8am START – 2 pm FINISH - The timetable for the muster will be provided in the week before the muster
Activities will include flatwork, jumping, and games. Riders come in their informal polo shirt, and beige jodphurs or beige stockman trousers. If you don’t have a polo shirt yet, don’t worry. You can wear a plain polo shirt until you get one from the uniform co-ordinator. Gear and helmets must comply with Pony Club Queensland, visit the PCAQ website for more information http:www.pcaq.asn.au/Resources/RuleBooks.aspx
Our rules at Pony Club are based on safety and respect for each other and our club. You will find these rules and other important information in the PCAQ Code of Conduct, BHPC Handbook, By-laws and Stable Rules. Access these documents on this website under Forms & Procedures. Please read through them and make sure all riders and family members understand the information and what is expected of them.
Our first muster for the year will start at 8 am. Please aim to be there and in the saddle by 7.30 am - 7.45 am, so that you have time to settle yourself and the horse with slow work before the muster - walk and trot please on the showgrounds. Use the Long Yard or Square Yard if required to give rider and horse a more confined space.
The day will begin with a brief introduction by the Chief Instructor, and then breaking up into Rider Groups. Can all parents please be present on the oval during this time from 8 am. With the hot weather, please make sure children have had plenty to drink before they come to the muster and have adequate sunscreen on. Parents with younger riders are encouraged to stay with their child’s group during the muster. A bottle of cold water would be good to bring along. There will be a morning tea break and lunch break, with the day finishing at 2 pm. Younger riders who are feeling tired do not have to stay the entire muster and can leave earlier if they need to. Please let your instructor know if you are leaving.
Stables: Stables are available on a "first come basis". You can only claim a stable if you have your horse with you. Horses can be stabled overnight before a muster, but the Brookfield Trust must be notified via their website https://www.brookfieldshowground.com.au. A bucket or hay left in a stable cannot reserve it for you. Sharing of stables is dangerous for horses and children, and is not allowed. Stables and the Stable Area must be left clean of any manure. A pitchfork and a wheelbarrow are in the Gear Shed. Please see the By-laws for more details.
Parking of Floats & Cars: If you arrive early and get a stable, please offload horses and gear promptly and move your car & float away from the stable area. For those arriving after all stables are taken, your car & float or truck may be parked in the area in front of the stables, along the driveway, or in the Brookfield Reserve (Cemetery paddock). For those riding to pony club, parents should offload gear, and then move their car away from the stable area, past the gate or near the canteen. No cars are to be left in this area.
Please make sure you bring a halter, lead rope and baling twine in case you have to tie up your horse during the muster. Bring hay and a water bucket for use during the break. It is preferable for horses which are tied up to have their hay in a haynet, which can be secured up near the horse's head. Horses should be tied up fairly short, so that they can’t get their leg caught over their lead rope. Please note that string haynets are not allowed in the stables – use a canvas hay bag if needed.
New Member Orientation
Saturday 25 Feb at 4 pm at the stables
by Wednesday 22 Feb. Sandy will go through some basics including: how pony club works, rules, timetable, PCAQ, where is everything, tour of facilities. Meet at 4pm at the Stables at the Showgrounds.
Looking forward to seeing you all at our first muster,
BHPC Chief Instructor
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.