Latest News from the State Office
INTERNATIONAL TETRATHLON VIDEO TEASER!
Proudly brought to you by PCAWA, RedFoto and iVideo Production
Check out the Full Length video for almost 5 minutes of action-packed highlights from the International Tetrathlon by clicking here.
2014 PCAWA ‘GO FOR 2 & 5’
STATE DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS
August 23rd & 24th, 2014
CLICK HERE for the UPDATED DRAW as of Friday 22nd August
CLICK HERE for Helper Duties as of Tuesday 19th August
CLICK HERE for Stable Allocations
SCRATCHINGS OR QUERIES ARE TO BE EMAILED to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you check regularly for updated draws!
Go For 2&5 Active Riding Championships
27th & 28th September 2014
CAPEL HORSE AND PONY CLUB GROUNDS
Click HERE for Entry Pack
ENTRIES CLOSE 5.00 PM WEDNESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2014
Pony Club in Australia is seeking a new look!
Vote for the designs by clicking here!
From PCA National Office -
Over two years ago the PCA National Delegates Board decided that Pony Club in Australia would benefit by developing a National website and database solution for all levels of Pony Club operations.
The aim was to create an interactive space for members and volunteers to streamline data processing and create a dynamic communication tool so Pony Club activities could be better promoted and supported. However this process highlighted that Pony Club in Australia looks a little disjointed as our branding and websites differ greatly.
The PCA Delegates at the National May meeting decided to brand Pony Club nationally the first step, the creation of a new logo that will be used by National and States bodies.
There is a high possibility that this is the first time you are hearing about these changes! If so, we apologise but would also suggest it clearly illustrates how important it is for Pony Club to create a new marketing and communication framework.
The PCA Board decided to gathered logo ideas via a website created for this purpose, submissions have been reduced to eight finalists. The PCA Board would like the members to give us feedback on the designs they like best.
We invite all Pony Club members and interested parties to be a part of the selection committee to find a new look for Pony Club in Australia; just simply rate the designs. There is a space to give feedback, constructive is most welcome, if you think you could improve the design please let us know what you would tell the designer to do.
The International Quiz Competition & Tour in Kentucky USA
CLICK HERE to read about Natasha's exciting trip.
PCAWA Active Riding Qualifier 6th & 7th September
at Avon Valley SJ & PC, Northam
Click HERE for Event Info
Entries closed Monday August 18th
13th & 14th September 2014
Dryandra Regional Equestrian Park
Click HERE for the Info Pack for the State Champs
Click HERE for Club Forms
Click HERE for Entry Spreadsheet
Entries Closed August 20th.
JULY 5th to 20th 2014
See the International Tet FB Page to see all the latest action from the tour
Overall Team Placings
Riding Phase Boys
Riding Phase Girls
Thankyou to all the International tetrathletes from the United States, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Ireland, their Team Managers and Coaches. We hope that you enjoyed your exchange, we loved having you here and your were all a credit to your Countries and the Pony Club movement. To our Aussie boys and girls we are hugely proud of achievements and how well you represented our country both on the sporting field and off! Congratulations to our very hardworking International Tetrahtlon
Committee - you all gave a hundred percent to make sure this was a tour to remember for the athletes!
To everyone who very kindly supplied pool horses for the Riding Phase a huge thank you for your generosity, we hope you enjoyed the day yesterday and being a part of an international event! To all the other volunteers behind the scenes such as Maxine & Brett Clark our scorers, Lynda Herdman (swimming) and those that helped out during the competitions "Thank You!!"
Dressage Riders competing at the 2014 Championships: will you be competing at the Champs on a TB ex racehorse?
"Off The Track" will be supplying an embroided woollen rug for the best performed Ex Racehorse competing at our championships. This is a great initiative from RWWA and Sharon from “Off the Track” to support our great TB horses and find them deserving homes once they leave racing. Please spread the word about this program and also encourage your friends if they are riding a TB to nominate for this great prize by letting your club know the Racing Name of your horse and your club will nominate you to be in with a chance to win a beautiful Woollen embroided rug for the best performed TB at our Dressage Champs.
Congratulations to Milly Patton, member of Gidgegannup Horse & Pony Club who passed her B exam this week.
Thank you to our PCAWA State B Coordinator Philippa Collier for helping Milly to achieve her goal and examiners Dwight Pedlow and Deborah Spencer.
NEW EMAIL PROCESS
To better help direct and answer your queries, PCAWA will be phasing out the general office email (email@example.com) and implementing a new email system.
Please help PCAWA in this effort to more appropriately and quickly answer your questions by using the guidelines below.
The firstname.lastname@example.org email will be removed and no longer able to receive emails from Monday the 23rd of June 2014.
Updated Gear Checking Precis May 2014
This version of Precis over rides all others and is effective immediately.
To download the new Precis CLICK HERE
Any queries can be forwarded the PCAWA office to email@example.com
Log Fence Pony Club, Yarloop
2014 Team Results - CLICK HERE
2014 Individual Results - CLICK HERE
Thank you to wonderful hosts Log Fence Pony Club and our hard working PCAWA State Tetrathlon Sub Committee
Photos from the weekend can be found at www.redfoto.com.au
Photo Credit Gavin Townsend, Redfoto
PCAWA Connect Report 2013
Research activities were concluded for CONNECT at the end of November 2013.
The CONNECT report is now available for download.
Click Here to download the full 100-page report, presenting all findings in detail.
Click Here to download the summarised version, presenting only key findings and data.
Click Here to download a letter from the Board acknowledging the results and feedback from CONNECT.
An update of CONNECT, and also a discussion of the key findings will be presented at the
PCAWA AGM Friday 7th March 2014 with Jacinta Withoud.
PCAWA would like to extend a big thank you to all those who participated. You have not gone unheard and much more is to come from this exciting venture to connect better with our members.
2014 Gear Check Manual Changes & Amendments
Please be advised of the following changes & amendments from the State Coaching Panel to be inserted into the manual...
The PCAWA Board would like to provide the following explanation
regarding the use of Helmet Cameras:
PCAWA has been made aware that when a camera is mounted to a helmet in any way, that helmet no longer conforms to the Australian Safety Standards 3838 and may in fact impede the safety function of that helmet in the event of an accident.
PCAWA Members must, at all times, wear helmets that conform to the Australian Standard 3838 or equivalent.
We apologise for any inconvenience or confusion caused regarding helmet cameras over the past few months,
however PCAWA strives to ensure the safety of our Members at all times.
NEW FUNDING INITIATIVE FOR COMMUNITY SPORTING CLUBS
The Department of Sport and Recreation is launching The Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme to give eligible regional sporting clubs access to a one-off $500 subsidy to be spent on shared sporting equipment for training and competition purposes!
This subsidy will help clubs to provide the equipment they need to keep up with the growing population, demand and cost for equipment each year.
Applications for regional WA will open the week of 16 December 2013
Applicants must apply online by clicking here.
Download the eligibility guidelines and details info packet by clicking here.
2013 PCA SYLLABUS OF INSTRUCTION
The PCA Board has now released the updated Syllabus of Instruction for immediate implementation in Clubs throughout the country. It is vital that every Club and coach makes themselves aware of the updates to the Syllabus of Instruction. Please note that the purple 2006 edition is now out of date. To order your copy of the Syllabus PLEASE CLICK HERE
ARE YOU COACHING AT YOUR LOCAL PONY CLUB IN 2012?
APPLY FOR A WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK NOW...........
The State Coaching Panel is seeking to help more coaches gain their C Certificate examiners' ticket. These Certificates are
carried out at Club level and so Zone and State level we are not aware of when these exams happen.
What we are aware of is that we have too few examiners for what is required to do.
To this end the requirements for being a C Examiner have been reviewed and now
would-be examiners need only:
Ø produce 1 group of C candidates as opposed 3 groups
Ø draft a typical C exam paper and understudy a C examiner
Ø carry out a C examination under the mentorship of a C examiner
To make this happen we need Clubs to advise us (PCAWA) of when you will be holding
a C examination. If you have had trouble in the past in finding a C examiner then we
are trying in the longer term to solve that problem but we need your information,
so we can match C examinations with would-be examiners.
Please let us know so we can focus our effort.
The PCAWA Dressage Committee would like to thank Gilberts Fresh Market, Morrison Road, Midland, for an additional donation of fresh fruit for your enjoyment at the recent Dressage Championships. In return we encourage you to support this local business. Have you had your 2&5 today?
EVENTING EQUIPMENT PACK
PCAWA are now pleased to offer all One Day Event or Tetrathlon organisers the opportunity to hire the PCAWA Eventing Equipment Pack. This pack inlcudes the brand new PCAWA Eventing Timing Equipment, stopwatches, whistles, 2 way radios, stationary box, flouro vests and clip boards. We have tried to keep this as affordable as possible for all Clubs. This Eventing Equipment Pack is part of a new safety initiative from the PCAWA Office.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE
EVENTING STEWARDS WANTED
Do you have an interest in Eventing?
Have you thought about becoming a Trainee Eventing Steward?
PCAWA Eventing Steward Duties include:
· to provide appropriate help and guidance to Event Organisers.
· to act as Technical Delegate
· to inspect and approve the courses and arenas being used for events.
· to authorise any alterations being made.
· to check entry forms and programs prior to event.
· to approve administration arrangements for the event.
· to supervise or present all briefings.
· to ensure all events are conducted in accordance with the rules.
· to submit a written post event report to PCAWA
PCAWA needs more Trainee Eventing Stewards to maintain the high level of participation in Pony Club Eventing.
CHANGE IN EQUIPMENT
Please note that the above is the ring holder for the 9 Ring Race. For more information regarding the construction of the above or to place an order, please contact Sean Corbin via email firstname.lastname@example.org
PONY CLUB EVENT
OF THE YEAR
...yes it was!
"Thank you to all those involved in making Saturday such an outstanding success. It was a wonderful
way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Pony Club in WA.
I know how much thought, time and effort goes into making occasions such as these a success and you
obviously left no stone unturned to ensure that it was a great celebration. The day was a marvelous mix of
young and old and it was particularly heartening to have the young people there.
Congratulations, also, on the beautiful production of ‘Reflections and Recollections’. Reading it brought
back many memories.
I would also like to thank the Executive for my nomination for the ‘S’ Certificate. It was a surprise and an
honour to receive this recognition.
Thank you all, once again. It was a great day!"
At the Annual General Meeting on 11th March, farewells were made to two highly
valued and respected members of the Executive, who have devoted their time and expertise for many years to the Pony Club organisation:
Michele Wilkie & Deborah Spencer
L to R: Rose Pinter - President; Judy Rose - Senior Vice-President;
Neville Westlund - PCAWA Legend; Vicki Griffin - Treasurer;
Michele Wilkie - Past Vice President; Simon Ozanne - Junior Vice President;
Debrorah Spencer - Past Director of Coaching.
Pony Club at the Royal Show
What a great week we had!
The glitz and glamour of the dressage, the colour and magic of the Musical Ride and the
thrills (and spills!) of novelties and PPMG.
Thank you to all of our participating riders – you were fantastic ambassadors for PCAWA
and your clubs receiving much praise from all involved at the Royal Show
for your presentation and conduct.
Thank you to all of the parents for the time, effort and distances travelled to support your
children riding at the show. Thank you to the Active Riding and Dressage sub committees
for all of your help through the week.
Thank you to Red and Ashley for staying to take photos each night.
Lastly thank you to all RAS staff for their help and support.
Thank you RedFoto
South Midlands celebrated the PCAWA 50th Anniversary at our July Rally. After normal lessons
in the morning most of our members from Lead Line through to K changed into Fancy Dress.
The theme was 1960’s. Costumes ranged from Carnaby Street to Hippies and many ponies
and horses were also in Fancy Dress.
Following the Fancy Dress riders were divided into teams and sent off to hunt for
Golden Horseshoes that had been hidden around the grounds. Ninety shoes were
hidden and 87 came back, proving that our members are pretty good
Our members filled out a profile on their Pony Club activities and added a photo. These, along
with photos of coaches and a club newsletter will be placed in a time capsule and buried.
In ten years time we will dig up the time capsule and hold a 60 year celebration!
Sally Davis – Coach Coordinator.
Kellerberrin Riding & Pony Club
Photos of our last rally day at Kellerberrin Riding & Pony club which incorporated a
celebration of PCAWA 50th Anniversary. We asked James Scott and Doreen Dowding who
are not only life members but continue to be on call for assistance to day to cut the cake.
We hope that you liked this cake, we thought it was awesome.
The riders all plaitted up and did a quadrille and entertained past and present members
who then tucked into an amazing afternoon tea supplied by current members.
It was a lovely day and we thought you might like to see how we celebrated.
Kellerberrin Riding & Pony Club
Gosnells Pony Club had its EOY Trophy Presentation, Sunday 13th Nov 2011
A great time was had by all!
Another weekend was spent promoting PCAWA to the wider community at the
2011 World Sports Expo.
Thank you to clubs who sent in photos and a big thank you
to the following members who kindly gave their time to help on the PCAWA stand;
Rose Pinter ~ PCAWA Executive
Michelle Wilkie ~ PCAWA Executive
Michelle Hollingwirth ~ Wallangara
Terena Atkinson ~ Swan Valley
Marika Barrett-Lennard ~ Beverley
Brittany Kember ~ Darlington
Tamara Parry ~ Darlington
Ann Gillman ~ Darlington
Anita Wilkins ~ Darlington
GRANTS & FUNDING NEWS
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FUNDING
This Scheme funds initiatives that target low participation groups, particularly culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) and indigenous populations. Grant applications must be for projects that target either “participation” or people development” outcomes. How will your project increase the physical activity levels of under resourced populations who currently have low participation rates? Or, how will your project improve the skills of the volunteers or staff of your organisation or community group that is targeting low participation groups?
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE
STATE-WIDE REGIONAL TALENT DEVELOPMENT NETWORK
Through the Royalties for Regions program, $3.6 million has been allocated to the establishment of a State-wide Regional Talent Development Network. The aim of this network is to provide athletes from regional WA greater opportunities to pursue sporting excellence locally. The Department of Sport and Recreation will work closely with stakeholders in regions across WA, including the South West Academy of Sport and the Mid West Sports Federation, to develop the best approach.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
2013/14 SPORT AND RECREATION FACILITY GRANTS
Applications are now open for the 2013/14 annual and forward planning round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CRSFF). Applications are now welcomed from not-for-profit sport, recreation and community groups seeking capital works grants to develop sport and recreation facilities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE
LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS GRANT
Are you, or do you know, a dedicated young athlete, coach or official participating in a state or national sporting championships? Are you aged 12-18 years old travelling further than 250km return for a state or national championships? If yes, then you or your team could be eligible for a Local Sporting Champions grant to help meet costs such as uniforms, travel, accommodation and equipment.Grants of $500 per individual and $3,000 per team are available for young people participating in a nominated National Sporting Organisation-endorsed state or national sporting championships or a School Sport Australia national championship.This program is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Australian Sports Commission and supports 8,000 young people each year.Applications are open, so apply now! Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of the nominated championships. For further information, including application forms and eligibility criteria.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE
Are you eligible for a Kidsport subsidised PCAWA 2012 Membership Grant??
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
PONY CLUB ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC.
303 CATHEDRAL AVE, BRIGADOON WA 6069
PHONE: (08) 9296 1500