TRAIL RIDE GUIDELINES
The draft Trail Ride Guidelines will be completed in the next quarter following one more Trail Ride audit. One audit has already been completed late last year and feedback provided to that Club.
These Guidelines have been developed in order to comply with current Health and Safety Requirements, and because a best practice national standard is needed. Recently we have had some brilliant feedback from riders attending MNZ Trail Rides and understand some riders are now querying whether an organised ride is affiliated to MNZ or not.
Please be reminded that as with any worthwhile project, there is a cost involved and therefore a small rider levy of $2 per rider for all Trail Rides was introduced from 1 April 2018. The total payable to MNZ is capped at $500 per event, so for large trail rides anything over and above can be retained by your Club. When your Club applies for a permit, MNZ will provide you with a disclaimer agreement, to be signed by each rider at sign-on. We are reliant on accurate recording of participant details on the agreement. The information will be vital should there be an accident and/or investigation, so it is important that all riders sign it.