Course Building Seminar
Thanks to the 28 dedicated course builders that attended the CD Seminar held last Sunday. The course was facilitated by Gavin Chester and Brian Lavery and I am sure all would like to thank them for their efforts. This was a great turnout and I am sure the participants appreciated the booklet prepared by Brian as a resource for their future course building.
Hygain YR Squad
The Hygain YR Squad held its third training weekend and the good run with weather continued….not. Well done to our poor coaches who had a horrendous Sunday and put in above and beyond! We also hosted Rod Brown and loved hearing Rod speak at the popular Saturday night dinner. I am always looking for topics to follow up at squad so if you have a pet subject, an area of expertise or a business that you would like to expose to the squads- I am setting the next years plan and would love to hear your ideas. The squad riders again excelled in their attitude and endeavours regardless of the trying weather conditions and are to be commended.
EV Awards Night
Congratulations to the award nominees from Jumping that are going to figure in the EA Awards night. We wish you all the best- Reg Cleland, John C Smith, Linda and Cogsy Sproull & Paul Williams (Service to the sport), Adelyn Fallon Anne-Marie Greenway (Volunteer of the Year), Geelong SJ Club & Sale SJ Club (Club of the Year), Boneo Classic 2015 and DJWTS 2015 (Event of the Year), Jasmine Dennison (Young Athlete of the Year), Robbie Allen
Gavin Chester, Steven Hill & Adam Wootten (Coach of the Year) and to our three finalists in the Young Rider of the Year award- Teagan Chester, Jess Hurley and Sam Robertson. This great night out is being held at the Crown on August 1st so get around these fine jumping people in support of their input into the sport over many years.
Those asking about the Judges clinics – the next one scheduled is December 12th 2015. For more information please Click Here
VEIS Interschool Grand Final
Good luck to those riding in the VEIS Interschool Grand Final on August 1st. Many schools are really behind their equestrian team members and it will be a tightly contested title to win in both the teams and individual.
Talent Identification Event
If any show is interested in running the 8year Talent Identification Event (can be in conjunction with an appropriate height class) for 2015 could they please contact Annie ASAP. The first round of the 6 and 7 year olds were conducted at NVSJC earlier in the year but we need to run the 8 year old to conclude round 1 as this was not able to be run as planned. Round 2 will be run at the Euroa Show coming up 28-30th August. The best placed horses over the two rounds will be eligible to compete in the TIE Final to be conducted at the ASJC.
Australian Show Jumping Championships
ASJC is coming up fast. Schedule should be posted to the website late next week with entries opening 3rd August. This is always busy at opening time, so do yourself a favour and ensure your riders and horses are already registered with Main Events. This will streamline the process of entry with much less frustration! The website address is http://www.main-events.com/ and if you have any difficulty, you will find Anne Vallance from Main Events very easy to work with to get you up to speed. The arenas are all now sponsored and we thank Werribee Jeep, Barton Equine, Pakair and Prydes for becoming our naming right sponsors of the four arenas. There is an opportunity for a company to figure as the sponsor of the 90minute television package to be aired on Foxsport. This is at a cost of $5000 and your company will get acknowledgement into each ad break. If you are interested please contact Annie ASAP. Thanks to those that have volunteered to help from around the country. Many hands…. so contact Caroline Price if you are interested in joining this vital group of stalwarts! We are looking to source labourers (with a remuneration given!) to help ensure the volunteers are not overworked so if you know of anyone capable of manual labour pre post or during the event- contact Annie 0432 077 028 or firstname.lastname@example.org
With the main jumping season set to start, competitors need to be mindful of entering as many shows are now opening well in advance of their dates. The calendar for August is
Boneo 1-2nd; Geelong SJ Show 8/9th; Hygain YR squad at Boneo Park 15/16th; BDSJC 15/16th; Tatura 22/23rd; Euroa 28/30th; Sale 4/6th Sept; Boneo Cup 10/13th; then Australian SJ Champs 17/20th!! Busy time!