New PCAWA Jumping Leaderboard & Series for 2014
Members & Clubs please note that the PCAWA Jumping Sub Committee are launching a Jumping Leaderboard Series for 2014, similar to both the Eventing & Dressage Series.
We encourage all Clubs and Riders to get involved in the Series in 2014 to help encourage and develop our young Jumping riders as the Dressage and Eventing Series have.
Click Here for Rider Info
Click Here for Club Event Application Forms
PCAWA Eventing Leaderboard & Series
Eventing Series final points standing are now available on the PCAWA Website please check your points and if you have any queries please email email@example.com
Presentations for the series will be at the PCAWA AGM on February 7th 2014.
PCAWA Dressage Series - Get Involved for 2014!
Clubs that took part in this years Dressage Series have been sent an application form
for the 2014 series
You can also find an application form on the Dressage Series page of the PCAWA website.
New clubs are very welcome to also apply.
Riders Advisory Panel
"PCAWA INAUGURAL RAP AWARDS NIGHT"
Congratulations to the RAP girls for putting on such a spectacular night
We hear they are already planning for a bigger and better Awards night for next year.
Valley View was decorated beautifully and all enjoyed the ambiance and lovely food. It also gave members an opportunity to dress in all their finery and boy did they look smart.
Our Award Winners
Volunteer of the Year - Jacqui Moon & Sharon McCormick
Jumping Coach of the Year - Nellandra Henry
Eventing Coach of the Year - Philippa Collier
Games Coach of the Year - Dan Foster
Dressage Coach of the Year - Nataacha Wachter
Dan Foster was the guest Speaker for the evening and gave the crowd many laughs with his stories of being a boy in Pony Club over the years.
Ex Pony Club member and State Representative, Michelle Hollingsworth came along as the RAP resident DJ of the evening.
The RAP can not wait for next year and are already buzzing with great ideas to make next year even better (I know, you probably think is that even possible?) but yes it is, especially with your help!
If you would like to be apart of organising this wonderful event next year or have Club Members who are interested, please contact the PCAWA or one of the RAP Representatives on Facebook to register your interest. They will be sending out EOI shortly!
Click on the link below to view photos from the night on RedFoto:
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.
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR PONY CLUB WA
A new competition is coming to PCAWA unlike any others currently on offer! “Quiz” is a non-riding team competition that tests Pony Club members’ knowledge and skills in all areas of horse management, rally competition rules, the array of horse sports, and safety. Members get a chance to develop, build and show-off their intelligence and know-how when it comes to horsemastership and sportsmanship.
PCAWA is calling all interested members over the age of 21 who would like to submit expressions of interest in forming a small sub-committee for Quiz, responsible for the development and distribution of this exciting new competition around Western Australia. PCAWA would like to eventually grow Quiz competition into a year-round series with points and prizes for participating members, enhancing and encouraging the importance of mastering and employing non-riding skills and knowledge.
The United States Pony Club has also extended an invitation to the Pony Club of Australia to send a team for the International Quiz which will be held during their Pony Club Festival 2014. This prominent event, only held every 3 years, will be in Lexington Kentucky in July next year. The USPC would like to invite a team consisting of 2 C-Level and 2 A/B-Level members from Australia to attend.
PCAWA encourages interested and appropriately qualified members to send their expressions of interest to the office by 20th December. For those selected to represent Australia, the trip will be self-funded.
More information will be available on the PCAWA website as it becomes available.
We have a new ticketing system this year for this Spectacular event - once you have booked you will be emailed a printable ticket which you can bring along on the night. So easy! Purchase your tickets prior to the night and avoid having to stand in the ticket lines!
Visit http://www.secbrigadoon.com/2013-milne-feeds-spectacular to book your tickets today.
Western Australian Horse Council Inc.
Please find attached information regarding FREE Field Days being held on Sunday 8 December and Sunday 15 December 2013
Also the Western Australian Horse Council is seeking the assistance of someone to update our existing Facebook page on a weekly basis. If you have the skills and the time to do this, we would love to hear from you.
Contact: Diane Bennit email@example.com Mob: 0409 083 617 H: 9293 3577 Click Here for Field Day Info
Event Dates 2014
To download the latest updated 2014 Calendar CLICK HERE
Please check your Clubs Dates
New Dates Colour Blue
Changes Colour Red
Multiple Dates Colour Yellow
Please keep sending your dates to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be updating the calendar and sending the updated draft out every 2 weeks
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 or August 30th & 31st, 2014
PCAWA State Active Riding & PPMG Qualifier - September 6th & 7th, 2014
PCAWA State Eventing Championships - September 13th & 14th, 2014
PCAWA State Active Riding & PPMG Championships Finals - October 4th, 2014
2014 Young Event Rider Coaching Grant
The aim of this grant is to develop the skills of a young event rider through access to an individual coaching program with NCAS coach Philippa Collier.
This Coaching Grant has been created by a generous benefactor who wants to recognise an up and coming rider who, for financial reasons may not have the opportunity to regularly access coaching or training facilities
Click HERE for Information, Selection Criteria and Application Form
Please support this event
Each ticket purchased raises funds for YOUR Pony Club
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 January 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
PCAWA Welcomes Executive Officer
The PCAWA Board warmly welcomes the new EO Emma Finney to PCAWA. Emma will commence at PCAWA on Monday 18th November 2013. Please find below an introductory statement from Emma.
Hello Western Australia Pony Clubbers!
I’m really excited to be joining the team at the PCAWA State Office as the new Executive Officer. Here is a bit about me...
I have shared my life thus far with horses – I grew up riding, mostly training in show jumping and some polo, and have spent the last several years working in the Thoroughbred racing industry in America, Melbourne, and here in Perth. I’ve spent many years breaking-in young horses for the racetrack as well as re-training many ex-racehorses for new disciplines.
My work has greatly revolved around the equestrian industry. Previous positions have seen me selling to and managing new customers, creating and managing websites, substantial graphic design for creating marketing materials and advertising campaigns, public relations and event creation, and securing sponsorships and new business.
My practical knowledge of horses and equine businesses has been significantly influenced and shaped through my study. I completed an undergraduate degree in Sport Management from the University of Michigan in the United States, including spending a semester abroad at the University of Melbourne, where I first fell in love with Australia and its people. More recently, I finished a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Western Australia, which really focused on the strategic development and management of businesses for short and long-term success.
I look forward to meeting and chatting with many of you over the coming months as we all help shape Pony Club in WA for a successful, positive and long future.
Closure of "Connect" Survey and Forums
The online survey and discussion forums are now complete for "Connect".
We would like to sincerely thank all that participated in the online survey and discussion forums recently. Paper surveys are still coming in. The aim of both forms were to gather feedback from our key stakeholders – YOU!
This feedback will now be collated and analysed. A report is due to be presented to the PCAWA board at the end of November. Following that, the report will also be made available for members to read and review.
We intend to put in place actions in response to your feedback in 2014.
ANZ Sports Star Awards
Congratulations to the following people who have been nominated for an award at the prestigious ANZ Sports Stars Awards for 2013
Lauren Brewer - Junior Sports Star Award
Annalise Duschka - Junior Sports Star Award
Sean Corbin - Coach Of The Year
Dan Foster - Coach Of The Year
PCAWA Nationals Team - Team Of The Year
Debra Walker - Services To Sport
Jacqui Moon - Services To Sport
The Award Ceremony will be held on the 16th December
In the Grand Ballroom at Crown Perth.
Good Luck to our nominees