except in regard to any rights I may have arising under the Trade Practices Act 1974.
Competitors acknowledge that equestrian activities are dangerous and that accidents causing death, bodily injury, disability and property damage, can, and do happen. Competitors accept this responsibility on behalf of their horse handlers, employees and servants.
Entry Forms and Closing Date
Please ensure that you complete the entry form, submit them on or before the 21st April 2016
A commemorative rosette will be awarded to participants who enter on or prior to the closing date. These special rosettes are in strictly limited supply and may not be available to late entries.
Timing of Events
The Wooback committee will start each event at the nominated time in the program, but will not accept responsibility for any delays. No event will commence before the nominated time. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that they are ready to take part in the field at the nominated time called by the PA.
Rules of Entry -
The appointed committee members and nominated officials shall have the right to:
Bar or remove any horse or participant from any activity where a breach of safety is perceived.
Order the removal from the event grounds of any animal or participant
Any horse considered by the committee or by representative veterinarians to be labouring excessively under a load, incapable of work or a potential danger shall be removed. The decision will be final and is not negotiable.
It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that:
♦ CHILDREN MUST BE UNDER ADULT SUPERVISION at all times.
♦ Only authorised persons are allowed in the field (participants with approved insurance), those not participating in the event will be removed from the field.
♦ No alcohol is to be consumed in the competition or marshalling areas.
♦ All slide and log events are to be at a WALK unless otherwise specified.
♦ No horse is to be left unattended on the grounds unless it is yarded.
♦ No other animals other than horses and bullock team are permitted in the field.
♦ All committee and their appointed representative’s decisions will be final.
♦ Officials have the power to disqualify or remove participants if instructions are not obeyed.
♦ All instructions from the nominated officials are to be obeyed at all times.
♦ All harness and equipment used at WOOBACK are in sound and safe condition.
♦ All horses at WOOBACK are kept under proper control at all times. Whilst being driven in harness or long reins, all horses must wear winkers.
♦ All entire male horses must have a bit in their mouths whilst in the field or out of their yards. Handlers and drivers of stallions must be over 21years of age.
♦ All signs must be obeyed.
♦ Helmets must be worn by all riders of horses.
♦ Covered footwear must be worn at all times in marshalling and competition areas and all participants must be appropriately dressed for the event.
♦ Any shouting, whipping or swearing at horses will incur dismissal.
♦ We Prefer No DOGS, If you must bring your dogs, they are to be on a leash or confined, they are not allowed in centre field or to roam any areas.
♦ No horses are allowed in the field areas prior to the program starting on each day (outside of the designated practice times).
♦ Implements may be stored at your camping or parking site (if preferred to the designated area) but MUST NOT be driven through the campsite and public areas.
Wooback 2 Most Draught Horses Ploughing Simultaneously - Cooma Cottage Yass Valley Way Yass NSW
I hereby acknowledge and agree as a condition of participating at this event that neither the Wooback Yass Working Horse Association Inc and members of Wooback 2, competitors, participants officials, volunteers, medical personnel, and persons, promoters, sponsors, advertisers, owners of premises H used to conduct the Wooback Heavy Horses Ploughing event shall be under any liability for my death or bodily injury, loss or damage which may be sustained or incurred by me, as a result of my participation in or being present at the event, except in regard to any rights I may have arising under the Trade Practices Act 1974.
It is a condition of entry that each participant shall not hold the Association responsible and that he or she shall indemnify Wooback Yass Heritage Working Horse Association Inc against any legal proceedings arising from any such case or circumstance. The Club will not be responsible for any error which may appear in the programme or for any entry made in the wrong class.
I acknowledge that equestrian activities are dangerous and that accidents causing death, bodily injury disability and property damage can, and do happen. I accept this responsibility on behalf of my horse handlers, employees and servants.
BY SIGNING HERE UNDER I CONFIRM HAVING READ AND UNDERSTOOD
THE CONTENTS OF THIS DISCLAIMER
I will be competing / participating in events at the Wooback Yass Heavy Horse Ploughing event on 23rd to 24th of April 2016, and confirm having read and understood the above conditions:
Please note that the waiver document will be required to be signed upon arrival and registration at the Wooback office along with entry forms for Saturday and Sunday