Gidgegannup Equestrian Association 

 Adult Riding Club

Black Tie Awards

The Margaret Parkes Most Improved Overall Award 

has been named for a member who showed a great compassion for the club and its members and in doing so improved greatly with her riding and developed a wonderful bond with her horse Mary. Margaret sadly passed away in 2013 and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Margaret’s husband Graham has announced that he will be donating $100 for the winner of this award in honour of Margaret.

Paddy Me Lad Memorial Award

This year we had a new perpetual award. The award is in memory of a Gidge Adult Riding club stalwart – Paddy Me Lad – who very unexpectedly passed during the year. Paddy (and his human Alison) have been members of the club for the past 12 years. Paddy was such a character and was well known to many members and instructors, both past and present. The Paddy Me Lad Memorial Award recognises a standout character moment for a horse/rider combination during the year - whether it be a quirky/funny moment, or an achievement. 

Some history: Paddy Me Lad was one of the foals in the 1990 crop. He began his racing career as a 2 year-old and went on to be very successful over the next 8 years. He raced all over the state but his favourite track was Kalgoorlie. From 120 starts he had 21 wins and won in excess of $300,000, which in today’s terms would equate to about $1million. 

Paddy was fortunate enough to adopt Alison in 2000 and late that year they both joined Gidge Adult Riding Club. Alison remembers her first rally well – she had to ride Paddy home at the end of the day during a thunderstorm – thunder, lightning and rain with Paddy as a newly retired race horse just plodding along calmly and not fazed at all. At the first Black Tie they entered Paddy took out 1st place in the Pleasure Hack. He did however have his moments  Alison entered the hacking at the Gidge show one year and won reserve rider – she thinks it has something to do with the fact that Paddy nearly took out the arena and had to be led out by the Judge! Paddy was also able to flummox many a GARC instructor who tried all of their tricks to encourage him to take up the right rein canter lead. Sometimes he would but sometimes he just didn’t feel like it!  

Paddy was a quirky character, and could often be found with his tongue poking out and he was not happy if he didn’t get his stable (No. 1) at rallies. He had his grumpy moments but he also had his wonderful moments and he definitely left an impression on everybody who came across him

The Western Australia Horse Council WAHC extends their sympathy to those people who have been affected by the fires throughout the state. 

The WAHC on behalf of those affected by the fires, would like to express their grateful thanks for the offers of help and support that have been received from businesses, clubs and individuals.

If you are able to offer assistance, please contact the WAHC Chairperson  Diane Bennit  on  [email protected].  I require your or the business name, address and contact number.  Only the contact details will be published. The list will be available on the Western Australian Horse Council website http://wahorsecouncil.com.au/information.html   and Facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/WA-Horse-Council-194894953913813/?fref=ts.

This list of assistance will be updated as further offers of support are received.

Diane Bennit  -  08 9293 3577

9/1/16

President's Report 2016

Well I’m writing my last Presidents report for 2016 and beyond.

 

What a year it’s been with great numbers attending our rallies and many of our clinics throughout the year. Fantastic entries for both of our Show Jumping Training days and our Dressage Training day has seen much needed funds poured back into the club account.

Our instructors have worked hard in making us and our horses achieve things we didn’t think were possible and I would like to personally thank them for all their contributions throughout the year.

 

The completion of works to the arena, the build of the round yard, purchasing of new equipment has really marked our club as the best around. Our facilities are wonderful, our members are even better. I am hoping to see everyone back again in 2017!

Our Annual Awards and Dinner was a great evening and everyone enjoyed themselves . The very worthy winners are listed below and congratulations to all of them !!!!...

 

CANTEEN QUEEN - Pamela Rickard
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - Jean Jensen and Stephen Turner
PADDY ME LAD AWARD - Danika Friesema...
MOST IMPROVED FLATWORK - Margie Hanly
MOST IMPROVED JUMPING - Danika Friesema
MARGARET PARKES MOST IMPROVED OVERALL - Krystal Gregorovich
PRESIDENTS AWARD - Cheryl Wise

 

Our AGM is being held at the grounds on the 17th January to vote in the new committee for 2017. I hope all of you can attend. The nomination forms will be sent out shortly.

 

I would like to personally thank my extremely hard working committee. Without them this club would not be what it is today. From lesson planning, groups, running the canteen, overseeing rally and event days, organising entry forms and bookings, Instructor bookings, accounts and payments the list goes on and on!

I have been extremely proud to be President for the last 3 years and know that the incoming President and committee will continue to grow this wonderful club. I won’t be going anywhere and will hope to remain on the committee in 2017 and get to spend a bit more time with my two horses 

Thank you to everyone at the club for your continued support and I hope you all have a safe and happy festive season! MERRY CHRISTMAS ***

Tracy

Dressage Training Day

Our Dressage Training Day was a huge success  A massive thank you to the members that showed to set up on the Saturday in gale force winds, rain and hail only to see the arenas blow away. 

Another big thanks to those members ( the same ones) that turned up early on the Sunday to reset everything so the day could run without a hitch. Without your help these days cannot run.

The day ran bang on time and the feedback from riders that entered was fantastic with lots of great input from the judges. 

Thank you to the judges Gail Simms, Zoe Harrison, Lesley Smit and DK and CK Photos & Nicole Lockyer 

Open Show Jump Training Day

24th July 2016

Entries Close 15th July


Entry Form

http://m.cavalletti.com.au/advert/view/54911

http://gidgearc.webs.com

Open Show Jumping Training Day 

Sunday 3rd April 2016

 (Entries close Friday 25th March)

Gidgegannup Showgrounds, Old Coach Road, Gidgegannup


First class starts at 8:30am-9:00am depending on numbers. A maximum of 3 classes at a 2 consecutive heights can be entered per horse and rider combination.

Conditions of entry and Booking Form can be found under forms or http://www.cavalletti.com.au

2016 February Rally

Even though the rally today wasn't at our own awesome grounds (which are going to be even more awesome soon!) it was a great day  Fantastic lessons to be part of and to watch others with our wonderful instructors Beatrix StewartKatrin Kuenstler & Naomi Mossman. I was super happy with Bunny on his first real outing and Naomi was so encouraging when I could feel the nerves taking over!! Well done to everyone and their horses, you all did so well 

Cheryl

Open Show Jumping Training Day 

Sunday 4th October 2015

 (entries close Friday 25th September)

Gidgegannup Showgrounds, Old Coach Road, Gidgegannup


EntryForm


First class starts at 8:30am-9:00am depending on numbers. A maximum of 3 classes at a 2 consecutive heights can be entered per horse and rider combination. If you are NOT a member of Gidgegannup Equestrian Association (GEA) or EWA (Competitor / Participant) you will need to complete the GEA Competition Membership form and pay the fee of $10 and include this with your entry payment. NOTE: Competition membership is only available to riders 18 years or over (as per the GEA constitution). Riders under 18 years must be a member of EWA to compete. 

All riders (excluding GEA members) MUST include a signed waiver with their entry. 


Stables will be available. Please clean your stable after use or they will not be made available for free in the future. Please pick up your horse’s manure from stables and in the car park and drop at manure pit near stables or bring a bag and take it home ☺. Stallions experienced at coping in group environments are welcome however you MUST apply to the organisers prior to submitting your entry and EA stallion guidelines must be adhered to.   


Draw available: http://www.cavalletti.com.au/ on Thursday 1st October. 


Show Jumping Training Day 
GEA are holding a Show Jumping Training Day on the 5th July.
David Carey will be there to offer support and advice. Canteen open all day. 
These are fantastic fun days and a great opportunity to jump a full round without the pressure of competition.

(entries close Friday 26th June)

Gidgegannup Showgrounds, Old Coach Road, Gidgegannup


First class starts at 8:30am-9:00am depending on numbers. A maximum of 3 classes at a 2 consecutive heights can be entered per horse and rider combination. If you are NOT a member of Gidgegannup Equestrian Association (GEA) or EWA (Competitor / Participant) you will need to complete the GEA Competition Membership form and pay the fee of $10 and include this with your entry payment. NOTE: Competition membership is only available to riders 18 years or over (as per the GEA constitution). Riders under 18 years must be a member of EWA to compete. 

All riders (excluding GEA members) MUST include a signed waiver with their entry. 


Stables will be available. Please clean your stable after use or they will not be made available for free in the future. Please pick up your horse’s manure from stables and in the car park and drop at manure pit near stables or bring a bag and take it home ☺. Stallions experienced at coping in group environments are welcome however you MUST apply to the organisers prior to submitting your entry and EA stallion guidelines must be adhered to.   


Draw available: http://www.cavalletti.com.au/ on Thursday 2nd July. 

Entry Form


Rally & Cross Country Clinic
We were lucky to secure Stephen Johnson for a Cross Country Clinic on the Grounds at Gidgegannup Sat 2nd May. 
This is rare opportunity as we only have Stephen available for a couple of special rally dates this year. 
All Levels of Jumpers welcome (introductory included).
Classes will go for 1.5 hrs - numbers are limited so get your entry in ASAP.
*Please also complete and submit with form/payment the attached Dissclaimer if you would like to participate in the Cross Country Clinic.

We are also offering Flat work classes in the morning with our lovely Katrin Kuenstler.

 Please submit form with payment details to the club account before Friday 24th April.
 Numbers are limited, so don't miss out, get your form/payment in pronto to secure your place! :)

If you have any "special requests" due to extenuating circumstances please indicate these on your booking form and we will make every effort to accommodate you but cannot make any guarantees.
We will allocate stables and a rostered job which will be emailed out with your lesson times. 
(Canteen will available for snacks and drinks only).
 
If you have any questions or trouble downloading the attached form please send us an email [email protected] or contact Tracy 0412778343 or Cheryl 0402410961 or Sonya 0413242981.  
Please also refer to our website for further information & Rally Forms - Home page

John's Story

Our member Pam Jackson's life changed dramatically on January 15 2013. Her 15 year old son John was struck down by a car whilst riding his push bike. The link below tells John's Story and his incredible will to survive against the odds.
http//www.indiegogo.com/projects/johns-story

Open Dressage Training Day

Sunday 3rd May 2015

(entries close Friday 24th April – NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED)

 Gidgegannup Showgrounds, Old Coach Road, Gidgegannup

A maximum of 2 tests per horse, these may be at the same level or two consecutive levels.

Entry Forms

PDF

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GIDGEGANNUP EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION

SHOWJUMPING TRAINING DAY – Sunday 22nd March

Gidgegannup Showgrounds, Old Coach Rd Gidgegannup

 

Welcome to the first Showjumping training day for 2015 hosted by Gidgegannup Equestrian Association.  NCAS qualified instructor Dave Carey will be on course to help out.

Heights 45, 65, 80, 90, 100cm.

Maximum 3 rounds per horse at two consecutive heights.

Entries close Friday 13th March (no entries on the day). Entry forms and draw can be found on http://www.cavalletti.com.au/ 

Entries are open to current 2015 EWA members and GEA members (day competition membership available for 18 years & over, see entry form for details)

Great atmosphere & canteen available on the day. There are no helper fees at this event – so please lend a hand when you can!

GIDGEGANNUP EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION
HORSE DAY SPA
Sat 7th FEBRUARY 2015
COMMENCING 9AM

Welcome all! Members - please come along and enjoy a day of demonstrations, health treatments for your horse, saddle fitting, willy washing, bling magic and show preparation !!!
(You must be a member to participate.  If you have not yet registered for 2015 membership, please send through forms and payment prior to day :) )
EVENT SECHEDULE
9am -LOU COLLINS FROM SADDLE FIT AUSTRALIA – Saddle Fitting demo followed by booked saddle fitting for your horse (**please complete and return attached booking sheet)
10am – LEANNE SADLER , BOWEN THERAPIST – Half Hour treatment for your horse $30.00 
10am – CLEAN AS A WHISTLE , – Half price $20 per horse
11am – NAGS TO RICHES , BETH NOBLE – Show Preparation Demonstration 
ALSO
“BLING MAGIC”  with Melody Semler from Magic Browbands – Bring along your favourite gloves, helmet, spurs, jods, anything…and Melody can add some Swarovski crystals to your things to bling them up a little. Lots of colours plus clear and sparkly available. Costs range from $10-$50 depending on how many crystals you want.
CANTEEN AVAILABLE
Please send a return email letting us know if you would like to book for the Saddle Fitting, Willy Wash and/or a Bowen Treatment. 
Payment on the day to the individual demonstrators .
*** Booking sheets must be completed and returned by Friday 30th Jan for Saddle Fitting***
We look forward to what's going to be a great start for the year ahead!
 
Gidgegannup Equestrian Association
http://gidgearc.webs.com/
Attachments area
Preview attachment Saddlefit Booking Form - Group Bookings.xlsx

Information on Fire Bans

Details of Total Fire Bans can be found at www.dfes.wa.gov.au or 1800 709 355

City Of Swan

Details of Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans can be found by ringing the City of Swan fire info line 9267 9326. Also advised on ABC 720 AM at 10:05, 13:05, 14:05
For general information check the www.gidgegannup.info website fire news articles, www.dfes.wa.gov.au and www.swan.wa.gov.au
DO NOT rely on the City of Swan website to advise if it has a ban currently in force, you need to ring 9267 9326 

Ignorance won't stand up in a Court of Law

Penalty for non compliance is $5,000 (unless a Total Fire Ban is also in force in which case the penalty is $25,000/12 months jail)


Harvest and Movement Vehicle Ban for the Shire of Mundaring 

The harvest and movement vehicle ban information is placed on the Fire Information Line 0n 9290 6644, it is also highlighted in Red on our main web page at www.mundaring.wa.gov.au and links to information are provided underneath the Fire Danger Rating Indicator.

In addition it is broadcast via the ABC 720 at 10.15am and there is an sms service that the shire utilises for specific groups such as the Forest products Commission, Western Power etc who undertake commercial activities in the shire to which a HMV Ban significantly impacts.

Should there be no message about a HMVB on the fire information line then this means there is not one in place

Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans

Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans are issued by local governments. DFES provides this information for your general assistance.

A Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban is a ban that individual local governments are responsible for issuing under the Bush Fires Regulations 1954 Section 38A, and/or Section 24C.

Local government will impose the ban when their Bushfire Control Officer is of the opinion that the use of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery during the prohibited burning times or the restricted burning times or both is likely to cause a fire or contribute to the spread of a bushfire

These prohibited and restricted burning times vary between the individual local governments but as a guide generally extend over the traditional summer period from October through to April.

A Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban may be imposed for any length of time but is generally imposed for the ‘heat of the day’ periods and may be extended or revoked by the local government should weather conditions change.

The responsibility remains on the individual to ensure that any activity undertaken is not likely to start a fire and that a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban is currently not in place in their local government area.

To find out if a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has been imposed you need to contact your local government and ask for their Bushfire Control Officer or Ranger Services.

Total Fire Ban

Total Fire Bans affect everyone, whether you live near bush or in a built up area. They are a prevention measure to warn you of a day of predicted adverse fire weather. On these days you should be particularly careful not to cause a fire to start.

WHAT DOES A TOTAL FIRE BAN MEAN?

It means a person must not:
light, maintain or use a fire in the open air
carry out an activity in the open air that causes or is likely to cause a fire.

The ban includes:
hot works (welding, grinding, soldering, gas cutting)
all open solid fuel fires for the purpose of cooking or camping
use of incinerators and other activities (as described in the ‘What Can’t I do on a Total Fire Ban day?’ section).

WHEN WILL A TOTAL FIRE BAN BE DECLARED?

They are declared on days when fires will be difficult to control, are most likely to threaten lives and property, or when widespread fires are impacting the availability of resources.

The decision to put a ban in place is based on the weather forecast. FESA consults with the Bureau of Meteorology to determine when dangerous fire weather conditions are likely. FESA also consults with local govenments that will be affected.

The need for the ban to remain is assessed and may be revoked in the morning if weather conditions ease. The status of a ban should be checked after 6pm each day.

HOW LONG IS A TOTAL FIRE BAN IN PLACE FOR?

The ban will be in place from 12.01am to 11.59pm on the day declared.

HOW IS A TOTAL FIRE BAN DECLARED?

They are declared by the Minister for Emergency Services, or his authorised delegate, using the whole local government boundary.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN ONE HAS BEEN DECLARED?

You can check if your shire has a ban:
on the FESA website at www.fesa.wa.gov.au
by calling 1800 709 355
by listening to ABC local radio and other media outlets on roadside Fire Danger Rating signs