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22 Aug 2014 IQ Committee Chair Thanks Lorelle Murphy
22 Aug 2014 IQ State Team Captains and Team Managers Announced
21 Aug 2014 EQ invites interested parties to attend an OPEN Show Horse Queensland meeting
21 Aug 2014 EQ invites interested parties to attend an OPEN Show Horse Queensland meeting
21 Aug 2014 Cancellation of Stuartholme Dressage & Show Day Competition
20 Aug 2014 2014 Queensland Interschool Team Announced
20 Aug 2014 Park Ridge Active Riding Group Super Instruction Day!
19 Aug 2014 Warwick Horse Trials September Spring ODE
19 Aug 2014 National NCAS Committee Election
15 Aug 2014 Welcome to new team member, Christine Thompson
14 Aug 2014 Amateur Owner Rider Championships - 14th September 2014
13 Aug 2014 Open Letter to Queensland Eventers - Entries are to be extended until Monday 18 August
12 Aug 2014 Gatton World Cup Interschool Challenge
11 Aug 2014 Prydes EasiFeed Take on Naming Rights of Qld International 3 Day Event 2014
11 Aug 2014 Letter from the Board of Equestrian Queensland
7 Aug 2014 QLD STATE EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 04 / 05 OCTOBER
7 Aug 2014 Queensland Show Jumping Club Indoor Championships 26-28 Sept 2014
29 Jul 2014 Australian Championships Information Page
25 Jul 2014 QI3DE 2014 Acknowledges Owners Contribution to Eventing
24 Jul 2014 Get Started round 4 is now open
21 Jul 2014 The Puissance Big Leap is back at QI3DE 2014
21 Jul 2014 Qld International 3 Day Event - Dressage News
21 Jul 2014 New Hendra virus case confirmed in Gladstone area
21 Jul 2014 Pink bras and blue jocks wanted for QI3DE
16 Jul 2014 Coach Update & Introductory Two day Face to Face workshop
15 Jul 2014 FEI Officials Exchange Program
17 Jun 2014 How to become a Vaulting Judge
11 Dec 2013 EQ Sport Development Funding Programs - ROUND 2 NOW OPEN
21 Aug 2013 Aitkens Leaderboard Update
10 Jun 2014 Show Horse Queensland Leader Board
10 Jun 2014 FEI Dressage Stewards Course
3 Jun 2014 2014 Pryde's EasiFeed Newcomer/HOTY Trade Stand Expressions of Interest
3 Jun 2014 2014 Pryde's EasiFeed Newcomer/HOTY Trade Stand Expressions of Interest
3 Jun 2014 Use of non EA NCAS Coaches by Schools
3 Jun 2014 Use of non EA NCAS Coaches by Schools
27 May 2014 Upcoming FEI courses
21 May 2014 Equestrian Queensland Biosecurity Policy Statement
9 May 2014 Nerang & District Equestrian Club - Pan Pacific Master Games 1-2 November 2014
24 Apr 2014 Pryde's EasiFeed naming rights sponsor for the 2014 Horse and Newcomer of the Year Show
24 Apr 2014 Pryde's EasiFeed naming rights sponsor for the 2014 Horse and Newcomer of the Year Show
15 Apr 2014 FEI Dressage Stewards Course
21 Mar 2014 2014 Pryde's Australian Young Rider Dressage Championships
25 Feb 2014 2014 EQ Vaulting Horse/Vaulter Award Criteria
11 Dec 2013 NEW EQ Sport Development Program for EA Coaches and Officials
10 Dec 2012 Biosecurity for Interschool Events
 

IQ Committee Chair Thanks Lorelle Murphy

Friday, 22 August 2014

Lorelle Murphy

I would like to introduce everyone to Lorelle Murphy.

 A lot of you already know Lorelle, as she has been attending Interschool events for the last 10 years with her daughters.

Lorelle has been a part of the Stuartholme Parent committee organising qualifying events every year and she has also played a huge part on the SEQ committee as Showjumping Convenor for a number of years as well.

She has attended EVERY National Interschool event since they started in 2008 (not many other people have done that other than her daughter Brittany.) and she continues to support Interschool right up until what will finally be the end of her relationship with Interschool Queensland when her youngest daughter Brittney graduates from Stuartholme later this year and they head off out into the big world of EQ Showjumping and beyond.

Lorelle has again accepted a role on as a QLD Team Manager in 2014, looking after the Showjumping Team when we head to Werribee next month and will team up with her daughter Brittney as Showjumping captain to lead our showjumpers towards victory at Nationals. 

Thankyou Lorelle once again and as I said again supporting Interschool until the very end.

Professionally, Lorelle is a trained emergency nurse and she has been on hand many a time over the years at events where she has been the first person to respond when riders have had falls or been injured.  Many of our parents have been very grateful to know that Lorelle was not far away and available and willing to be so very helpful towards their children and making sure that they are not in any harm until ambulances or medics were able to arrive on the spot.

Lorelle, IQ thanks you for your continued support of our sport and your dedication to our members for so many years, you have certainly been the ultimate team player, committee member, parent and 100% ideal Interschool supporter.

As chair of IQ I am given a trophy to award each year to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to Interschool Queensland, always a very hard task as we have so many volunteer parents who make this sport happen and who give their time freely to support our members and our sport. 

In 2014 I am very honoured to award The Chairmans Trophy that has been kindly donated by the McDougall Family for Outstanding Contribution to IQ to Lorelle Murphy.

THANKYOU we will certainly miss the Murphy’s at our events.

I will have your trophy engraved ready to be presented to you in the very near future.

CONGRATULATIONS

Tracey Vardy

Chair   

McDougall trophy

 

IQ State Team Captains and Team Managers Announced

Friday, 22 August 2014

The latest IQ State Team Captains have received their emails and had time to have their quiet or not so quiet celebrations!
We are very proud to be able to announce that the following riders have been given Team Captains roles for 2014.

IQ Team Captain: Hannah Lewindon
Dressage Captain: India Priestley                     Vice Captain: Emily Baretta
Show Horse Captain: Amy Bentley                  Vice Captain: Mikaela Spencer
Showjumping Captain: Brittany Murphy          Vice Captain: Elizabeth Ballard
Eventing Captain: Hannah Lewindon               Vice Captain: Ashley Reid
Flag Bearers: Hannah Lewindon and Sarah Coggan

We have many years of not only Interschool experience but also Nationals experience amongst these fantastic riders and look forward to spending time with them at Werribee and enjoying their last Interschool National competition while they share their knowledge with the younger riders on our 2014 IQ State team.
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone

The Team Managers are as follows:

Chef d’Equipe: Richard King

Team Manager: Tracey Vardy

Dressage Manager: Karla Farrell

Show Horse Manager: Karen Morris

Showjumping Manager: Lorelle Murphy

Eventing Manager: Nick Ballard

CLICK HERE for the full team list

CLICK HERE for the Australian Championships program

 

EQ invites interested parties to attend an OPEN Show Horse Queensland meeting

Sasha Ulasowski, Thursday, 21 August 2014

Are you interested in the future of Show Horse in Queensland?

Equestrian Queensland, invites all interested parties to attend an open EQ Show Horse meeting  on Monday 25TH AUGUST SPORTS HOUSE SOUTH, WOOLOONGABBA 6.30PM

Show Horse QLD are holding an open meeting for our member’s to attend, we are seeking persons that wish to put forward their name for a new committee to drive the development and future plans of Show Horse Queensland.

This meeting will give everyone an insight into what is required of a committee member. Applications will be made on the night.

Members must attend this meeting to be considered. There will be no Proxy applications for this committee.

RSVP to enquiries@equestrianqld.com.au

 

EQ invites interested parties to attend an OPEN Show Horse Queensland meeting

Sasha Ulasowski, Thursday, 21 August 2014

Are you interested in the future of Show Horse in Queensland?

Equestrian Queensland, invites all interested parties to attend an open EQ Show Horse meeting  on Monday 25TH AUGUST SPORTS HOUSE SOUTH, WOOLOONGABBA 6.30PM

Show Horse QLD are holding an open meeting for our member’s to attend, we are seeking persons that wish to put forward their name for a new committee to drive the development and future plans of Show Horse Queensland.

This meeting will give everyone an insight into what is required of a committee member. Applications will be made on the night.

Members must attend this meeting to be considered. There will be no Proxy applications for this committee.

RSVP to enquiries@equestrianqld.com.au

 

Cancellation of Stuartholme Dressage & Show Day Competition

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Stuarthome Dressage & Show Day Horse Competition- Cancelled

The Stuartholme Dressage & Show Day Horse Competition on 30th August 2014 has been cancelled. This competition will be rescheduled and we will advise you when a date has been confirmed. Thank you.

 

2014 Queensland Interschool Team Announced

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The 2014 Queensland Interschool Team representing our State at the Australian Championships in October has been officially announced. Congratulations to all riders! Everyone here at EQ wishes you the best of luck!

CLICK HERE for the full list of riders.

 

Park Ridge Active Riding Group Super Instruction Day!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Park Ridge Active Riding Group Inc.

4th Super Instruction Day!

When:- Monday 6th October, 2014 (Labour Day Public Holiday)

Venue:- PRARG Grounds, Cnr. Olson & Teviot Roads, North Maclean

Bookings close:- Monday 29th September, 2014.

Enquiries/Payment details: Cheques made payable to PRARG and sent to: PRARG, C/- S. Aitcheson, 317 Mountain Ridge Road, South Maclean. 4280 Vouchers (2 maximum) can be used towards lesson payment. Money will not be refunded without vet or medical certificate received within 7 days of the clinic. Direct Debits details – BSB – 084-134 A/C No 02502 0462 – Reference October instruction. Receipt and reference of payment to be attached with booking form. Ph: 0412042911 or ss.aitcheson@bigpond.com

Instructors:
Tor Van Den Berge is a NCAS accredited coach and has trained and competed countless dressage horses over the years, ranging from young horses to the competitive Grand Prix competitor. Tor has an excellent ability to bring horses through the levels, and has had particular success with problem horses, or those lacking an understanding of basic training concepts. Tor is dedicated to bringing the best out in his students, and will teach anyone who is committed and willing to learn.

Melissa Van Den Berge is a NCAS accredited coach and has also been very competitive in the dressage ranks over the past few years, competing and winning at national level. Prior to her dressage career Mel was a very keen three star eventer, and still enjoys the odd jump over a fence. Mel also has an aptitude for dealing with the tricky horse having taken a number of difficult horses onto be real talents. As a coach Mel is easily able to verbalise often difficult dressage concepts keeping training simple and straight forward. Mel is very approachable and enjoys teaching riders who are keen to learn. Fees: $88 (PRARG members $78) – 45 minutes

Jenny Gehrke is based in South East Qld just west of Brisbane, and is an EA Level 2 Dressage Coach, Coach Educator and Coach Examiner. She has been a member of the Australia national Dressage Development Squad, the Australian Olympic Squad and is a current member of the Greystone Qld Dressage Squad.
Jenny has years of experience with horses and Dressage, and has been coached by some of the worlds most recognised riders and trainers. She is a dedicated professional who is able to pass on her knowledge and experience to her students, many of whom are professional riders and coaches as well.
Fees: $90(PRARG members $80) – 45 minutes

General: Lessons will be strictly first come first served basis. Organisers will endeavour to accommodate preferred lessons times where possible. MONEY MUST ACCOMPANY BOOKINGS – PRARG members have priority as school is open to non PRARG members.

CLICK HERE for the booking form

 

Warwick Horse Trials September Spring ODE

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Warwick Horse Trials September Spring ODE

Date:  20 & 21 September, 2014

Venue:             Warwick Horse Trials, Morgan Park, Warwick, Queensland

Enquiries:        warwickhorsetrials@outlook.com or 0419 790 348

Entries via www.nominate.com.au

CLASSES CNC 3* International to EvA 60 Pre Introductory

Saturday        Dressage and Showjumping

                        Riders Meal Saturday night

                        Canteen and bar facilities available

Sunday           Cross country action and Showjumping

                        Free entry – spectators welcome

Warwick Horse Trials takes this opportunity to acknowledge and thank our sponsors, supporters, volunteers and media partners.

 

National NCAS Committee Election

Sasha Ulasowski, Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Positions on the Committee are open to any EA registered coach and is based on skills representation.

The National NCAS Committee will have three positions up for nomination in 2014 as per the process outlined in the Equestrian Australia Committee Bylaws HERE. Positions on the Committee are open to any EA registered coach and is based on skills representation.

The NCAS committee is primarily responsible for contributing to the development of policy and the monitoring of policy implementation for NCAS-related matters and areas. These include:

(a) Development/review of the Australian Sports Commission NCAS courses

(b) Development of coaches from junior to international level

(c) Education, assessment and accreditation of coaches of all disciplines

(d) Development of Community Education programs

(e) Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applications

(f) Assistance in the development and implementation of EA NCAS operational plan

(g) Assistance in the conduct of National and International forums/seminars for Coaches, Coach educators, Skill Specific Trainers, Assessors and Community Education

NCAS Committee members are required to attend two face to face meetings, each of which are of two days duration in the National Office (March and October) and also be available for two teleconferences in January and July.

All appointments will be for a term of two years and the Chair will hold office for two years. Committee members may serve a maximum of three terms of two years each before they have to have a break of at least one year. Where in their last year of tenure Committee members are newly elected to the position of Committee Chairman, their term may be extended by one year provided the Committee supports the extension by a two-third majority and the extension receives the approval of the EA Board.

To view the nomination form click HERE

To apply please complete the Nomination form and return to the Equestrian Australia National Office by Monday 8th September 2014. All applicants will be voted on by the State Branches and a representative of the EA Board.

 

Welcome to new team member, Christine Thompson

Friday, 15 August 2014

The EQ Team would like to announce the appointment of Christine Thompson as our new Sport Development Officer - Interschools and Clubs. 

Christine has been involved with horses for most of her life, primarily in the UK before moving to Australia 4 years ago. She has been involved in a number of different equestrian sports, including dressage, eventing and vaulting, as well as undertaking UK qualifications in equestrian coaching. Christine has spent many years working in yards and riding schools, and has taught equine courses at college and university level. More recently she worked within the education department at RSPCA Qld, designing and delivering programs for schools and community groups in relation to animal care and welfare, and also as a facilitator for Equine Learning for Futures.

Christine is extremely excited to become part of the EQ team, and look forward to working with everyone to continue improving the Interschool and club programs!

It is appropriate at this time to thank and wish a fond farewell to Katherine Plomer who has taken up a position at Racing Queensland.  We thank Katherine for her commitment and dedication to her role and her happy, smiling face will be missed by many, but will look forward to your updates on your new career! Good luck Katherine!

 

Amateur Owner Rider Championships - 14th September 2014

Thursday, 14 August 2014

 

Entries are now open for the inaugural Amateur Owner Rider Championships to b held at QSEC Outdoor Arena Complex on the 14th September 2014. This event is a first of its kind and is very proudly sponsored by The Qld Festival of Dressage. Organisation of the event is by Caboolture Dressage Group so will be a very well run event for all our amateur owner riders to attend. A schedule & nomination form can be downloaded from www.caboolturedressage.org.au or riders can enter via www.nominate.com.au or www.myentries.com Entries close 29th August so don’t be late!”

 

Open Letter to Queensland Eventers - Entries are to be extended until Monday 18 August

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Prydes EasiFeed Qld International 3 Day Event 2014

 

Open Letter to Qld Eventers

The major aim of the QI3DE Organising Committee is to provide an opportunity for Qld riders to perform at the highest level in their own state and to enhance opportunities for them to progress to higher qualifications.

In pursuing these ideals QI3DE has attempted to provide prizemoney commensurate with other Australian International  3DE's and to arrange a date for the event more attractive to riders.

The success of the Pryde's EasiFeed Qld International 3 Day Event 28-31 August, Morgan Park, Warwick, will be gauged by attracting the best riders from all classes to the event.

FEI events carry with them a very large burden of cost to organise.

Since numbers have been less than expected at the initial closure of entries and in an effort to encourage greater participation of Qld riders in this signature Qld event, the organising committee has decided on the following.

•Entries are to be extended until Monday 18/8/14.

•With no current entries in the CCI 2* Class this class will be deleted from the schedule

 

I thank all those riders who have to this point entered the event and I make a plea to all those riders who have until now not entered, to reconsider.

This event promises not only a great competition but a great experience with WEG on the big screen, a Riders Lounge, FREE welcome dinner, music every night and no need to bring food with a daily food service menu which will make your mouth water.

I call on all Qld Eventing supporters to rally to the Pryde's EasiFeed Qld International 3 Day Event to prove to our sponsors and those that provide grants that we appreciate their show of faith and we have the commitment and determination to develop Qld into a strong eventing state and retain the ability to stage a top class International event on home soil.

Please, join us.  

Cameron Osborne

QI3DE Chairman

www.qi3de.org.au

 

Entry:   Gold coin donation to Pink Bras & Blue Jocks (Mater chicks in pink & The Wesley Hospital's Prostate Cancer Service)

Prydes Feed

 

 

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Rossina Gall 0427 258 159

rossinapola@bigpond.com

 

Gatton World Cup Interschool Challenge

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The 2014 Gatton World Cup was once again very successfully organised over four days. We had the opportunity to ride exceptional courses from QLD’s top course builders, and watch the best riders from QLD, NSW, Vic, SA, WA, New Zealand and even the Philippines battle it out in the championships!

On Saturday 2nd August, the Gatton World Cup committee organised the Interschool Team Challenge for the second year. This was a new event developed in 2013 by Mr David Manuel, created to showcase to the wider community the Interschool equestrian program, and encourage Interschool riders to compete at EA competitions. Interschool competitions encourage children to progress with their riding, learn EA rules and eventually go out into official competition.

The competition was run as a Nations Cup, starting at 110cm and consisted of 3 teams: Stuartholme (Brittany Murphy, Maddison Searle, Emily Rink and Hannah Lewindon), Fairholme (Brittany Clark, Becky Gillan, Meg Gillan and Loretta Morris), and the Scots PGC/Mary Mackillop Composite team (Emily Bradfield, Alex Seery, Rose Stacey and Elizabeth Ballard).  

Due to being a Nations Cup all the first riders from each team ride, then all the second riders and so on. Fairholme was the first team, then Scots/Mary Mackillop composite and lastly Stuartholme. At the end of the first round the top 3 rider’s scores from each team are taken and the penalties tallied. By the end of round 1, Stuartholme and Scots PGC/Mary Mackillop were both on 4 penalties and Fairholme on 8 penalties. In the second round Stuartholme and Fairholme received 4 more penalties and Scots/Mary Mackillop went clear. This put Scots PGC/Mary Mackillop composite team in 1st place, Stuartholme in 2nd and Fairholme in 3rd. Well done to everyone who competed. It was a tough competition and everyone rode exceptionally well!

Team events are always a very good demonstration of sportsmanship. I find team events extremely stressful, however feel these are the most worthy events to compete in. Since being involved with Interschool for over 8 years I have learnt to focus on the team rather than myself and have found the experience very rewarding. 

I do hope Gatton World Cup organises the Interschool Team event in future years. Well done to all the competitors and Go Team!

Brittany Murphy, Year 12 Student at Stuartholme School.

Gatton World Cup Interschool Challenge

 

Prydes EasiFeed Take on Naming Rights of Qld International 3 Day Event 2014

Monday, 11 August 2014

STOP PRESS!

Prydes EasiFeed Take on Naming Rights of Qld International 3 Day Event 2014

 

When it comes to unwaiving commitment and passion for the sport of Eventing, Ron Major of Pryde's EasiFeed is the epitome.

Today, Pryde's EasiFeed signed up as naming rights sponsor of this years Qld International 3 Day Event (QI3DE) 28-31 August, Morgan Park, Warwick.

"Ron is a doer and has been supporting this event and others across the state for a number of years," said Dr Cameron Osborne, Chairman of QI3DE Inc.

He said that without strong sponsorship, partnerships, volunteers and rider entries, International level events of this calibre would simply not exist.

The Qld International Event gets bigger and better each year. Initiatives such as the State of Origin on horseback, Riders Lounge, Athletes Cafe and additional attractions, will make the Pryde's EasiFeed Qld International 3 Day Event, a spectacle for everyone, whether you are involved with horses or not.

"Pryde's EasiFeed is very pleased to be given the opportunity for naming rights of an event that highlights Eventing not only in Qld but throughout Australia," said Mr Major.  

He urged riders to get involved with the heavily promoted event and added that "this is one you must NOT miss."

Ron said he and Pryde's sponsored riders were looking forward to attending the Pryde's EasiFeed Qld International 3 Day Event.

"Come and say hello!" he smiled.

Prydes Feed

IN SUMMARY

Website:           www.qi3de.org.au

When:               Friday 28 (Dressage), Saturday 30 (Cross Country) Sunday 31st August (Show jumping)

Where:              Morgan Park, Warwick, Qld

Entry:               Gold coin donation to Pink bras and Blue Jocks (Mater ‘chicks in pink’ and The Wesley Hospital's  Prostate Cancer Service

Fun Run:           7.30am Sunday 31st August.

Entries Close TODAY - Nominate at www.nominate.com.au

Photos courtesy of Oz Shots - http://www.ozshotz.com.au/

 

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Rossina Gall 0427 258 159

rossinapola@bigpond.com

 

Letter from the Board of Equestrian Queensland

Monday, 11 August 2014

Dear Equestrian Queensland Member

I am writing to inform you that Equestrian Queensland has registered our disagreement with Equestrian Australia (EA) over the EA Hendra By-Law and Equestrian Competition Hendra Checklist released on 1 July 2014 and due for implementation 1 October 2014.

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our members, our horses, and all related stakeholders is our paramount concern and responsibility.

EQ has been working closely with government agencies including Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Queensland Health, Biosecurity Queensland and the Queensland Equine Industry over the past seven years (and more recently with the Queensland Horse Industry Alliance (QHIA)) to develop an effective and workable policy response to biosecurity threats, including Hendra virus. EQ’s biosecurity policy is on our website at /default.asp?Page=35451.

The basis of our disagreement about the EA Hendra By-Law and checklist is:

  • The absence of a comprehensive government-endorsed risk and impact assessment supporting mandatory vaccination. For example areas have been classified as endemic without any supporting evidence of Hendra incidents or risk.
  • Inappropriate application of authority and failing to adequately consult and consider the implications of the by-law on members. For example the by-law effectively transfers accountability to event organisers.
  • An unworkable and flawed by-law and checklist. For example if a joint pony club and EA event was held at the same venue, only horses competing in the EA sanctioned event would be subject to mandatory vaccination.

Essentially EQ is seeking to repeal the EA Hendra Vaccination By-law and the checklist and replace it with a national biosecurity plan that is evidence-based and informed by experts in human health, equine health, and workplace health and safety.

There has been some confusion about EQ’s position and I would like to reassure you that our disagreement is not about being for or against vaccination.

EQ remains pro vaccination.  The uptake from our members, including 93% of Interschool members, shows that.  Our disagreement is not valuing commercial activity over human health, it is about being informed by scientific evidence and fact driven risk and impact assessments.

We are taking this action in response to the views expressed through our regular meetings with our sport committees, clubs, and members.   As well as the points outlined in our disagreement, we have conveyed to EA concerns expressed to us by our members including:

  • The mandating of a vaccine that is currently unregistered, has an undetermined immunity period, and has no market controls because the supplier has a monopoly.
  • The lack of information about serious reactions to the vaccine.
  • The impact on competition and commercial activities in Queensland.

EQ’s priority remains to ensure a safe environment for equestrian activities.  We will continue to listen to your concerns and we will keep you informed.  

Please don’t hesitate to contact me, the EQ office, or any member of the EQ Board if you would like further information.

Yours sincerely

Peter Toft

Chairman

On behalf of the Board of Equestrian Queensland

 

QLD STATE EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 04 / 05 OCTOBER

Thursday, 7 August 2014

 

 

The Organising Committee of Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Club wish to advise that the QLD Eventing State Championships on the 04 / 05 October will be a Hendra Vaccinated Event.

If you wish to compete and have not yet vaccinated your horses, we strongly suggest that you commence the process immediately to ensure your horse is fully compliant with the EA Hendra Vaccination By-Law.

 

Annexure 1 of the Hendra Vaccination By-law states :-

Horses require two doses of HEV (Hendra Virus) vaccine administered 21 to 42 days apart to provide protection with 21 days to have elapsed following the second dose before full protection is achieved.

Every six months following the second HEV vaccine dose, another booster vaccination dose is required.

Failure to give a booster vaccination within 35 days from the due date means that full protection is not maintained until it is administered. If the booster dose is more than 6 months late, the vaccination program would need to be restarted again.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

FTP COMMITTEE

 

Queensland Show Jumping Club Indoor Championships 26-28 Sept 2014

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Queensland State Equestrian Centre, Old Gympie Road, Caboolture

26 – 28 September 2014


Over $10,000 of prize money on offer!

 

Nominations Close 18 September 2014

SCHEDULE

 

Australian Championships Information Page

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The closing date for nominatins is the 18 August so please have your acceptances forwarded to us by well before this date!

 

CLICK HERE to view the schedule. Please note this may change

CLICK HERE to view the stable booking form

CLICK HERE to like the Australian Interschool Championships Facebook Page

Please note as per previous years, the Interschool committee will be emailing out your offers. We hope to have this done by the end of this week.

The closing date for nominatins is the 18 August so please have your acceptances forwarded to us by well before this date!

 It is an IQ rule that each QLD rider can only accept 2 Classes for Nationals.  Some riders will have to chose which 2 classes they wish to compete in so that offers can be made to the next placed riders for that spot.

ALSO IN THE PROGRAM IT STATES - DUE TO SCHEDULLING THE FOLLOWING APPLIES:

A rider can only enter 1 horse per class A horse can only do 1 showjumping class per horse

 

QI3DE 2014 Acknowledges Owners Contribution to Eventing

Friday, 25 July 2014

 

 

Owners of performance horses, often the forgotten participants in equestrian sport, are to be recognised for their contribution to Eventing at the Qld International 3 Day Event (QI3DE) 28-31 August, Warwick. Owners are the people who breed or purchase horses for Eventing competition and pay all the expenses required to care for, train and compete these Eventers.

Without owners we would not have Eventing competitions.

Just as successful riders are recognised, QI3DE wishes to commence a process of not only recognising current owners of Eventers but encourage new owners to join the sport and enjoy the thrills and social engagement of Eventing.

QI3DE is very fortunate to have the support of Davidson Equestrian in offering a free service to one of their two stallions at stud  “Fairbanks Catargo” (right) or “Sambucca D “ (left).

A draw will be conducted on the final day of the QI3DE from owners of horses competing at the QI3DE. To be eligible for the draw owners will have to enter the draw by completing an entry form during the days of the competition. Owner/riders are also eligible to enter.  Only one name per entry per horse will be accepted.

Please be aware that the winner of the draw may choose from the two stallions on offer. However, the prize only provides a free service. Ancillary costs associated with the stud process will be the responsibility of the winner.

Thank you owners of Eventing horses. QI3DE values your participation

.Davidson EquestrianDavidson EquestrianDavidson Equestrian

 

IN SUMMARY

Website:           www.qi3de.org.au

When:               Friday 28 (Dressage), Saturday 30 (Cross Country) Sunday 31st August (Show jumping)

Where:              Morgan Park, Warwick, Qld

Entry:               Gold coin donation to Pink bras and Blue Jocks (The Mater ‘chicks in pink’ and The Wesley Hospital's                 Prostate Cancer service

Fun Run:           Sunday 31st August.

 

Entries Close 11th August 2014 - Nominate at www.nominate.com.au

 

 

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Rossina Gall 0427 258 159

rossinapola@bigpond.com

 

        

 

                

 

 

Get Started round 4 is now open

Thursday, 24 July 2014

 

 

Get Started is one of three funding programs that comprise the Queensland Government's Get in the Game initiative to support sport and recreation at the grassroots level. Get Started assists children and young people who can least afford, or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club.

 

 

Get Started rounds 1, 2 and 3 were highly successful. Over 43,500 vouchers have been provided to eligible children and young people across Queensland, with 27% of them indicating they had not previously been a member of a club.

The program provides eligible children and young people aged five up to 18 with a voucher valued at up to $150 for sport or recreation club membership and/or registration fees. It should be noted that vouchers are issued on a first come first serve basis; therefore, there is no guarantee that a child or young/person will obtain a voucher.

Almost 3400 clubs are registered for the program. Clubs can apply for Get Started registration at any time. Registration is valid for the entire three year program period; therefore there is no need to register for each round.

Fact sheets for clubs, parents/guardians and referral agents are attached. They provide an overview of the eligibility criteria. More information on Get Started, including the registration process and promotional materials that can be used by clubs to advertise their involvement in the program, is available at http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/funding/getinthegame/getstarted.html.

 

The Puissance Big Leap is back at QI3DE 2014

Monday, 21 July 2014

Gemma Creighton

Puissance Showjumping is back at the Qld International 3 Day Event at Morgan Park, Warwick  in 2014.The event was a huge success last year and provided great entertainment not only as a spectacle of powerful jumpers soaring over ever increasing heights but as a fun event with a few twists .

Highborne Farm has generously provided the “winner takes all” purse of $1000.

Gemma Creighton won in 2013. Will she return to defend her title? Can she be beaten?

The Puissance will be contested at 3.30pm on Saturday 30th August following the Cross Country phase of the QI3DE.

Graeme Watts will be the course builder for the event.

A “Happy Hour” will accompany the event with finger food available and the bar open for business.

Entry fee for the event is $25 with a maximum of 30 starters.  A maximum of 2 horses per rider will apply

Entries are via Nominate. Entries will be accepted on the day if the starters limit has not been reached.

Entries Close 11th August 2014

 

 

 

 

Qld International 3 Day Event - Dressage News

Monday, 21 July 2014

Qld International 3 Day Event - Dressage News

 

 

Ricky MacMillan

Competitors and spectators will enjoy expert dressage commentary from dual Olympian and Word Equestrian Games competitor, Ricky Macmillan at this years Qld International 3 Day Event (QI3DE), 28 - 31 August, Warwick.


In addition, Ricky will be taking a Dressage Masterclass  at midday on Friday with the assistance of both Tor and Melissa Van den Berg ( www.teamvdb.com.au), Dressage Day.
Tor Van Den BErgeMel Van Den BErge
An International Young Horse and 4* Judge, Ricky has competed at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 and achieved over 30 wins at International Grand Prix level including 5 Pacific League World Cup Finals and a CDI-W win in Nunspeet, Holland.

An FEI Judge, she officiates regularly in all states of Australia and has judged in over 17 countries. Ricky is active both in Australia and internationally as a judge educator and is a well-known trainer and coach. She is also on the organizing committee of Brisbane CDI.

Dressage Day is proudly sponsored by Wagners Wellcamp Airport.

Entries close - 11/8/14 midnight
For more information visit - www.qi3de.org.au<http://www.qi3de.org.au>


- ENDS -

kind regards

Rossina Gall
Sponsorship
0427 258 159
Qld International 3 Day Event
www.qi3de.org.au/

 

New Hendra virus case confirmed in Gladstone area

Monday, 21 July 2014

Queensland Government

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

 

Media Release

 

19 July 2014

New Hendra virus case confirmed in Gladstone area

Biosecurity Queensland has quarantined a property in the Gladstone area after a deceased horse tested positive for Hendra virus infection. 

Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Allison Crook said the horse had been unwell for a number of days and was found dead on Thursday.

“The positive test result was received last night,” Dr Crook said.

“Tracing and exposure assessments are being undertaken on other horses that may have had contact with the infected horse to work out if further testing needs to be done.

"The property has been quarantined which means restrictions apply to moving horses and horse materials on and off the property. The quarantine will be in place for at least one month.”

Queensland Health is following up all human contacts. At this stage it appears no one is at serious risk.

Dr Crook said this was the third case of Hendra virus in Queensland this year.

"Hendra virus infection can occur throughout the year, so it’s important that horse owners take steps to protect themselves and their animals at all times,” she said.

"The affected horse had not been vaccinated. Vaccination is the single most effective way of reducing the risk of Hendra virus infection in horses. It is recommended that horse owners speak to their veterinarian about vaccinating their horses.

"If a horse becomes sick, owners should contact their veterinarian immediately. People in contact with horses need to remember to continue to practice good biosecurity and personal hygiene measures even if a horse is vaccinated against Hendra virus.”

For more information on prevention of Hendra virus or biosecurity steps in an incident, visit www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23. For information on the vaccine, visit www.health4horses.com.au

Follow Biosecurity Queensland on Facebook and Twitter (@BiosecurityQld).

Regards

Fiona Thompson

 

Pink bras and blue jocks wanted for QI3DE

Monday, 21 July 2014

 

 

The call has gone out for people to raid their underwear-drawer for pink bras and blue jocks. Donations are wanted to make up 250 metres of bunting for the cross country course at this years Queensland International Three Day Event (QI3DE), 28th - 31st August, Morgan Park, Warwick.

Pink Bras and Blue Jocks founder Deborah Wheeler said the charity is teaming up with QI3DE to raise awareness and much needed money to help make life easier for people receiving treatment.

“All money raised will go directly to the Mater 'chicks in pink' and The Wesley Hospital's Prostate Cancer Service, for things like care packs, car parking, house cleaning, counselling services, mastectomy bras and wigs.  It's all about raising awareness and having Pink Fillies and Blue Stallions supporting each other,” said Wheeler.

“We’ll be collecting gold coin donations over the course of the event, and on the Sunday (31st August), there’ll be a 5km Fun Run. Participants are encouraged to join in on the fun run and walk event, dressed in pink and blue to show their support.

"Everyone is welcome - mums and daughters, dads and sons, people walking their dogs on a lead and we love to see school children out and about with their families and friends. Participants can to stay for breakfast at the Athletes Cafe.

As part of the fun, 250 meter bunting made from pink bras and blue jocks will be strung around the equestrian cross country course.

“We’ve already started collecting, but we need donations – pink bras and blue undies!” Ms Wheeler said.

QI3DE President Dr Cameron Osborne said not only will the bunting have a practical application, but also it’s a great way to help the charity.

“The bunting will be used on the cross country course, so the crowds know where they can safely stand to watch the horses and riders in action. It’ll be a great fun visual spectacle, and we hope to raise awareness and some much needed funds for the charity,” Dr Osborne said.

The International level 3 Day Event is expected to draw a crowd of around 2,000 people to Morgan Park, Warwick as Australia’s top riders compete in dressage, cross country and showjumping. Also thrown in the mix will be bragging rights as the Queensland and New South Wales teams battle it out in the State of Origin on horseback.

Donations of Pink bras and blue jocks can be sent to;

C/- Deb Wheeler

134 Grafton Street, Warwick, QLD 4370.

(07) 46670151    

Website:           www.qi3de.org.aupink bras blue jocks

 

- Ends -

 

Rossina Gall 0427 258 159 - rossinapola@bigpond.com

 

Coach Update & Introductory Two day Face to Face workshop

Sasha Ulasowski, Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Equestrian Queensland is conducting an Introductory Two day Face to Face Workshop on 13 and 14 September in Tamborine Village with Coach Educator, Geraldine van Montfrans-Eady.

There will be a Coach Update offered in conjunction with Day 1 (13 Sept) of the face to face workshop.

Registrations for both of these workshops close Friday 22 August.

  • Click HERE for the Introductory Two Day Face to Face workshop nomination forms
  • Click HERE for the Coach Update workshop nomination forms
 

FEI Officials Exchange Program

Sasha Ulasowski, Tuesday, 15 July 2014

FEI Officials have the opportunity to apply for an exchange program to officiate overseas.

The FEI recognises the need for FEI Officials to gain experience through officiating at events outside of their own country

To enable National Federations to enhance the level of their officials (but not for status maintenance purposes), the FEI has a development programme called: “Exchange Programme for FEI Officials”. Its purpose is to assist National Federations and FEI Officials in getting access to events and being an official member of the respective team of officials.
 
The Exchange Programme is available for all Officials in all FEI Disciplines, with the exception of Eventing where a separate training programme has been set up (for further information on the Global Education Programme please visit the FEI Website: “Officials”).
 
For more information click HERE
 

How to become a Vaulting Judge

Sasha Ulasowski, Tuesday, 17 June 2014

EA have released a information booklet on 'How to become a Vaulting Judge'

To view this booklet CLICK HERE

 

EQ Sport Development Funding Programs - ROUND 2 NOW OPEN

Sasha Ulasowski, Wednesday, 11 December 2013

In 2014 EQ has three Sport Development Funding Programs which open on 1 January 2014.

 

Program 1

EQ Sport Development Funding Program (SDFP) for EQ Affiliated Clubs and Sports Committees

This program is open to EQ Affiliated Clubs and Sport Committees and is aimed at  participation development in Dressage, Eventing and Jumping. The aim of the Equestrian Queensland Sport Development Funding Program is to assist eligible affiliated organisations and EQ Sport Committees to achieve outcomes that contribute to the overall club growth and development whilst promoting Equestrian Sports.

Maximum funding amount of $750 per application

ROUND 2 NOW OPEN!!

Round 2 applications close on 15 August 2014

Please note there have been a number of changes made to Round 2 of funding, please refer to the 'Round 2 Cover Letter' and note the changes made in the terms and conditions of the 'Round 2 Application form'

 

CLICK HERE for the Round 2 Cover Letter

CLICK HERE for Round 2 Application Forms

Program 2

EQ Sport Development Funding Program for Individual Coaches and Officials

The Equestrian Queensland Sport Development Funding Program for currently accredited Coaches and Officials is aimed at increasing the standard of excellence in this area by providing funds directly to the individual to assist with travel expenses associated with attending EA/FEI nationally and internationally recognised Coach/Official upgrade or refresher courses in the sporting disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping.

Maximum funding amount is $250 per application

Applications close 5 December OR when funding allocations are exhausted

 Please note:  Affiliates Clubs and EA Sports Sub-Committees are not eligible for this funding.

CLICK HERE for Application Forms (updated 31/07/2014)

Program 3

EQ Sport Development Funding Program for NOAS Development

The aim of the Equestrian Queensland Sport Development Funding Program for EQ Sport Committees is to assist with the education of officials by providing education opportunities and achieve outcomes that directly contribute to the overall growth and development of Equestrian Officials in Queensland.

Maximum funding amount is $500 per application

Applications close 5 December OR when funding allocations are exhausted

Please note:  Affiliates Clubs and individuals are not eligible for this funding.

CLICK HERE for Application Forms

For further information please contact Equestrian Queensland on 3891 6611 or email ncas@equestrianqld.com.au

 

Aitkens Leaderboard Update

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

 

 

2014 Aitkens Saddlery Future Star of the Year!!!

Leaderboard

Aitkens FSOY Round 3 Winner "Kirstie Ansell & Balou". 

Pictured with Gympie Show Future Stars class sponsor ICEPACK 2000.

Press Release 05/06/14

Aitkens Leaderboard Update

The 2014 Aitkens Future Star of the Year Series is now up and firing, after a damp start with our first round being washed out at Toowoomba Royal.  Winner of Roma Show's Round 2 points was Matthew Whalley and his lovely little mare Vidacious.   Gympie Show's Future Stars Class was a very competitive round, with Kirstie Ansell and her imported "Balou" out first in the jump off and setting a pace that turned out to be unbeatable.  Thankyou to Ray Waldron of Roma Show and John Warren of Gympie Show for hosting these rounds.

Next round is this Saturday 7th June at Caboolture Show, then Round 5 at the Sunshine Coast Show on the 15th June. 

Good Luck to all! 

Don't forget to check out Aitken's awesome store, just off the Pacific Motorway at Bryants Road, Loganholme.  They have a great discount store upstairs as well, with plenty of bargains to be found!  If you can't get there, hop online for the best brands and service second to none - http://www.aitkenssaddlery.com.au/ 

Carly Overton

Series Co-ordinator

 

carlyoverton@yahoo.com.au 

 

I am very happy to announce the point scoring rounds for the 2014 series.

Aitkens Saddlery is again sponsor for the series, supplying a Defiance Force Jumping Saddle valued at $2995
2nd place $300 gift voucher  3rd place $150 gift voucher.

"The Defiance Ultimate is a modern European Jump saddle with a good forward position. This Saddle has a narrow twist to allow close 
contact to the horse. The Defiance Ultimate is made by a traditional English craftsman using a sprung English wooden tree and fine English 
cruise leather which is a soft, grippy high quality leather. Colour Available: Black or Brown   Size: 43cm, 44cm"

The first pointscore round will be the prestigous Toowoomba Royal Futurity class in March, followed up by the Qld Country Titles at Roma Show.   For updates and more information, like our facebook page to follow the series!

 http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Aitkens-Saddlery-Future-Star-of-the-Year/256651247747327?fref=ts

Good luck, and happy jumping.

 

Carly Overton

Series Co-Ordinator

Email: carlyoverton@yahoo.com.au

http://www.aitkenssaddlery.com.au/


**  Please Note: This list is subject to change. Rounds to be finalised and confirmed once show programs are released. 


Round 1 Toowoomba Royal Show, Stars of the Future Championship -   29th March
Round 2 Qld Country State Titles, Roma Show, C & D Championship - May

Round 3 Gympie Show, Future Stars Championship - May
Round 4 Caboolture Show, Future Stars - June
Round 5 Sunshine Coast Show, 1.25m Champ - June
Round 6 Qld State Titles at Gatton Show, Future Stars State Title - July
Round 7 Glenhaven Park Grand Prix Show, Future Stars - July
Round 8 Gatton World Cup, David Overton Memorial Cup - Aug

Round 9 Caboolture World Cup, Future Stars - Aug

Round 10 QSJC Moreton Bay Champs at QSEC, Future Stars - October 

 

 

 

 

 


Other Links
 Aitkens Saddlery
 

Show Horse Queensland Leader Board

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

 

 

2014 Equestrian Queensland Show Horse Leaderboard

 

Goal is to award an Equestrian Queensland Show Horse and Rider who have successfully competed as a EQ member across 5 participating Ag Shows being :

 

Mackay Show                                    17 June 2014

Malanda Show                                  4 July 2014

Samford Show                                  12 July 2014

Beenleigh Show                               12 September 2014

Gatton Show                                      18 July 2014

 

Riders must be current competitive members and the horse must have full horse life registration, with the owner (if not the rider) being a current financial member also.

Each Ag Show will hold separate:-

Equestrian Queensland Pony/Hunter pony Class

Equestrian Queensland Galloway/Hunter Galloway Class

Equestrian Queensland Hack/Hunter Hack Class. 

 

Show Hunters are eligible to compete within each of the height divisions.

Ribbons will be awarded to 6th place, 1st place getter in each of the height divisions i.e. Pony, Galloway or Hack will be presented with a Sash at each Show.

Leaderboards are for horse and rider combinations only, but you can have more than one combination.

Points will be awarded as follows:-

6th                           1 point

5th                           2 point

4th                           3 point

3rd                           5 points

2nd                          7 points

1st                           10 points

Combinations must participate in a minimum of 2 of the shows to be eligible.

The combination receiving the highest accumulative points from each of the height divisions will be eligible to compete in the “ride off” to be held at the 2014 Pryde’s EasiFeed HOTY & Newcomer of the Year Show on 11-12 October, 2014 at Park Ridge Pony Club.

Each height division winner will receive a Champion Rug to be presented at the 2014 Pryde’s EasiFeed HOTY & Newcomer of the Year Show.

Winners must be able to attend HOTY to compete in the “ride off” for 2014 Supreme Equestrian Queensland Show Horse Leaderboard Series Champion.

If you are unable to attend 2014 HOTY due to medical/veterinary reasons (certificate to be supplied) then you will still receive your title of e.g. Equestrian Queensland EA Horse & Rider of the Year for that particular height division.

The “ride off” would only then have two combinations competing for Supreme Equestrian Queensland Show Horse Leaderboard Series Champion.  Series Champion will receive a Garland to be presented at this show.

There will be no fee to enter the “Ride off”.

Supreme Equestrian Queensland Show Horse Leaderboard Series Champion will also be presented with a Trophy at the Equestrian Annual Awards night on 31 January 2015, along with membership for EQ for 2015 and one free horse registration to be used in that calendar year.

For all enquiries please contact Katherine, Sasha or Sam at Equestrian Queensland  (07) 3891 6611.

CRITERIA WILL BE REVISED FOR THE LEADERBOARD 2015 AFTER THE 2014 HOTY & PUBLISHED ON THE EQUESTRIAN QUEENSLAND WEBSITE

 

 

 

FEI Dressage Stewards Course

Sasha Ulasowski, Tuesday, 10 June 2014

A FEI Dressage Stewards course will be held in Sydney this October.

The Refresher course will be held on the 22nd of October- Please click HERE for the invitation

The Promotion course will be from the 22nd-24th of October- click HERE for invitation

To register for this course please submit the following forms:

Registration form

CV Form

For questions and enquires please contact the National Education Manager Ben Harris at ben.harris@equestrian.org.au

 

2014 Pryde's EasiFeed Newcomer/HOTY Trade Stand Expressions of Interest

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

                                                         Trade Stand Expressions of Interest

                                              2014 Pryde’s EasiFeed Newcomer/Horse of the Year

                                                                    11-12 October 2014

                                                                   Park Ridge Pony Club

 

 

Equestrian Queensland is seeking Trade Stand Expressions of Interest for our 2014 Pryde’s EasiFeed Newcomer/Horse of the Year Show. This event will be held on 11-12 October at Park Ridge Pony Club. This event attracts approximately 130 horse and rider combinations from across Queensland. It is the pinnacle of Show Horse events in Queensland allowing riders the opportunity to qualify for the Australasian Show Horse & Rider Championships.  

Important Information – please read before submitting an expression of interest

  1. Trade Stalls are available at a cost of $150 inclusive for the entire event and are only available in 3m by 3m.
  2. Exhibitors are required to bring their own marquee.
  3.  No electrical supply will be available.
  4. Trade Stands must be erected by 7:00am before classes commence on Saturday 11 October a

     

    nd all vehicles must be out of the trade area by this time.
  5. Trade Stands cannot be dismantled until after the conclusion of all classes on Sunday 12 October.
  6. All trade stand logos will be placed on the event program, EQ Show Horse Webpage and Facebook with direct links to your webpage.
  7. Trade exhibitors must provide an item for the Equestrian QLD raffle.
  8. Security will be the sole responsibility of the Operator.
  9. All operators must hold a current public liability insurance policy. Equestrian QLD insurance will not cover any loss, damage or liability claim of a participant.

Applications close Monday 8 September 2014. CLICK HERE to complete the booking form.

 

pryde

 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact

Equestrian Queensland Office

(07) 3891 6611

Katherine Plomer  interschool@equestrianqld.com.au

 

2014 Pryde's EasiFeed Newcomer/HOTY Trade Stand Expressions of Interest

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

                                                         Trade Stand Expressions of Interest

                                              2014 Pryde’s EasiFeed Newcomer/Horse of the Year

                                                                    11-12 October 2014

                                                                   Park Ridge Pony Club

 

 

Equestrian Queensland is seeking Trade Stand Expressions of Interest for our 2014 Pryde’s EasiFeed Newcomer/Horse of the Year Show. This event will be held on 11-12 October at Park Ridge Pony Club. This event attracts approximately 130 horse and rider combinations from across Queensland. It is the pinnacle of Show Horse events in Queensland allowing riders the opportunity to qualify for the Australasian Show Horse & Rider Championships.  

Important Information – please read before submitting an expression of interest

  1. Trade Stalls are available at a cost of $150 inclusive for the entire event and are only available in 3m by 3m.
  2. Exhibitors are required to bring their own marquee.
  3.  No electrical supply will be available.
  4. Trade Stands must be erected by 7:00am before classes commence on Saturday 11 October a

     

    nd all vehicles must be out of the trade area by this time.
  5. Trade Stands cannot be dismantled until after the conclusion of all classes on Sunday 12 October.
  6. All trade stand logos will be placed on the event program, EQ Show Horse Webpage and Facebook with direct links to your webpage.
  7. Trade exhibitors must provide an item for the Equestrian QLD raffle.
  8. Security will be the sole responsibility of the Operator.
  9. All operators must hold a current public liability insurance policy. Equestrian QLD insurance will not cover any loss, damage or liability claim of a participant.

Applications close Monday 8 September 2014. CLICK HERE to complete the booking form.

 

pryde

 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact

Equestrian Queensland Office

(07) 3891 6611

Katherine Plomer  interschool@equestrianqld.com.au

 

Use of non EA NCAS Coaches by Schools

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

It has recently come to our attention that some Schools are not using EA NCAS current and qualified coaches. Whilst it is at the discretion of the School as to the employment of staff/coaches it should be noted that the use of non EA NCAS qualified coaches can result in the much higher likelihood of the school being directly joined into an action should an accident occur.

This includes the use of coaches or persons who provide ‘advice’ to riders.

EQ highly recommends the use of EA NCAS Current and Qualified coaches. A list of these coaches can be found on the EQ Website under ‘Searches’.

Should you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact Equestrian Queensland, 07) 3891 6611

 

Use of non EA NCAS Coaches by Schools

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

It has recently come to our attention that some Schools are not using EA NCAS current and qualified coaches. Whilst it is at the discretion of the School as to the employment of staff/coaches it should be noted that the use of non EA NCAS qualified coaches can result in the much higher likelihood of the school being directly joined into an action should an accident occur.

This includes the use of coaches or persons who provide ‘advice’ to riders.

EQ highly recommends the use of EA NCAS Current and Qualified coaches. A list of these coaches can be found on the EQ Website under ‘Searches’.

Should you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact Equestrian Queensland, 07) 3891 6611

 

Upcoming FEI courses

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

There are a number of FEI courses coming up in June and October.

Upcoming FEI courses:

  • FEI Vets course 6-7 June – Werribee
  • Carriage Driving Course Designers – 9-10 October - Tamworth
  • Dressage Stewards Course – 22-24 October – Sydney

For more information in relation to these FEI courses, please contact EA (Education Department) at; education@equestrian.org.au  or phone 02) 8762 7777.

 

Equestrian Queensland Biosecurity Policy Statement

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

 

Equestrian Queensland is the peak body for horse sports in Queensland and aims to conduct the safest equestrian events possible for all involved including competitors, horses, event organisers, volunteers and visitors.

Equestrian Queensland and our sport affiliates take biosecurity seriously and have measures in place to mitigate the risk of infectious diseases and pests. Best practice biosecurity will be achieved through:  

Biosecurity and workplace health and safety measures are put in place to provide the safest environment for horses, competitors, volunteers and visitors.

In the event of a biosecurity incident, a biosecurity contingency plan will be implemented.

People on the grounds during a biosecurity incident will be expected to comply with directions from event organisers. Equestrian Queensland and event organisers will liaise with appropriate experts during a biosecurity incident such as Biosecurity Queensland and Queensland Health.

In relation to the Hendra Virus, Equestrian Queensland acknowledges the advice of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Queensland Health and Biosecurity Queensland, that vaccination is the single most effective way of reducing the risk of Hendra virus infection in horses and provides a work health and safety and public health benefit.

Strategic vaccination of horses is encouraged and horse owners should discuss their individual risk with their private veterinarian.

 

IT IS THE INTENTION OF EQUESTRIAN QUEENSLAND TO REVIEW THIS POLICY REGULARLY AS FURTHER INFORMATION COMES TO HAND.

 

Important contact details:

Emergency animal disease watch hotline 1800 675 888 (24 hours)

Biosecurity Queensland 132523 (business hours)

Workplace Heath Safety Queensland 1300 369915

Equestrian Queensland 38916611

 

 

Nerang & District Equestrian Club - Pan Pacific Master Games 1-2 November 2014


NADEC Logo
Friday, 9 May 2014

NADEC is delighted to be hosting the 2014 Gold Coast Pan Pacific Masters Dressage.

 

The 9th Pan Pacific Masters Games will be held from 1 to 9 November 2014 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

 

More than 12,000 participants from Queensland, interstate and overseas are expected to converge on one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations to compete in one of Australia’s premier multi-sport events.

 

The world’s largest biennial masters games will showcase competition in more than 40 sports including a vast array of team sports such as netball, softball and baseball as well as individual sports including athletics, archery and taekwondo.

 

Participants compete in their age group with no qualifying standards or times to enter. The only criteria for entry is a minimum age for each sport.

 

All sports are located in close proximity to the Games Village at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach which becomes an exclusive hub for competitors.

 

The event is a celebration of masters sport with both fierce and friendly competition including a jam-packed entertainment program at the Games Village each night.

 

The Games Village will feature the registration centre, merchandise, live night time entertainment, fully catered hospitality and a place for all participants to meet up and

enjoy the spirit the event is known for.

 

PROGRAM AND FURTHER DETAILS 

 

Entries open 7 May 2014

Competition Dates: 1 And 2 November 2014

Competition Times:

  • Approximate starting time each day 8am finishing around 4pm

 

Venue Details:

  • Mudgeeraba Pony & Hack Club Grounds at Mudgeeraba Showground, Cnr Mudgeeraba Rd & Worongary Rd, MUDGEERABA

 

Age Requirements:

  • Age is determined as at 31 October 2014. Minimum age for competition is 35yrs.

 

Age Groups:

  • 35 to 49 years
  • 50 to 59 years
  • 60+

Events:

Participant Fees:

  • Entry fee 2 rounds any level $40.00
  • Freestyle $20.00
  • Admin/Ground fee $20 per rider
  • Free meet & greet BBQ on arrival Friday night 6.30pm approximate
  • Games Fee: $100 person ($20 late fee applies after 3 September)

 

 

Entries Close:

  • Entries close 1st Oct 2014

 Games Contacts:

For registration and general Games enquiries contact:
Email:
 info@mastersgames.com.au
Phone: 07 5668 9888

For sport specific enquiries contact: 

Equestrian – Dressage Sport Convenor - Gayle Blums, Nerang & District Equestrian Club

Email: treasurer@nadec.net

 

Pryde's EasiFeed naming rights sponsor for the 2014 Horse and Newcomer of the Year Show

Sasha Ulasowski, Thursday, 24 April 2014

 

 

Pryde's EasiFeed  have been long time sponsors of equestrian sports in Queensland, and as such we are pleased to announce Pryde's EasiFeeds as the naming rights sponsor of the 2014 Horse & Newcomer of the Year Show being held at Park Ridge Pony Club Grounds on 11 - 12 October 2014.

The Pryde's EasiFeed website is well worth a visit for nutritional and feed advice for your performance horse www.prydes.com.au

 

Pryde's EasiFeed naming rights sponsor for the 2014 Horse and Newcomer of the Year Show

Sasha Ulasowski, Thursday, 24 April 2014

 

 

Pryde's EasiFeed  have been long time sponsors of equestrian sports in Queensland, and as such we are pleased to announce Pryde's EasiFeeds as the naming rights sponsor of the 2014 Horse & Newcomer of the Year Show being held at Park Ridge Pony Club Grounds on 11 - 12 October 2014.

The Pryde's EasiFeed website is well worth a visit for nutritional and feed advice for your performance horse www.prydes.com.au

 

FEI Dressage Stewards Course

Sasha Ulasowski, Tuesday, 15 April 2014

FEI LOGO

A FEI Dressage Stewards course will be held in Sydney this October.

The Refresher course will be held on the 22nd of October- Please click HERE for the invitation

The Promotion course will be from the 22nd-24th of October- click HERE for invitation

To register for this course please submit the following forms:

Registration form

CV Form

For questions and enquires please contact the National Education Manager Ben Harris at: ben.harris@equestrian.org.au  

 

2014 Pryde's Australian Young Rider Dressage Championships

Friday, 21 March 2014

 

For all latest news, reminders and event details, 'Like' us on Facebook

Digiscore Live Scoring HERE

                                                                                    To Download the Digiscore app for Iphone, click HERE

DRAW AVAILABLE, CLICK HERE

Entries available via www.myentries.com

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available - don't miss out! Click HERE

Trade Village Opportunities Now Available - Click HERE

 

To be held on Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th July 2014

QUEENSLAND STATE EQUESTRAIN CENTRE

Old Gympie Road, CABOOLTURE

Full schedule available HERE

ENTRIES CLOSE 29 MAY 2014  9 JUNE 2014 via www.myentries.com

*******Participant scores now accepted********

 

The qualifying period is the 12 months proceeding the closing date of entries. i.e. 29.05.13 to 29.05.14. Please note performance must have been gained in official competitions (including Participant events), Interschool performances will be accepted where judges meet the Competitive Class requirements. All entries for each competition must have qualified by having gained at least the following:

- Preliminary/Novice: two performances of at least 60%; one official, one interschool minimum

- Elementary: two performances of at least 60%; one official, one interschool minimum

- Medium/Advanced/FEI: two performances of at least 58% or higher is compulsory at the level they are entering during the 12 months preceding the closing

Only one HC score is allowed to count at each level entered.

Horses/Ponies entered in the EA Big Tour Entry Level Test and/or FEI Intermediate A must have performance of 58% or more at Inter 1 level to be eligible to enter.

Ranking (balloting) will be based on the average of the highest percentage of three tests at the particular level, in the 12 months preceding the close of entries. Riders who submit 3 performances (only one of which may be HC) will be considered ahead of those who submit one or two performances. If Balloting occurs, preference will be given to official and Interschool State scores.

 

PLEASE POST Performance Qualification Submission Form and Waiver separately to:

The OC

920 Eumundi-Kenilworth Rd

Belli Park Q 4562

 

NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED

 

EVENT ORGANIZERS:       Kim Cullen  - 0418 715 377

                                           Stephanie Neergaard - 0433 707 818

ENQUIRIES:                       Kim Cullen - millewa01@bigpond.com

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TECHNICAL DELEGATE:    Maria Schwennesen

CHEIF STEWARD:             Alexis Evans

 

 
 

2014 EQ Vaulting Horse/Vaulter Award Criteria

Katherine Plomer, Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Award Criteria for 2014

2014 EQ Vaulting Horse/Vaulter Award Criteria

Competitor Vaulter of the Year: To be awarded to the vaulter with the highest averaged score in a competitive Individual Class

Competitor Squad of the Year: To be awarded to the Squad with the highest averaged score in a competitive Squad Class

Competitor Pas de Deux of the Year: To be awarded to the Pas De Deux with the highest averaged score in competitive Pas de Deux Class

Horse & Lunger of the Year: To be awarded to the horse/lunger combination with the highest averaged horse score

Participant Vaulter of the Year: To be awarded to the vaulter with the highest averaged score in a participant Individual Class

Participant Squad of the Year: To be awarded to the Squad with the highest averaged score in a participant Squad Class

Participant Pas de Deux of the Year: To be awarded to the Pas de Deux with the highest averaged score in a participant Pas de Deux Class.

  • Vaulters/Horses/Lungers must be current (2014) EQ members/EQ registered to be considered for any award.
  • Scores will be taken from the following three committee-sanctioned events;

Ella Springs Competition (6/4/14)

Fassifern Competition (7-8/6/14)

QLD State Championships (4,5,6/7/14)

  • Vaulters must attend the three events for their scores to be considered.
  • In each award category, the three highest scores obtained at these events will be averaged to determine the Award winner.
  • The Pas De Deux must consist of the same combination to be considered.
  • A record of scores to be kept by the committee and the results in each category to be decided at an EQ Vaulting committee meeting in late 2014.
  • If any of these are cancelled it is up to the committees discretion to change the number of events
  • Final decisions made at the discretion of the committee
  • If a vaulter moves from pre novice to novice throughout the year it still gets counted for the lower grade (pre novice)
  • Squad awards at least 4 of the members have to be the same for all events.
  • Events can be added at the discretion of the Vaulting committee
 

NEW EQ Sport Development Program for EA Coaches and Officials

Sasha Ulasowski, Wednesday, 11 December 2013

In 2014 EQ has developed a NEW Sport Development Funding Program which is open specifically to assist in the upgrading of EA/FEI Officials and Coaches.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Equestrian Queensland Sport Development Funding Program for Coaches and Officials provides funds directly to the individual to assist with the expenses associated with attending EA/FEI nationally and internationally recognised Coach/Official upgrade or refresher courses in the sporting disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping. Applications will be based on merit and must be endorsed by the relevant EQ Sports Sub-Committee Chair or Secretary.

Please note to apply for these you must already be registered and qualified under the EA NOAS/NCAS programs and attending official EA/FEI courses to upgrade/refresh.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

To be eligible for funding under this program all applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be member of Equestrian Queensland
  • Hold a current EA NOAS/NCAS Accreditation
  • Applicants must be attending an endorsed EA/FEI course specific to Officiating or Coaching upgrades/refreshers
  • The application must be endorsed by the Chair (or Secretary) of the relevant Sports Discipline committee
  • Event/Course must be held between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014 and carry EA/FEI endorsement

 

CLICK HERE to view the 2014 application forms, criteria and terms 

Should you have any queries about this funding program please contact Equestrian Queensland, 3891 6611 or email ncas@equestrianqld.com.au

 

Biosecurity for Interschool Events

Monday, 10 December 2012

Biosecurity for Interschool Events

 

 

 

 

 Please note that it is now a requirement to hand in a Horse Health Declaration at all Interschool events.

CLICK HERE for the Horse Health Declaration

 

Interschool QLD has also put together a small Biosecurity Fact Sheet for you

CLICK HERE to view the Biosecurity Fact Sheet

 

If your school or club is looking for more information on Biosecurity Planning for Events, please see the link below

CLICK HERE for Biosecurity QLD Workshop Information

 

Interschool QLD also has a Biosecurity Kit which is available for all schools to borrow to use at their Equestrian events. To arrange pick up please contact katherine@efaq.com.au

 

Below are some Fact Sheets taken from the Biosecurity website: http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/4790.htm

CLICK HERE to view Duty of care to horses

CLICK HERE to view Moving your horse within Queensland

CLICK HERE to view Queensland Cattle Tick Zones

 

 

Supporters & Sponsors

 
The Queensland Government provided $216,000 to
Equestrian Queensland under the
Industry Development Program
to get more Queenslanders
active through sport and recreation.