www.standrews.ponyclubvic.org.au P.O. Box 59 St Andrews 3761 My Bit Junior Committee Issue 20 October 2005 The last rally went off well & Ethan and Trivia Night: October 22nd I know lots about Up-Downs and I’m sure we will learn lots more. Our Stan Halloween Theme Committee 2005 Finch day went off very well after lots Drop off the kids and go out for of hard work on those poles, they dinner!!! looked great. No major falls on the day Trivia night organised by the President was even better. A special thanks to junior committee for all PC Paul Fildes 9719 7197 Jackie who ran the canteen for most of members and their friends to the day with help from Nangie Vice President have a great night. Get together (Wendy’s mum) & a few others. Our with friends and organize a table Peter Stuart 9710 1175 cooktop wasn’t done last rally as they or just come along and join a District did lots of other things & will need to be friendly table. All ages accounted Commissioner done when the kitchen is not in use. A Pam Stuart 9710 1175 for. Bookings- Alicia Lavery little fairy told me it might be put in the Saturday before the next rally won’t it 97101843. Rally Organiser boys!! We are NOT MENTIONING $3 entry per child. Tables of 8 Chris Dyson 9876 1228 the house this month so don’t ask. max. BYO drinks and nibbles. Soft drinks available to purchase Secretary See you all at the next rally. Helen Powell 9730 1837 Pam at $1 each. Great prizes for the winning table and the MC will be Treasurer his usual fantastic self. WELCOME Halloween theme so dress up and Ray Lavery 9710 1843 To our newest member be there by 6.30pm .Even the MC Events Secretary Stephanie Lynch will be all dressed up won’t you Helen Hunt 9710 1617 Paul!! Your buddy for the day will be Michelle Temme Zone Rep Belinda Scattergood 9730 1965 Thank you Canteen & & Judy Tricker A big thank you to everyone who Maintenance helped for our Stan finch show Each month families of our club are Canteen jumping day. All the jobs eventually rostered on to do Canteen and Jackie Wilson 9730 1559 got covered even though Wendy Maintenance. This means that the Saturday before our Rally Day jobs Maintenance stressed a bit and I stressed a lot! need to be done around our Maggie Broom 9710 1374 We raised money that goes back clubhouse and on the Sunday of onto the club that benefits our kids. Rally you are expected to help in Back Protectors A special thank you to parents who the canteen. Each family gets 1 And Uniforms roster per year. Tracey Gilligan 9438 4246 helped even though their children did not ride on the day. It is you who This Month Agistment volunteer that makes our club so October Roster Karen Hayley 9710 1482 special. If you couldn’t help on the Portman, Rolfe and Webb day and your child is a member of Fundraising Next Month our club (and you will benefit from Liz Stonehouse 9878 7476 money raised), please say “yes” and November Roster Newsletter volunteer for our next fundraising Rushton, Searle and Wilson Karen Somers 9710 1583 event, which is Cup Day. For canteen details please ring Jackie on This is a non-horsey day. It is a (9730 1559) and she will fill you in on what you Adult Riders major fundraiser for our club and need to bring Carolyn Spratling 9710 1569 your support is vital. Helen P Please Ring Maggie Broom (97101374) to confirm you will be available for maintenance on the Saturday prior to the rally. General Interest October Birthdays Next Committee Meeting Happy Birthday to: This will be on Monday, 24th October at Melissa Ball, Katelyn Kyme, 8.00pm – The THIRD Monday of the Month Due to Cup Day. Everyone Welcome please Emily Linton, Alysha Somers, bring a plate. Declan & Jemima Portman Marianne Tait,& Michelle Temme Saturday Club The next meetings will be available from Jo, they start at 10am. Please (you must) ring Jo Lavery (97101843 or 0418526224) if you would like to STATE GAMES attend, so we know if we have enough numbers. If We wish all our A Team Games Riders the weather is unkind, ring Jo or Gill to check if the the best of luck for STATE GAMES club is still running. on Sunday 2nd October. Back Protectors We would also like to thank their coach Please don’t forget the procedures for borrowing back protectors. If you borrow a back protector you Helen Powell for putting in many long must sign it in and out and have it returned by the hours and helping our kids get to State. beginning of the next rally. GAMES INFO Horse Rug Repairs BRIAN BRENNAN Horse Rugs Repairs, If members have rug repairs, Brian Brennan Games are to be held on contact Peter at email@example.com to Sunday 16th October book a pick-up on PC rally days, which will be repaired and returned before the rally ends, Peter will donate 10% of the repair cost back to your Don’t forget that Brian Brennan still has club. practices coming up. The teams have now been chosen and this should be a fun day Buckskin Jodhpurs for all. We tried to organise Wendy from Buckskin Jodhpurs to come out. However she is fully booked until Next Year. So we are going to have her out next year. If in the Practices still listed for Brian Brennan are; meantime you want to order some Jodhpurs you can Sat. 1st Oct 2.30 our Pony club. download an order form from Sat 8th Oct. 2.30 our Pony club http://cyberhorse.net.au/buckskin/Buckskin Sat. 15th Oct. our Pony club will be in afternoon. If you do purchase some Jodhpurs before If you can’t come to practice or have any questions Christmas please mention you are from please call Helen. St Andrews as a % of your purchase comes back to our club in a gift voucher. Brian Brennan Games day is a great You can contact Wendy on Phone (03) 9728 3761 Fax (03) 9728 6661 starting comp for little kids and oldies alike, Buckskin Jodhpurs have become something of an institution, very friendly. If anyone feels like coming providing affordable perfect fitting "Made to Measure" jodhpurs at no along to cheer on our kids please do so. extra cost For Sale The Pony Club Website has a Statement of Why Games should be part of our club. May we all POLO horse float for sale remember this statement. Features include fibre glass construction, no rust, 4 - an excerpt from PCAV Website. wheel electric brakes, 4 external lockable tack boxes, 1 internal lockable tack box with saddle racks, built-in One of the aims of the Pony Club movement is to beds, non slip floor, super safe, little use, $10,500 Call help the members enjoy their riding and to make peter 0427 512 474 riding more interesting because they are participating with other members. Games should be fun for both horse and rider. They also supply an opportunity for developing team and club spirit and good feeling. Adult Riders The Adult Riders now meet 2 weekends a month, the 1st Sunday & 3rd Saturday between 9am and 12 noon. Any Pony Club members over the age of 16 are welcome to attend cost $15. Ring Leanne 97181223 for any enquiries. . The Adult Riders are there for only 3 hours so please make sure you do not use the grounds while they are there. Out and About Congratulations to all our riders If you have something for out and about please let Pam Stuart, Helen Powell or Belinda Scattergood know. Yard Up Date The Yards are nearly finished now. Yet we Hannah Norris Werribee Horse Trials Grade 3 1 st are still waiting for your “expression of interest” form to come back, please fill Nicole Motscall Werribee Horse Trials Grade 2 6th these out & return them at the next rally. Patrick Dyson Werribee Horse Trials Grade 5 7th Tap Up Date The New Tap is nearly finished out the Toni Scattergood Westy Friends of Werribee Pre Novice 3 rd front. The boys have set a date and hope to Avenel @ Oaklands Pre Novice 4th have the piping finished by Top Teams. Avenel @ Oaklands Award for best performance Pre Novice Under 21 Which means we will have it for use by our Melissa Ball Rufus November Rally coming into the warmer Wyena Horse Show Pleasure Mount 1st months. ODE Mount Grade 4 5th Emily Van Sonsbeek Wyena Horse Show Tango Led Class Under 13hh 1st Thank You To Pleasure mount under 13hh 3rd Ron Phippen for our wonderful Loud Hailer Natural Rider under 10yrs 2nd The Hunt Family for the corrugated iron for our Bethany Stonehouse new shed. Wyena Horse Show Neatest and Cleanest 1st Pleasure mount under 15hh 3rd Thank you to the huge effort made by Natural Rider under 13yrs 1st ODE Mount Grade 5 1st Emily Van Sonsbeek, Ethan Stuart, Holly Rushton, Brooke Searle, Stephanie Emery, Jake Henry Newton Cody and Jonty Rushton and Alex Hubbard for the great Wyena Horse Show Led Class Over 16hh 2nd effort you went to to sell Raffle Tickets at Stan Tallest Horse 1st Finch. Thank you to all our Volunteers for the Stan Finch Memorial Show jumping Day. Without you the day Grounds Closed to all Riders on would not have been a success. 16th October. The Top Teams Navigational Ride is being hosted by St Andrews Adult Riders & Nepean Adult riders th BRENDA’S GROUP CHANGE which will be held on Sunday 16 October. They are Please note: expecting about 250 riders from across the state to After a short trial with this group going down to participate in this event. The event is only open to HRCAV riders. listen to all the announcements it was decided that The Pony Club will be running the canteen & we we will go back to the old way. So please go to desperately need helpers for that day so if you the clubhouse with your Log Book first can spare a couple of hours to come & help DO NOT TACK UP please let Pam know. Cup Day in the Hills Our Annual Cup Day Event TUESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER Raffle Tickets GOSSIP SPOT Each Family Member has been sent books of raffle Who thought their phone wasn’t working but had it tickets for this great day. Can you please make sure you return all raffle tickets AND MONEY to the Club by upside down??? this Rally Day. Raffle Tickets and money can also be Who ordered Drinks Loudly?? handed in to the Smiths Gully General Store. If you would like more raffle tickets please see Lyn or Liz at the next Rally. Remember – The family who sells the most tickets will be given a great prize of a monster show bag. Coming Events Working Bee October Because of our fabulous event we need to hold a nd PCAV State Games Sun 2 Oct Working Bee on the Sunday before hand. We are hoping to have many dads & mums volunteer th Our Rally Sun 9 Oct to come and help because many things need to be done to get our grounds in ship shape. th Eltham Showjumping Day Sun 9 Oct Nillumbik Four Series And we are sure the boys are planning on having Official Rally a light refreshment or two afterwards. th Oct Please speak to Pam or Paul at next rally to let them Oaklands Horse Trials Sun 9 know if you can attend our working bee. th Oct Brian Brennan Games Sun 16 th Oct Adult Riders Top Teams Sun 16 Junior Committee Trivia Night Hurstbridge CT and Dressage nd Sat 22 Oct rd Sun 23 Oct 2nd Hand Sale Nunawading CT rd Sun 23 Oct We are having a 2nd hand sale th Lilydale Horse Trials Sun 30 Oct th at our club Working Bee Sun 30 Oct on Sunday November 13th – our rally day. th Yarrambat Showjumping Day Sun 30 Oct nd Nillumbik Four Series We are hoping that anyone with 2 hand horse items, th NMZ Pre 5 & Inexperienced 5 Sat 29 Oct & rugs, bridles, lead ropes, saddles etc,.. can bring them th Eventing Clinic at Yarra Glen Sun 30 Oct along to Pam, Wendy or Liz either at October or November rally. All items sold will be at your marked price with 10% of November the value going back into the club. Cup Day in the Hills Tues 1 Nov st Please make sure all items have been priced before giving them to us. Our Rally Sun 13 Nov th See the fliers and posters up at next rally or speak to nd th Pam for more details. 2 Hand Sale at our Rally Sun 13 Nov Kangaroo Ground Showjumping Sun 13 th Nov Musical Ride/Flat teams Nillumbik Four Series Are you interested in participating in a musical ride Official Rally next year???? Whittlesea Pony Club and Adult Sun 27 th Nov It was disappointing that our club did not have enough Riders Horse Show interest in sending a group of kids to zone last year th BUT hopefully that will change. I am interested in a NMZ Qualifier for State Dressage Sun 27 Nov group of 4 pony clubbers or more with an interest in and Showjumping dressage. They need to be on their mount now, not going to sell or change in the next 6 months. They December cannot play games as zone is always on the same day. rd End of Year Gymkhana Sat 3 Dec They need to attend practices together – about once And Break Up Night per fortnight and then weekly as winter sets in next year. If you are interested let Helen or Pam know at Pony Club or ring Helen to discuss it further. 97301837. Wanted – Someone who can sew!!!!!! Congratulations Our club desperately needs a new set of To those who went to Werribee over the last armband letters for zone. We have been “ZZ” weekend. and “DD” for the past 8 years and our letters Nicole Motschall came in 6th in Grade 2 are worn and washed out (it usually pour with Hannah Norris came in 1st in Grade 3 rain on games day). The club will provide money Patrick Dyson came in 7th in Grade 5 for fabric if you can the time to sew them. Great Tess Mumme had a couple of rails & we for a family to volunteer some time to pony club haven’t had an update on Elisha Hayley who if they were unable to help for the dressage or still hadn’t ridden her X-Country at 6pm on the show jumping day. If you can help please let Sunday night, hope Elisha & Serenity had a Helen or Pam know and they will explain what torch to finish. need to be done. Zone Qualifiers At Yarrambat If you are interested in doing Dressage or Showjumping at Grade 3 Level or Higher and would like to represent our club please fill in your details on the form in the clubhouse must Adult Riders Wine Sales be done this month so as we can get form back Adult Riders wine fundraiser is on to Zone. again. They are offering 5 reds, 3 whites and champagne from the NMZ Eventing Clinic Duet and Naked Range wines from Pre 5 & Inexperienced Grade 5 Jansz Estate. All wines will be sold At Yarra Glen Pony Club by the dozen. Delivery is around five This is the last clinic for the year they are very working days. For more information popular & if you are interested in going please let Pam, Brenda or Gill know & we will have on this please see Pam or Carolyn. plenty of forms available on the table at the next rally. Club’s new WEBSITE Please take a quick look at our new website, we have started work on it but it will improve over Xmas Ideas the next couple of months. If you have any In this newsletter there will be a form to order suggestions to go onto the website please let us some T-Shirts with your own photo on it also know. some coffee cups with your own photo, the photos can be one you already have or one that can be taken at a rally. As well as some throw rugs that have a horsey picture on them, all NEW EQUINE VET IN enquires to Liz Stonehouse. KINGLAKE Simon Bray, specialist Equine Vet, Jenny Bray, Practice Manager and Kate Murray, Vet have started a new clinic in Kinglake. They are eager to help anyone from our pony club with horse, cattle or small animal concerns. Kinglake District Veterinary Clinic Lost If anyone found a small Driza-bone at our last Rally 2/4 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd, Kinglake in September, it belongs to Brooke Searle. Can Phone 5786 1422 you please check all your coats in case you accidentally picked it up by mistake.