1. TITLE The Club shall be known as the Northwood Riding
2. OBJECTS The objects of the Club shall be:
a) To promote participation in and provide
facilities for the amateur sport of riding in
BRC Area 6
(Bucks, Berks and surrounding areas)
b) To encourage riding as a sport and
recreation, to promote good fellowship
amongst riders and to improve and maintain the standard of riding and
c) To organise instructional meetings,
lectures and competitive events and other activities deemed to further the
d) To be affiliated to the British Horse
Society and to support and co-operate with recognised organisations interested
in the breeding and use of all breeds and types of horses and ponies.
e) To investigate the subject of bridle
tracks and rights of way with a view to opening those that have been closed and
maintaining and more clearly defining those that are in existence.
f) To concern itself with any object
which will benefit the horse and horse user in the district.
3. This shall consist of persons who have
attained the age of 17 years and, having been elected by the Committee, have
paid the due subscription for the current period. Honorary membership may be conferred by the
Committee upon any person deemed by them to have rendered notable service to
the Club. Persons between the ages of 13
and 17 may join as Junior Members.
4. Anyone desirous of becoming a member
shall be proposed and seconded by another and his or her name and address
forwarded to the Honorary Secretary of the Club on the appropriate nomination
5. The annual subscription shall be
payable on the first day of the Club's financial year. Any member whose subscription is more than
three months in arrear shall have his or her name removed from the Membership List after written notice to
this effect has been sent to him or her.
Any member joining the Club on or after August 1st shall be deemed to have paid his or her
subscription for the current year.
6. The Committee may expel from membership
of the Club any member who has willfully disobeyed any of the rules of the
Club, or who has in the opinion of the Committee been guilty of any conduct
derogatory to the character or prejudicial to the interests of the Club,
provided that before expelling him or her the Committee shall call upon him or
her for an explanation of his or her conduct and shall hear what he or she may
wish to urge in his or her defence.
7. THE COMMITTEE
a) All powers of management shall be
vested in a Committee consisting of a minimum of 6 Committee Members, of which
four will hold the following offices: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Hon. Secretary,
and Hon. Treasurer. Four members shall
form a quorum.
b) All Officers and other members of the
Committee shall retire annually at the Annual General
shall be eligible for re-election
c) All Officers and other members of the
Committee shall be elected annually at
decision of the Committee shall be final unless overruled at a General Meeting.
e) The Committee shall be the sole
authority for the interpretation of the rules or for anything relating to the
Club not provided therein and their decision shall be final and binding on the
f) The Committee shall have the power to
fill any casual vacancy arising among members of the Committee, but any person
so co-opted shall retain office only until the next following Annual General Meeting and shall then be eligible
8. The financial year of the Club shall
commence on 1 October in each year.
9. e The annual subscription shall be £25.00
(Riding Members), £10.00 (Non-Riding Members),or other such sum as
shall from time to time be determined by the Committee. New Members shall pay£5.00 entry fee
10. The Club, at the Annual General Meeting,
may appoint a President and Vice Presidents.
These shall not by virtue only of such appointment become members of the
11. The Annual General Meeting shall be held
in late October/early November each year to transact the following business:
a) To receive and if approved to adopt a
Statement of the Club's Account to the end of the preceding year.
b) To elect Officers and Committee Members
c) To appoint an Auditor
deal with any special matter which the Committee may desire to bring before the
members and to receive suggestions from the members for consideration by the
Committee. Notice convening the General
Meeting shall be sent to the members not less than 14 days before the meeting
and shall specify the matters to be dealt with.
12. A Special General Meeting may be called
by the Committee or by a request signed by not less than five members
specifying the business to be discussed.
The Secretary shall give all members 10 days notice of the date of such
a meeting and shall specify in such notice matters to be dealt with at such a
13. The accounts of the Club shall be
audited each year by the person appointed at the previous Annual General
14. Notice may be given to any member by
sending it by post to him at his address in the United Kingdom registered in
the records of the Club. If any member
has no address in the UK, such members shall not be entitled to receive any
notice. The accidental omission to give
notice of a meeting to or the non-receipt of a notice of a meeting by any
member shall not invalidate the proceedings of that meeting.
15. These rules may be added to, repealed or
amended by resolution at any Annual or Special General Meeting, provided that
no such resolution shall be deemed to have been passed unless carried by a
majority of at least two-thirds of the members present and voting thereon, and
provided that prior notice has been sent to all members stating the proposed
16. The Club, its Committee or persons
acting on their behalf shall not be held responsible for any accident or injury
to any person or property howsoever caused.
17. Members shall be correctly turned out at
all mounted club events. Hard Hats must
be worn to at least the minimum standard with harness properly adjusted and
fastened. Hats marked: British – PAS
015:1998 or 2011/BSEN1384:1997 or 2012, provided they are BSI Kitemarked. European – EN1384:1996 provided they are BSI
Kitemarked. American – A1l SE1, ASTM F
1163:2004a or 04a; SNELL E20101, Australia & New Zealand – A1l SAI AS/NZS
3838:2006 or SEI. Skullcup hats must be
worn with a silk.