PRARG Newsletter - July/August 2021

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PARK RIDGE ACTIVE RIDING GROUP Newsletter - July/August 2021

Message from the President Events coming up: Ribbon days on 11th and 26th September - The 11th is a rerun day from 25th July which was washed out. New entries are open now on Nominate and close 1st September. Those who were entered on 25th need to reconfirm via the email sent from Nominate by 1st September as well.

Event Calendar Members Competitions

Events held:


Ribbon Day (re-run from July)

• Hack Show—18th July— Terrific work to the small Hack


Ribbon Day


Fun Day


Summer Series #1 (provisional)


Summer Series #2 (provisional)

committee of Lisa and Lara with assistance from the management committee in the lead up and on the day. Photos and results in newsletter.

• Super Clinic with Jac Huppert and Jessica Greelish

commenced in June and with rain it was postponed four times but finally it has been completed albeit using Benalbyn Lodge after rain happened again on 24th July.

SAVE THE DATE!! 13TH November—AGM and trophy presentation at the Albert Valley Winery. Also the club will be celebrating 40 years as a club.

Open Competitions


Participant & Club Dressage (Prep to Advanced)


2021 Committee President: Miss Kay Paulsen - 07 5543 2158 or 0419 741 273


Pole Dancing - Lisa Koppman


Dressage - Nicole Magoffin


Long Reining & Dressage Geraldine Eady Van Montfrans

Leave the Horse at Home Events

Vice Presidents: Lorraine Edwards Tracey Goss

Treasurer: Amanda Wright

Secretary: Angela Arkadieff

Assistant Secretary: Chris Tompkins


Saddlery Market


AGM & Trophy Presentation Dinner (40th Birthday!)

For full details on the above events (programs, draws and links to the entry page on Nominate), visit our website

Committee Members: Lara Brickley, Melissa Forrest Publicity: Dannii Cunnane

Grounds: Anna Flohr - 0407 622 666

Dressage: Kay Paulsen, Chris Tompkins, Kylie Munn, Emma Flegman, Anna Flohr, Melissa Forrest, Jess Merlo, Linda Van Rensburg, Tracey Goss Hack: Lisa Holohan, Lara Brickley

The 2021 members’ handbook is available to view/download from the PRARG website. Please take a bit of time to read this document so you are familiar with club information, rules, and by-laws.

MEMBERS NEWS Change to Dress Code for Members’ Competitions

Members can wear black or navy breeches/ jodhpurs instead of the current requirement for white, cream or beige. Members can wear a long sleeve polo shirt in the club colours (i.e. light blue), instead of a PRARG club shirt if they prefer to have long sleeves, or they can wear sun sleeves with their club shirt for sun protection.

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey which was sent by email in May to our members to gauge your views on relaxing the dress code at Members Days’ (i.e. internal comps) at the PRARG grounds.

The Management Committee have discussed and decided that as of 1st August 2021, the dress code can relax (for Members’ Days only) as follows:

Alternatively, the members can choose to follow the EA dress rules (see the EA rule book) as is a current option for Members’ days.

July’s Ribbon Day Postponed

AGM / Trophy Presentation

Unfortunately we had to postpone the Ribbon Day which was due to have taken place on Sunday 25 July due to the arenas still being too wet after the rain late in the week.

The Management Committee have started preparations for the Trophy Presentation Dinner (incorporating the AGM) which will take place on the evening of Saturday 13 November at the Albert River Winery. Make a note of this date in your diaries, we will be providing further details a bit closer to the time.

The new date for this event is Saturday 11 September. All competitors have been contacted by email and their entry will be carried over to this new date. If any competitor is unable to compete on this date, they need to contact Emma Flegman (insert email/mobile) to arrange a refund and withdraw. Entries have reopened to new competitors and details can be found on Nominate or via our website.

Half Year Memberships

PRARG is 40! (1981 - 2021)

The half year membership fee system commences on 1 August. There are still plenty of events between August and the end of the membership year on 31 January that makes being a member of PRARG of great value. If you know of anyone who isn’t a current member and would like to be, direct them to the membership page on our website for details on how to join.

Join the club with celebrations on the evening of Saturday 13th November at our trophy presentation. Memorabilia and photos from the past will be presented on the night. Any members who have memorabilia that could be used please contact Kay at or 0419 741 273.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT A+ Vets A+ Vets is a mixed animal vet practice servicing the scenic rim and greater region. They are located in Beaudesert and provide dedicated healthcare of your beloved pets, large and small. The practice provides a base for small animal consultations and treatments, and they also offer house calls for larger animals including sheep, goats, cattle and horses, Contact: 55 414 719

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Balance Equine Services Balance Equine Services specialises in equine sport massage and equine photonic (red light) therapy, servicing the Gold Coast and surrounding areas. Fully insured and a member of the Equine Therapies Association of Australia (ETAA). To discuss your horses needs and to arrange a session with Louisa, call 0488 451 364 or contact her via the Facebook page

HACK SHOW REPORT The PRARG Hack Show held on Sunday 18 July was a huge success. Thank you to all our judges, volunteers, spectators and competitors for making the day so much fun. We are very grateful for all the support from the Hack Show Sponsors Hygain Provided vouchers to all our Championship winners Horseland Underwood Supplied Kersey Rugs for Supreme Exhibit winners

Results Beginner Ring Highly Commended - Macey Crane Reserve HC - Willow McDonald Supreme Led Exhibit of Show GATEHAMPTON PARK MONTE CARLO presented by Fraser Deverill Supreme Show Hunter Exhibit of Show DAISY LANE HUNTSMAN ridden by Taylah Hore

Equine by Dzine Supplied garlands for Supreme Exhibit winners

Supreme Hack Exhibit of Show ARGYLE IMPRINT ridden by Isabella Cross

JMJ Canes Supplied an exquisite leather hacking cane for the Supreme Rider plus additional vouchers for the Supreme Exhibit winners.

Supreme Rider of Show RILEY KENT riding First Impressions

Hoofprintz Photography Official Event Photographer


Supreme Hack Exhibit of Show Isabella Cross and Argyle Imprint with Hygain representative Jenny Schott and PRARG Hack Show committee members Lisa Holohan & Lara Brickley


Supreme Hack Exhibit of Show Isabella Cross and Argyle Imprint with judges Mark Lilley, Melissa Sambrooks and Louise Barton plus the PRARG Hack Show committee members Lisa Holohan and Lara Brickley

Supreme Hunter Exhibit of Show Taylor Hore & Daisy Lane Huntsman


Supreme Led Exhibit of Show: Fraser Deverill & Gatehampton Park Monte Carlo

Smartest on Parade Grace Letts and V.L Saren Dippity, with class sponsor Kristy from Equine by Dzine


Supreme Rider of Show Riley Kent and Supreme Hack Exhibit of Show Isabella Cross and Argyle Imprint with judges Mark Lilley (Hacks), Louise Barton (Galloways) and Melissa Sambrooks (Ponies)

The photos featured in this report were taken by the Hack Show Official Photographer, Julie Legg from Hoofprintz Photography. Photos from the event can be purchased via

A Property Identification Code (PIC) is used by Biosecurity Queensland and is unique to your property. This code is necessary for maintaining property and livestock records as part of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS). These requirements: • • •

Protect our livestock industries from pests and diseases Provide a system for individual or group identification if your stock are removed from your property Allow you to record individual performance data for management and breeding purposes.

All Queensland properties that have livestock, such as cattle and horses, must have a PIC number. If you have not already provided PRARG with your PIC number when joining or renewing your membership, please email this through to Failure to register your property can result in a $4,000 fine. Further PIC information can be found here (or use a search engine using Property Identification Codes Queensland)

INSURANCE What does this mean for YOU as a member of PRARG? As the club has just renewed its EA Insurance Policy, this is a timely reminder as to what is covered and what is not when you as a member ride or compete at the PRARG Grounds

What is defined as a horse activity day? What cover do club members have at club competitions? As a rider at PRARG, unless you are a FINANCIAL member of EA/EQ, you are NOT covered for personal injury should you have a fall at the grounds. You are covered 24/7 for personal injury as an EA/EQ member when you ride. This benefit alone should be reason enough to join.

YARDS FOR 2021 Stallion 1

G Lung


C Allen


L Sands / L Colquhoun


D Jenkyn


M Reid


T Bavinton / L Bagley


A Noy


T Bavinton


S Glover


B Huber / G Calvert


T Noy


N Wheatley


H Kolodko / A Effretts


H Hayes / D Eggersdorff


Y Viles


S Webster


C Naismith / N O’Farrell


K Harvey


K Spencer

Stallion 5

N Harvey

Stallion 2

R Davidson

Yards near wash bay (33-36 are covered)


R Davidson / A Urban


L Edwards / J Tetlow


P Zorzetto


V Begadon / L Van Rensberg


G Pearce


S Thygesen


A Moore / D Shearer


J Murray


K & T Goss / D Shearer

Stallion 3

Wash Bays x 2

J Huppert


L Thygesen


K Sutherland / L Lerch


A Arkadieff


C Filen / S Spielman


K Munn / S Steedman


L Peacey / L Bagley


J Merlo


L Young / K Hopkins


J Merlo / N Lane


M Forrest

Stallion 4

Yards near lunge yard (other side of warm up area)

F Strachan


A O’Neill


A Wright / S Liikanen


K Webber


A Baldwin / A Donnelly


M Waller


L Brickley



R Haigh / A Burton

IMPORTANT RULES TO FOLLOW The expectation from our Management Committee, Insurance Provider, Logan Council and Equestrian Australia is to ensure that only financial members of PRARG and registered competitors are permitted to ride on the grounds. To maintain our excellent reputation as a compliant and diligent club this warning reminder is stated:

Do not allow your friends or other persons to ride your horse while on the grounds. A coach may but must have either EA insurance or their own a certificate of currency. There are no exceptions from this ruling and a serious penalty process will apply to anyone who jeopardises the rule. The rules we apply are to protect, one and all, so we expect that you will understand and respect this warning. GROUNDS: Anna Flohr - 0407 622 666