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)