October 2022 - ZONE 1 PONY CLUB UPDATE

Hi Zone 1 Club Secretaries - PLEASE EMAIL this message to ALL your club members. Its important information for everyone!!! >>>

October 2022 - ZONE 1 PONY CLUB UPDATE: Issued by the Zone 1 Chief Instructors Panel (CIP)

Events for Riders:

Formal Gymkhana, 30th October at Park Ridge Pony Club

Zone Teams Dressage Challenge, 15th & 16th Oct at Southport Pony Club

Zone Teams Showjumping Challenge, 29th & 30th Oct at Burpengarry

Ned Twohill Zone Teams Eventing, 6th November.

Events for Instructors & Trainee Instructors:

Zone 1 Instructor Zoom Meeting - Wed night 7.30pm 12th October - by Zoom Invite via club chief instructor

Zone 1 Instructor Assessment - Sat 22nd October. For PCQ and NCAS Trainees who are ready for their assessment. Your club chief instructor should contact the Zone 1 CIP with your details ASAP.

And in 2023, Zone 1 Instructor Clinic - for Refreshing, Updating and Preparation - and also for PCQ and NCAS Assessment - Sat 11th March 2023.

Preliminary Dressage Judge's Accreditation and Preliminary & Novice Judge's Refresher Clinic - Sat 19th November at Southside Pony Club - for details, see the flier attached...

Date Claimer: Zone 1 Christmas Party & Awards Night, Saturday 26th November from 4pm, hosted by Southside Pony Club at Bulimba Bowls Club. Includes Inter-club barefoot bowls, awards ceremony, jumping castle and yummy buffet. Tickets available soon!!!

Date Claimer: PCQ State Seminar, 5th - 8th January 2023 at Southport Pony Club. Programme includes Individual Rider Dressage & Jumping lessons, Refresher & Accreditation Courses for Judges, plus Refresher, Updating & Preparation Clinic for Instructors and Trainee Instructors. More details will be available from PCQ.

>>> Hope to see many of our Zone 1 members taking part in these upcoming events. Please email me with any queries at erikawoodland@bigpond.com or text 0407 860 568.

Cheers,

Erika Woodland

(Zone 1 CIP)

SE Qld Region - New Preliminary Dressage Judge Seminar and Prelim & Novice Refresher

SEPTEMBER 2022 ZONE 1 PONY CLUB UPDATE: Issued by the Zone 1 Chief Instructors Panel (CIP)

Events for Riders:

Showjumping, 4th Sept at Moggill Pony Club

Showjumping, 18th Sept at Gumdale Pony Club

Formal Gymkhana, 30th October at Park Ridge Pony Club

PCQ State Championships - Formal Gymkhana, Sporting, Stockman's Challenge, Campdraft & Mounted Games, 21st - 24th September, Kilcoy Showgrounds.

Zone Teams Dressage Challenge, 15th & 16th Oct at Southport Pony Club

Zone Teams Showjumping Challenge, 29th & 30th Oct at Burpengarry

Ned Twohill Zone Teams Eventing, 6th November.

Events for Instructors & Trainee Instructors:

Zone 1 Instructor Assessment - Sat 22nd October. For PCQ and NCAS Trainees who are ready for their assessment. Your club chief instructor should contact the Zone 1 CIP with your details.

And in 2023, Zone 1 Instructor Clinic - for Refreshing, Updating and Preparation - and for PCQ and NCAS Assessment - Sat 11th March 2023.

PCA National Gear Rules: clubs should have a hard-copy of the PCA National Gear Rules (effective 1st July 2022) available at their club for musters, and at events for the Gear Check personnel. You can order your copy from PCQ for $12 if you collect it from the PCQ Office, or $15 posted to you. If using an electronic device, make sure that you have downloaded the Gear Rules dated 1st July 2022 from the PCA website.

To help our Zone 1 members understand some of the new Rules and revisit some previous PCQ Rules for musters, the Zone 1 CIP have put together the attached document which is specific for our musters. Please read through and refer to the Pony Club Australia website for their full version.

Date Claimer: Zone 1 Christmas Party & Awards Night, Saturday 26th November from 4pm, hosted by Southside Pony Club at Bulimba Bowls Club. Includes Inter-club barefoot bowls, awards ceremony, jumping castle and yummy buffet. Tickets available soon!!!

>>> Hope to see many of our Zone 1 members taking part in these upcoming events. Please email me with any queries at erikawoodland@bigpond.com or text 0407 860 568.

Cheers,

Erika Woodland

(Zone 1 CIP)

PCA Gear Rules.Muster notes

Zone 1 Update - May 2022

MAY 2022 ZONE 1 PONY CLUB UPDATE: Issued by the Zone 1 Chief Instructors Panel (CIP)

Zone 1 JF McGill FORMAL GYMKHANA >>> NEWS!! Due to the weather and the condition of the Grounds, this event was unfortunately postponed. Keep watching for new date!

Other Zone 1 Championship events:

  • Zone 1 Jumping Equitation 4 June at Moggill Pony Club
  • Zone 1 Showjumping 5 June at Moggill Pony Club
  • Zone 1 Camp Fri 24 June - Mon 27 June at Boonah Showgrounds, including the Bobby Bayard Sporting Gymkhana and Campdraft Championships
  • Zone Teams Sporting Challenge 17 July at Hendra Pony Club
  • Aitkens Showjumping 14 Aug at Runcorn Pony Club

>>> Attendance at Zone Championships is essential for gaining points towards the prestigious End of Year Awards. Diarise these dates now!!!!

Events for instructors and trainee instructors/interested members or juniors trainees, aged 15 years and older

  • Cross Country Coaching Clinic - Sat 21 May, at Northern Suburbs Pony Club - CANCELLED due to low expressions of interest. May be held later this year if sufficient instructors want to attend.
  • Instructor Clinic for Preparation & Refreshing - Sat 28 May - at Darra Oxley Pony Club. Nominations via the Zone 1 website very soon.
  • PCQ & NCAS Instructor MID-YEAR ASSESSMENT - Sat 28th May - at Darra Oxley Pony Club - for those PCQ and NCAS trainees who are ready for assessment. Also, for any lapsed instructors, contact the CIP for details.

Club Chief Instructors to contact CIP at erikawoodland@bigpond.com as soon as possible with their nominees.

Events for Riders:

  • Rider PCA C & C* Proficiency Certificate Assessment - Sat 21st May, venue to be announced.

Riders must have already gained the required PCA pre-requisite certificate, and have completed their PCA Certificate Workbook, and been confirmed as competent in all ridden & ground work, plus horsemastership topics, by their Club Chief Instructor. The PCA on-line C exam must be completed by this Friday 6th May, as previously advised.

  • Riders' Showjumping Clinic - Sat 30th July - at Moggill Pony Club - progressing our riders' showjumping skills, knowledge and ringcraft by focussing on the Basics. 2 experienced showjumping coaches will be guest instructors. More details soon... diarise now!!!

>>> Nominations for the Zone 1 Clinics will be via the Zone 1 website. For the Coach or Rider Assessment, club Chief Instructors will firstly contact the Zone 1 CIP.

Hope to see many of our Zone 1 Pony Club Members taking part in these events. Please email me with any queries at erikawoodland@bigpond.com or text 0407 860 568.

Cheers,

Erika Woodland

(Zone 1 CIP Chairperson)