The Pony Club Association of NSW

State Newsletter & PonE News - JUNE


The June State Newsletter is available to view online now:

Click here for June 2018 State Newsletter


In the June State Newsletter:

  • State Sporting, Campdraft & Team Penning Championships – Dorrigo
  • Sydney Royal Easter Show
  • Best Boy Rider in Class: Showjumping – Riley Whyman
  • How to Host an Open Day with Moruya PC
  • International Teams – France World Cup Showjumping Tournament
  • Around the Grounds
    • Zone 9 Eventing Instructors School
    • Zone 24 Showjumping Course Design Clinic
    • Zone 5 Regional Showjumping School
    • The Long and Short of it at Lake Albert Pony Club
  • Horseland’s Collegiate Brand Ambassadors Announced
  • Profile of the Month Winners
  • HYGAIN Nurtition Article: ‘Your Winter Nutrition Plan Starts Now!’
  • PCA NSW Calendar


On the front Cover: Riley Whyman riding ‘Buzz’ at the Sydney Royal Easter Show Area Team Showjumping Competition.

If you would like to be featured in our next State Newsletter please email photos, stories, reports or results to Our next Newsletter is in September 2018.



  • Should new disciplines be offered at State Camp?
  • Does Pony Club NSW have too many rules?
  • Why is Pony Club membership declining?

These are just some of the questions you can provide feedback on in our 2018 Member Feedback Survey! If you haven't already, complete the quick 9-question survey here:
The survey will close at the end of this week, have your say now!



The 2018 State One Day Event & Combined Training Championships are being held at Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre on the 6th & 7th October 2018.

The Pony Club NSW Council recently approved changes to the ODE Grades at State Championships:

That the age groups/divisions for the 2018 State ODE be as follows:

  • D Grade 12 and Under 17
  • C Grade 12 and Under 17
  • C Grade Associate
  • B Grade 13 and Under 17
  • B Grade Associate
  • A Grade 13 and Under 17
  • A Grade Associate
  • Championship Grade Associate


Combined Training rules remain unchanged:


                           Novice                   Advanced

Under 11              1.1 test                  1.2 test

11 – under 13       1.2 test                  1.3 test

13 – under 15       1.3 test                  2.1 test

15 – under 17        2.1 test                 2.2 test

Associate              2.2 test                 2.3 test



                          Novice                  Advanced

Under 11              65cms                    75cms

11 – under 13       75cms                    80cms

13 – under 15       80cms                    85cms

15 – under 17       85cms                    90cms

Associate             90cms                    105cms




Champion and Reserve Champion awards will be presented for each section. View the amendments to the handbook here:



Congratulations to the NSW finalists for Best Achievement by a rider under 12 years; Zali Duncan, Lilly Munce and Sophie Grainger. All winners were announced at the Pony Club Australia Awards Dinner held in Canberra with our new PCA Patron Heath Ryan.

Rider 12 years and under - Isabella Forsyth, Queensland
Rider 13-17 years - Anika Green, Queensland
Rider 18 - 25 years - Jarryd Stanley, Victoria
Volunteer of the year - Debbie Cook, South Australia
Coach of the Year - Tiffany Joosse, Victoria
Club of the Year - Flinders Island Pony Club



Expressions of Interest were recently sent to Zones seeking potential venues for Pony Club NSW to host several Training Weekends for prospective competitors in preparation for the National Championships in 2019. At this stage we are looking for potential venues only – application details for riders have not yet been finalised. If your Pony Club grounds would be suitable to host a training weekend of Olympic disciplines, please encourage your Zone Chief Instructor to submit an expression of interest before July 23rd.



Want to contribute towards the future of Pony Club?

Pony Club NSW will be holding a State Administration Workshop/Forum on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August at Valentine Sports Park, Glenwood.
2-3 participants from each zone are invited to attend, with accommodation and meals covered by Pony Club NSW.

The aim of the workshop is to talk about the future of pony club, governance and strategic planning which is why it is open to any member, please confirm your attendance by completing the form here:

The workshop will be capped and if necessary a ballot will take place if we have more nominations than places.



Make sure you are up to date with the latest changes to the WWCC - all adults MUST have a current WWCC number for overnight camps even with their own child. Fines may now be imposed for individuals, employers, organisations and clubs who do not keep their records up to date.

Please see below an email about the most recent changes from the Office of Children’s Guardian please circulate this to all clubs so that they are aware of the changes, please note that the most important change relates to all adults having a current (verified) WWCC registration number for overnight camps even with their own child.

Fines may also now be imposed for individuals who do not keep their records up to date as well as to employers/organisations/volunteer clubs who do not keep their records up to date.

View all changes here



We are now taking expressions of interest from members who would like to be assessed for their A Certificate. Assessments will take place during State Camp at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. All candidates wishing to be assessed must submit their completed A certificate workbooks (which can be purchased through the PCANSW State Office) before they will be considered for assessment.

Candidates do not have to attend State Camp to be considered for assessment as the assessments will be completed separately to State Camp.



Have you seen the new Pony Club NSW Horses For Sale section?

Check out some great horses for sale, or send in your advert to

View current horses for sale & horses wanted here:



2018 Pony Club NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards are fast approaching! Nominations for the Junior Service Award, Keith Lowe Award, Volunteer of the Year Award and Club of the Year are all available on our website now:


ACTIVE KIDS REBATE PROGRAM: Many clubs have already forwarded their bank and contact details which were provided to the NSW Government Office of Sport as a bulk upload and they are registered as a recognised organisation for the rebate system.

For those clubs who did not return their information in time you will still have the opportunity to register as an organisation in early February 2018, Pony Club Association NSW are recognised under the program as a sport so clubs will just need to update their details and confirm that they comply with a number of questions (all of which PCA NSW has policies for).

Parents/guardians of school enrolled children will be able to apply online through Services NSW for a voucher that parents must provide to clubs for verification. The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities further details on the program can be found or



Showgirl Equestrian Profile of the Month

Showgirl Equestrian & Equestrian News are the proud sponsors of the PCANSW Profile of the Month Competition! We will be announcing one lucky winner every month to receive some amazing prizes from Showgirl Equestrian and Equestrian News Magazine, as well as have their profile featured in the Hills2Hawkesbury Equestrian News and the Pony Club NSW State Newsletter!

To celebrate Showgirl Equestrian’s partnership with Pony Club NSW, Showgirl Equestrian is offering a huge 20% off any purchase for Pony Club NSW members. Just enter the promotional code: PCNSW20 at the checkout to receive your discount! View the great range of riding attire: or call 1300 043 112 to find out more!

Enter the Profile of the Month Competition here.


2018 State Championships

  • 2018 State Showjumping & Jumping Equitation Championships
    • Morisset Showground
    • 7th - 10th July
    • entries now closed


  • 2018 State Mounted Games & Team Sporting Championships
    • Cobargo Showground
    • 29th September - 1st October
    • ENTRIES OPEN click here


  • 2018 State One Day Event & Combined Training Championships
    • Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre
    • 6th & 7th October
    • ENTRIES OPEN click here


Now seeking venue applications from zones for 2019 championships


2019 DATES

  • 2019 State Camp - 6 - 11 January - Sydney International Equestrian Centre
  • 2019 State Showriding & Dressage Champs - 19 - 22 January OR 25 - 28 January (venue needed)
  • 2019 State Sporting, Campdraft & Team Penning Champs - 13 - 15 April (venue needed)
  • 2019 State Showjumping & Jumping Equitation Champs - 6 - 9 July (venue needed)
  • 2019 State Mounted Games & Team Sporting Champs – Dates TBC (venue needed)
  • 2019 State One Day Event & Combined Training Champs – Dates TBC (venue needed)
  • 2019 Pony Club Australia National Championships - 7 - 13 October - Sydney International Equestrian Centre



16th & 17th June: Senior Regional Eventing School—Albury, Zone 20

16th & 17th June: Regional Campdraft School—Merriwa, Zone 7

16th & 17th June: Regional Showjumping School—Nowra, Zone 28

23rd & 24th June: Senior Regional Eventing School—Mirrabooka, Zone 14

23rd & 24th June: State Instructors School—Wollondilly, Zone 10

30th & 1st July: Showjumping Course Design Clinic—Moruya, Zone 14

30th & 1st July: Regional Equitation and Showjumping School—Jerrara, Zone 22

14th & 15th July: Regional Showjumping School—Mendooran, Zone 4

14th & 15th July: State Instructors School—Mendooran, Zone 4

21st & 22nd July: State Instructors School—TBA, Zone 26

28th & 29th July: State Instructors School—Currabubula, Zone 5

28th & 29th July: Senior Regional Eventing School—Berrima, Zone 10




The Pony Club Association of NSW has produced a high quality photographic year book of the highlights for 2017. The book features all of the major state events starting with the 2017 State Camp. Included are the reports, results and photographs from our State Championships and the Pony Club Australia National Championships. The Year Books can be purchased for $50 by filling in the order form available from our website under the Club & Zone Management/Merchandise tab and returning with payment to the office. Books will be ordered in one bulk order, please allow up to 21 days for delivery. The Year Book is a 60 page, hard cover, colour book, 33.5cm wide and 27cm high. Past Year Books are also for sale just specify the year.



Pony Club NSW distributes four newsletters throughout the year via an online publication that is emailed out to our subscribers. If you haven’t subscribed already, visit our website, select ‘Subscribe’ under the Media/Newsletter tab.

If you would like to advertise your business in the Pony Club NSW State Newsletter, spaces are filling, please email to organise.


Clubs and Zones wishing to hold an Open Day in 2018 are requested to notify the Marketing Coordinator Leanna Haines by email . Clubs that hold an open day will receive a great range of Pony Club NSW promotional products as well as goodies from some of our wonderful sponsors. Please visit our website under the Club & Zone Management/Management Resource/Marketing Your Club tab for more information. 



Have you seen our new Online Store? Purchase all your Pony Club merchandise and apparel here through a safe and secure online payment system. View the Online Store here.





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STREET ADDRESS: Office 7, 25 Victoria Street Wollongong NSW 2500
MAILING ADDRESS: PO BOX 2085 Wollongong NSW 2500
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