Introduction

To help support better infrastructure planning for the outdoor recreation community, QORF (Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation) is undertaking a survey of horse trail riding in Queensland.

The purpose of this survey is to support opportunities for horse trail riding in Queensland by having a better understanding of the horse trail riding community demographic and geographic riding patterns.

The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.

We encourage you to share with your trail horse riding friends – the more responses the better.

An overview of the survey findings will be provided on the QORF website and promoted on social media.

Alternatively, you can sign up to the QORF monthly eNewsletter, which will contain a link to the findings once completed.
 
The survey closes on November 30.

Your answers will be confidential.

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* 3. What is your postcode?

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* 5. From the list below please rank from 1 to 5 your top 5 most important reasons why you participate in horse trail riding.

  1 2 3 4 5
Being active outdoors
Being close to nature
Exploring new places and scenic trails
I find it relaxing and helps manage stress
Keeps my horse fit and healthy
Keeps me fit and healthy
Continuing a family legacy of horse trail riding
Being with friends enjoying common / much loved pursuit
Being in communication with my horse – its all about the horse
Getting away from everything
It’s part of my identity

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* 7. As well as horse trail riding, do you participate in any of these other horse-riding activities?

  Yes No
Endurance
Dressage
Eventing
Camp drafting
Cutting
Reining
Harness driving
Western pleasure

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* 11. On a typical horse trail weekend excursion, how much would you spend on:

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* 12. Where do you ride?

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* 13. Where are the top three national parks or trail networks you most like to ride in close to your home? E.g. D’Aguilar, Noosa Trail Network, Atherton Trail Network (please state actual names)

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* 14. On a scale of 1 (very poor) to 5 (excellent), how do you rate horse riding infrastructure in your Number 1 riding park (above)?

  1 2 3 4 5
Trail surfaces
Float parking
Hitching rails
Mounting blocks
Step overs
Water points

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* 15. If you could suggest improvements to infrastructure in one particular park, which one would it be and what would you ask for?  (Please specify ie: car parking at Daisy Hill)

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* 16. Do you use any of the following GPS digital applications to map your rides?

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* 17. Please mark which mostly applies to you:

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* 18. What club do you belong to?

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* 19. On a scale of 1 (not very important) to 5 (very important), how important do you rate these benefits to being part of your club?

  1 2 3 4 5
Being with friends and meeting new people
Organised rides
Access to private land
Larger events and camps
Insurance
Horsemanship courses / training opportunities
Lobbying for access to forests/parks
Small grants for local events
Keeping the trail riding profile alive

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* 20. What would you say is the single best thing about being part of a horse-riding club / association as opposed to just going horse trail riding with your friends?

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* 21. What elements of your club do you dislike?

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* 22. Are there new things you would like to see your club or peak body do for you as a horse trail rider? Then go to Q29

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* 23. What is the name of your group?

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* 24. Why did your group decide not to register or join an association? Then go to Q29

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* 25. Have you ever been a member of a club?

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* 26. Why did you stop being a member?

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* 27. Are you aware of the benefits of being in a club can include:

  Yes No
A voice to lobby government and land managers for more trails
Horsemanship and training courses
Access to private properties and other land managers
Insurance cover which can include public liability and personal accident 
Meet new friends and ride in many different places

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* 28. Now that you know that joining a club offers many benefits, how likely would you be to join a club near you if the membership fees were less than $120.00 per annum? Then go to Q29

Very unlikely Very likely
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 29. How do you find out what is happening with horse trail riding, upcoming events etc?

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* 30. When looking specifically at social media platforms, how regularly do you use the following to connect with other horse riders?

  Daily 3 times a week Weekly Never
Facebook 
Messenger 
Instagram 
Twitter 
YouTube 
Snapchat 

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* 31. What other physical activities do you do, other than horse riding?

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* 32. Are there any other comments you would care to make?

That’s it!

The result of the survey will be published in 2019 and available through the QORF website, eNewsletter and social media platforms.

Thank you for your time and commitment.
QORF

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