BHPC August 2023 newsletter and muster details

Hi BHPC riders,

I have attached the August 2023 newsletter to keep you informed about Pony Club activities. There is information about our July and August musters, BHPC Combined Training event, upcoming interclub Goodwill gymkhana and other BHPC activities. I welcome your photos and stories of your equestrian activities throughout the year to include in the newsletter.

August Muster: Sunday 27 August – Formal gymkhana

9 am Start – 3 pm Finish (approximately) – I hope you are all excited about riding at our Formal Ribbon Day gymkhana at the August muster this Sunday!!  We will start with a line-up on the Showgrounds at 9 am before breaking into groups for the different events. Adult riders are encouraged to compete in their adult group at the gymkhana, there will not be an adult lesson before this muster. We have special guest judges coming to judge presentation and rider classes.

All riders, please let Sandy know if you are coming or not coming to the muster ASAP or at the latest by 5 pm Wednesday 23 August – email or text 0400 952 002. This is important to allow rider groups and instructors to be organised.  A timetable and Jotform for pre-ordering of food for lunch will also be provided later this week.

Rules and regulations

Health Declarations – For the August muster, please fill out your paper Horse and Participant Health Declaration form or online Jotform on Sunday morning to confirm your health and your horse’s health. Then sign the members’ list at the main oval gate to indicate that you have provided a form. This system worked well at the July muster and means I don’t have to individually check each paper form or Jotform. Hendra Virus – As per our BHPC bylaws, no horse is to be brought to a BHPC muster unless its Hendra vaccination certificate has been provided.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the August Formal gymkhana.

Sandy Pollitt

BHPC Chief Instructor/Newsletter Editor