Caloosa Equestrian Committee Meetings Take Place On The Second Tuesday Of Each Month At 7pm At Our Caloosa Pavilion.
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.
CALOOSA EQUESTRIAN PARK AND COMMON AREA GENERAL EQUESTRIAN RULES
Adopted July 21, 2016, Revised November 21,2019
In the event of any conflict between these Equestrian Rules and the Board Rules and Regulations, these Equestrian Rules shall control in respect of any equestrian matter or question.
For Insurance declarations naming the Association as an additional insured, the Association should be identified as follows: Caloosa Property Owners Association, 14000 Caloosa Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida. 33418. The mailing address is c/o Kings Association Management, Inc. P.O. Box 32248, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420
For purposes of these rules, the Caloosa Equestrian Secretary (“Secretary”) can be contacted at email@example.com
The following constitutes the General 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 streets, 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 or Boarders (defined as any party, except a Member or immediate family member of a Member, who boards a horse in the Caloosa community), 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.
Everyone using the Common Area for any equestrian event/activity must execute an 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. This is an absolute requirement. Violators may be banned from equestrian use of the Common Areas until the necessary Waiver is received by the Secretary. ALL TRAINERS who use the Common Areas must also provide proof of liability insurance in the minimum amount of $1,000,000. which insurance shall specify the Association as an additional insured, as set forth above. ALL TRAINERS who use any portion of the Common Areas must have a current certificate of insurance on file with the Secretary. To provide a copy of such executed Waiver please email it to the Secretary or deposit Waiver in the lockbox provided in the Park pavilion for such purpose.
Trainers’ use of Common Areas is limited to work with Members and their immediate families or Member’s guests while in the company of a Member or a Boarder, and horses belonging to any of the foregoing.
Horse trailer parking is allowed only within a Member’s personal property or in designated areas of the Equestrian Park. Horse trailers may not be parked on any Caloosa Common Area overnight and the use of any horse trailer or other vehicle for human occupancy is prohibited.
An “Equestrian Event” is defined as any gathering of 5 or more non-Caloosa property owners regardless of the number of property owners present. All Equestrian Events must be approved by the Equestrian Committee.
The Promoter of any Equestrian Event (the “Promoter”) held on any portion of Caloosa Common Area must act in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations. The Promoter must secure a permit (the “Permit”), issued by the Secretary, at least 14 days prior to the event by submitting a detailed explanation, in writing of the event, along with submitting proof of insurance and the event’s permit application.
The Promoter shall be responsible for securing a copy of the most current, approved, fully executed Waiver for every participant along with a current negative Coggins certificate for each accompanying horse present at any event held within Caloosa. The Promoter shall file the Waivers and Coggins certificates with the Secretary as soon as practical.
All events must be posted at the pavilion by the Secretary, at least 10 days in advance with the Promoter’s name listed. The Promoter is required to be present for the entire event.
Children under the age of 16 in the Equestrian Park must be supervised by an adult at all times, including supervision in and around the playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, pavilion and canal banks. Violation of this rule may result in the violator being asked to leave the event. No entry fees will be refunded.
Activities reasonably determined to be a danger to participants, spectators and/or horses will not be allowed and those responsible will be required to leave the event.
-Fees and Permits for Equestrian Events.
-Event Permits $50.00.
-Arena and Jump Course Usage Fee $75.00 each.
-Clean up fee $50. Refundable if the areas pass inspection after the event.
Fees are subject to change at any time, without prior notice, and will be assessed and paid at time of application.
The arenas, cross country and jump fields, as well as all surrounding areas including the pavilion, must be returned to pre-event condition within 24 hours of the conclusion of the event. This includes, but is not limited to, removal of all trail markings, temporary rails, jumps etc. All trail markings must be totally removed. Nails, paint or permanent trail markers should not be used as these cannot easily be removed and can be detrimental to trees and vegetation.
All revenue generated by an Equestrian Event, with the exception of a charitable event, must be deposited into The Caloosa Equestrian Committee bank account. Permit Fees will be used primarily in connection with maintenance and restoration of Caloosa Park: arenas, footing, jumps, and the cross- country course or maintenance of other elements of the Common Areas used for equestrian purposes. Money generated from charitable fundraising events will be paid directly to the charity.
Permits are not required for “Lessons” A Lesson is an unadvertised training session in which a paid equestrian professional uses 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 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 non-Member or a guest of a Boarder. Trainers’ use of Common Areas is limited to work with Members and their immediate families or Member’s guests while in the company of a Member or Boarders. Any trainer acting contrary to the foregoing may be banned, by the Association, at its sole discretion, from using the Common Areas for a period not to exceed one year.
Permits and Acceptable Evidence of Liability Insurance in the Minimum Amount of $1,000,000 Naming the Association as An Additional Insured Are Required for Promoters and Trainers for Each of the Following:
Clinic: an advertised Equestrian Event during which a paid equestrian professional provides one or more educational sessions. Permitting for a clinic, includes 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 Equestrian Event during which a paid equestrian professional show or demonstrates a product, activity or service. Permitting for a demonstration includes 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 permit fee for demonstrations hosted by the Equestrian Committee for the education or safety of riders or other participants in Equestrian Activities.
Horse Show: an advertised
Equestrian Event, sanctioned by the Equestrian Committee, to which residents and non‐residents are invited. Horse shows are competitive, judged events in which the show Promoter must secure a Permit as set forth above. In addition to the Permit fee, the Promoter shall pay a usage fee per day, per arena for the use of any arena and cross- country or jump 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 Equestrian Events involving the opportunity for equestrians and non-equestrians to participate in or view Equestrian Activities or rides. For non-profit or charitable purposes, permit or participation fees shall be waived. The Promoter shall still be responsible for securing a Permit and delivering Waivers for all participants who do not already have such a waiver on file with the Association.
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.
WHEN USING THE COMMON AREAS, ALL RIDERS, DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS AGE 16 AND YOUNGER ARE LEAGELLY REQUIRED TO WEAR A HELMET THAT MEETS THE CURRENT APPLICABLE STANDARDS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS FOR PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR USED IN HORSEBACK RIDING, THAT IS PROPERLY FITTED AND FASTENED SECURELY ON THE PARTICIPANT’S HEAD BY A STRAP.
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT PARTICIPANTS IN ALL EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES, REGARDLESS OF AGE OR EXPERIENCE, WEAR SUCH A HELMET THAT MEETS THE CURRENT APPLICABLE STANDARDS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS FOR PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Equestrian Trails
Riverbend Park Equestrian Trail System
Riverbend Park Equestrian Trail West loop
Sunset Point from Palm Beach Country Estates
Sandhill Crane Access Park to Riverbend West Trails