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Saratoga Springs, New York

Saratoga / NYRA Horse Show Rules

 Saratoga Springs Horse Show Rules

Welcome to beautiful, historic Saratoga Springs and the Saratoga Race Track.  We want your visit to be a pleasant as well as memorable one, so we need to make you aware of some site specific rules you must adhere to while you're here. Since we are guests of the NY Racing Association, it is important to remember to respect their rules for proper conduct and safety here at this historic place. Please familiarize yourself with the following so that there will be no misunderstanding to our requirements. If you have any questions concerning these items, please bring them to the Show Secretary's office for resolution. Thank you and have a wonderful show.

  1. Remember; while you are here, horses always have the right of way, especially the race horses-in-training. All golf carts, motor scooters, mini-bikes, bicycles and any other vehicles must give any horse the right of way. A complete stop must be maintained and safe distance allowed for all horses to pass. In addition, all personal golf / utility carts and show horses should be confined to the areas immediately adjacent to the show and warm-up rings and in your assigned barn area. It is not permitted to inter-mingle with or visit the areas where the race horses are being stabled here at NYRA. Please respect this for everyone's concern.

  2. Only small vehicles (Golf / Utility carts) are allowed on the show grounds, but only in the exhibitor / horse areas, and not in the spectator's areas. All mopeds, scooters, motorcycles, cars or other type vehicles are not allowed on the show grounds. Exempt from this requirement are a few select horse show vehicles.

  3. Anyone operating a golf / utility cart must be a licensed driver. Parents/guardians are responsible for the enforcement of this rule with their children. NO EXCEPTIONS. Violations may be fined for failure to comply.

  4. The speed limit in the barn area and on all driveways is 15 MPH. Traffic citations can and will be issued by the onsite Peace Officers or local law enforcement. Fines can be paid at City Hall.

  5. No Horse may cross Union Avenue without a guard present at the crossing. There is NO schooling on the Show Grounds on Sunday, April 30, or Mondays, May 1, May 8 & May 15. Schooling rings will close at 5 PM on Tuesdays May 2, May 9, & May 16. Horses will NOT be crossed after 5:20 PM.

  6. NYRA  and  USEF requires that ANYONE on horseback MUST have on a hard hat. (USEF GR801.2)

  7. All longeing (lungeing) and riding is restricted to designated areas. Please, Only Longe (Lunge) where it is designated.

  8. All "Sharps" must be placed in the proper receptacles.

  9. The fire lanes around all barns must be kept clear at all times.

  10. All campers and horse trailers need to check in at the Stabling Office to receive a pass and an assigned space to park.

  11. Health certificates are required to gain entry into a NYRA racetrack. Please present the following documents at the Stabling Office before unloading. Do Not Send With Entries!
    1. A 72-hour health certificate for each horse with its temperature clearly written. 
    2. Statements on the health certificate that the horse listed has NOT originated from a barn with an active EHV-1 and EHV-4 infections and has NOT had a fever within the last 21 days. 
    3. Proof of vaccination for each horse on it's health certificate against EHV-1 and EHV-4 no more than 90 days upon arrival at the Saratoga Race Track.
    4. A current negative Coggins. (within past 12 months)
  12. Please respect restricted areas. There will be no parking in any roped off fields or areas. The New York Racing Association (NYRA.) can / will have vehicles towed if this is not adhered to.
  13. All day shippers must check in with Stabling Office (phone # 860 / 912-7500) and present the proper papers and then park where directed.
  14. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. This includes the Stabling and Camping areas as well as the general competition areas. Absolutely no exceptions! Violators may be fined for failure to comply.
  15. Food and Beverages -  No open flame of any sort shall be permitted upon NYRA premises at any time.  No alcoholic beverages of any type shall be permitted upon NYRA premises at any time.
  16. No alterations to NYRA premises will be allowed.  Anything that will tend to injure or in any manner deface NYRA property including driving or installing any nails, hooks, or screws or making any alterations to facilities are not permitted.
  17. Remember to respect the land of our gracious hosts (YADDO / NYRA). Please dispose of all trash in the proper trash receptacles.  Recycling is strongly encouraged.
  18. NYRA Security guards are there for your safety and the protection of NYRA property.  Please respect the job they must do.  Treat them with courtesy and they will return it in kind.  Thank You.