March 2023 Newsletter

Hi BHPC riders,

I hope you are all excited about riding at our muster on Sunday 19 March and catching up again with your horsey friends!!

March Muster: Sunday 19 March
8 am Start – 2 pm Finish (earlier if getting too hot) – We will start with a line-up on the Showgrounds at 8 am before breaking into groups for different activities. Activities will include flatwork, games/target challenge, pole work/show jumping, and cross country jumping by some groups.

Please let Sandy know if you are coming or not coming to the muster by 5 pm Monday 13 March – email or text 0400 952 002. This is important to allow rider groups and instructors to be organised and for catering purposes. The muster timetable will be sent out later next week after rider groups are known.
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 early.
The newsletter has more details 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 website. This knowledge is valuable for everyone to know, easily accessible and available to everyone. Visit National Gear Rules – Pony Club ( to look though the National saddlery and gear rules. Other pages provide information on Rules for different Equestrian disciplines, Insurance & Policies, Coaching resources, etc. Browse the website and learn about our parent body Pony Club Queensland and also look at the website of the national organisation Pony Club Australia (PCA) (HOME – Pony Club Australia).
** Of particular note:
Helmets – check your helmet is compliant with PCA 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, however highly recommended for show jumping.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the March muster.

Sandy Pollitt

BHPC Chief Instructor/Newsletter Editor