SDB Meets & Events Terms and Conditions

When you book to hunt with the SDB, or attend a hunt meet/event, you are agreeing to the following conditions for your own safety and the safety of others.
Riding a horse is a risk activity, and the level of risk is determined by the rider's choices and competence . Hunting involves riding across untamed countryside, where the rider has to constantly assess the risks that appear before them. This includes negotiating obstacles, rough ground that may have holes, and keeping clear of other riders if they are having problems. As such, a reasonable level of equestrian competence is essential. Riders take part entirely at their own risk. The officers of the SDB, the landowners and the farmers disclaim all liability for any loss or damage to persons or property.


RIDERS MUST

1. Wear appropriate clothing and safety wear for hunting. See the "SDB Guide" for more information on "Dress". Body protectors are optional. For those new to hunting, plain riding wear in sober colours is acceptable for the first few outings.

2. Be mounted and ready to move off at the time arranged for a particular meet. This varies so please check in advance. We will not wait for latecomers.

3. Remain at all times behind the appointed Field Master. This person will be introduced at the start of the day. Those riding strong or excitable horses are highly recommended to ride towards the back of the field which allows plenty of time to pull up/turn a circle before reaching the front of the field.

4. Ensure their horse is wearing a red ribbon in its tail if it kicks and ride at the back of the field.

5. Give way to, and do as instructed by, the Masters and Hunt Staff. Failure to co-operate may result in you being sent home without re-imbursement of the cap.

6. KEEP OFF ALL CROPS AND DO NOT FOLLOW THE HUNT STAFF (who wear mustard coats).

 

PLEASE NOTE

• Read carefully each meet entry on the Hunts website meet page, as conditions for each meet might vary. Also, check the meet page the night before the meet to see if there have been any changes.

• The website booking form can be used for all meets, but must be used for Compulsory Booking In Meets (CBIM marked meets on the Meet Page). Payment must be made within 48 hours of receiving a booking confirmation email from the Hunt Secretary or the place will be offered to someone else. There may be a limit on numbers for some meets so early booking for all meets is recommended. If there is space available we will accept caps on the day, but check in advance.

• Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the event by emailing secretary@southdownsbloodhounds.com. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded.

• There are no qualified first aiders. Riders should carry inside a pocket, a note with details of their name, address and ICE contact number, so that appropriate action can be taken in the event of an accident.