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BULLETIN NUMBER: 319 DATE: 22 January 2010
WELCOME TO 2010 This is something we have not covered very well in
the past and we have been asked to improve our
The end of school holidays marks the start of the RDA registration process in this respect.
riding year, with a raft of activities occurring at all
centres. Volunteer training is high on the agenda, as
is registering riders and rekindling friendships with
NEW COACHES FOR 2010
Congratulations to new Level 1coaches Bruce
familiar faces. Fenwick (RDA Riverland) and Samantha Cope (RDA
And our 90 or so RDA horses will also return from Pt Lincoln) who have completed coach training. They
holiday paddocks – let’s hope they all enjoyed a nice will be ready to start coaching lessons this term year.
break from being ridden. Sam’s achievement was unfortunately overshadowed
RDA PORT LINCOLN – FIRES AGAIN by damaged caused by the recent wildfire, as
mentioned elsewhere in this edition of “Chaff”.
Wild fire earlier this month has again caused
heartbreak in the Port Lincoln community. The fire did
not reach the ferocity of the tragic 2005 fire, but RDA
DISABILITY WORKSHOP 28 FEB
The first RDA SA workshop for 2010 will be held on
folk were again affected. Sunday 28 Feb at Sport SA, Military Rd, West Beach.
Heather Paynter from RDA Port Lincoln says, “One of This will follow the Centres’ Forum on 27 Feb at the
our valued volunteers, Peg Squires, lost her home same venue. The workshop will focus on services for
and all of her possessions. adult riders with acquired disabilities such as MS,
“Sam Cope (coach, and Peg’s daughter) lost fencing paraplegia and brain injury.
and all her horse equipment with her prized racehorse Guest speakers from Paraquad SA, and Brain Injury
receiving a burnt face. The horse has made a Network will present along with RDA riders who will
remarkable recovery with seemingly little after-effect.” share their experiences of learning to ride.
Our thoughts are with Peg and Sam as they recover This workshop was cancelled last year due to low
from this devastating event, with RDA Port Lincoln numbers so we are hoping for a better turn out this
members willing to support them as needed. time. Volunteers, family members, riders and
coaches are all welcome. Register now by contacting
FORMS ON THE WEB Rose on 8331 1833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All centres by now should have received multiple
copies of all forms required to register riders and BUSHFIRE BUDDY
volunteers for 2010. Horse owners are set to benefit from a new addition
All necessary forms are available on our website to the Horse SA website launched before Christmas.
www.rdasa.org.au/membership-forms-and-policies Titled “Horse Owners Bushfire Buddy” information is
Let us know if you have problems accessing these provided relating to bushfire preparation and
forms, or if you would like us to mail or email them to recovery. Horse owners are also urged to prepare a
you. Feedback is always welcome! Bushfire Survival Plan that includes their animals. The
Horse SA website is: www.horsesa.asn.au
The Rider Registration form has been redesigned to
help us gather information we need for our HACC CHAFF FOR ALL
accreditation. We particularly need information about Chaff is normally published every Friday afternoon and
each rider’s country of birth and the language spoken is posted onto our website for world-wide access.
at home. The government requires us to identify
Chaff is available to anyone via email. Ph: 8331 1833 or
riders who are from Culturally and Linguistically
email email@example.com to be added to the list or if
diverse (CALD) backgrounds or who are Aboriginal you no longer wish to receive Chaff.
and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI).
Horse riding and related activities as therapy and recreation for people with disabilities
Check our website for other information – www.rdasa.org.au