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All clubs and zones have been very busy over the last few months, with Gymkanas, One Day Events, Rally Days, among other things…not to forget our first State Championship for the year.
Nearly one year on after E.I. halted all activities it was great to see around 100 riders make the trip to Cobargo (Zone 14) to attend the State Showjumping Championships. The weather held out over the weekend and a great event was had by all. Thank you to Zone 14 for hosting such a successful championship. Next State Championship is Dressage, which is being held at Worrigee Equestrian Common, Zone 28 on 30 and 31August.
A reminder to Event Orangisers: The DPI Event Registration form must be completed at least 72 hours prior to the Event AND a copy to faxed Pony Club NSW. Horse attendance must be document and presented within 24 hours if requested by DPI.
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. Email to email@example.com or post to PO BOX 2085, Wollongong, NSW, 2500.
In this edition of Pon E News:
- Administrative Matters
- Updates from State Council Meeting
- Update of Uniform Survey
- State Championships
- Junior State Mounted Games Eligibility Criteria
- Australian Pony Club National Championships 2009 - Long List Nominations
- State Camp Information
- State Showjumping Championships
- Club of the Month - Winner and Competition Now Open
Reminder to Secretaries –
- Old System - Affiliations must be received by the State Office, along with payment and risk warning forms, within 5 days of the member signing up.
- MyClub -Affiliations 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. Clubs are required to submit payment and risk warning forms for each person listed on the invoice within thirty (30) days of the date on the invoice.
- Fees - $35.00 riding member, $20 non-riding member
Update Club dates on to Calendar
Please update your club's event dates and details onto the online Calendar. This can be done through the free 'MyWebsite' service. Contact the State Office to set this up.
Reminder to State Championship Riders (Dressage, Sporting, Campdrafting):
Horse Attendance forms must be handed to Event Organisers when collecting back numbers, i.e. prior to start of competition.
Update from the State Meetings:
NCAS Pony Club System
The majority of the State Council voted in favour of joining the Pony Club NCAS instruction system. There is to be a National launch of the program in Melbourne on the 9 and 10 August, at which delegates from Pony Club NSW will be in attendance. More information will be available in the near future.
Break Away Cups in Showjumping
FEI approved break-away cups are to be used on the back rail of any spread fence 90cm and over from 1 January 2010.
Update on Pony Club Uniform Survey:
Thank you to all the Clubs and Zones who responded to our Uniform Survey earlier this year. We had around 90 responses to the survey and have taken into consideration your comments. Midford and Pony Club NSW are now developing a centralised online ordering system for Clubs to purchase "Midford Pony Club Wear". More information will follow in the coming months, so stay tuned!
Would your Zone like to host a State Championship?
Applications are open for Zones to nominate to host the following 2009 State Championships:
- Mounted Games
- Showjumping Equitation
Application forms available here
Thank you to all the zones who nominated to host the other championships, the successful zones were:
- 2009 Sporting and Campdrafting – 25 & 26 April at Zone 7 Scone
- 2009 Show Riding – 5 & 7 December at Zone 4 Dubbo
- 2009 One-Day Event – 10 & 11 October at Zone 16 - Canberra
Closing Dates for Entries (At the State Office)
State Sporting and Campdrafting - 9 August
State Mounted Games - 22 August
State One Day Event - 29 August
Junior State Mounted Games Squad
The eligibility criteria for the Junior Mounted Games Squad has been amended. The squad is now open to riders who turn 14 years in the year of the National Competition until the year they turn 17 years inclusive.
Australian Pony Club Championships: Long List
Nominations for the Olympic Disciplines Long Lists are now open. Please view eligibility criteria and download a nomination form here.
Applications close: 14 November
If you are nominating for the National Championships please make every effort to attend State Camp (held 4-9 January 2009 at Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park). You will still need to fill in the separate application form to attend State Camp.
Each year State Camp is conducted in the disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing and Mounted Games. Members who have attended the State Camp consider this to be a highlight of their Pony Club days.
The Camp is for the top fifteen riders in the state in the disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing and Mounted Games. Sixty riders come together from all across NSW to receive instruction by EFA Instructors in the Olympic disciplines. Past Instructors include Wayne Roycroft, Vicki Roycroft, Colleen Brook, George Sanna, Gillian Rolton, Gillian Rickard, Sam Lyle, Brian Schrapel, Alexa Bell and Anne Honner. Mr Rob Bennett coached the Mounted Games squad up to the 2006 camp.
Applications open 15 August 2008. (Application forms will be sent out in club mail outs during August and also uploaded on to the website).
Applications close at the State Office on 1 November 2008
State Showjumping Championships:
After a whole year without State Championships, due to equine influenza, competition returned with State Pony Club Championship in Cobargo. Around 100 competitors descended on Cobargo for the championships from all across NSW and a few riders from VIC. John Vallance, Olympic Course Designer for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and who is on the Beijing Olympic Course Design Team, was in Cobargo to build challenging and encouraging courses for all riders.
Jake Jesse Hunter, Singleton
Kate Hare, VIC
Ryan Towns, Gravesend
Grant Judd, West Wyalong
Zone champion - Zone 14
Lane Edward Clarke (Bemboka),
Craig Matthews (Bega),
Troy Johnson (Bega)
Hayley Jessop (Cobargo).
Fitness Presentation Award - Zone 11
View Report, Results and Photos here