THE CONSTITUTION OF THE MANX HORSE COUNCIL
To give instruction in all aspects of horsemanship to improve sporting performance.
To encourage inclusiveness and participation across all sectors of society
To coordinate all equestrian events on the Isle of Man.
To represent and act on behalf of the members in all matters relating to the Isle of Man Government, the Isle of Man Sports Council and other bodies where it is in the interest of equestrian organisations to act together.
Applications for membership should be made in writing to the Chairman or the Secretary and will be considered at the next following meeting at which at which the application will be approved, refused or deferred for further consideration.
No funding will be available to members who have no constitution or governance
Annual donations will be fixed each year and approved at the AGM.
One of those meetings shall be preceded by an Annual General Meeting.
At an AGM a quorum shall consist of no less than 8 council members with at least 2 of the following present: Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer
Member organisations will be represented by the Chairman of their organisation (or a deputy appointed by their chairman).
A Chairman for the MHC may be appointed from among the members or from outside the membership.
The Honorary and Executive Officers, (the Committee), shall meet at least quarterly or more frequently if required. Minutes of the Committee meetings shall be emailed to all members of the Manx Horse Council within 21 days.
At a committee meeting a quorum shall consist of no less than five members with at least two of the following officers present:- Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
The financial year will run from 1st April and end on 31st March each year.
All monies will be banked in an account held in the name of the Manx Horse Council.
Any cheques drawn against the Manx Horse Council funds should hold the signature of the Treasurer plus up to two other officers.
Annual General Meeting
At the Annual General Meeting each year, one third of the members of the Committee shall retire, the members to retire being those who have been the longest in office. Those who have been in office for the same amount of time shall determine retiring members by lot.
Extraordinary General Meeting
The secretary shall give all members 21 days’ notice of such a meeting including the purpose for which the meeting is being requested.
The role of the Committee shall be to action the rules of the Council.
1. Each currently active Riding Club, Equestrian Organisation and Allied Body affiliated to the Manx Horse Council shall abide by the rules of the Council.
2. Manx Horse Council has adopted the British Equestrian Federation's "Safeguarding Equestrian Sport" policy.
Manx Horse Council and its Affiliated Clubs, Equestrian Organisations and Allied Bodies are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for children, young people and adults at risk.
Whether involved in Competitions or any other Events organised by Manx Horse Council or by currently active Riding Clubs, Equestrian Organisations and Allied Bodies affiliated to Manx Horse Council, including activities such as training and coaching events, courses, assessments and professional development days, all these participants have a right to be safe and protected from harm.
It is important that all currently active Riding Clubs, Equestrian Organisations and Allied Bodies affiliated to MHC read, understand and implement the key principles of safeguarding as set out in the BEF policy. Ideally, all should apply that policy itself as far as they can
As part of this, they should designate an officer within the club, organisation or allied body to be the safeguarding lead and notify MHC who that is. The reason for this is twofold:
3. Each riding club, organisation and allied body must abide by the regulations currently in force in respect to GDPR.
4. Each Riding Club, Equestrian Organisation or Allied Body shall comply with the following policies and other such policies and procedures at such time or place as the MHC deem appropriate :-
9th March 2020
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