Equestrian Information

Caloosa Equestrian Committee Meetings Take Place On The Second Tuesday Of Each Month At 7pm At Our Caloosa Pavilion.

Caloosa Park Rules & Caloosa Waiver
Caloosa Park Rules Final as of 01-19-2017 (125 downloads)
Caloosa Waiver and Release Bifold 11 by 17 08-11-2016 (114 downloads)

Equestrians: Be aware that you are not to hold an event or invite guests to ride at the Caloosa Park without following the Caloosa Park Rules and acquiring a signed Release Form from each participant/parent! Not following the rules is putting not only riders at risk for injury, but also putting the entire community at risk, not to mention the privilege of holding future events.

Equestrian Information Regarding Caloosa Equestrian Tags and Waivers
Attention Caloosa Residents: The BOD has approved the above “Caloosa Waiver” that includes ALL existing and new Caloosa residents with horses, boarders and/or trainers to continue to protect our community. This includes people that have already filled out and signed the old waiver dated 2011.

Please fill out the above BOD approved downloadable waiver and return it to the Equestrian Committee
• Email: Equestrian Email
• Phone: 561-214-0370

Equestrian Release Form We can come and collect your form(s) in exchange for your complimentary riding tag(s). This information provides the community with the details to communicate important information that directly impacts equestrians in Caloosa. If you have any questions, please call or feel free to come to Caloosa’s Equestrian meetings which occur the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at our Pavilion.

Please note that “common areas” includes Caloosa Park and all easements.

Boarding Barns
To get your Boarder tag, the owner of the Boarding Barn must register with the Equestrian Committee Secretary and pay an annual fee calculated as follows: $400 multiplied by the number of horses not owned by a Member or an immediate family member of a Member boarded on the property for compensation (including barter arrangements), whether in assigned stalls or boarded in pastures or paddocks without stalls, at any time during the year.

Trainers Working In Caloosa
ALL TRAINERS must provide proof of liability insurance in the minimum amount of $2,000,000, which insurance shall specify the Association as an additional insured. ALL TRAINERS who use any portion of the Common Areas must have a current certificate of insurance on file with the Secretary.
Use of Sand Riding Arenas

The committee has requested repeatedly that there be no lunging or running of loose horses, or barrel racing in the sand arenas. The rings were not designed for these and other “extreme” equestrian activities. They tear up the footing and we do not have the funds to continually groom or repair the base. Signs are posted at the entries to the rings as reminders. There is a paddock next to the (large) Mullaney Ring that you may use for lunging.

It would be unfortunate, but we may be forced to lock the rings against misuse, or for non-compliance to the ID badge program.

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Caloosa Equestrian Park and Common Area General Equestrian Rules
The following constitutes the General Equestrian Rules (the “Equestrian Rules”) for the equestrian use of the 32.56+/- acre Caloosa Horse Park located at 14000 Caloosa Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida (the “Park”) and all easements and other common areas in the Caloosa community (collectively with the Park, “Common Areas”). The equestrian use of all Common Areas is restricted to Members, as defined in the Board Rules and Regulations of the Caloosa Property Owners Association, Inc. (“Association Rules”) which rules, by reference, are made a part hereof, the immediate family of Members, accompanied guests of Members, Boarders (defined below), and participants in and spectators of Association Sanctioned Events (defined below). Unless otherwise posted at the entrances to the Park, the Park is open for use daily from dawn until dark.

All persons aged 16 and younger using the Common Areas for “Equestrian Activities”, as described in Fla. Stat. § 773.01, while mounted on an equine or driving a cart or other animal powered vehicle or device, or participating as a passenger in such vehicle or device, must wear a helmet that meets the current applicable standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials for protective headgear used in horseback riding. It is strongly recommended that all persons engaged in Equestrian Activities, regardless of age or experience, wear such a helmet. Additionally, all persons using the Common Areas for Equestrian Activities must wear or display an identification device issued by the Association (“ID Tag”). Contact the Secretary of the Equestrian Committee (the “Secretary”), which for purposes of the Equestrian Rules, shall be deemed to be acting on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Association (the “Board”), at: Victoria Bishop, 13524 Running Water Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418, e-mail horsestar09@hotmail.com, telephone 561-414-8851. Obtaining an ID Tag will require a signed Equine Activity Liability Release, Waiver of Right to Sue and Assumption of All Risks (“Waiver”), in the form approved from time-to-time by the Board, from each person requesting an ID Tag. Unidentified riders (those not displaying an ID Tag) risk being charged with trespassing. Additionally, to obtain an ID Tag and use the Common Areas, ALL TRAINERS must provide proof of liability insurance in the minimum amount of $2,000,000, which insurance shall specify the Association as an additional insured. ALL TRAINERS who use any portion of the Common Areas must have a current certificate of insurance on file with the Secretary. Trainers’ use of Common Areas is limited to work with Members and their immediate families, guests of Members while in the company of a Member, Boarders, and horses belonging to any of the foregoing.

Guests using the Common Areas must be in the company of a Member or an immediate family member of a Member and must execute a Waiver and deposit same in the lockbox provided in the Park pavilion for such purpose. This is an absolute requirement. Guests not complying with the foregoing shall be subject to ejection from the Common Areas, may be banned from future use of the Common Areas and may be subject to trespassing charges.

Not later than January 31, of every calendar year, each Boarding Barn (defined below) must register with the Secretary and pay an annual fee calculated as follows: $400 multiplied by the number of horses not owned by a Member or an immediate family member of a Member boarded on the property for compensation (including barter arrangements), whether in assigned stalls or boarded in pastures or paddocks without stalls, at any time during the year. For the avoidance of doubt and for illustrative purposes only, if a Boarding Barn had five horses being boarded at January 31 of the given year, the calculation would be as follows: $400 X 5 = $2,000. If the same barn added two horses being boarded on June 1, the additional amount due would be $400 X 2 = $800. Checks should be made out to the Caloosa Property Owners Association, Inc. For the purposes of these rules, a “Boarding Barn” is any facility that rents one or more stalls, for any consideration whatsoever (including, without limitation, barter transactions) for use by any party that is not a Member or an immediate family member of a Member. A “Boarder” is any party, except a Member or immediate family member of a Member that pays for the boarding of any horse at a Boarding Barn for any consideration whatsoever (including barter transactions). All Boarding Barns must secure Waivers from each of their Boarders and trainers and promptly file the same with the Secretary at Victoria Bishop, 13524 Running Water Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418, e-mail horsestar09@hotmail.com, telephone 561-414-8851. Failure to register, pay the required fee, provide the required Waivers and any insurance that may be required by the Association, in form acceptable to the Association in its sole discretion, will result in the inability of any Boarder or trainer associated with such Boarding Barn to use any portion of the Common Areas.

Horse trailers owned by Members or immediate family members of Members that will be parked at any time on any Common Areas shall display a “Resident” tag on the left rear of the trailer. Such tags may be obtained, without cost, from the Secretary. Members and their guests may temporarily (not more than 48 hours during any consecutive 7-day period) park horse trailers in the grass or swale in front of the Member’s property. Horse trailers shall not be parked on the pavement of any roadway.
Non-Members parking horse trailers at any time on any Common Areas must pay $10.00 per occasion (48 hours) to the Secretary for trailer parking and display, on the left rear of the trailer, a temporary parking permit to be issued by the Association. This is an HONOR SYSTEM. In the case of a guest of a Member, the Member is to collect the $10.00 and remit same to the Secretary at the address set forth above upon payment of which, the Secretary shall issue a temporary trailer parking permit. In the case of parking in connection with Association Sanctioned Events (defined below), the Promoter (defined below) will be responsible for collecting the $10.00 parking fee and distributing the temporary parking permits to the participants. Non-resident horse trailers not displaying a temporary parking permit may be banned from parking within the Caloosa community and Common Areas.

WHEN USING THE COMMON AREAS, ALL RIDERS, DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS AGE 16 AND YOUNGER MUST WEAR A HELMET THAT MEETS THE CURRENT APPLICABLE STANDARDS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS FOR PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR USED IN HORSEBACK RIDING, AND THAT IS PROPERLY FITTED AND FASTENED SECURELY ON THE PARTICIPANT’S HEAD BY A STRAP.
THE ASSOCIATION STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT A HELMET THAT MEETS THE ABOVE STANDARDS BE WORN BY ALL RIDERS, DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS REGARDLESS OF AGE OR EXPERIENCE.

WARNING
UNDER FLORIDA LAW, AN EQUINE ACTIVITY SPONSOR OR EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO, OR THE DEATH OF, A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES.

Equestrian Events
The promoter of any equestrian event (the “Promoter”) held on any portion of the Common Areas must display, at said event, a permit (the “Permit”), to be issued by the Secretary, acting on behalf of the Board. Permit fees are subject to change at any time, without prior notice, and will be assessed and paid to the order of the Caloosa Equestrian Committee at Victoria Bishop, 13524 Running Water Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418, e-mail horsestar09@hotmail.com, telephone 561-414-8851 in accordance with the schedule set forth below. Permit Fees will be used primarily in connection with the activities of the Equestrian Committee including the maintenance of the Park, including the rings, jumps, footing and cross-country course and the maintenance of other elements of the Common Areas used for equestrian purposes.

The Permit must be secured by the Promoter at least ten (10) days prior to the event. In order to secure the Permit, the Promoter is responsible for providing the Secretary satisfactory proof of liability insurance in the minimum amount of $2,000,000, naming the Association as an additional insured. Additionally, it shall be the responsibility of the Promoter to provide the Secretary fully executed Waivers for each participant. The same shall be required of drivers and passengers in events involving animal powered vehicles or devices. In connection with a parade or charity ride, as described below, the organizer of the event shall be deemed to be the Promotor and must act in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations, including without limitation, providing all required insurance certificates and Waivers to the Secretary not less than 10 days prior to the date of the event. If it is not practicable to secure Waivers in advance of the event, the Promoter shall be responsible for securing and checking Waivers for all participants.

Permits are not required for “Lessons”. A Lesson is an unadvertised training session in which a paid equestrian professional uses the Park or other portions of the Common Areas for the training of one or more individuals or horses. There is no fee for Caloosa residents, guests of residents or Boarders or their respective trainers, provided however, prior to any Lesson, the trainer must provide the Secretary with satisfactory evidence of the trainer’s liability insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000, naming the Association as an additional insured. Under no circumstances, except in connection with a permitted Clinic, Demonstration, Horse Show, Parade or Benefit Ride, all as defined herein, shall any trainer provide any Lesson or Lessons to any person who is a guest of a resident or a guest of a boarder. Any trainer acting contrary to the foregoing may be banned, by the Association, acting through the Equestrian Committee, at its sole discretion, from using the Park or any portion of the Common Areas for a period not to exceed one year. Trainers may provide a Lesson or Lessons to a Resident or a Boarder.
Permits are required for each of the following (collectively, “Association Sanctioned Events”):
Clinic: an advertised event during which a paid equestrian professional provides one or more educational sessions to three or more persons. The non-refundable Permit fee shall be $100 per day of the clinic, and shall include the use of one ring per day (up to eight hours) for purposes of the clinic and may, at the discretion of the Equestrian Committee, include one additional ring for “warm-up”. No clinic shall last longer than eight hours per day.

Demonstration: an event during which a paid equestrian professional shows or demonstrates a product, activity or service. The demonstrator must pay a non-­‐refundable permit fee of $50, which shall include the use of one ring or the pavilion, as designated on the permit, for the duration of the demonstration, which period shall not exceed four consecutive hours. The Equestrian Committee, in its sole discretion, may waive the demonstration fee for demonstrations invited by the Equestrian Committee for the education or safety of riders or other participants in Equestrian Activities.

Horse Show: an advertised event, sanctioned by the Association and the Equestrian Committee, to which residents and non‐residents are invited. Horse shows are competitive, judged events. The show Promoter must pay a $100 non‐refundable Permit fee as set forth above. In addition to the Permit fee, the Promotor shall pay $75 per ring per day and $75 per day for the use of the cross-country course. The Equestrian Committee reserves the right to restrict the number of rings and the use of the cross-country course at any time prior to the issuance of a Permit.

Parades and Benefit Rides: advertised events involving the opportunity for equestrians and non-­‐equestrians to participate in or view Equestrian Activities or rides for non-profit or charitable purposes. All such events shall require Permits, but no permit or participation fees shall be applicable or payable. The Promoter shall be responsible for delivering Waivers for all riders and other participants who do not already have such a waiver on file with the Association and acceptable evidence of liability insurance in the minimum amount of $2,000,000, naming the Association as an additional insured.
At its sole discretion, the Equestrian Committee, acting on behalf of the Board, may require, at the sole cost and expense of the Promoter, emergency personnel to be in attendance at any equestrian event.
All Permit fees are due upon application for the Permit.

WHILE PARTICIPATING IN ANY OF THE ABOVE EVENTS, EVERY PARTICIPANT MUST WEAR A HELMET THAT MEETS THE CURRENT APPLICABLE STANDARDS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS FOR PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR USED IN HORSEBACK RIDING, AND THAT IS PROPERLY FITTED AND FASTENED SECURELY ON THE RIDER’S HEAD BY A STRAP.

WARNING
UNDER FLORIDA LAW, AN EQUINE ACTIVITY SPONSOR OR EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO, OR THE DEATH OF, A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES.

In the event of any conflict between these Equestrian Rules and the Association Rules, these Equestrian Rules shall control in respect of any equestrian matter or question.
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Caloosa is a wonderful community where residents can enjoy the out of doors life style and many residents enjoy riding horses or walking their dogs along the roadway easements. To help ensure the safety of our residents and their animals please note the Florida Statute below:

Florida Statute 316.0825 Vehicle Approaching an Animal
Every person operating a motor vehicle shall use reasonable care when approaching or passing a person who is riding or leading an animal upon a roadway or the shoulder thereof, and shall not intentionally startle or injure such an animal. A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided in chapter 318.

Rabies
It is strongly recommended that you educate your children regarding the dangers of rabies, be mindful or your surroundings, and use extreme caution around any wild animals within the community and surrounding areas.

Also, please make sure your pets are vaccinated against rabies.

Notice: Community Connection is working with the FWC for selecting the connective Corbett Trail to DuPuis for our upcoming Ocean to Lake Greenway Equestrian Event 2010 February 14, 15th (Presidents Day Weekend). We are looking for feedback from trail riders who ride the trails in J.W. Corbett regarding which trails are their favorite trails and why. Trail riders can e-mail their response to communityconnection@mac.com

Local Equestrian Trails

Riverbend Park Equestrian Trail System
www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=128162

Riverbend Park Equestrian Trail West loop
www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=124928

Equestrian Trails Lox Slough-Luckey Tract
www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=126006
Lox Slough-Luckey Tract from Caloosa W
www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=132662

Sunset Point from Palm Beach Country Estates
www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=132897

Sandhill Crane Access Park to Riverbend West Trails
www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=134549