REMINDER: Our next Brookfield Pony Club Muster is Sunday 28 August, 8.45 am – 3 pm, our Formal Ribbon Day Gymkhana.
The Formal Day events will be: Presentation, Rider Class, Rein Drill for groups 5 - 8 (No Rein Drill for Groups 1, 2, 3 & 4), Junior Handler, Pairs of Riders (non-competitive), Show Jumping and 3 games (Bounce Pony, Bending & Moggill Muddle). Ribbons will be awarded to 6th place for each class, as well as prizes for overall group winners and placegetters. The “one horse, one rider” rule will apply for points on the day. Riders may use a different horse to the horse they rode at the Informal Ribbon Day Gymkhana.
Please note that uniform and presentation will be Formal.
This is a long sleeved beige shirt, tie and tie pin, instead of the informal polo shirt. The green pullover or sleeveless vest can be worn. (This is the official Brookfield uniform required if you are competing at any PCAQ events).
The Formal Ribbon Day Gymkhana is always heaps of fun, and a chance for rider and horse to get beautifully spruced up!! Adults are encouraged to ride as well.
Anne & Jennifer
The Biosecurity Act 2014 commenced on 1st July 2016 with some changes to Horse Owners responsibilities. Below is a link that may help you understand your obligations as horse owners.
Please be sure to use the new horse health declarations (HHD) download here as these are compliant with the Biosecurity Act's movement record keeping requirements (includes BHPC PIC number) at all musters.
Dear BHPC members
This year, we as a club are again organizing and running the Bendigo Bank Derby Treble on Sunday 18 September at the Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Grounds. We are very grateful to Bendigo Bank for its sponsorship to assist us in holding this event. It is a great fun day for the riders, comprised of 3 events - 2 show jumping rounds (Power & Speed and AM7) and a Derby event which is a mixture of cross country fences with some show jumps on the course.
Holding an event like this gives us at Brookfield Horse & Pony Club a chance to contribute towards the pony club activities within our Zone and State. Most Pony Clubs in PCAQ hold competitions (e.g., gymkhanas, dressage, showjumping) at least once a year as part of their commitment to the Pony Club community. Without these events, our young (and not so young) members would have no opportunities to use the skills learnt at pony club, and to make friends with other like-minded riders.
To put on an event such as this takes a lot of effort and commitment from all members within our club. To ensure we are able to successfully hold this event, we will be asking all members to participate in some way. This commitment is in addition to our regular commitments associated with Brookfield Pony Club. Keep a look out for the volunteer roster when it comes out and think about how you can help support your club.
We ask that everyone contribute in any way that they can, whether it be helping with set up on the Saturday, selling raffle tickets on the Sunday, working in the canteen, baking cakes to be sold on the day, or any of the different tasks that will need to be done over the weekend.
This will be a great event for our members and other PCAQ members to participate in, as well as being an excellent opportunity for BHPC to make some extra funds to put towards improving our equipment.
on behalf of the Derby Committee
Brookfield Horse and Pony Club are partnering with the Entertainment Book this year as a fund raising exercise. For every book sold, BHPC receives $13.00 which can be used to support our club activities. Our goal is to sell at least 20 books this year, but I suspect we can do better than that.
I am going to bring a sample book to the pony club camp so people can have a look at it. If you buy a book before 11 April, there is an early bird special that has an additional $200 value in coupons which I have ready to hand out to anyone who commits at camp (or otherwise). All I need is evidence that you have ordered and paid before 11 April, and it is yours.
If you have never used an entertainment book before, there are thousands of discounts in the book for anything from fast food to fine dining, from movies to theatre, from groceries to accommodation specials. I have been a regular buyer of the book and have easily gotten my money back at least 2 fold in savings.
The following link will take you to the BHPC order page. If you order on-line via this link, and pay by credit card, it will let me know how and when you want to get hold of your book, and we can then organise that between us. Apparently the digital version is fantastic (I am trying it this year) with an app that allows you to redeem your coupons and track your savings. Please go onto the website asap to secure your book, and remember if you do it before 11 April, I have some bonus coupons for you.
This offer is not limited to pony club members. Send it to anyone you think would be interested including work colleagues. The more we sell, the more we make for the club. I will also have a book to show at the next muster for anyone who wants to see one.
The book costs $65.00. I can take cash on delivery, but the easiest way is for you to pay online via the link. The entertainment book company will let me know you have bought one, and delivery will be organised. The link above is only for our books.
Please buy one, and pass it on. It is a great product, and it will help our club.