Pony Club WA Welcomes Off The Track
2015 Go For 2 & 5 PCAWA Showjumping Championships – May 23 & 24
Clubs, riders, parents please note that the heights for the Zone events at the upcoming
Championship have been changed to the following:
80cm Rider 13 years & under. Ponies 14.2h & under.
90cm Rider 25 years and under
100cm Riders 25 years and under
110cm Riders 12 to 25 years
Solargain Jumping Bursary
You must try to make a team from your club but if you are unable to do so you can make a team with riders from other club/s within your zone
The Showjumping Committee hopes this will encourage more riders to give these classes a go!
For all State Showjumping Championships competitions, in addition to the general eligibility requirements, the following apply:
- Horses or ponies must be four (4) years of age or over
- Each horse or pony may only be ridden by one rider for the duration of the Championships
- Clubs may enter more than one rider in individual classes; however riders may only ride one horse in each height per class.
- A competitor may enter and ride two horses over the Championship weekend in Zone Championship classes, however only one horse may be ridden in each class/event.
- A rider may only ride in one team in the Showjumping Bursary and the Teams Challenge classes. A rider can not enter these classes on a second mount.
Entry Pack Now Available - Download Here
Entry Spreadsheet for Clubs & Zones Now Available - Download Here
Entries Close 4th MAY 2015
Entry pack information - classes, declarations, helper duties, and club payment summary.
Important: Classes are to be entered online by your club, so please make sure you contact the SJ Coordinator at your club and let them know what classes you would like to enter!
Stables available for the weekend - contact the SEC - 9296 1200
MEDIA RELEASE - PONY CLUB AUSTRALIA
Pony Club Australia's National Board welcomes two new members to the Board -
Catherine Ainsworth & Shannon Durrant
Read the release by clicking here!
Win a Saddle !!
With thanks to Europa Saddlery Warehouse Direct and Saddleworld Midland, competitors in each of our 2015 Leaderboards will go into the draw
for a chance to win a saddle specific to that discipline.
Eventing competitors will go in the draw for the Ascot Crossover Jump saddle, Dressage the Ascot Elegance and Show Jumping the Euro Sport 2000 Jump.
Each event from the Series you complete in, gets you one ticket in the draw for that Leaderboards’ saddle.
So, the more you compete, the more tickets you earn and the higher the chance you have of winning a new saddle.
Riders are most welcome to compete in all three series. Saddles will be drawn at the end of each Series and will be presented at the PCAWA Awards night.
For further information on each of our leaderboards please see the individual series webpages here
Eventing - Dressage - Show Jumping
Pony Clubs - Make a Bulk Order of Euro Sport Body Protectors
through Ascot Equestrian and pass on the savings (and safety!) to your Members!
Over the weekend at the Go for 2&5 State Coaching School, Heather Martin kicked off a great promotion on Euro Sport Body Protectors that are currently available at Ascot Equestrian through a great bulk discount deal for Clubs and their Members.
Both Adult and Child sizes are available at an amazing discount rate and fully safety approved to BETA Level 3 Standard: EN13158 Purple tag.
Visit www.ascotequestrian.com.au for full details
Members, talk to your Clubs and get yourselves and your fellow members outfitted in the best safety gear.
Clubs - Download the attached Bulk Order Form Here and fax to 08.9399.3033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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LATEST NEWS FROM PCA
New Board and Governance Structure for Pony Club Australia (PCA)
Pony Club Australia’s National Delegates Board voted, at the May 2014 PCA National meeting held in Adelaide to change the governance model of the National Body, an interim Board was elected to manage the affairs of the National Body over the next twelve months.
With this move the PCA National Delegates Board achieved a two year strategic plan to address the governance of Pony Club’s National Body. The Australian Sports Commission’s Winning Edge strategy highlighted the need for Pony Club to review its governance structure to better enable the organisation to have a proactive and strategically focused National Body. The interim PCA Board will spend the next twelve months planning and viewing the organisation on a strategic level to ensure Pony Club in Australia stays strong and that the organisation identifies all possible strategies to promote equestrian activities to the wider community.
Two nominated positions are currently available on the Board, if you are interested in expressing your interest in being considered for the PCA National Board please see the website or email email@example.com for a position description and nomination form.
Introducing the PCA Board
PCA Board Member Position Description
PCA Board Member Application Form
Gillian Rolton (OAM) new Patron of Pony Club Australia
The Pony Club Australia Board announce with great enthusiasm and pride that Gillian Rolton has
accepted the position of Patron for Pony Club Australia. Gillian has readily accepted this position and
Pony Club Australia look forward to working with her to promote Pony Club and engage horse
enthusiasts and young riders across Australia.
2015 PCAWA Championship Dates
PCAWA State Championship Events are as follows:
Tetrathlon Championships - 14 & 15 March 2015 Venue: Log Fence Pony Club
Show Jumping Championships - 23 & 24 May 2015 Venue: State Equestrian Centre (SEC)
PCAWA Festival - 25th & 26th July 2015 TBC Venue: State Equestrian Centre (SEC)
Active Riding Qualifier - 8th & 9th August 2015 Venue: Seeking a host club
Dressage Championships - 22 & 23 August 2015 Venue: State Equestrian Centre (SEC)
Active Riding Championships - 5th & 6th September 2015 Venue: Seeking a host club
Eventing Championships - Date TBC Venue: Seeking a host club
PCA Nationals Championships - 25th - 30th September 2015 Held in: South Australia
- Please note Eventing Dates are not confirmed as steward allocation forms all need to be returned first -
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
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.
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.
Applications for the 2015 Young Event Rider Grant are now open!
The aim of this grant is to develop the skills of a young event rider through access to an individual coaching program with NCAS coach Philippa Collier.
This year’s recipient Kate Witham from Esperance Pony Club feels that she has gained so much through this grant.
In her words: “As a rider, I feel I have improved and gained more knowledge, and feel that there is so much the future can hold. To the generous sponsors (whoever you are), thank you so very much for this amazing opportunity. It has helped me immensely and allowed me to gain so much from this amazing sport.”
CLICK HERE to read Kate's full report
CLICK HERE to download the 2015 Young Event Rider Coaching Grant application form
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.
Well Done to All Our Competitors!
Especially Proud of the Western Australia Team - Congratulations on being the 2014 Junior National Mounted Games Champions!
Download the program from the event by clicking here.
More photos on the way!
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
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!!"
PONY CLUB ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC.
303 CATHEDRAL AVE, BRIGADOON WA 6069
PHONE: (08) 9296 1500