July 24 Newsletter

Hi BHPC members,

I have attached the July 2024 newsletter to keep you informed about Pony Club activities. There is information about our June and July musters,  upcoming BHPC events, Winter horse welfare and other useful topics. I welcome your photos and stories of your equestrian activities throughout the year to include in the newsletter.

Jumping lessons with BHPC coach Naomi Brett

Show jumping – Saturday 13 July:  8:30am – 12 noon

Please email Naomi at naomilbrett@hotmail.com to book a lesson or with any queries.

BHPC Combined Training Practice – Sunday 14 July – kindly sponsored by Brisbane Smiles

Nominate with Sandy at chiefinstructor@brookfieldponyclub.org.au or text 0400 952 002 by 6 pm on Monday 8 July. Let me which dressage test you will be doing and which jump height.

July Muster: Sunday 28 July – 9 am Start – 3 pm Finish (approximately) – Kindly sponsored by Big Yard Garden Care

Our Winter musters start at 9 am and riders wear the club’s formal uniform. – We will start with a line-up on the Showgrounds at 9 am before breaking into groups for the different activities. We will also hold our usual adult rider lesson at 8 am in the long yard. Our July muster is a normal teaching muster, with dressage and show jumping lessons to prepare our riders for the BHPC Combined Training event in August. Other activities will include games and youth handler, and also fun with horse archery. In line with longstanding tradition, riders from neighbouring Yarawa Pony Club have been invited to attend the July muster. Please make them and their supporters very welcome.

All riders, please let Sandy know if you are coming or not coming to the muster by 6 pm Monday 22 July – email chiefinstructor@brookfieldponyclub.org.au 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 before the muster.

Rules and regulations – Hendra Virus vaccination requirements – If your horse has recently had its annual Hendra vaccination, please forward its current vaccination certificate to Sandy.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the saddle soon.

Sandy Pollitt

BHPC Chief Instructor/Newsletter Editor