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This year is flying right by. It has been nearly 3 months since all Pony Club activities resumed back to relative normality. In this time there have been 100's of rally days, competitions, clinics and camps being held through out the State. A number of new faces have been welcomed to Pony Club and it has been great see that E.I has not affected the enthusiasm of all Pony Club members.
A very important reminder:
Event Registrations, Travelling Horse Statements and Horse Attendance forms are STILL necessary. Pony Club NSW been made aware by the DPI that a number of clubs have not been complying with these requirements. It is extremely important that these requirements are adhered too.
The DPI Event Registration form must be completed at least 72 hours prior to the Event AND a copy to faxed Pony Club NSW. Likewise the Horse Attendance forms must be submitted to the DPI and Pony Club NSW within 24 hours of the Event.
Riders: You must complete a Travelling Horse Statement and have it with them at all times whilst on the road.
As mentioned in the last Pon E News, Pony Club NSW created its first television commercial to promote the Association. The ad aired on the 24th April and ran for two weeks on the WINTV network across the Southern Region of NSW. It can be viewed through youtube.com - click here to see it.
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 of your Club returning to action. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to PO BOX 2085, Wollongong, NSW, 2500.
In this edition of Pon E News:
- Administrative Matters
- Nominations for Senior Mounted Games Training Squad - close May 30 2008
- Keith Lowe Award Nominations
- Australian Pony Club National Championships 2009 - Long List Nominations, Sponsors and Slogan Competition Winner
- Club of the Month - Winner and Competition Now Open
- Anne Honner Dressage Foundation Sponsorship
- Interesting Links
Reminder to Secretaries -
Old System - Affilaitions these must be recieved by the State Office, along with payment, within 5 days of the member signing up.
MyClub -Affilations must be entered online within 5 days of the member signing up. An invoice will be sent at the end of each month, upon which payment must be made.
Fees - $35.00 riding member, $20 non-riding member
2) Debits and Credits
A number of clubs have either a debit or credit with the Assoication, some dating back a number of years. The State Office would appreciate if these were fixed up soon. Please contact the Office to confirm what position your club is currently in on (02) 4229 8977 or email@example.com.
3) Update Club dates on to Calender
Please update your club's event dates and details onto the online Calender. This can be done through the free 'MyWebsite' service. Contact the State Office to set this up.
NCAS Information Pack
An information pack of the proposed Pony Club NCAS instruction system is now available. There will be a notice of motion to adopt the Pony Club NCAS at the next State Meetings in July. This is a great opportunity for Club and Zone Officials to read the information and discuss with your club/zone members their thoughts prior to voting at the meetings. There is an FAQ section at the end of the document.
Download the pack here
Senior Mounted Games Training Squad
Applications for the 2008 Senior Mounted Games Training Squad have reopened.
Fifteen riders will be selected to form the squad to be trained by Mr Phil Logue. The NSW team, to compete at the 2008 National Championships in South Australia being held 16 November 2008, will be selected from the squad members. This squad will not operate the same as the Junior squad. Training will be focused closer to the National event.
Download the Nomination Form - Applications close 30th May 2008 at the State office.
Keith Lowe Award Nominations close 30th June 2008
The Pony Club Associate Award (Keith Lowe Award) may be awarded to an Associate Member of a Pony Club affiliated with the Pony Club Association of NSW, who has given practical assistance and outstanding service to his or her Club. The member is required to be at least 17 years and under 25 years of age.
Download the Keith Lowe Award Nomination Form - Applications close on 30th June 2008 at the PCA office.
2008 State Championship Events:
2008 State Showjumping Championships Events: AM5, AM5, Grand Prix and Power & Speed
2008 State Dressage Championships Tests
Under 13 years 1.4 & 2.1
Under 15 years 2.1 & 2.3
Under 17 years 2.3 & 3.1
Under 25 years 3.1 & 3.3
2008 State One Day Event Championships: Dressage tests are as follows: -
12 & U15 years (Novice) 1.4 13 & U15 years (Advanced) 2.1
15 & U17 years (Novice) 2.1 15 & U17 years (Advanced) 2.2
17 & U25 years (Novice) 2.2 17 & U25 years (Advanced) 2.4
2008 State Sporting Championships Events: Bend, Flag, Barrels, Ben Bar Aft, Three Mug and Bonfield Bounce
Mounted Games Championship Events: Postmans Chase, Old Sock, Hi Lo, Stepping Stone Dash, Tack Shop, Hurdle, Balloon Bursting Race, Spillers, Three Mug and Five Flag.
Australian Pony Club Championships
As you may be aware Pony Club NSW is hosting the Australian Pony Club Championships in 2009. These championships will be held at Sydney International Equestrian Centre from 12th to 18th July 2009.
Nominations for the Olympic Disciplines Long Lists are now open. Please view eligibility criteria and download an nomination form here.
We had a great response to the competition. A big thank you to all those who put their creative thinking caps on and suggested a slogan. As advertised all the entries went into the draw to win a Horseland Gift Pack which included:
Equestrian Challenge PC Game
The Pony Puzzle Book
Threshold Dressage Test Techniques Book
Threshold Manes and Tails Book
The winner was: Debbie Rake (Cabarita Beach)
We are still seeking sponsors for the Event, packages range from $100 through to $30,000. Please email Steph firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a sponsorship proposal.
We are also seeking in-kind sponsorship, for the following items:
Equipment and Facility Hire – spectator shading, marquees,tables, chairs, portable toilets, two way radios, outdoor heaters, crockery.
Landscaping supplies – such as plants, sawdust, sand, mulch and woodchips
Vehicles – 4wd’s, cars or mini vans to transport officials, sponsors and guests
Gifts and uniforms for Volunteers
Advertising and promotions – press, radio, website or television
Entertainment – street theatre, displays, jukebox hire
Printing - brochures, posters, tickets and the programme
Graphic Design - brochures, posters, tickets and the programme
If you can help with any of the above products or services please contact Steph email@example.com or call the office on (02) 4229 8977.
Club of the month
GARAH BOOMI PONY CLUB (Zone 8) is the Club of the Month for April. The Club has won themselves $1,000 worth of product from Horseland. This prize includes dressage cones, lunging equipment, bandages, books, a farrier tool kit, training aids and other exciting resources.
Entry can be viewed here
Entries are now open for the Pony Club of the Month - MAY. Entries for this close on the 31 MAY 2008. Again the prize is a great pack of Horseland product, worth $1,000.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)
Anne Honner Dressage Foundation Sponsorship:
The Anne Honner Dressage Foundation is a non-profit organisation established to promote good basic dressage training in Australian bred horses, and to assist in their and their rider’s further education. The Foundation will donate a Sponsorship Award each year to an Australian rider competing on Australian-bred horse trained by the rider to medium dressage level. To qualify for the 2008 AHDF Sponsorship Award submissions must be received by 31 October 2008 at the latest.
For more information on the AHDF Sponsorship Award and how to apply visit this site: http://www.annehonner.com/sponsorship.html
The Pony Club Association of New South Wales appreciates the support of its sponsors : -
NSW Department of Tourism, Sport & Recreation
Australian Feed Company
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