Riding Ring Etiquette

Please be respectful of other riders.

  • Always call “door!” loudly when entering or exiting the arena
  • Ride with the flow of traffic, not against it when possible
  • Pass left shoulder to left shoulder when riding against the flow
  • Keep at least two horse lengths behind the rider in front of you
  • Slower riders stay off the rail – faster work has right-of-way there
  • Give riders in trouble room to maneuver. Halt at a safe distance until they are under control
  • When in doubt, call out. Let nearby riders know what you are going to do
  • Do not longe or pony horses when other riders are present