2017 State Camp
The 2017 Annual State Camp will be held from the 8th-13th January 2017 at Sydney International Equestrian Centre. Applications are now open (available on our website) and will close on the 1st November. Riders can apply for Showjumping, Eventing, Dressage, Horsemanship or Mounted Games, and enjoy 4 days of professional instruction from some of the best coaches in Australia.
State Camp nominations must be signed by Club and Zone officials. The Association recommends that riders protect their horse against Hendra Virus, however Hendra Vaccination is not compulsory for thr 2017 State Camp. Camp fees for 2017 are $250 per rider – this includes daily instruction, stabling, stable bedding, accommodation and meals.
2017 INTER-PACIFIC EXCHANGE
United States Pony Clubs has invited Pony Club Australia to the 2017 Inter-Pacific Exchange to be held in North and South Carolina June 28- July 12, 2017. The invitation is extended to a team of four riders, one chaperone and one coach.
IPE participants will tour the host country, visiting various areas and various pony clubs. The teams also participate in three competitions which may include showjumping and eventing, and spend many hours training for the competitions. The tour will also include cultural experiences in the Tryon, North Carolina Region, the Great Smoky Mountains and an American Fourth of July Celebration. The Nations Cup will be held at Tryon, which is bidding to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games.
Please note: The age limit for the 2017 IPE has been amended to riders aged 24 or under at 1st January 2017. Riders must hold their B Certificate prior to selections. If you are interested in being selected for this exchange please read the Pony Club Australia information sheet, and complete the application form which can be found on the Pony Club Association NSW website which needs to be returned to the State Office by the 1st November 2016. Please email your EOI to firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 INERNATIONAL MOUNTED GAMES EXCHANGE
Canada Pony Club has invited Pony Club Australia to the 2017 International Mounted Games Exchange to be held in Canada. The rider will be selected from eligible riders attending the 2017 State Camp. If you are interested in being selected for this exchange please read the Pony Club Australia information sheet, and complete the application form which can be found on the Pony Club Association NSW website which needs to be returned to the State Office by the 1st November 2016. Please email your EOI to email@example.com
To be eligible for selection you must be aged 15 as at 1st January 2017.The selection committee will be at the 2017 State Pony Club Camp and selectors will be looking at a range of criteria and abilities. These include the following:
- Riding ability
- General horsemanship knowledge and ability
- Presentation of themselves, their horses and their gear
- Communications skills
- Cooperation and team work
- Self-reliance and level of maturity
- Stable craft
The successful rider will be representing both Pony Club Association NSW and Pony Club Australia and must therefore be a suitable ambassador for our State and Country. For full details in regard to this exchange please see the International Exchange tab on the Pony Club Australia website www.ponyclubaustralia.com.au
2017 National Championships
The Pony Club Australia National Championships will be held in Toowoomba from the 16th – 23rd September 2017. The long list will be released before the end of the year for those riders who applied. Update forms are required on 7th July 2017 before the final team is selected.
2017 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
2017 COMBINED STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
PCA NSW State Combined Championships - to be held at Gravesend Pony Club Grounds 8th-12th April 2017
Sporting Championships Saturday 8th April
Campdraft Championships Sunday 9th April
Team Penning Championships Monday 10th April
Polocrosse Championships Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th April
PCA NSW State Combined Championships - to be held at AELEC, Tamworth 1st-8th July 2017
Showriding Championships Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July
Showjumping Championships Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th July
Dressage Championships Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July
Jumping Equitation Championships Friday 7th & Saturday 8th July
PCA NSW State Combined Championships - venue to be confirmed 30th September - 2nd October 2017
Mounted Games Championships Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October
Team Sporting Championships Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd October
PCA NSW State Combined Championships - venue to be confirmed 7th-8th October 2017
One Day Event Championships Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October
Combined Training Championships Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT CHAMPIONSHIPS
If you or someone you know would like to sponsor any of the Combined State Championship in 2017 please contact the office for full details on packages available.
Zones are encouraged to submit applications to host State Championships in the usual way for 2018 however if we do not receive any applications from Zones by the March 2017 meeting for 2018 Championships we will once again look at holding Combined Championships.
22nd-23rd October: Regional Equitation School— Cooma, Zone 18
22nd-23rd October: Showjumping Course Design Clinic— Dalgety, Zone 18
29th-30th October: Senior Regional Dressage— Cooma, Zone 18
5th-6th November: Regional Showjumping— Gulgong, Zone 6
12th-13th November: NCAS Instructors & Update— TBA, Zone 20
19th-20th November: Regional Dressage School— Gulgong, Zone 6
26th-27th November: NCAS Assessment— TBA, Zone 20
27th-29th November: State Meetings— Campbelltown
SIGNATURES ON NOMINATIONS FORMS
Members are reminded that all forms must be signed in accordance with the Associations rules and that in the event that the Club Secretary is not available then approval should be sought from the Zone and/or State Office for another authorised person to sign on their behalf. Please note nominations should not be signed by a member’s relative without permission (as above) as this may lead to a perception of a conflict of interest.
FREE ADMINISTRATION WORKSHOPS FOR 2017
Are you a new Club or Zone Secretary or other Office Bearer? Are you unsure about meeting procedures, codes of conduct or just where to find information? Zones are reminded that members of the State Executive are available for Administration Schools.
These schools to be held at your Zone are booked via the office and can cover a range of issues to help Clubs/Zones including – affiliations, transfers, orders, incorporation, meeting procedure, NCAS, grants, insurance, risk management, Work Health & Safety, Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO), Working with Children Check obligations, conflict resolution and many others. Please contact Kerren Britton on 02 4229 8977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.