Riding Rules


  • All rides must be booked in using our scheduling system at: pghorsesociety.skedda.com 
  • Please sign in - This is mandatory. 
  • All riders must have current HCBC insurance.
  • Maximum eight (8) riders are permitted on the arena floor at any one time..
  • Helmets are mandatory for all riders under the age of 19 and for all jumping. It is recommended that all riders wear approved helmets.
  • No headphones, cell phones or earphones to be used during riding (instruction excluded).
  • All children under the age of 16 must have adult supervision while riding.
  • All children under the age of 12, while on the grounds must have adult supervision. 
  • The rider must be in control of their horse at all times. 
  • Do not ride through the door of the indoor arena, please handwalk your horse in.
  • No galloping or excessive speed at any time, unless you are on your own in the arena.  
  • A ride is considered no longer than one (1) hour. Each ride is considered one (1) horse, one (1) rider. Only a maximum of two (2) horses per rider will be allowed. No ponying of horses. 
  • Tying and grooming is allowed only in the holding area; poop ‘n scoop rule applies to all areas of the Agriplex grounds. 
  • All dogs must be on a leash & under control, and dogs are not permitted in the arenas. 
  • Abuse of animals will not be tolerated, and will be reported. 
  • No ponying of horses at anytime indoor or outdoor


  • Be courteous and polite to all riders and instructors. 
  • Instruction is permitted during open riding times by PGHS registered instructors only. 
  • If you are working on a circle, keep to the inside of the arena and leave a safe distance for other horses to work the rail. 
  • When working on the rail, always pass lefthand to left-hand. 
  • Do not stop on the rail for talking or visiting. 
  • Maintain a safe distance (minimum 2 horse lengths) from all other horses unless agreed upon by other riders. 
  • Communicate with other riders so they know what you are practicing.
  • Free-running of horses allowed indoor arena only when the floor is empty, with the permission of all other users present inside and outside the arena surface. 
  • Lunging is permitted only:
    • When there are not more than three (3) other riders in the arena prior to the lunging.
    • When jumping lessons are not taking place.
    • For a maximum of twenty (20) minutes.
    • One (1) horse at a time being lunged. 
  • Lunge whips are not to be cracked. 
  • Please read the Code of Conduct. All users are expected to abide by the rules set forth.

Drop In Riders

  • If a drop-in rider brings more than one horse2 horses, stalls in draft barns are available for complimentary short-term use. Contact the office to make arrangements.
  • The rider is responsible for cleaning.
  • A fee will be charged for stalls that are not cleaned. Must be signed and checked by staff.
  • One month and 6 month riding passes are available for purchase. Please contact the office 250 649 8410.


Equipment Days: Riders are responsible for putting away equipment when finished riding. Rentals take precedence.
Jumping (maximum 4 jumps) is allowed all day Mondays & Tuesdays. Fridays have been added temporarily.

Dressage setup is allowed Wednesdays all day.

Barrels are allowed Thursdays all day, placed minimum 20’ from wall.

Barrels Additional Temporary - Monday, Friday & Saturday mornings 9:30 - 11:30 am.

Boarders Only riding time may fluctuate. Mandatory 20 hours per week will be set aside for indoor arena only during winter months; please view online calendar for latest times.

Reining: Reining practice is permitted on Fridays from 8 - 10 pm.