Our next Muster is Sunday 25th Sept, 8am - 2pm. Activities will include Games, Flatwork, Showjumping, Derby Cross Country, and Horse Handling & Groundwork. Uniform is back to Informal - so our informal poloshirt, instead of shirt & tie.
The Horse Handling session will look at lots of the safety issues which were discussed in the Pony Club email sent out previously. It will also cover aspects of Understanding the Horse - their natural instincts and responses. As well as the most important horse handling techgniques, including safety when tying up, leading, and handling. Parents are encouraged to participate in these sessions too.
*** When your Group is scheduled for the Horse Handling session, please bring along your halter and leadrope.
The September muster is also used as preparation for the October muster, which is traditionally our One-Day-Event (ODE) Training Day, where all riders take part in a dressage test, showjumping round and Cross Country Derby. So at the Sept muster, riders will be practising all these phases.
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.
Please note that ALL riding members (of all ages) who wish to compete in Official events in any of the disciplines, must now get a Performance card for each of those disciplines.
To do this:
1 go to the PCAQ website...
2 Find the tab on the left which says PCAQ forms (and click to open)...
3 A little down from the top is a form called '2016 Application to register a horse' (and click to open)..
4 Print off this form and complete ... (one for each horse)
5 If possible, get the club secretary to sign off, but otherwise they will still accept it if you need to get it in asap...
6 You need to pay $6 for each performance card you want (therefore up to $24 if wanting 4 cards)...
7 Send to PCAQ and they will process...
Phone number for assistance PCAQ office 32161255
You may be able to pay for it with your card...
If you are thinking of needing one, do it a.s.a.p. as it may take some time to get it into your hands.
Events will not allow you to compete without handing in your card, and you will not get your points without the card.