wa insurance rally

Discussion in 'Horse and Rider Insurance' started by horsegirl, May 21, 2002.

  1. horsegirl

    horsegirl Well-known Member

    Do you …
    Go trail riding ⃞ Belong to a Pony Club or Riding Club ⃞
    Have riding lessons ⃞ Take your horse to shows or competitions ⃞
    Own a horse ⃞ Hunt, play polocrosse or polo,do western riding ⃞
    Belong to the EFA ⃞ Want to do any of the above in the future ⃞
    Agist a horse ⃞ Operate an equine-related business ⃞

    Just love horses!
    Then we need you
    At this point in time, obtaining public liability renewals is virtually an impossible task for persons conducting horse activities in Australia. This includes the EFA, riding clubs, pony clubs, trail riding businesses, riding schools, agistment centres, coaches and many competition venues.

    To ensure ongoing cover for a wide range of HORSE-RELATED activities, we need improved risk management industry wide and changes in legislation to reduce the incidence and cost of frivolous claims, ensuring protection remains available for genuine casualties of negligence.
    WE NEED CHANGES NOW !!
    We are hearing many stories of horse-related tourism businesses having to close their operations after 15-20 years because of the increased insurance premiums. As of June 30th other Businesses and Associations face the same prospect. There could be no Pony Club after June 30th.
    The government is aware of the insurance crisis but so far has done nothing.


    For further information or to register your participation contact DIANE BENNIT on 0409 083 617 or SANDY HANNAN on 9397 0506 or just turn up unmounted on the day. See Map overleaf for details of the Rally.
    “NO HORSES PERMITTED” – COME DRESSED IN RIDING GEAR – BRING SADDLES OR OTHER RIDING EQUIPMENT – MAP OF RALLY ►►
    BE SURE TO BRING BANNERS & PLACKARDS

    Rally organised by The WA Horse Council



    WA HORSE COUNCIL

    NATIONAL INSURANCE RALLY ROUTE

    SATURDAY JUNE 1st 2002


    All rally participants should meet at the starting point by 10.00am. It is extremely important that the rally gets underway exactly on 11.00am. The Police need to be in place and the associated traffic lights timed for the event.


    1. Meet and assemble at the corner of The Esplanade and Barrack Street at 10.00am. Those people invited to bring horse floats will have parking made available either on the Esplanade Reserve or Barrack St.

    2. Rally organisers will explain the Police escorted route and outline other important details. Horse float vehicles must drive very slowly – especially through the heart of the city.

    3. From The Esplanade the rally will progress north along Barrack Street – west into the Murray Street Mall (we should be able to have two short stops (5 mins) to hand out flyers etc) – then proceed south along Williams Street – then back to the corner of The Esplanade and Barrack Street.

    4. PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING ALONG BANNERS, POSTERS OR PLACKARDS DEMONSTRATING YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT THE INSURANCE ISSUE.

    5. The WA Horse Council will be organising a range of raffles, flyers and other information for you to hand out on the day.

    6. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS VERY IMPORTANT EVENT.




    DIANE BENNIT
    Chairperson




    M E M O R A N D U M



    TO ALL CLUBS

    FROM: TIM WEIGALL, President

    DATE: 20 May 2002

    SUBJECT: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION


    As you are all aware, the threat of suspension of the activities of the Pony Club Movement is very real due to the instability of the Insurance Market at present, effectively leaving the Australian Pony Club Council without any cover as of 30th June 2002.

    The accompanying attachment is a flier regarding a Day of Action, organised in WA by the WA Horse Industry Council. All other Pony Club State and Territory Associations will also be taking part.

    Due to the State Eventing Championships being held on the same day of the Day of Action, the PCAWA is not able to organise our presence on an Association basis. Individual Clubs and Members are encouraged to attend should they wish to do so, and any queries should be directed to the persons listed on the flier.

    Participants are to be UNMOUNTED.

    The WA Horse Industry Council has not been able to secure cover for participants in this day, so participation is entirely at one’s own risk.

    Yours sincerely


    TIM WEIGALL
    President
     

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