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The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon Page 1 Tamworth Junior Riding & Pony Club PO Box 146, Tamworth NSW 2340 [email protected] Tamworth Junior Riding & Pony Club January 2019 Committee Contacts President – Craig Farquhar Mob: 0458 618 127 [email protected] Secretary – Laura Salkeld Mob: 0418 402 693 [email protected] Treasurer – Melissa Penrose Ph. 6760 8458 Mob: 0408 668 782 [email protected] Chief Instructor – Ian Vaughan Mob: 0428 615 265 [email protected] Publicity Officer- Charmaine Kesby Mob: 0407 922 972 [email protected]com Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook - Tamworth Junior Riding and Pony Club CLUB Meeting February 6 th will be our first club meeting for the year- please come along to give your ideas to help us improve the club. Where: TJRPC Clubhouse When: Wednesday 6 th February Time: 7:00 p.m. I found this from Camp- it was titled “Shetland ropers troop
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  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

    Page 1

    Tamworth Junior Riding & Pony Club

    PO Box 146, Tamworth NSW 2340

    [email protected]

    Tamworth Junior Riding & Pony Club

    January 2019

    Committee Contacts

    President – Craig Farquhar

    Mob: 0458 618 127

    [email protected]

    Secretary – Laura Salkeld

    Mob: 0418 402 693

    [email protected]

    Treasurer – Melissa Penrose

    Ph. 6760 8458

    Mob: 0408 668 782

    [email protected]

    Chief Instructor – Ian Vaughan

    Mob: 0428 615 265

    [email protected]

    Publicity Officer- Charmaine

    Kesby

    Mob: 0407 922 972

    [email protected]

    Don’t forget to visit us on

    Facebook - Tamworth Junior

    Riding and Pony Club

    CLUB Meeting

    February 6th will be our first club meeting for the year- please come along to give your ideas to help us improve the club.

    Where: TJRPC Clubhouse

    When: Wednesday 6th February

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    I found this from Camp- it was titled

    “Shetland ropers troop 😊

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]

  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to Pony Club for 2019!!

    This year is going to be big- you asked for more for your kids and Boy did we deliver!!! There are going to be more new activity try days, more guest instruction, more camp and more fun, fun fun!!

    As I’m sure you are aware, we got our grant for the Clubhouse upgrade, disabled toilet and also a grant approved for irrigation for the grounds. This year we will be putting in more grant applications and of course we will keep you posted on these. If anyone would like to help with grant application, please let me know- more than happy to have other perspectives on the applications!!

    Charmaine Kesby is taking over as our Publicity officer- looking forward to her work! Charmaine has her own email but for ease we will share the Tamworth Junior Riding email, so you can still send through your photos of the kids for the newsletters and Facebook posts. Charmaine is also going to be the owner of the Facebook page, Website, Instagram and general social media. So please make Charmaine’s role in getting your kids pictures into publication easy by sending them through when you are posting or taking the photos… we love to see your kids happy riding!!

    We will have a new format for our rally days this year- please see further in the newsletter for details. I think you’ll love it. A big thank you to Mr. Vaughan and the Instructors in advance- we will have a big year coming our way and we all appreciate you teaching our kids.”

    A big thank you to all the volunteers from 2018, you cleaned toilets, did dishes, fixed pipes, scraped out stalls, wrapped gifts, cut out flyers, set up courses, packed up courses, timed, wrote scores, supported the canteen, built stables, fixed pipes, fixed taps, dug holes, fixed more pipes, held horses, dished out morning teas. The list

    goes on and on. Basically, without you we do not exist. 😊

    We also have our Sign up and Working Bee day this coming Saturday 12th from 9 to get the grounds ready for country music camping… please bring brooms, mops, shovels etc., we need to move a fair bit of poop, get the dorms cleaned out again, clean the amenities and clean the windows inside and out. The clubhouse will also need a good clean too. Many hands make light work, and you can sign your risk warning forms and membership forms too. Active kids’ vouchers are now available to select online just type in active kids or go to RMS website.

    Happy Riding,

    Laura

  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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    2019 Memberships

    Our 2019 memberships are now available to you online through

    Mypony club. Please find attached to this newsletter a how to sheet.

    Please be advised if you are paying online you will also be charged

    a $1.30 fee per membership merchant fee to My Pony Club- not

    Tamworth Pony Club. You will still be required to fill in a risk warning

    for you and your children.

    We will have a sign up day on this Saturday 12th at our working bee

    to get your memberships out of the way. There are membership

    forms in the clubhouse as well, and every membership must contain

    the membership form, medical forms for all children and the

    member protection declaration form completed in full.

    Active Kids is now available for you to claim your voucher go to

    https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/active-kids to claim.

    Please note- with all junior memberships there MUST be an adult

    member joined as well.

    If you wish to ride at pony club, you will need

    to be a riding member, even if it is only to

    work a horse or for our trail ride.

    https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/active-kids

  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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    Upcoming Events

    On the following pages you will see the calendar of events in our

    Zone to end July. As you can see Tamworth has 5 Extra events we

    are hosting this year.

    I need to ask if everyone intending on attending these events can

    please help out with organisation of the event as there is a lot of

    work that will go into making these days successful. We will need

    pencillers, runners, time keepers, first aid officers, judge minders

    and canteen assistants.

    Our first event the Show Riding, Show Jumping and Sporting

    weekend is a great fundraiser for us, and anyone who has ideas for

    sponsorship/ donations/ contacts at businesses that can ask for

    prizes to donate to our raffle please let me know.

    We are also hosting a Mini Camp this year in April we will be

    needing support from people to run the camp, there will be no

    dorm parents or meals provided as such but we will need troop

    leaders and instructors. Again, anyone who can help out please let

    me know.

    All the events are being put on to give your children more

    opportunities at home so any help you can provide is greatly

    appreciated.

  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

    Page 6

  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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    February 3rd Rally Day

    8th Zone Closing Date State Sporting/Camp draft

    10th Zone Meeting – (due to no quorum Nov)

    16th Tamworth Show riding Day

    17th Tamworth Show jumping/Sporting Day

    23rd Kootingal Dressage/ CT/Equitation

    24th Kootingal Show jumping/Jumping Equitation

    March

    3rd Rally Day

    10th * ** Zone AGM

    23rd Quirindi Show jump/Equitation Day

    24th Quirindi ODE

    24th Narrabri Gymkhana

    31st Tamworth Team Penning

    April

    7th Rally Day

    13th Coonabarabran SJ/Dressage

    14th Coonabarabran ODE

    14-16 Quirindi Mini Camp

    13-16 Gunnedah Mini Camp

    16-18 Tamworth Mini Camp

    13 State Sporting

    14 State Camp draft Championships

    15 State Team Penning Championships

    16 State Mounted Games

    17 State Team Sporting

    19-22 GOOD FRIDAY EASTER SATURDAY EASTER SUNDAY EASTER MONDAY

    20-21 Narrabri Pony Club Challenge

    28 Currabubula BTD

  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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    May

    5th Rally Day

    11th Boggabri Stock Horse Day

    12th Boggabri BTD

    18th Gunnedah Greg Swain Show jumping/Dressage

    19th Gunnedah BTD

    26th Kootingal BTD

    June

    2th Rally Day

    8th Narrabri Show riding gymkhana

    9th Narrabri BTD

    10th Public Holiday

    16th *** Zone Meeting

    23rd Currabubula Show riding

    30th Tamworth Team Sporting Day

    July 7th Rally Day

    6-7 State Show jumping Championships

    8-9 State ODE Championships

    10-12 Wee Waa Mini Camp

    13th Wee Waa SJ/Dressage

    14th Wee Waa BTD

    20th Narrabri Combined Training

    21st Narrabri Show jumping/Sporting

    28th Coonabarabran BTD

  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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    Projects on the Go

    New Entrance

    THANK YOU to Mick Cameron and all the people who were involved in the making of the entrance. I know

    there were many of you who gave up time to lay bricks, cart cement, make mud, dig holes, clean bricks… it

    exhausts me just thinking about it!!

    Mick and his team of merry helpers have finished the brick construction of the entrance, and my oh my what a

    job. We will have an official opening for the entrance as soon as the gates are up, and the fence modification

    is completed, so if you were a part of the entrance, please keep an eye out on your emails for the date as we

    would love to have you all in the photo for the paper.

    Arena Extension

    Mr. Vaughan, Craig, Scotty, Tim and Ryan have been busy working out the extension of our rear yard to make

    it a standard size. This will then accommodate team penning, camp drafting, barrel racing and give our kids

    further opportunities. This project will occur in 1 weekend very soon- if you have expertise in steel welding,

    fence erection or earthmoving, please contact Tim or Mr. Vaughan if you would like to be involved.

  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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    Projects on the Go

    Club house upgrades

    We announced in December that we were successful in gaining the grant for the clubhouse upgrade and

    installation of a disabled amenities block. We would like to thank Charles Refalo from All Construction

    Tamworth who has been instrumental in getting the quotes and designs done for the clubhouse & amenities,

    Kevin Anderson for supporting our application and of course Sam Eriksson from Tamworth Council for

    approving the grant. We should have word in January from council as to when we can start the project- watch

    this space.

    Irrigation works

    Another grant Mel successfully landed was for an irrigation system for the grounds. We are hoping to have the

    funds for this in the first quarter of this year- again will keep you posted. Thanks, Mel, for the investment that

    went into this grant- well done!!

    Indoor Arena

    Still in the wings- am waiting for the grants to open up again- most likely will be after the election. Will keep

    you posted!

  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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    2019 Rally Days

    With our new Senior Instructor Mr Vaughan at the helm, the great work started by Miss

    Jan will continue and be built upon.

    This year we will be having our Rally days run by our instructors with some guest

    instructors, so the kids get more opportunities to learn new things and build on current

    skills. The rally days will be all different and focus on different riding skills. You will

    receive notification prior to the event to give you a bit of a snapshot of what is to come

    for the rally day. There will be a lot of fun to be had and expert coaching/instructing in

    many disciplines.

    In the afternoons we will be offering the kids the opportunity to fine tune their skills for

    competition days, or for those who would like to get into competitions to come and learn

    more. We will work on getting those interested in to pairs, teams of four and giving

    times, patterns etc for competition days, state championships etc. These afternoon

    sessions will be optional however I would encourage you to invest the time for the

    children, so they can improve on their riding skills.

    If you would like to get involved with organising a rally day or becoming an instructor,

    please contact either Mr Vaughan or myself and we can discuss your ideas.

    I would like to thank our Instructors who give up their time freely to teach our kids-

    please make sure that you remind your children to be respectful, courteous and always

    listen - their knowledge is invaluable.

  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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    February Rally Day

    As we approach the February Rally day, Miss Alison will be running the day with a

    focus on skills and techniques to compliment our February Show riding, Show

    jumping and Sporting Weekend on the 16th Feb. This is a great opportunity for the kids

    to do some jumping practice, flat work and sporting practice so that in a fortnight’s

    time they are ready and have confidence on what they will be doing at the event.

    Ben Collett and his team will be taking the kids through sporting events and providing

    the current times/ patterns for you to take home for practice.

    Miss Al and her team will work on Show jumping. As there are quite a few children

    with new horses, please ensure you bring with you your child’s jump card for the

    CURRENT horse, if you do not have one, I will have cards available for $3 each. Miss

    Alison can assess your child and make sure that they are jumping at the correct level

    and make any adjustments as required.

    We will also have instructors there to work on flat riding with you and getting the

    basics of this correct.

    If you are going to attend the Show jumping day you MUST have a current jump card

    signed off BEFORE the event- this rally day will be your only opportunity to get those

    cards.

    We will start the day at 8:00a.m to try to beat the heat, and finish at lunchtime, with

    the optional session after lunch for those who are interested in competition training.

  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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    Housekeeping

    In the last few months of 2018 there were a few things brought to the attention of the

    Executive committee that have been discussed and actions recorded as below:

    Golf Buggy/ Cart

    The golf buggy is wearing out and is also a very large and heavy piece of machinery. If it was to

    fall over it could cause very serious damage to the inhabitants. As of today, under no

    circumstance are children allowed to drive the buggy for any reason. Only people aged 18 and

    over will be given permission to drive the buggy, and it is to be available for the instructors

    and committee members to take around equipment, drinks etc.

    Grounds use outside of Rally Days

    The grounds are privately owned and as such we pay insurance to have horses on the grounds.

    We hire out the grounds and amenities to people to make money for the club and as such

    there is a calendar for bookings which the Secretary and Treasurer have access to. The safety

    of people on the grounds is critical and as such only those booked in are granted permission

    for use outside of rally days. As you do not know the booking schedule, please contact me if

    you wish to use the grounds and we can make a booking.

    Working with Children Check

    PCA NSW brought in last year the regulatory requirement to hold a current WWC Check to be

    able to stay on the grounds overnight. This is now being enforced. If you do not hold a

    current Working with children check, please arrange to get one or you will not be permitted

    to stay on the grounds at any Pony Club grounds as we now are required to send a list of

    WWC check number to Zone and they will distribute to other clubs if you are registered to

    stay there.

    Helmets

    Very simple- No helmet, no riding- NO EXCEPTIONS even for Adults. Under no circumstances

    at a pony club event/ trail ride/ riding at the grounds can you ride without a helmet.

  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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    who support the Tamworth Pony

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  • The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact

    with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Sharon Ralls Lemon

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    If you would like to add your own advert to this page, please contact Laura at

    [email protected]

    Please when making Purchases

    at Horse land let the girls know

    you go to Tamworth Pony Club.

    They will need to scan a barcode

    for TJRPC to add to our points.

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