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July Newsletter - STONEY RANGE P

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					            STONEY RANGE PONY CLUB
                         July 2008 Newsletter
                          President: Graeme Wall: 42568891
  Secretary: Craig Baxter 42344776 / 0417494358 or email badila71@yahoo.com.au
          Senior Instructor: Vanessa Bourne: 42568891 / 0438568891 or email
                              happy13spaz@dodo.com.au
                  Web site: www.stoneyrange.pcansw.org.au




          WHATS HAPPENING THIS MONTH
 JULY:
 5th – 9th Zone 22 camp
 5th Rally cancelled due to camp being held
 6th RSVP Lake Conjola Gymk
 6th Claytons Derby Woodhill Mountain
 12th State Showjumping Cobargo
 14th RSVP Moss vale & Bundanoon ODE
 19th Rally
 19th Zone 28 Mounted Games
 20th Working Bee – to start making our XC course 9:30am
 20th Stoney Range PC Training Day Mounted Games
 20th Lake Conjola Gymkhana at Worrigee
 21st RSVP Figtree Gymkhana
 27th Figtree Gymkhana
 27th Moss vale & Bundaoon ODE
 28th RSVP Mounted Games Teams for Zone 22
 29th Instructors Meeting 6:30pm and General Meeting 7:30pm at Clubhouse
 AUGUST:
 2nd Rally Day
 3rd Zone 22 Mounted Games
 3rd Stoney Range canteen duties at zone 22 Mounted Games
 3rd RSVP State Mounted Games
 11th Zone 22 General Meeting 7:30pm Jerrara




    ALL EVENTS TO BE ENTERED THROUGH STONEY RANGE
                   EVENTS SECRETARY

 Contact: Rachel Gardner PH: 42563608- all entry money to be paid
          prior to event. No late entries will be received.
  ALL RSVP MUST BE IN ON THE MONDAY PRIOR TO THE EVENT UNLESS STATED
OTHERWISE BY 7PM. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE RSVP DATE ON PROGAMMES AS THIS
                      IS FOR OUR EVENTS SECRETARY


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                                NEWS NEWS NEWS….


           FUNKHANA NEWS                                         WORKING BEE
                                                     We will be holding a working Bee on Sunday
    Unfortunately these have not been very            20th July so we can get cracking on our cross-
 successful, we have had to reschedule the last     country course, and also paint some jump poles.
 two, and so we are currently re-thinking how        If anyone can lend assistance please be at the
 we will change this idea. We would still like to   grounds by 9:30am. If you can only come for an
keep the Teams we currently have but we may             hour or two during the day that would be
  change the idea of a Funkhana into a mini          great. See Graeme for tools needed and more
 Gymkhana that will be held twice in the year                              info.
instead. If any members have any ideas for our
     Teams please contact Vanessa Bourne.                    BORROWED MOUNTS
                                                       Just a reminder that if anyone is going to
                Our Teams are
                                                     borrow a mount for a rally day or event you
                                                    MUST contact our Senior Instructor Vanessa for
           The Champions: Points 0                    permission. A simple phone call goes a long
                                                                         way.
             Flying Fillies: Points 0

             Crazy Horses: Points 0                                WEB SITE
                                                     Just a reminder to keep checking our
              Giddy Ups: Points 0                   web site for updates and news, as items
                                                     are being added regularly especially
              Hot Chicks: Points 0                    events now that we are over the EI.
                                                     Check out the Latest News section for
                                                                regular updates.

                JEWELLERY
   No jewellery is to be worn at rally days or                        PHOTOS
  events accept for one pair of studs in ears &     Please email any photos you may have of
                  wristwatches.                       our members at events or rally days to
                                                    Pauline: follyfoot@optusnet.com.au for use
                                                    in newsletter and web site. Or you can put
                                                          them on a disc for me, Thanks
             TROOP LINE UP
  JUST a reminder that no one is to leave the
 rally until the Senior Instructor has closed the
 rally day after troop line up at the end of the                    THS FORMS
day (unless you have to leave early then please      Please make two copies of the THS for rallies
see Vanessa.) We need to make sure everyone         and events, one to carry with you and one to
  has been checked off the point-score book.         hand in at the gate. This is required whether
                                                    you ride or float your horse. An official will be
                                                     at the main gate to collect your permits. No
                                                    Permit means no entering the rally day.
              RIDING BOOTS
                                                    The Horse Transport Statement form is on our
    Zipper boots with elastic sides are now                web site in rally day info section.
permitted at Pony Club but boots with laces or              Thanks for your co-operation.
         buckles are not permitted.




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  MAIN ITEMS DISCUSSED
  AT GENERAL MEETING                                              RIDER PROFILES:
        24TH JUNE                                      Kieran is currently working on our new section
                                                       for riders profiles. If your information is not
  WORKING BEE: We will be having a                     in this section please email him your info with
working bee on Sun 20th July to start fixing up
   our cross-country course. This is the last             a photo to follyfoot@optusnet.com.au
        Sunday of the school holidays.
                                                        We hope you have had as much fun reading
We need as many people as possible to help out                     them as we have.
 so if you can spare some free time please see
  Graeme Wall or just turn up on the day 9am            Please be patient while this section is being
                    onwards.
                                                       created as it is very time consuming and takes
             PH: 42568891 Graeme                           a great deal of effort. Thanks Kieran

   CLUB PHOTO'S: We are going to be                                  ARM BANDS:
 holding a special morning for our Club photos.
 This will be held on Sunday 17th August 2008.           We are currently looking into making some
                                                        Armbands for riders to wear at Gymkhanas.
Please arrive at clubhouse by 9:45am ready for         These are to be worn on the Left arm to show
photo shoot at 10am SHARP.All members to be
                                                       the correct grade you are riding in. These will
  in Full pony club uniform - Shirt, tie jumper,
beige jodhpurs, boots. Hair to be tied back in a         be for sale shortly for just a few dollars.
                    ponytail.                          Once you change grade you can exchange your
                                                        armband for another colour for free.If you
Can all Instructors also attend and be dressed in        already own an armband please use at the
jeans and club polo shirt with club Jacket if you             upcoming Gymkhanas. Thankyou
                     own one.
                                                                Associate A – Blue on White
We will be having a group shot, grade shots and
individual shots. If you wish to bring along your
   horse to be in your individual shot that is                  Associate B – Red on White
           optional not a requirement.
                                                               Associate C – Yellow on White
       HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE.
                                                                       A Grade – Blue
   PRESENTING A HORSE FOR                                              B Grade – Red
 EVENTS on Sat 13th September we will be
 spending the rally showing our members how                          C Grade – Yellow
   to plait, wash, clip etc in preperation for a
gymkhana. Please bring along your horses and                         D1 Grade – Green
all the necessary items e.g elastics, shampoo,
     scissors, sponges, buckets, black-it etc
                                                                     D2 Grade – Brown
      CERTIFICATES we will be holding the
                                                                      E Grade – Purple
 certificate achievement ridden and written tests
  on Sat 16th August on our rally day. Please
come dressed in full pony club uniform. Anyone          (Efficiency badges D/ D* /C /C* etc should
        wishing to complete their certificates            be sewn on the right arm of your winter
 D/D*/C/C*/K MUST contact Vanessa with your            jumper starting with D at the top of the arm
details. Go to Kids section on our web site under
                                                                    near your shoulder)
  Efficiency Certificates for details on certificate
          examinations and requirements

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            POINTSCORE

Please note that members who do not
participate in the afternoons activities    MORE INSTRUCTORS REQUIRED:
at rallies whether riding or not will not
   receive their point-score points.        If you would like to become an instructor please
                                             see Vanessa Bourne our Senior Instructor we
                                                         need you urgently
          FUNDRAISING
   Thanks to Lucy and Graeme for               Thanks to Janelle Ratcliffe for already
dedicating each Wednesday night to               putting your hand up to help out.
fundraise for our club and Thanks to
  ‘The Oaks’ for your valid support.




♦   We hope you all have a great time at camp and an even better school
    holidays, we will see you all when we return. Hope to see you all at the working
    bee on the last Sunday of the School holidays.
♦   Congratulations to everyone who competed at Berkeley Gymkhana, we will
    hopefully have the results on the web site shortly. Good luck to the riders who
    are competing at the Zone 22 Dressage Championships this weekend.
♦   We hope you are finding your way around the web site with our new changes,
    we have had an enormous amount of log ins to the site so hopefully everyone is
    finding it useful and informative.




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