Latest News from the State Office
PCAWA Connect Report 2013
Research activities were concluded for CONNECT at the end of November 2013.
The CONNECT report is now available for download.
Click Here to download the full 100-page report, presenting all findings in detail.
Click Here to download the summarised version, presenting only key findings and data.
Click Here to download a letter from the Board acknowledging the results and feedback from CONNECT.
An update of CONNECT, and also a discussion of the key findings will be presented at the
PCAWA AGM Friday 7th March 2014 with Jacinta Withoud.
PCAWA would like to extend a big thank you to all those who participated. You have not gone unheard and much more is to come from this exciting venture to connect better with our members.
2014 Gear Check Manual Changes & Amendments
Please be advised of the following changes & amendments from the State Coaching Panel to be inserted into the manual...
The PCAWA Board would like to provide the following explanation
regarding the use of Helmet Cameras:
PCAWA has been made aware that when a camera is mounted to a helmet in any way, that helmet no longer conforms to the Australian Safety Standards 3838 and may in fact impede the safety function of that helmet in the event of an accident.
PCAWA Members must, at all times, wear helmets that conform to the Australian Standard 3838 or equivalent.
We apologise for any inconvenience or confusion caused regarding helmet cameras over the past few months,
however PCAWA strives to ensure the safety of our Members at all times.
Important Information in relation to Horses, Pets and Bushfires
Each month the DFES has new topics that they promote out to the general community and in light of the recent fires at Mundaring and Wandi, PCAWA have formed an information link with DFES and will be involved in future working parties that involve planning around livestock and horses.
This month the DFES general topics are "Fire Safety & Pets" and we are pleased to present these three information flyers to you. Please take the time to read these especially the factsheet regarding Horses & Bushfires.
Please CLICK HERE for Bushfire Safety and Pets, CLICK HERE for Pet Bushfire Survival Plan,
CLICK HERE for DFES Factsheet – Horses and Bushfires
A reminder that the Trails Grant round for 2014/2015 will close on the 14th March 2014
Please see the link below and circulate accordingly http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/enewsletter/ext.php?t=view&id=412
PCAWA and WASCA present a Fuel to Go Workshop
Saturday March 15th, 10am - 11am at PCAWA HQ.
This workshop is targeted specifically at Pony Club Canteens and we strongly encourage clubs within 150klm radius of PCAWA to send a representative. For country clubs outside this zone we are hoping to record this session and then make this available to you.
Please click HERE for further details and contact information.
FREE FOR YOUR CLUB !! Be in the first five to regsiter for this workshop and you will receive a free copy of the Fuel to Go Manual which is valued at $44.00 !
NEW POLICY & APPLICATION FOR INTERESTED PCAWA EVENT PHOTOGRAPHERS
PCAWA has released an updated Photography Policy Statement and Application
for Professional Photographers and Videographers wishing to attend PCAWA events.
You will need to apply to become an Accredited PCAWA Photographer and
once approved your details will go into a registry from which photographers and videographers
are picked for PCAWA Championships and Club events.
To view the Policy and complete an Application, please click here.
Professional Photographers/Videographers are required to produce a valid
Working With Children Check in order to participate in any official events.
2014 "Go For 2&5" State Coaching School
Held at the State Equestrian Centre in Brigadoon
on Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of February 2014
This year's theme is:
"BACK TO BASICS"
See a Slide show from the Saturday - Here
Vale Lucy Oorschot
Lucy was a long standing member of Esperance Pony Club.
As well as being one of our top junior riders, Lucy was also an outstanding athlete who represented WA in both Eventing and Tetrathlon at the recent Pony Club Nationals.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes to the Oorschot family, Lucy's friends, Esperance Pony Club members and the wider Esperance community, our thoughts are with you all.
Lucy, your gorgeous smile and wonderful spirit touched so many people, it is with heavy hearts we say goodbye.
NEW FUNDING SCHEME FOR REGIONAL ATHLETES!
The Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) will be replacing the Country Athlete Scholarship Program (CASP)
to continue to provide funding for talented Western Australian regional athletes.
The ATSS funding will assist with out of pocket travel and accommodation costs
associated with competing at regional, state, national and international championships or events.
There will be two funding rounds for 2013/2014:
1st Round – Open from Monday 16 December 2013 to Friday 24 January 2014 for submissions
(event dates eligible between 15 September 2013 to 15 April 2014)
2nd Round – Open from 15 April 2014 to 15 May 2014 for submissions
(event dates eligible between 17 January 2014 and 15 August 2014)
All applications are to be submitted ONLINE via the DSR website – click here.
Download an information packet with specific details, dates and eligibility by clicking here.
*Athletes that have already received financial support for 2013/2014 through the Country Athlete Scholarship Program (CASP) will not be eligible to apply for ATSS until the 2014/2015 financial year.
NEW FUNDING INITIATIVE FOR COMMUNITY SPORTING CLUBS
The Department of Sport and Recreation is launching The Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme to give eligible regional sporting clubs access to a one-off $500 subsidy to be spent on shared sporting equipment for training and competition purposes!
This subsidy will help clubs to provide the equipment they need to keep up with the growing population, demand and cost for equipment each year.
Applications for regional WA will open the week of 16 December 2013
Applicants must apply online by clicking here.
Download the eligibility guidelines and details info packet by clicking here.
International Tetrathlon Exchange
PCA Perth - Western Australia
July 5 - 20 2014
Two weeks jam packed with activity for an experience you will remember for life.
Countries invited include UK, USA, New Zealand and Ireland.
Team Details: Each country is invited to send 1 male and 1 female team, accompanied by 2 officials.
Eligible age categories as per 1 January 2014: 16 – 21 years & 21 – 24 years
Teams to consist of 5 riders, 1 of whom may be aged 21-24 years as of Jan 1 2014.
Competition Summary (Male and Female):
Running: 3,000 metres.
Swimming: Swim continuously for 4 minutes
Shooting: Air Pistols
Riding: Arena Jumping 1 metre height. (Please note a fall is an elimination)
PCAWA are looking for expressions of interest from members wishing to be considered for a place on the Australian team.
Please contact Jacqui at PCAWA or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
2014 PCAWA Dates for your Diary
PCAWA State Coaching School - February 8th & 9th, 2014
PCAWA State Tetrathlon Championships - April 5th & 6th, 2014
Show Jumping Showcase and Zone SJ Competition - April 21st, 2014
PCAWA State Show Jumping Championships - May 24th & 25th, 2014
PCAWA State Dressage Championships - August 23rd & 24th
PCAWA State Active Riding & PPMG Qualifier - September 6th & 7th, 2014 TBC
PCAWA State Eventing Championships - September 13th & 14th, 2014
PCAWA State Active Riding & PPMG Championships Finals - October 4th, 2014 TBC
The “Common Ground” Taskforce.
Members of EA and PCAWA Boards recently met to identify commonalities between the two membership organisations. It was resolved that a joint strategic planning exercise will take place in February 2014 with a view to developing areas in which both organisations can assist each other on a longer term basis. Initial outcomes of the planning meeting will be shared with all members.
This is an exciting development that promises to provide each organisation with greater membership benefits more efficiently delivered.
PCAWA & EWA
Development Squad 2014
Members please note that all 2013 National and Development Squad members are invited to re apply if they would like to be considered for the 2014 Development Squad.
New riders that meet the criteria are also welcome to apply.
Nominations for the 2014 Development Squad will be available by emailing email@example.com or on the Development page of this website.
We are planning a varied and educational range of schools for 2014, including our annual camp.
2013 PCA SYLLABUS OF INSTRUCTION
The PCA Board has now released the updated Syllabus of Instruction for immediate implementation in Clubs throughout the country. It is vital that every Club and coach makes themselves aware of the updates to the Syllabus of Instruction. Please note that the purple 2006 edition is now out of date. To order your copy of the Syllabus PLEASE CLICK HERE
PCAWA HEALTHWAY'S FUNDED INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2012/13 PROGRAM ARE NOW OPEN! PCAWA are fortunate enough to receive Healthway funding for an annual program of Instructional Clinics. This initiative allows Clubs and Zones the opportunity to apply for financial assistance to host a variety of Coaching Clinics
JANUARY - JUNE 2013 ROUND NOW CLOSED!!
ARE YOU COACHING AT YOUR LOCAL PONY CLUB IN 2012?
APPLY FOR A WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK NOW...........
The State Coaching Panel is seeking to help more coaches gain their C Certificate examiners' ticket. These Certificates are
carried out at Club level and so Zone and State level we are not aware of when these exams happen.
What we are aware of is that we have too few examiners for what is required to do.
To this end the requirements for being a C Examiner have been reviewed and now
would-be examiners need only:
Ø produce 1 group of C candidates as opposed 3 groups
Ø draft a typical C exam paper and understudy a C examiner
Ø carry out a C examination under the mentorship of a C examiner
To make this happen we need Clubs to advise us (PCAWA) of when you will be holding
a C examination. If you have had trouble in the past in finding a C examiner then we
are trying in the longer term to solve that problem but we need your information,
so we can match C examinations with would-be examiners.
Please let us know so we can focus our effort.
The PCAWA Dressage Committee would like to thank Gilberts Fresh Market, Morrison Road, Midland, for an additional donation of fresh fruit for your enjoyment at the recent Dressage Championships. In return we encourage you to support this local business. Have you had your 2&5 today?
EVENTING EQUIPMENT PACK
PCAWA are now pleased to offer all One Day Event or Tetrathlon organisers the opportunity to hire the PCAWA Eventing Equipment Pack. This pack inlcudes the brand new PCAWA Eventing Timing Equipment, stopwatches, whistles, 2 way radios, stationary box, flouro vests and clip boards. We have tried to keep this as affordable as possible for all Clubs. This Eventing Equipment Pack is part of a new safety initiative from the PCAWA Office.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE
EVENTING STEWARDS WANTED
Do you have an interest in Eventing?
Have you thought about becoming a Trainee Eventing Steward?
PCAWA Eventing Steward Duties include:
· to provide appropriate help and guidance to Event Organisers.
· to act as Technical Delegate
· to inspect and approve the courses and arenas being used for events.
· to authorise any alterations being made.
· to check entry forms and programs prior to event.
· to approve administration arrangements for the event.
· to supervise or present all briefings.
· to ensure all events are conducted in accordance with the rules.
· to submit a written post event report to PCAWA
PCAWA needs more Trainee Eventing Stewards to maintain the high level of participation in Pony Club Eventing.
CHANGE IN EQUIPMENT
Please note that the above is the ring holder for the 9 Ring Race. For more information regarding the construction of the above or to place an order, please contact Sean Corbin via email firstname.lastname@example.org
PONY CLUB EVENT
OF THE YEAR
...yes it was!
"Thank you to all those involved in making Saturday such an outstanding success. It was a wonderful
way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Pony Club in WA.
I know how much thought, time and effort goes into making occasions such as these a success and you
obviously left no stone unturned to ensure that it was a great celebration. The day was a marvelous mix of
young and old and it was particularly heartening to have the young people there.
Congratulations, also, on the beautiful production of ‘Reflections and Recollections’. Reading it brought
back many memories.
I would also like to thank the Executive for my nomination for the ‘S’ Certificate. It was a surprise and an
honour to receive this recognition.
Thank you all, once again. It was a great day!"
At the Annual General Meeting on 11th March, farewells were made to two highly
valued and respected members of the Executive, who have devoted their time and expertise for many years to the Pony Club organisation:
Michele Wilkie & Deborah Spencer
L to R: Rose Pinter - President; Judy Rose - Senior Vice-President;
Neville Westlund - PCAWA Legend; Vicki Griffin - Treasurer;
Michele Wilkie - Past Vice President; Simon Ozanne - Junior Vice President;
Debrorah Spencer - Past Director of Coaching.
Pony Club at the Royal Show
What a great week we had!
The glitz and glamour of the dressage, the colour and magic of the Musical Ride and the
thrills (and spills!) of novelties and PPMG.
Thank you to all of our participating riders – you were fantastic ambassadors for PCAWA
and your clubs receiving much praise from all involved at the Royal Show
for your presentation and conduct.
Thank you to all of the parents for the time, effort and distances travelled to support your
children riding at the show. Thank you to the Active Riding and Dressage sub committees
for all of your help through the week.
Thank you to Red and Ashley for staying to take photos each night.
Lastly thank you to all RAS staff for their help and support.
Thank you RedFoto
South Midlands celebrated the PCAWA 50th Anniversary at our July Rally. After normal lessons
in the morning most of our members from Lead Line through to K changed into Fancy Dress.
The theme was 1960’s. Costumes ranged from Carnaby Street to Hippies and many ponies
and horses were also in Fancy Dress.
Following the Fancy Dress riders were divided into teams and sent off to hunt for
Golden Horseshoes that had been hidden around the grounds. Ninety shoes were
hidden and 87 came back, proving that our members are pretty good
Our members filled out a profile on their Pony Club activities and added a photo. These, along
with photos of coaches and a club newsletter will be placed in a time capsule and buried.
In ten years time we will dig up the time capsule and hold a 60 year celebration!
Sally Davis – Coach Coordinator.
Kellerberrin Riding & Pony Club
Photos of our last rally day at Kellerberrin Riding & Pony club which incorporated a
celebration of PCAWA 50th Anniversary. We asked James Scott and Doreen Dowding who
are not only life members but continue to be on call for assistance to day to cut the cake.
We hope that you liked this cake, we thought it was awesome.
The riders all plaitted up and did a quadrille and entertained past and present members
who then tucked into an amazing afternoon tea supplied by current members.
It was a lovely day and we thought you might like to see how we celebrated.
Kellerberrin Riding & Pony Club
Gosnells Pony Club had its EOY Trophy Presentation, Sunday 13th Nov 2011
A great time was had by all!
Another weekend was spent promoting PCAWA to the wider community at the
2011 World Sports Expo.
Thank you to clubs who sent in photos and a big thank you
to the following members who kindly gave their time to help on the PCAWA stand;
Rose Pinter ~ PCAWA Executive
Michelle Wilkie ~ PCAWA Executive
Michelle Hollingwirth ~ Wallangara
Terena Atkinson ~ Swan Valley
Marika Barrett-Lennard ~ Beverley
Brittany Kember ~ Darlington
Tamara Parry ~ Darlington
Ann Gillman ~ Darlington
Anita Wilkins ~ Darlington
SWAN VALLEY HORSE AND PONY CLUB - Notice of AGM
Swan Valley Horse and Pony Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 1pm Saturday 16th November, 2013 in the clubrooms at the SVH&PC Grounds at the SEC, Brigadoon. If you require any further information please contact Linda Hampshire Club Secretary on 0417 664 981
Darling Range Horse and Pony Club - Notice of AGM
Sun 8th Dec at 11 am.
South Midlands Pony Club Inc - Notice of Annual General Meeting
Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of South Midlands Pony Club Inc. will be held at the South Midlands Pony Club Clubroom at Sandown Park, Brand Highway,Muchea on November 3, 2013 at 1pm.
GRANTS & FUNDING NEWS
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FUNDING
This Scheme funds initiatives that target low participation groups, particularly culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) and indigenous populations. Grant applications must be for projects that target either “participation” or people development” outcomes. How will your project increase the physical activity levels of under resourced populations who currently have low participation rates? Or, how will your project improve the skills of the volunteers or staff of your organisation or community group that is targeting low participation groups?
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE
STATE-WIDE REGIONAL TALENT DEVELOPMENT NETWORK
Through the Royalties for Regions program, $3.6 million has been allocated to the establishment of a State-wide Regional Talent Development Network. The aim of this network is to provide athletes from regional WA greater opportunities to pursue sporting excellence locally. The Department of Sport and Recreation will work closely with stakeholders in regions across WA, including the South West Academy of Sport and the Mid West Sports Federation, to develop the best approach.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
2013/14 SPORT AND RECREATION FACILITY GRANTS
Applications are now open for the 2013/14 annual and forward planning round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CRSFF). Applications are now welcomed from not-for-profit sport, recreation and community groups seeking capital works grants to develop sport and recreation facilities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE
LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS GRANT
Are you, or do you know, a dedicated young athlete, coach or official participating in a state or national sporting championships? Are you aged 12-18 years old travelling further than 250km return for a state or national championships? If yes, then you or your team could be eligible for a Local Sporting Champions grant to help meet costs such as uniforms, travel, accommodation and equipment.Grants of $500 per individual and $3,000 per team are available for young people participating in a nominated National Sporting Organisation-endorsed state or national sporting championships or a School Sport Australia national championship.This program is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Australian Sports Commission and supports 8,000 young people each year.Applications are open, so apply now! Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of the nominated championships. For further information, including application forms and eligibility criteria.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE
Are you eligible for a Kidsport subsidised PCAWA 2012 Membership Grant??
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
PONY CLUB ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC.
303 CATHEDRAL AVE, BRIGADOON WA 6069
PHONE: (08) 9296 1500 | EMAIL: email@example.com