The Stabling Awareness Area Course (SAAC) introduced by Addington Raceway and Harness Racing New Zealand (HRNZ) in September 2013 has had a very popular uptake with 84 children completing the course up to now.
The course, designed by HRNZ, provides an understanding of potential hazards and dangers in the stable environment for children aged 6 to 14 years old who wish to have access to the Addington stable complex.
HRNZ’s Education and Training Manager Natalie Gameson commented “The course has been very good at educating children of the potential hazards that they may be exposed to in the stable complex. We’re really pleased with the number of children that have taken part and learned from the course and look forward to the program continuing.”
Upon completion of the course, for which there is no charge and takes no longer than one hour to complete, a pass including a photo of the child is issued that will allow access to the stable area.
Courses are now run at Addington on a request basis and appointments can be made by telephoning either Charlotte Mooney or Ged Mooar at Addington on (03) 338 9094.
Full details of SAAC can be viewed at www.hrnz.co.nz and at www.addington.co.nz
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