2018 MEMBER FEEDBACK SURVEY
- 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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QFYTW6V
The survey will close at the end of this week, have your say now!
CHANGES TO STATE ONE DAY EVENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
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:
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
Under 11 65cms 75cms
11 – under 13 75cms 80cms
13 – under 15 80cms 85cms
15 – under 17 85cms 90cms
Associate 90cms 105cms
RIDERS CAN COMPETE IN BOTH THE ODE & COMBINED TRAINING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Champion and Reserve Champion awards will be presented for each section. View the amendments to the handbook here: http://www.pcansw.org.au/policies/pca-handbook
PONY CLUB AUSTRALIA AWARDS
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
NATIONALS TRAINING CLINICS
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.
STATE ADMINISTRATION WORKSHOP
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: http://www.pcansw.org.au/docs/news/application_form_for_state_administration_school_2018.pdf
The workshop will be capped and if necessary a ballot will take place if we have more nominations than places.
CHANGES TO THE WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK
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
A CERTIFICATE CANDIDATES
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.