The information contained on a Certificate of Registration is based on details provided to The Australian Stock Horse Society Limited by Members for the purpose of the Society's record keeping. Whilst exercising due care, the Society is unable to guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of such information and cannot accept any responsibility. Any application submitted to the Society remains the property of The Australian Stock Horse Society Limited at all times.
A horse's Certificate of Registration is unable to be sold and remains the property of The Australian Stock Horse Society Limited. The Registration, Transfer or Lease Application does not constitute proof of legal or beneficial ownership of any horse.
The Australian Stock Horse Society Limited lists advertisements provided by advertisers but gives no warranty and makes no representation as to the truth, accuracy or sufficiency of any advertisement or any description, photograph or statement therein. The Australian Stock Horse Society Limited accepts no liability for any loss suffered by any person as a consequence of reliance on any advertisement or other material on this website.
The Society is unable to provide any guarantees as to the suitability of any horse and interested persons must rely on their own enquiries in this regard. People making enquiries in relation to suitability should include: health, soundness, temperament, performance, ability, fertility and the like. With regard to genetic disorders, the Society makes no warranty that any horse is free from any genetic disorders and people must rely upon their own inspections, enquiries and assessments in this regard.
The Australian Stock Horse Society Limited (the Society) is required to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 and the National Privacy Principles in collecting, using, disclosing and disposing of Members' personal information.
Personal information is any information that can be used to identify a person. The types of information the Society collects include Members' names, addresses and other contact details and stud information.
The purposes for which the Society collects such information are as follows:
In completing and returning to the Society any request by the Society for information relating to the Member, a Member will be considered to have consented to the collection of the information and to disclosure of the information for the purposes outlined above. If Members do not consent to such disclosure, formal notice in writing should be given to the Society. In this event, the Society will only use a Member's personal information for the purpose of contacting the member, and any such information will not be disclosed to Branches or Management.
The Society will not disclose a Member's personal information for any other purpose without the Member's specific written consent.
In accordance with the National Privacy Principles, the Society will endeavour to ensure that:
Horse welfare is related to the general care and well-being of horses and is not limited to extreme cases of neglect. Event organisers need to be aware of the wider community expectations in relation to how horses are generally cared for and treated. It is important that event organisers consider the general well-being of horses when attending Australian Stock Horse events. With increased digital technology and electronic media, an unfortunate accident involving a horse could make global headlines for all the wrong reasons. As a result, it is important that event organisers have a response plan for any situation, as well as the general welfare of any horse attending the event.
All Branches and Management Councils need to appoint a person or persons to officiate at their ASH event or activity as a Horse Welfare Officer. The Society’s Horse Welfare Officer policy will assist organising committees in being prepared for situations and it outlines situations that should NOT be considered humane or good horsemanship and should not be tolerated. It also gives advice on what items to have available in the case of an emergency.
Persons who compete in Australian Stock Horse competitions and our Branches or Management Councils who organising events are the most critical component of our Society. These are the persons who present the image of the Society to the general public. By accepting these responsibilities and practices, it will continue the good image of the Society in years to come.
The relevant documents to review are as follows: