Rules for West Bench Riding Ring Users
The West Bench riding ring is a community facility owned by the RDOS, but maintained primarily by those who use it. The following is for the guidance of the latter group in particular to spread the responsibility for keeping the ring in good condition and to avoid irritation and unpleasantness among users.
While the ring is a community facility, it was not built for all possible horse activities. The surface is not suitable for activities such as barrel racing or ones involving moves such as sliding stops, and using it in these ways will do serious damage to the surface, especially the quite expensive material along the boards and out for about six feet (see below ** for description of this material).
Please do not ride or walk your horse across the park grass. Go up the road at the south end and either enter their or take the path through the trees to the north entrance.