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Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions apply to all competitors and spectators and must be always adhered to. Entry into any competition, including the hire of the Centre, shall be deemed an acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. 

  1. Please also refer to the Craven College Terms and Conditions which can be found at Reports and Policies
  2. All persons entering onto the Craven Arena, by admission, agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and the General Rules of the Competition
  3. Craven Arena and Craven Equine reserve the right to refuse entry/hire without stating the reason, and to cancel the competition and all rights of admission
  4. Any person causing any damage, disruption or unwanted behaviour will be asked to leave the premises and will not be permitted to participate any further in the competition or hire
  5. Craven Arena and Craven Equine do not accept any responsibility or liability for any injury, accident, damage or illness to any person, property or animal whatsoever, or for any loss whatsoever, arising out of, or occurring at any competition, show or event. It shall be a condition of entry/hire of the Centre that each entrant shall indemnify the organisers against any legal action whatsoever arising from any accident
  6. All competitors and attendees must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the officials and stewards. If engaging in services of an instructor/coach, it is expected that the hirer is responsible to ensure they have relevant qualifications, and insurance.  Craven Equine expects riders to have their own insurance
  7. Parents or guardians are deemed responsible for their children, and they must be supervised at all times
  8. Please also note that the Collecting Ring area is for the purpose of warming up. It is strictly not a viewing or standing area, nor is it to be used by anyone other than those entered in the current class
  9. BRITISH STANDARD APPROVED HARD HATS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHEN MOUNTED. Full and correct attire must be worn by all competitors when competing or hiring the Centre. Please see latest guidance
  10. Any individual seen to be causing distress or suffering to any animal will be asked to leave the Arena and may be reported to the appropriate authorities
  11. Any persons responsible for a stallion must ensure that they are always secure including within the stables and the collecting ring, and correctly displaying the appropriate FEI approved ribbons and discs
  12. Horses and/or ponies must not be left unattended at any time when tied outside Horseboxes or trailers. Parking is at your own risk and must be close to Craven Arena/Craven Equine. All vehicles should be parked sensibly, and enough room must be left for emergency access
  13. Competitors and visitors (including hires) are requested, prior to leaving, to clean up any droppings, hay/haylage, straw or shavings from around their horsebox/trailer and to dispose of these at home
  14. Dogs must be kept on leads AT ALL TIMES and must be cleaned up after. Failure to do this will result in you being asked to leave the Arena. No dogs are allowed in the stable yards AT ANY TIME
  15. Smoking is strictly forbidden in the stable area and in all buildings, there is a smoking area which will be signed. Cigarette butts must be disposed of safely and in the bins provided
  16. Horses and ponies must be coming from a disease-free yard and be disease free.  There must have been no confirmed cases of strangles at the yard of the horse/pony in the previous 8 weeks and there is no veterinary advice outstanding that would prevent the horse from travelling to Craven Arena. Equine Vaccinations must be within 12 months – you will be turned away if not, when creating a booking proof of vaccinations will be required, this can be set up on booking site when log in is created
  17. All visitors must be familiar with terms of use of the arena and agree to abide to them (Dropping picking mandatory for hires, equipment put back as found)
  18. Any damage must be reported to the office via email or phone if no staff can be sited (SJ/Arena damage is chargeable for hires)
  19. These premises are under 24 hour CCTV surveillance


Images are being recorded for the purposes of crime prevention and public safety. This scheme is controlled by Craven College. For further information contact:

  1. Visitors (those hiring) responsible for dropping picking soon after my horse has created droppings in the arena (equipment provided)
  2. No admittance into Craven Equine and livery yards without invitation
  3. Visitors (those hiring) are responsible for ensuring they keep roller shutter to Outdoor open if using the Indoor, as this is the Equine Fire Exit, pedestrian Fire Exits are through Gallery and this exit
  4. Please remember Craven Arena and Craven Equine is an educational establishment, therefore students may be on site
  5. Use of the solarium and wash box is only by prior booking due to access to the yard required
  6. Please take note of the information signage around the Arena and site
  7. We ask you to respect our facilities and ensure that you leave no litter
  8. Please adhere to our Covid 19 procedures in place (due to the ever-changing situation the most up to date guidelines will be on the relevant event page).

Cancellation Policy

Please note Craven Arena operates a cancellation policy of 48hrs notice. Craven Arena will transfer any arena hire bookings with notice of 48hrs or more to a future date. Craven Arena will refund any bookings within the 48hr period which are supported by a copy of a valid veterinary or doctor’s certificate which must be supplied prior to refunding.

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