Welcome to Brookfield Horse & Pony Club (BHPC) for 2022. I hope you are all gearing up for a fun and exciting year of riding, making new friends and learning more about their horses and ponies!!
I have attached the February 2022 newsletter to keep you informed about Pony Club activities, with lots of information about rules and requirements at the first muster. I welcome your photos and stories of your equestrian activities throughout the year to include in the newsletter.
1st Muster: Sunday 27 February
8 am Start – 2 pm Finish (earlier if too hot) – Our first muster for the year will start with a lineup on the Showgrounds at 8 am before breaking into groups for different activities. Activities will include flatwork, games/team games and polework/gridwork/jumping.
Please let Sandy know if you are coming to the muster or not coming by 5 pm Wednesday 23 February (firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0400 952002). The muster timetable will be sent out late next week after rider numbers are known.
Aim to be there and in the saddle by 7.30 am – 7.45 am to warm up and be ready to start. Can all parents be on the oval from 8 am. Younger riders who are feeling tired do not have to stay for the entire muster and can leave earlier if they need to. All riders please let your instructor know if you are leaving.
The newsletter has more details and rules regarding the muster.
Rules and regulations
At the start of the year, it is a great time to refresh or learn the Rules, Regulations, Policies, Insurance, etc on the Pony Club Queensland (PCQ) website. This knowledge is valuable for everyone to know, easily accessible and available to everyone. Visit the Resources page at Resources – Pony Club (ponyclubqld.com.au). There you will find the Gear Check 2021 book, and the different disciplines Rulebooks. Other pages provide information on Insurance & Policies, Coaching resources, etc. Browse the website and learn about our parent body PCQ.
** Of particular note:
Helmets – check your helmet is compliant with PCQ rules.
Body Protectors (Jumping Vests) – COMPULSORY for both training and competing in Cross Country. Not needed at February muster as there will be no cross country jumping. Highly recommended for show jumping.
New Member Orientation
Saturday 26 February at 5 pm at the BHPC Clubhouse next to the Show Society bar – New members joining this year are invited along on the Saturday afternoon before our first muster for an orientation session. If you intend to come along, please let me know by email at email@example.com by Wednesday 23 February. We will go through some basics including: how Pony Club works, rules, timetable, Pony Club Queensland, where is everything, tour of facilities.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the first muster.
BHPC Chief Instructor/Newsletter editor
Mob: 0400 952 002BHPC FEBRUARY 2022 NEWSLETTER