February Pon E News

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It has been nearly 7 months since the outbreak of EI and Pony Club NSW would like to congratulate and thank all members for their efforts to help eradicate this disease. An end is in sight, however there are still requirements in place by the DPI, which we must all comply with to ensure complete eradication.

Thank you to all Clubs in the White and Purple Zones who have been complying with Event Registration requirements. We understand that the paper work can be a hassle although it must be done. Please remember to complete the DPI Event Registration form at least 72 hours prior to the Event AND fax a copy to Pony Club NSW, likewise with the Horse Attendance forms.

Another reminder is that Pony Club members who are attending a Rally Day must fill in a Travelling Horse Statement and have it with them at all times whilst on the road. These requirements mean that everyone must be organised and on the ball.

Purple and White Clubs have been full steam ahead – Clubs have been emailing in there stories and photos, these can be viewed under the News section on the State website, www.pcansw.org.au – we welcome more of them. Please send us any stories or photos of your Club returning to action. Email to marketing@pcansw.org.au or post to PO BOX 2085, Wollongong, NSW, 2500.

We are hoping that movement and horse activities are not too far off for Amber and Red Zone Clubs. Thank you for your patience and compliance with DPI directives.

On a non EI related topic, we are excited to announce that Horseland is back on board as a major sponsor of Pony Club NSW for 2008.

In this edition of Pon E News:

  • Administrative Matters
  • Australian Pony Club National Championships 2009
  • Competition Winners
  • Competitions Now Open

Administrative Matters


February Mail Out

Within the next week Officials will be receiving their February Mail Out Package. This Mail Out contains:

  • Agenda for Annual General Meeting – Click Here
  • Agenda for Council Meeting - Click here
  • Proxy Voting Form - Click here
  • Advanced Instructors School – Zone 18 Application form - Click here
  • Showjumping Course Design School – Zone 27 Application Form - Click here
  • Showjumping Course Design School – Zone 21 Application Form - Click here
  • Treasurer's Report for the Year ending 31st December 2008

Urgent Reminder to Club Corporate Members & Zone Councillors:

Officials who plan on attending the Association meetings being held 29 March - 1 April, need to ensure their affiliation fees and risk warning form for 2008 have been received by the State Office prior to the Meetings. Otherwise you cannot attend or vote.


MyClub and MyWebsite Renewals

A reminder to all clubs that MyClub and MyWebsite registrations are overdue for renewal. Access expires 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

It is vitally important that as soon as a Clubs' Annual General Meeting is held the Office is notified of new Office Bearers for the year.  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 


Zone Calendars

Zone Secretaries are requested to forward their Zone Calendar of Events to the State Office as soon as possible.


Reminder to Incorporated Clubs or Zones –

It is a requirement of Incorporation that immediately following the AGM the Secretary must send their Annual return to the Department of Fair Trading along with payment. For more information go to www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au or call 133 220.


Pony Club NSW Information on its way:

Within the next couple of months all Clubs will receive a copies of:

  • Pony Club NSW Brochure which can be used to promote what Pony Club offers and can be used to increase membership.
  • New Member Handbook – this spells out all the exciting things members can be involved in at Pony Club and should help new members fit in to Pony Club easier.
  • New Secretary Handbook – This is a resource which highlights what the role of the Secretary is and is designed to make their job easier by answering some Frequently Asked Questions. 

Australian Pony Club National 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.


Pony Club NSW is currently seeking major sponsors for the Event. If you know of a company/business that may be interested in becoming involved the event, please contact the Office on (02) 4229 8977 or email marketing@pcansw.org.au.


We are also searching for a slogan for the Championships. Previous events slogans have been:


1995 - 'Towards 2000' - Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

1997 - 'One Step Closer' - Roseworthy College, South Australia

1999 - 'The Final Countdown' - Werribee, Victoria

2002 - 'Beyond 2000' - Roseworthy College, South Australia

2005 – ‘Nationals Go West’ - Perth, Western Australia. 

2007 – ‘Showcase for the Future’ - Toowoomba, Queensland


If you have an idea please email your name, postal address and slogan to marketing@pcansw.org.au.

All entries will go into the draw to win a Horseland Gift Pack to the value of $100.

Entries close 30 April 2008.


Competition Winners:

'My Horse and Me' Computer Games:

Congratulations to the following five people who have each won a copy of the My Horse and Me PC CD ROM Games, thanks to Atari Games:




  Anastasia Martin

  Merriwa Pony Club

  Georgia Lily Salter

  Nyngan Pony Club

  Jordann Gallagher

  Kiama District Horse and Pony Club

  Kiaira Dean

  Leeton Pony Club

  Tique Borbas

  Kambah Pony Club


Club of the month


CAMDEN HAVEN PONY CLUB is the Club of the Month for January. 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

Competitions now open:


Club of the Month

Entries are now open for the Pony Club of the Month - FEBRUARY. Entries for this close on the 29 FEBRUARY 2008. Again the prize is a great pack of Horseland product, worth $1,000.


Please email marketing@pcansw.org.au and tell us what makes your club special along with some photos!
(Non-winning entries from last month will be considered again for the following month, 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


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