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Palm Beach County's Premium Equestrian Community

A rural gem in fast-growing unincorporated Northern Palm Beach County, Caloosa is an equestrian's dream. Read more about Caloosa...

Meeting Dates & Times

The Caloosa Board of Directors meets at the Pavilion the third Thursday of the following months at 7pm: January, March, May, July, November. The Annual Meeting is conducted the third Thursday of September.

Equestrain Committee Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Pavilion at 7:00pm.

 

Caloosa Annual Meeting Forms and Instructions

09-15-16 Caloosa Annual Meeting Forms and Instructions

 

Equestrian Information

Caloosa Equestrian Tags and Waivers for 2016

Attention Caloosa Residents: The BOD has approved the following “Caloosa Waiver” (link below) that includes ALL existing and new Caloosa residents with horses, boarders and/or trainers to continue to protect our community. This includes people that have already filled out and signed the old waiver dated 2011.

Please fill out this new BOD approved downloadable waiver and return it to Mark by…
• Email: Mark@Loewenberg.net
• Fax: 561-282-0876
• Phone: 561-214-0370

Equestrian Release Form (*update with new waiver attached) Mark can come and collect your form(s) in exchange for your complimentary riding tag(s). This information provides the community with the details to communicate important information that directly impacts equestrians in Caloosa. If you have any questions, please call or feel free to come to Caloosa's Equestrian meetings which occur the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at our Pavilion.

Caloosa Equestrian Park General Rules & Waiver Downloads

Caloosa Park Rules Final as of 08-11-2016 | Caloosa Waiver and Release bifold 11 by 17.pdf

Please note that "common areas" includes Caloosa Park and all easements. If you have any questions, please call Mark Loewenberg: 561-214-0370

Boarding Barns

To get your Boarder tag, the owner of the Boarding Barn must register with the Secretary and pay an annual fee calculated as follows: $400 multiplied by the number of horses not owned by a Member or an immediate family member of a Member boarded on the property for compensation (including barter arrangements), whether in assigned stalls or boarded in pastures or paddocks without stalls, at any time during the year.

Trainers Working In Caloosa

ALL TRAINERS must provide proof of liability insurance in the minimum amount of $2,000,000, which insurance shall specify the Association as an additional insured. ALL TRAINERS who use any portion of the Common Areas must have a current certificate of insurance on file with the Secretary.

Use of Sand Riding Arenas

The committee has requested repeatedly that there be no lunging or running of loose horses, or barrel racing in the sand arenas. The rings were not designed for these and other "extreme" equestrian activities. They tear up the footing and we do not have the funds to continually groom or repair the base. Signs are posted at the entries to the rings as reminders. There is a paddock next to the (large) Mullaney Ring that you may use for lunging.

It would be unfortunate, but we may be forced to lock the rings against misuse, or for non-compliance to the ID badge program.

Caloosa Equestrian Park General Rules

The use of the Caloosa Horse Park is restricted to residents and guests, as those terms are defined at page 27 of the Board Rules and Regulations of Caloosa (attached hereto and made a part hereof). Unless otherwise permitted, the Caloosa Horse Park is open for use from dawn to dusk.

All horse riders at the Caloosa Horse Park ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR HELMETS at all times.

ID TAGS must be worn/displayed by owners, boarders and trainers of Caloosa owners’ horses while riding in the Park. Tag information is listed above. Obtaining a tag for yourself and/or your boarders will require a signed release of liability from each person requesting an ID tag. Unidentified riders run the risk of trespassing charges.

The grass paddocks at the Park are for the general use of all residents as temporary containment of horses or for riding as permitted. The paddocks are not to be used for general grazing by anyone. NO LUNGING OF HORSES IN ANY RING. Use paddocks for lunging.

Non-residents using the Horse Park for trailering in horses so as to ride with a resident, must pay $10.00 to the Caloosa Equestrian Committee for trailer parking. This is an HONOR SYSTEM collection. The resident is to collect the $10.00 and remit to the Equestrian Committee Chair.

Each rider in the Park or common areas may be requested to be able to produce negative Coggins proof for his/her horse.

Equestrian Events

The promoter of any equestrian event (the “Promoter”) held on any portion of the Common Areas must display, at said event, a permit (the “Permit”), to be issued by the Secretary, acting on behalf of the Board. Permit fees are subject to change at any time, without prior notice, and will be assessed and paid to the order of the Caloosa Equestrian Committee at [address] in accordance with the schedule set forth below. Permit Fees will be used primarily in connection with the activities of the Equestrian Committee including the maintenance of the Park, including the rings, jumps, footing and crosscountry course and the maintenance of other elements of the Common Areas used for equestrian purposes. The

Permit must be secured by the Promoter at least ten (10) days prior to the event. In order to secure the Permit, the Promoter is responsible for providing the Secretary satisfactory proof of liability insurance in the minimum amount of $2,000,000, naming the Association as an additional insured. Additionally, it shall be the responsibility of the Promoter to provide the Secretary fully executed Waivers for each participant. The same shall be required of drivers and passengers in events involving animal powered vehicles or devices. In connection with a parade or charity ride, as described below, the organizer of the event shall be deemed to be the Promotor and must act in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations, including without limitation, providing all required insurance certificates and Waivers to the Secretary not less than 10 days prior to the date of the event. If it is not practicable to secure Waivers in advance of the event, the Promoter shall be responsible for securing and checking Waivers for all participants.

Permits are not required for “Lessons”. A Lesson is an unadvertised training session in which a paid equestrian professional uses the Park or other portions of the Common Areas for the training of one or more individuals or horses. There is no fee for Caloosa residents, guests of residents or Boarders or their respective trainers, provided however, prior to any Lesson, the trainer must provide the Secretary with satisfactory evidence of the trainer’s liability insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000, naming the Association as an additional insured. Under no circumstances, except in connection with a permitted Clinic, Demonstration, Horse Show, Parade or Benefit Ride, all as defined herein, shall any trainer provide any Lesson or Lessons to any person who is not a resident, a guest of a resident or Boarder. Any trainer acting contrary to the foregoing may be banned, by the Association, acting through the Equestrian Committee, at its sole discretion, from using the Park or any portion of the Common Areas for a period not to exceed one year.

Permits are required for each of the following (collectively, “Association Sanctioned Events”):

Clinic: an advertised event during which a paid equestrian professional provides one or more educational sessions to three or more persons. The non-refundable Permit fee shall be $100 per day of the clinic, and shall include the use of one ring per day (up to eight hours) for purposes of the clinic and may, at the discretion of the Equestrian Committee, include one additional ring for “warm-up”. No clinic shall last longer than eight hours per day.

Demonstration: an event during which a paid equestrian professional shows or demonstrates a product, activity or service. The demonstrator must pay a non--‐refundable permit fee of $50, which shall include the use of one ring or the pavilion, as designated on the permit, for the duration of the demonstration, which period shall not exceed four consecutive hours. The Equestrian Committee, in its sole discretion, may waive the demonstration fee for demonstrations invited by the Equestrian Committee for the education or safety of riders or other participants in Equestrian Activities. 4 Adopted as of July 21, 2016

Horse Show: an advertised event, sanctioned by the Association and the Equestrian Committee, to which residents and non‐residents are invited. Horse shows are competitive, judged events. The show Promoter must pay a $100 non‐refundable Permit fee as set forth above. In addition to the Permit fee, the Promotor shall pay $75 per ring per day and $75 per day for the use of the cross-country course. The Equestrian Committee reserves the right to restrict the number of rings and the use of the cross country course at any time prior to the issuance of a Permit.

Parades and Benefit Rides: advertised events involving the opportunity for equestrians and non--‐ equestrians to participate in or view Equestrian Activities or rides for non-profit or charitable purposes. All such events shall require Permits, but no permit or participation fees shall be applicable or payable. The Promoter shall be responsible for delivering Waivers for all riders and other participants who do not already have such a waiver on file with the Association and acceptable evidence of liability insurance in the minimum amount of $2,000,000, naming the Association as an additional insured.

At its sole discretion, the Equestrian Committee, acting on behalf of the Board, may require, at the sole cost and expense of the Promoter, emergency personnel to be in attendance at any equestrian event.

All Permit fees are due upon application for the Permit. WHILE PARTICIPATING IN ANY OF THE ABOVE EVENTS, EVERY PARTICIPANT MUST WEAR A HELMET THAT MEETS THE CURRENT APPLICABLE STANDARDS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS FOR PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR USED IN HORSEBACK RIDING, AND THAT IS PROPERLY FITTED AND FASTENED SECURELY ON THE RIDER’S HEAD BY A STRAP.

WARNING

UNDER FLORIDA LAW, AN EQUINE ACTIVITY SPONSOR OR EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO, OR THE DEATH OF, A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES.

In the event of any conflict between these Equestrian Rules and the Association Rules, these Equestrian Rules shall control in respect of any equestrian matter or question.

August 2016

 

 
Approaching Horse & Rider • Courtesy & Safety

Caloosa Courtesy Reminder - Vehicle Approaching An Animal

Caloosa is a wonderful community where residents can enjoy the out of doors life style and many residents enjoy riding horses or walking their dogs along the roadway easements. To help ensure the safety of our residents and their animals please note the Florida Statute below:

Florida Statute 316.0825 Vehicle Approaching an Animal
Every person operating a motor vehicle shall use reasonable care when approaching or passing a person who is riding or leading an animal upon a roadway or the shoulder thereof, and shall not intentionally startle or injure such an animal. A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided in chapter 318.

Posted 5/27/15

 

Caution Alligator Season

As we enter into the active alligator season please use caution when you, your children or your pets are anywhere near the canals. The licensed trapper for the Caloosa area has recently removed five gators over 5' long and one over 7'.

You may see the trapper working at night because it is easier to find the gators by using a spot light because their eyes reflect the light. The trapper should always be in a marked vehicle when in the community.

Alligator Trapper
Chuck Mitzelfeld: 561-722-7958

King's Management Services
Email:
mail@caloosa.info
Phone: (561) 262-6848
Fax: (562) 627-1247

Updated 12/3/15

 

Palm Beach County Tax Collector Information

 

Caloosa Community Photos at Shutterfly

If you wish to stay apprised on Caloosa photo galleries, Debbie Crisp has set up an area at Shutterfy for Caloosa Community Photos.



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Caloosa CERT Hurricane Instructions

Hurricane Instructions - by Carl Creedon

Mosquito Control: (561) 967-6480

Due to funding cut backs the County is not planning on spraying as often as they usually do each year. However, the more residents that call and complain the more likely it is that they will spray our area.

Please call!


Caloosa Deputy

Contact Info


ICE LogoICE: In Case of Emergency

Caloosa residents are encouraged to sign up with the ICE (In Case of Emergency) Program in Palm Beach County.

Visit ICE Website | Download Brochure | View Brochure Online (Note: Large File)

"Whether you are alone, a small family or large community/business, there are plenty of options available here to help yourself and others become better prepared..." Read more at the ICE Website


Pine Bark Beetles

Helpful Info


Call Before Digging
Sunshine State One Call of Florida, Inc.: 1-800-432-4770

Whether you are a private homeowner installing a mailbox, or a professional contractor digging up a city street, you are required by law to notify your local One Call utility notification center 48 to 72 hours prior to digging.


Garbage Pickup

Download/View PDF with Guidelines
Provided by Solid Waste Authority (March 2007)

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