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January Pon E News

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Happy New Year!


Pony Club NSW welcomes you all into 2009 and hopes that all members and their families had a lovely time over Christmas!


This year has already kicked off with a bang with numerous camps being run across the State, including the State Camp held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. Over the year we will see all of our State Championships held at there usual times throughout the year, however a venue is still to be arranged for mounted games (see State Championships below).


In July this year we will see the Australian Pony Club Championships hosted by us at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre.

Long list nominations have now closed and these rider's will now attend the selection event on 4th and 5th April at Bungendore Pony Club. Information was sent on the 28 January to these riders, so they should receive it shortly.

We still have sponsorship opportunities available for clubs, zones, businesses and other interested people. The sponsorship proposal was sent to clubs in the last mail out and will be uploaded to the Nationals website ( soon. If you would like to discuss the opportunities available please email Steph (, or call the office (02 4229 8977). 

We are also in need of volunteers to help throughout the Event. If you are interested please email Steph, or call the Office on and leave your details.


Make sure you check the Pony Club NSW website regularly to find out what other clubs and zones have been up to. Please send us any stories or photos about your club or zones activities. Also send any suggestions on what you would like to see in the State Newsletter or Pon E News, or comments on either of these publications. Email to or post to PO BOX 2085, Wollongong, NSW, 2500.


In this edition of Pon E News:

  • Administrative Matters
  • Zone 16 Polocrosse Championships
  • State Championships 
  • Club of the Month - Winner and Competition Now Open

Administrative Matters


MyClub and MyWebsite Renewals

A reminder to all clubs that access to MyClub and MyWebsite expire on the 31st of January each year. Please fill in a renewal form and send to the State Office. Click here for the forms


Office Bearer forms

Many clubs will soon be holding their Annual General Meeting. Please notify the State Office of the elected Office Bearers as soon as possible after the meeting.  This allows the Office to keep accurate records and to send information to the correct people.  The office bearer forms for Clubs and Zones are available online, click here


Reminder to Incorporated Clubs or Zones

It is a requirement of Incorporation that immediately following the AGM the Secretary must send their Annual Return, audited accounts and payment to the Department of Fair Trading. For more information go to or call 133 220.


Zone 16 Polocrosse Championships

Zone 16 are conducting a Polocrosse championships on 7th and 8th March. Entries close with Zone 16 on 20 February.

The Zone is hosting this event as a trial. If this event is successful it may be adopted at a State Championship.

See the Calander on the Pony Club NSW website for entry forms and information.


For more information contact: Zone 16 Event Secretary on 0431070856


Please forward this information on to any interested parties.

State Championships:


State Championships 2009

Here are the dates for the 2009 State Championships:

Please note that a venue for State Mounted Games is still to be arranged. Applications will be assessed at the next State Meeting in March. If your Zone would like to host these championships, please submit your application form to the State Office.

State Sporting and Campdrafting

25th & 26th April 2009

White Park, Scone, Zone 7

Closing Date: 13th March 2009

State Jumping Equitation

16th & 17th May 2009

To be confirmed, Zone 12

Closing Date: 6th April 2009

State Showjumping

4th and 5th July 2009, Bicentennial Park, Camden, Zone 10

Closing Date: 22nd May 2009

State Dressage,

29th & 30th August 2009 Goulburn Showground,

Zone 27

Closing Date: 17th July 2009

State One Day Event

10th & 11th October 2009,

Equestrian Park, Curtin,

Zone 16

Closing Date: 28 August


State Show Riding

5th & 6th December 2009

Bingara Showground, Bingara, Zone 8

Closing Date: 23rd October 2009



Information on Strangles

Strangles, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi equi, is one of the most important horse diseases in NSW.

It is a notifiable disease which means that if your horse has strangles you have a legal obligation to report it.

Strangles is usually seen in young horses but it can infect older horses. Outbreaks sometimes occur when large numbers of horses are held in close contact.

Information about the disease, how to reduce the risk of introducing it to your property and how to notify the presence of strangles is available at:



Club of the Month:

PCYC PONY CLUB (Zone 20) is the Club of the Month for December. The Club has won themselves $1,000 worth of product from Horseland. This prize includes dressage cones, lunging equipment, bandages, books, training aids and other exciting resources.


Entry can be viewed here


Entries are now open for the Pony Club of the Month - JANUARY. Entries for this close on the 31 JANUARY 2009. Again the prize is a great pack of Horseland product, worth $1,000.


Please email and tell us what makes your club special along with some photos!
(Non-winning entries from previous months may be considered again in future months, but are also welcome to re-enter.)


The Pony Club Association of New South Wales appreciates the support of its sponsors : -

NSW Department of Tourism, Sport & Recreation




Australian Feed Company


Midford Clothing


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