Family Membership

A couple or single living at the same address with dependent children under 18 years. Transitioning people 18 years and over will have no joining fee or arena fund payable – they just transfer to their own individual membership and will need to fulfil their own volunteer hours (or have someone complete for them). Any variations on individual circumstances will be considered by the executive on a case by case basis.

Membership Types

Training Day Membership

Entitles members to attend training days, the closed Gymkhana (subject to qualifying – see point 17 in Club
Rules & Regulations) and any other closed events, full voting rights and to receive the newsletter. Also allows use of club facilities on any other day
except Sundays, providing they are also members of Equestrian Australia (NSW). The primary member must be over 18 years of age due to legislation
governing Incorporated Clubs. If the only riding member is a junior, then one adult must join as the primary member (non-riding).
Membership requirements for this category: A minimum of 6 hours of volunteer duty per year per riding member (4 hours for the second
riding member in the family and 2 hours for the 3rd and subsequent members). (Duty carried out by member or their subsitute, who can be a nonmember).
These generally are undertaken as 3 x 2-hour time slots but variations are permitted. The time may made up as assistance at any Open or
Closed events, grounds maintenance days or canteen duties.
Costs: $150 per year plus $25 for each additional riding member in same family. (See above for description of Family Membership.)
Club uniform (club shirt & light-coloured or blue/black jodphurs, approved helmet and boots, back protector for cross-country riding and name badge) are
compulsory for training days.
2. Non-Training Day Membership: Entitles members to receive the newsletter and attend all social functions. Members over 18 years of
age may stand for committee positions and vote on motions. Members are able to use club facilities at any time other than Sundays, provided they are
members of Equestrian Australia (NSW) and membership details must be included on the membership application form. Non-Training day members are
not entitled to ride on training days or at closed events and are not eligible for end of year group awards.
Membership requirements for this category: A Minimum of 4 hours of volunteer duties per year per riding member. (2 hours for the second
and subsequent riding members in the family). (Duty carried out by member or their subsitute, who can be a non-member). The hours may be taken as
2 x 2-hour slots of consolidated into 1 x 4-hour duty. The time may be made up of assistance at Open or Closed events, donation of coaching time (for
accredited coaches), grounds maintenance days, assistance in canteen or any other negotiated volunteer work for the club.
Costs: $150 per year plus $25 for each additional riding member in same family group. (See above for description of Family Membership.)
3. Non-riding Membership: Entitles member to receive the club newsletter and attend all social functions. Members over 18 years of age
may stand for committee positions and vote on motions. Should they wish to use the grounds the normal hire fee applies.
Membership requirements for this category:There are no responsibilities required to maintain this level of membership category.
Cost: $25 per family. This category can be converted to a riding membership at any time through the year with the payment of the appropriate balance
of fees.
4. Life Membership. These are bestowed from time to time at the discretion of the executive on members who have made a significant longterm
contribution to the club. Anyone can nominate a person for Life membership up until 21 days prior to the AGM.
There are three criteria for eligibility:
1. The member must be over 18 and have been a continuous financial member for not less than 15 years.
2. Must have been an elected committee member over a significant period of time and must have contributed substantially to the organisation
and administration of a variety of club activities.
3. Exhibit personal qualities appropriate to the upholding the aims and objectives of the club eg: fostering the spirit of participative competition,
good sportsmanship, giving encouragement to members of all ages, promoting good fellowship, promoting the club
to the wider community and promoting the development of individuals’ skills and knowledge of horsemanship.
Membership requirements for this category: There are no annual fees or responsibilities but the same qualifications apply as for other
members for the purposes of the Closed Gymkhana. Life memberships only apply to that individual, not to their partner or children (under 18) years).


Hawkesbury Riding Club acknowledges the Darug people as the traditional Owners and Custodians of the land of our club grounds. We celebrate their enduring connection to Country, knowledge and stories. We pay our respects to all Elders, past, present and emerging and acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First People of this country.