May 2023 Newsletter

Hi BHPC riders,

I have attached the May 2023 newsletter to keep you informed about Pony Club activities. There is information about our April and May musters, ANZAC Day, Brookfield Show, upcoming BHPC and Zone 1 events, as well as details on how riders can achieve their proficiency certificates or medallions. I welcome your photos and stories of your equestrian activities throughout the year to include in the newsletter. I hope you are all excited about riding at our May muster on Sunday 28 May!!

May Muster: Sunday 28 May
9 am Start – 3 pm Finish (approximately) – We will start with a line-up on the Showgrounds at 9 am before breaking into groups for the different activities. Our special guest instructor, Trish Braithwaite, will be giving polework lessons on the Rita O’Hanlon arena to each group.
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 24 May – email or text 0400 952 002. This is important to allow rider groups and instructors to be organised and for catering purposes.

Our usual adult rider lesson before the muster will be with Trish doing polework. If you wish to take part, you must let me know so that I can organise appropriate groups. The first adult group may start at 7.30 to fit in all groups.

Rules and regulations
For the muster, please remember to fill out your Horse Health declaration, either via the Jotform link or paper copy. Hendra Virus vaccination requirements – As per our BHPC bylaws, no horse is to be brought to a BHPC muster, camp or clinic unless its current Hendra vaccination certificate showing full immunity has been provided.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the May muster, and good luck and good riding to our members competing at the Brookfield Show.
Sandy Pollitt
BHPC Chief Instructor/Newsletter Editor