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Helmet standard under review In October 2014, the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and the EU (European) body for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) withdrew the EN1384 Helmet Standard as the standard to test helmets. This standard is currently being revised by the CEN. Whilst this standard is being revised, the CEN have released a bridging standard for European made helmets – called the VG1. Pony Clubs Australia (PCA) has performed a review of the EN1384, VG1 and also the current Australian/New Zealand 3838 helmets standards. It has compared the testing required for each standard. It would appear from this review, that the VG1 standard is superior to the EN1384 standard. This is also superior to the AS/NZS 3838 (Australian) standard. PCA therefore finds that any helmet tested and meeting the VG1 helmet standard is acceptable for use in all pony club activities. Helmets need to comply with the following standards: AS/NZS 3838 (AU); PAS 015 (UK); ASTM F 1163 (USA); VG1 (Europe); EN 1384 (Europe) - these are only acceptable for helmets made VG1- Charles Owen Fian up to and including 2015. In response to this, PCA members should be aware that: •The change mentioned only affects members that have a European made helmet, or are considering purchasing one. •Members are recommended to check the standard and year of manufacture for their helmet. •Helmets with the EN1384 standard, made in 2015 or older, are acceptable for use in PCA. •Helmets with the EN1384 standard plus 3838 - Zilco Supatop Helmet the VG1 standard, are acceptable for use in PCA. •Helmets with the VG1 standard are acceptable for use in PCA. •Helmets with the EN1384 standard made in 2016, will not be acceptable for use in PCA Remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use, in the instance of a fall and observe its usable life. The AS/NZS 3838 standard advises that helmets meeting this criteria have a usable life of five years. * Note - Standards are reviewed every 10 years AS/NZS 3838 was introduced in 2006 and will be up for review at the end of 2016.

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Scone Horse Festival takes on Rio flavour For more than 30 years, one of the most unique spectacles has taken place in the historic town of Scone in the Upper Hunter Valley in celebration of the role the horse has played in the development of the area. The Scone and Upper Hunter Horse Festival, which will run from May 5 to 15, showcases the versatility of the horse and will provide everyone with an opportunity to experience something different, whether you are a horse owner or simply love all things equestrian. With Scone known as the ‘Horse Capital of Australia’, the Festival pays homage to all breeds of horses including thoroughbreds, stock horses and draught horses as well as the men and women who breed and work with them. One of the most striking demonstrations of the kindred of horse and man is the Horse Parade which is conducted on the opening Saturday of the festival. Headed by veteran horsemen, straight backed visions of nobility on horseback, the Parade is a showcase for the Upper Hunter horse world: a great family spectacle that packs the main street. Other events throughout the Festival include the festival ball, charity rodeo, sheep-dog trials,

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The Scone Horse Festival offers something for everyone with an interest in things equestrian from May 5-15. yarns night, polo, farrier’s competition, tent pegging, horse sports for schools, stud tours, yearling sales and much more. The Festival concludes with the iconic Scone Cup races, a two day race carnival at the prestigious Scone Race Club.

A multi-million dollar event that attracts over 16,000 people, The Scone Cup carnival has grown into one of the biggest country provincial race meets on the Racing NSW calendar. To celebrate the end of the 10 day long festival a picnic and fireworks

This year’s Scone Horse Festival is themed ‘Horses go to Rio’ in celebration of the 2016 Olympic Game being held in Rio de Janeiro. The theme will run throughout several of the festival events and will give us an opportunity to inject some colour and cultural flavour into the festivities. Organisers are looking forward to seeing the community get creative with their entries for the Horse Parade and are expecting feathers, samba and lots of pizzazz. display is held at nearby Glenbawn Dam. This event includes games, rides and stalls that the whole family will enjoy. To find out more about this year’s Scone Horse Festival, visit the website at www.sconehorse - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email:

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Aussies borrow horses for Cowboy Dressage finals Australian Tanja Kraus and Phil Monaghan are both keen supporters of Cowboy Dressage and have been promoting the sport through clinics and competitions (called gatherings) over the past couple of years. They both thought heading over to Rancho Murieta in California to watch the world finals would be an amazing experience. When they spoke to the founder of Cowboy Dressage, Eitan Beth Halchemy, they joked that they would love to ride. “Come over and we will get you horses!” was the reply, and the idea of competing at the finals and in the top hand competition was born. As it turned out, finding horses proved to be a challenging task, and even once horses were found, they fell through, so at the time of boarding their plane to head to the USA, Tanja and Phil were 'horseless'. After Eitan Beth Halachmy shared a photo of Tanja on Facebook, it was seen by Kerrin Hoban - one of the owners of City Limits Ranch in Watsonville, California - a ranch that teaches kids and adults horsemanship, and rescues horses. Kerrin invited Tanja and Phil to have a tour, and this led to dinner. While talking over dinner, when Tanja and Phil mentioned that they didn't have horses Kerrin pipes up “we'll get you horses”. Over the next couple of days, the City Limits Ranch family pulled together to organise horses for Tanja and Phil to ride in the competition. The pair got borrowed horses to compete in the two competitions, held over four days at the finals. Phil rode 'Smoky', a rescued retired roping horse, now used to teach kids and visitors horsemanship and Tanja rode Triscuit - a quarter horse mare bred at the ranch, currently spelling, having placed in a working cow horse competition two months prior. Both horses, owned by Dink Evans - the other half of City Limits Ranch, had never seen a dressage arena. With less than seven days to the competition, Tanja and Phil began the task of introducing themselves to their new mounts, and developing a communication that was going to work under the pressure of international

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competition. Visiting the ranch each day to spend time with and ride the horses was how the next five days was spent. The day before the gathering, the horses were loaded for the 250km journey to Rancho Murieta, shown around the grounds, and settled into their stables for the night. The very next day was competition day and their first competition was the Top Hand Competition - an 'elite competition for Cowboy Dressage top competitors' riding alongside 30 fellow trainers, horsemanship practitioners and their horses. While they did not place in the top 10, Phil and Tanja were both proud of their and their horses’ performances on the night and the scores revealing they were within 10 % of the winning ride. The next three days were the Cowboy Dressage World Finals competition, which saw both Aussies place in multiple events on their 'stolen horses'. Tanja and Phil are returning to the 2016 Gathering and competing again, and until then they will be running Cowboy Dressage clinics and events around Australia.

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Understanding club feet in horses By DAVID LOVELL BVSC In a perfect world, all four feet on every horse would have an identical size, shape and appearance but this almost never happens. Obviously there are differences in shape between front and back feet due to differing loadings, but even here, matching pairs are extremely uncommon. A horse with slightly asymmetrical feet is nothing out of the ordinary but if one hoof differs dramatically from the other, you might be dealing with a club foot—an abnormally upright hoof with long, contracted heels and a prominent or bulging coronary band. No one is really sure where or how the term “Club Foot” originated, but most likely it is a reference to a syndrome in humans, known as a club foot, (congenital talipes equinovaris), even though the condition in the horse bears no similarity to the human deformity. The relationship is probably simply that both are deformations of the foot. Because shortening of the musculo-tendonous unit (the deep digital flexor muscle and tendon) causes this syndrome in the horse, it is more accurate to describe a club foot as a "flexural deformity" of the coffin joint. And while a deformity might

There are varying degrees of ‘club foot’ in horses which can be caused by a number of different reasons from genetics to diet, excessive exercise or even trauma. sound like a career-ending flaw, with proper management many affected horses can lead very comfortable and even athletic lives. That being said, I still consider a club foot in a horse to be a major conformational abnormality. I would discriminate negatively when assessing a horse being selected for future performance, particularly higher level equestrian activities, (racing can be a little more forgiving), and certainly high grade club feet are a never



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ending source of trouble. grading system ranging from Club feet can be present at birth, in Grade 1—a mildly upright hoof the form of severe contractural with a hoof angle 3-5 degrees deformities that developed in steeper than the opposite foot—to utero, but more commonly are the most severe Grade 4, in which acquired or develop over time as the hoof is severely dished, the the foal, weanling, or even yearcoronary band is as high at the lings, grow and develop and are heel as it is at the toe, the hoofoften attributed to so called ground angle is 80 degrees or “growth spurts”. greater, and there are pronounced To best manage a club foot, it changes to the coffin bone. helps to first understand the Grades 2, 3, and 4 all have diverganatomical structures contributing ing growth rings where the disto the problem. tance between rings is greater at Originating from three muscle belthe heels than the toe, grade 3 has lies on the forearm, the deep digideveloped a dished dorsal wall tal flexor tendon (DDFT) runs and grade 4 is as described above down the back of the limb to insert with the horse having severe lameon the back of the coffin bone. ness issues. The strong inferior check ligament A club foot alters a horse’s hoof (IFCL) originates in the carpus biomechanics, frequently leading (front knee) region and attaches to to secondary lameness. the DDFT at the middle back of Affected horses tend to land toethe cannon bone. first and their heel’s growth rate is 433 Boundary Rd THORNLANDS Any excessive pull (shortening of amplified relative to the toes, causFULL SERVICE EQUINE CLINIC the musculotendinous unit) on the ing hoof capsule distortion, “The Horse Hospital at Redlands” deep digital flexor muscle and tengrowth ring divergence, eventual don unit causes a complementary hoof wall dishing as described, pull or flexion of the coffin joint. and contraction of the heels. An acquired flexural deformity The frog often recedes and atrodevelops when the foal is 2 to 8 phies as the heels contract, leading months of age—typically by 12 to increased impact stress throughweeks. out the hoof as the soft-tissue Causes might include genetics (by structures in the rear of the foot WE DO IT ALL far the most common cause), diet absorb less energy. ‡ CONSULTATIONS ‡ PODIATRY (excess energy and/or mineral In conjunction with the overlying ‡ SURGERY ‡ PRE PURCHASE EXAMS imbalances), excessive exercise, digital cushion, the frog normally ‡ INTENSIVE CARE ‡ DIAGNOSTICS and/or a withdrawal response to functions to absorb concussion Xrays ‡ DENTISTRY pain such as occurs with physitis during the stance phase as the Ultrasounds ‡ REPRODUCTION Endoscopy ‡ OPTHALMOLOGY (inflammation of a bone’s growth horse loads the limb. Cardiology ‡ LAMENESS plate) or trauma. As the frog recedes, impact shifts A foal with an acquired flexural from the frog to the hoof wall and Experience IS the Difference deformity might show excess toe on to the coffin bone. Dr DAVID LOVELL wear initially and, as the deformiExcess loading on the front aspect Equine Veterinarian for over 40 years ty progresses, the coronary band of the foot combined with might appear to bulge more as the increased heel growth results in a You have to know what is wrong with your horse! foot becomes increasingly upright. thin sole at the toe, which tends to At REDLANDS we guarantee you a DIAGNOSIS Over time the hoof wall becomes bruise. dished and the foal has greater difChronic bruising and inflammaficulty touching his heel to the tion usually results in hoof wall Email: ground. separation, (seedy toe), and evenFull Service Equine Clinic It’s all about your horse If not corrected early, the horse tually disruption of the tip of the will retain a club foot as he pedal bone, (pedal osteitis). “It’s all About Your Horse” matures.  Continued page 11 -m - m Club feet are best classified using a Page 10 Ph 07 55909721 mob 0413 733 294 Email: www

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Be aware of club foot when buying  From page 10 As well as the sole and toe lameness described, older horses with club feet frequently suffer from lameness issues due to problems in the palmer, or back half of the foot, in particular, navicular disease. Abnormal coffin joint loading, strain on the navicular bone’s supporting ligaments, and because contracture or shortening of the DDFT is the primary problem, increased stress and pressure on the flexor cortex of the navicular bone (where the DDFT passes over the tiny bone) has the potential to elicit early onset changes to the navicular bone. Grades 3 and 4 club feet are very easy to recognise, and almost always are causing the horse some problems. Grade 2 feet can be a little more difficult to detect, although a trained observer should always be able to pick. Clever trimming and farriery can work to create similar looking front feet and disguise the problem so whenever assessing a horse, particularly if considering purchase, it is critical that you pay very close scrutiny to the feet, looking for characteristic signs, and any subtle differences.

The club foot will usually be slightly smaller, have a smaller frog, deeper sulci, and less dish in the sole in front of the frog.

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Looking from the side, the pastern bone is usually pushed forward a little, making it almost in line with the dorsal hoof wall instead of

being placed a little behind the coronet. Characteristically, the opposite front foot most often has a low to flat palmer angle, (i.e. the exact opposite), and so will usually have lower heel tubule angles and a larger frog. In most cases, these cleverly “matched� feet, are not causing the horse any problem. The management and use of that horse has been tailored to suit the circumstance. The problem comes when a new owner takes over, and the management of the horse changes. Club feet can be very progressive and a subtle Grade 2 can deteriorate and progress to Grade 3, resulting in serious issues. X-rays of the feet will greatly help in detection. The club foot has a very different shape and mass of the pedal bone, compared to the contra-lateral foot. In particular, the pedal bone on the club has a greater bone angle, which is easy to measure. Particularly if the horse is a little older, this shape and mass of the pedal bone will never change, and the horse will require constant input to maintain functionality. In the next issue, we will deal with treatments of club feet

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A healthy immune system cuts allergies By ANTOINETTE FOSTER Dip. Nut. Equine nutritional therapist and medical herbalist

Allergic reactions and skin irritations can be very uncomfortable for your horse

biggest class of antioxidants and researchers have identified approximately 5000 flavonoids in various foods. Polyphenols are a smaller class of antioxidants which scientists often referred to as phenols. Terms such as phytonutrient and phytochemicals are a more generic term that are often used by researchers to describe nutrients an antioxidant chemicals in plants. Antioxidants are generally found in brightly coloured fruits,berries, grapes, citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables and plants. Other antioxidants that are very effective are vitamin E, vitamin C, beta carotene and selenium they all have extremely positive effects on free radicals and the damage that they cause. Antioxidants have a major impact on free radicals. Oxidation is a very natural process that happens during normal cellular functions. Just by breathing, exercising and breaking down food the horse's body creates free radicals. Whilst the body metabolises oxygen

very efficiently approximately 1 or 2% of the body cells are damaged in the process and their molecules turn into free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules, with unpaired electrons. The main problem with free radicals is that they often injure the cell, damaging the DNA which creates the seed for disease. Antioxidants actually donate an extra electron to the free radical which neutralises it. Once it is neutralised, the reactive free radical chain ends which prevents cell damage. This reduces the risk of degenerative diseases. It is important to find a balance between the exposure to harmful free radicals and the right balance and intake of protective antioxidants. Providing the horses body with sufficient antioxidants and supporting the immune system is really important for overall health and well-being in any situation. A good well-balanced formula can be used daily to support immune function and prevent the risk of allergy based conditions.

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Allergies of various types are an abnormal response to a weakened immune system. In these cases what may be quite harmless in normal circumstances may then become a problem. Allergens such as pollen and reactions to insect bites or certain types of feed can become a problem. Just about anything can trigger an allergic reaction in horses and these reactions can range from quite mild to serious. When an allergic reaction occurs, it can contribute to chronic inflammatory responses throughout the whole body of the horse. Allergic reactions can include respiratory problems, skin irritations itchy and swollen eyes, coughing, diarrhoea, hives and irritations to the nose, mouth and skin, not to mention impacting on digestive health. Other types of allergic reactions that occur can be due to insect bites which may include spiders. Spiders quite commonly involved can be the white tailed spider which can cause major skin irritations. These spiders tend to hide in dark quiet places such as horse rugs hanging on gates or post and rail fencing. It is highly recommended to ensure that rugs are not left out but it kept in a cupboard away from these types of spiders. Some horses can react to other insect bites such as mosquitoes. But most importantly if you support the immune system then you reduce the risk of horses having an allergic reaction. Phytonutrients are a reasonably new way of controlling inflammation and the negative effect that it has on the horse's body. These are natural compounds and have been shown to have an excellent effect on supporting immune function. Many plants produce flavonoids, carotenoids, polyphenolics and anthocyanins all on their own to protect them from oxidative damage. Flavonoids are one of the

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Supplementing helps protect your horse  From page 14 There are a number of highly effective antioxidants in the form of herb extracts and plant materials. Some of these include grape seed extract, turmeric, ginkgo biloba and ginger root extract. Generally speaking equine diets tend to lack fresh antioxidant compounds; it is unusual for horses to have access to fresh green pasture particularly when there is a drought and lack of feed. Horses tend to be fed dried hays and hard feeds. Many of the current premix and pellet feeds a highly processed and refined this further reduces the antioxidant capacity. By supplementing with a well-balanced antioxidant rich formula and feeding a natural balanced diet will go a long way to protecting the horses body from the effects of free radicals. This will also reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases and assist with the horse's immune system, respiratory function and cardiovascular health. A healthy horse and a healthy immune system will always reduce the risk of disease which includes allergies. One of the most important aspects of managing allergies is digestive health. 60% of lymph tissue surrounds the digestive tract, horses can be exposed to foreign substances that can cause illness, so the digestive system plays a very important role in maintaining a healthy immune function The GI tract of the horse is highly developed but also quite sensitive therefore the digestive system and the way it functions can be easily upset. Even stress can cause digestive disturbances

A healthy horse and a healthy immune system will reduce the risk of disease and allergies. these can include physical, mental, and environmental, drugs and poor nutritional intake. Healthy strong digestive enzymes can help to maintain and restore the normal function of the digestive system, in doing so it can increase absorption and actually have an anti allergy effect. Using a higher dose of pro and pre-biotics can also have a huge benefit on gut bacteria, this can also reduce pathogenic bacteria and their toxins and reduce inflammation and improve digestive. Using high-quality nutritional interventions that contain powerful antioxidants and

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APRIL 8-17 Q16National QH champs@ AELEC 16-17 2016 Arabian Gala Event 24 The National Heavy Horse Foal & Harness Show @ SIEC MAY 6-14 Australian Stock Horse Society National Show 2016

CAMPDRAFTING/CUTTING /TEAM PENNING APRIL 8-10 Gulargambone draft 0428 251 463 9-10 Walcha Cders Campdraft 16-17 Delungra Campdraft 16-17 Tenterfield Junior draft 0401 692 836 22-24 Trangie Campdraft 0400 916 820 29 Cassilis Campdraft MAY 6 - 8 Greenvale 07 47 885 518 6 - 8 Monto Silver Buckle 07 41 665 135 6 - 8 Tambo Campdraft 0407 630 796 7 - 8 Burketown 07 47 485 509 7 - 8 Darling Downs Campdraft Youth Camp 7 - 8 Gatton 0419 648 772 7 - 8 Kilkivan 07 54 841 154 7 - 8 Stanthorpe 0428 195 202 7 - 8 Wandoan 07 46 278 131 13-15 Big River Championship Campdraft 13 - 15 Glenmorgan 0437291270 13 - 15 Julia Creek 07 47 467 282 13 - 15 Retreat Creek 0438 720 509 14 - 15 Dingo 0418 776 444 14 - 15 Kenilworth 07 54 723 696 14 - 15 Killarney 0428 894 845 14 - 15 St Lawrence draft 07 49 569 242 19 - 22 Burke & Wills draft 07 47 453 441 20 - 22 Gold City draft 07 47 871 374 20 - 22 Weetalaba 0488 709 905 21 - 22 Duaringa 07 49 358 500 21 - 22 Kyogle 02 66 321 220 21 - 22 Mulgildie 07 41 672 287 21 - 22 Warrego 0429 137 962 28 - 29 Surat Cobb & Co. 07 46 251 628

CLINICS & OPEN DAY APRIL 29-1 Carlos Tabernaberri Moggill 0414320974

DRESSAGE. EFA Ph 07 3891 6611 APRIL 6 Bathurst Show Dressage 02 6331 3175 6-9 Sydney CDI 0418 686 781 10 Fig Tree Pocket 10 Tweed Valley 10 Park Ridge Active Riding Group 15-17 Hawkesbury Show Clarendon 17 Bowral Dressage Club 0429 168 919 17 National Capital EqClub 0457 747 057 17 Dungog Dressage 0427 388 348 17 Bulahdelah Dressage 02 4997 7555 17 Caboolture 17 Bundaberg 22-24 Young Assoc Champs 0428 632 494 23/24 Tamworth Dressage 0428 671 338 24 Galston 0409 992 920 24 Shoalhaven Dressage 0417 225 734 24 Somersby 0403 581 114 24 Nerang 24 Samford MAY 1 Samford 1 Capricorn Equestrian Group 1 Maranoa Equestrian Club 1 Sugarloaf Cobbitty 1 South Coast 0411 092 207 1 Hastings Valley 02 6586 4070 1 Warringah Dressage 0419 276 661 7 Nerang 7 North Queensland 7-8 Clarendon 02 4576 7996 8 Armidale 02 6775 3982 14-15 Far North Equestrian Group 14-15 Quirindi Dressage 0428 671 338 15 Hunter Valley 15 Samford 15 Redlands 15 Cooloola Dressage 16 Gladstone Calliope 15 Tweed Valley 20-22 Toowoomba 21-22 Grafton 0438 454 255 21 Atherton Tablelands 21-22 Central Coast Dressage Champs 21 Townsville 22 Cedar Grove 22 Wagga Wagga 22 Central Western Dressage 22 Hawkesbury 22 Camden Equitation Inc. 29 Summerland Dressage 0405 134 363 29 Noosa

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ENDURANCE APRIL 8- 9 VERA Bunyip Bush Bash 9- 10 Homewood Memorial Ride 9-10 QERA Denison Creek 9-10 SAERA Mount Crawford 9 Golden Horseshoe Ride Bridgetown 10 VERA Bunyip Bush Bash 16-17 NSWERA Tooraweenah


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PONYCLUB&INTERSCHOOL APRIL 30 SEQ Regional Interschool champs


APRA 07 4661 8183 - NRA 07 5495 8668 APRIL 10 Bathurst Show Bull Ride 16 Tenterfield Junior Rodeo MAY 1 ST George Rodeo 7 - Nebo Rodeo 7 Scone Rodeo 8 Nyngan Rodeo 21 Branxton Rodeo 27 - Bundaberg Rodeo


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SHOWJUMPING /EVENTING E.F.A. 07 3891 6611 APRIL 9 Warwick Horse Trials 23 Warwick Horse Trials 30 Fraser Coast Horse Trials

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15-17 Hawkesbury Show 16-17 Orange Show 22-24 Coffs Harbour Show 22-23 Moree Show 23 Monto Show 23 Goombungee Show 23 Laidley Show Society Hack Show. 24 Show Horse QLD ANZAC Show 24 Goondiwindi Show 29 Barcoo Show 29-1 Dubbo Show 30-1 Bellingen Show 30 Rocklea Show MAY 1 Rocklea 1 St GeorgeSun 3 Taroom 3-4 Coonamble Show 5-7 Warialda Show 5-7 Roma 7 Gulargambone Show 7 Mundubbera 7 Barcaldine 7 Marburg 7 Baralaba 7 Crows Nest 7-8 Walgett Show 8-9 Nyngan Show 13-15 Wee Waa Show 14 Warren Show 14-16 Gympie 14-16 Charleville 15 Brookfield 15 Ipswich 15 Biggenden 20 Fraser Coast (Maryborough) 21 Capella 21 Chinchilla 21 Esk 21 Isis District (Childers) 21-22 St Ives Show 27 Bundaberg 28 Springsure 28 Maleny 28 Boonah 28-29 Bulli Show 29 Hughenden 29 Gin Gin


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Large Open Galloway - Runner Up Royal Concerto Ridden by Emma Adams Owned by Patricia Steadman-Towell

Winner of Medium Show Hunter Pony Over 12hh ne 13hh Owendale Valencia Owned by Sascha Parker Eade

Shelby Bragg with Salisbury Masterpiece Winning Large Show Hunter Galloway Over 14.2hh ne 15hh

Wellington Ridden and Owned by Andrew Buckley took out the Large Show Hunter Hack Over 16hh

Second Runner Up for Small Show Hunter Pony ne 12hh Creswell Aurora Ridden by Jessica Gacki-O’Sullivan

Runner up for Large Open Hack Hearthbreaker Winner of Child's Small Hack MP Toystory Owned owned and ridden by Stephen Gladstone and Ridden by Alexandra Buster Jones

Trinette Crawford with Robbanie Chart Topper

Ridgeview Park French Lace Winning Small Show Hunter Galloway

Edwina Hutton Potts for the Senior Rider 18 years and over on her Heathmont Echo Page 18

Winner of Medium Open Pony Over 12hh ne 13hh Robbanie Chart Topper owned by Belinda Sibley

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Champion Child's Saddle Horse Over 15hh was "Supreme" Ridden by Riley Kent Owned by Adam Oliver

Champion Small Show Hunter Pony "Brandyhallow Candy Man" Owned by C Bellman & Stella Horspole

Champion Child's Saddle Galloway was "Gordon Park Concerto" Owned by the Shaw Family

Jemma Heran riding "Go Dutch" for the Grand National Rider 17 Years and Under 21 Years

Lead Rein Pony ne 12hh Smartest on Parade was "Prospect Blue Allegria" with Jayne and Isabella Anderson

Champion Small Saddle Galloway "Daisy Patch Soul Star" Owned by Lynette Warburton

Grand Champion Ridden Show Hunter Horse "France" Owned by A & R Cane

Kristen and Holly Bates Taunton with Bronze Runner Up Grand National Lead Rein Pony NE 12hh "Mondiso Park It's All About Her"

"Silkwood Playboy" ridden by Kayla Webb in the Grand National Child's Small Show Hunter Galloway

"Saravale Focused" in Small Show Hunter Galloway Owned by R, L & A Baxter

Kasey Currall Champion Rider 15 Years and Under 17 Years

16hh black mare 10yo registered Riding Pony, ANSA, EA, SHC, ASB. Lovely mare with good paces and temperament very successful show horse and dressage mount . Make lovely ladies or tennagers horse ideal for interschool. Currently competing Novice training elementry. Beautiful temperament a dream to have around. Runner up hi point ANSA dressage horse for 2015. Gold medal winner at Dressage Masters games, Wins and HOTY - a really lovely mare

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Australian Horsemanship Trainers feature

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Using liberty to enhance your horse’s training By TANJA KRAUS What is liberty good for? I sometimes get asked how liberty applies to training when you are not interested in just doing liberty for the fun of it. For example someone might say to me, “I train dressage, or western or campdrafting, so how would liberty help me?” Liberty has four different categories or training areas; 1. Entertainment Firstly, some people like to train in liberty for the purposes of entertainment - shows, horses for the movies, that sort of thing. 2. Building respect. I use liberty in all of my training - horses getting started under saddle, retraining, my own horses training - whatever. Once you remove the ropes and start working with the horse at liberty, he really needs to respect what you are saying, if he is going to perform the maneuvers. 3. Connection - Building a bond. Liberty work really gets your horse in tune with you and builds a bond between the horse and handler. The horse having the freedom to choose whether to connect or not is a powerful one. 4. Fun. Liberty work can offer a welcome break from performance training for both the horse and rider - having a play with him in his paddock or in the arena, gets him (and you) re-inspired in the training and gives you

Liberty training can be used on horses from all disciplines to help gain respect

something different for your tool kit. Each of these areas overlap in some way but your liberty training will differ depending on your focus - if you are looking to just have a bit of fun, then the training session will be more relaxed, and if you are training for entertainment, that becomes a little more serious - we have a job to do. Liberty respect will have more 'pressure' in the early stages as we are proving to the

horse we can control his direction and movement with no ropes or equipment. Your liberty training will also depend on your horses frame of mind on a given day if you head out to the paddock or arena to have a relaxing 'play day' and your horse begins to dominate you, then you will have to change your focus from play to respect. Liberty is an excellent and often under used area of training.



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What’s Happening T H E 8 8 t h M U D G E E R A B A S H O W . MUDGEERABA SHOW Here it comes again for the 88th time. The Mudgeeraba Show will be held on June 25th and 26th. What a great line up of fun and excitement, with two stages of all day entertainment, roving acts, pig races, bubble soccer and King Neptune and the jelly fish. The grand parade now to be held at noon will be the biggest ever and the utes will be a must to see. The wood chop and ring will be in full swing on both days, and step back in time in the pioneer village. Your show experience would not be complete without a visit to all the animals and a wander through the pavilion to see all the talent and creativity of local exhibitors. Saturday night’s program will, as always, be spectacular with the State of Origin Woodchop, Chinese Lion Dance , huge fireworks and heaps more. Maybe you might have a team for the Tug of War and obstacle course To enter or for more information on becoming a member please contact Cecilia on 5530 2754, 0418 182 533 or email

EMMETT4Horses "Equine Affair There is a new and exciting event to be held on the Gold Coast in the second week of the September school holidays 2016 called the EMMETT4Horses "Equine Affair". This project is being led by the Gary Wells Practitioner Group and we here at the "Horse Report" are proud to be a partner in bringing the horse industry together in such a unique and exciting format. While it is still in the planning stages we can tell you it will be held at Southport Pony Club Grounds; and have some big names already on board to do clinics and displays including Ken May and Ian Francis. There are so many local groups, representative bodies and professionals we have had strong interest from - including the company who promote the Horse 360 educational app, Queensland Polo; Equestrian Queensland; Pony Club Queensland / Australia; Australian Outback Spectacular; Trail Riding Clubs; and a wide range of industry professionals and businesses. There will be trade stalls, clinics, demonstrations, educational talks and so much more...... For further information on the event contact Garry Wells 0402 869 551 or email

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What’s Happening SHC ONLINE SHOW ENTRY DATA BASE The Show Horse Council of Australasia has a New Online Show entry system to enable a much smoother easier way to enter shows. You just visit their website Select the SHC Data Base tab at the top of the page. You will need to log in with your Show Horse Council membership number and a password will be emailed to you. There are detailed help notes at the bottom of the screen if you have any problems or the staff at head office can help you, they are just a phone call away Ph 024 588 5005 Once you have completed your entry – click on the “Save and Calculate” button – that will tell you the cost of your entry. You can then click on “Submit”, followed by “Pay”. Once payment has been made you will receive a confirmation email to the email address in the member record of the exhibitor.

Northern New South Wales Show Horse Assoc

Hack Championships Grand National Qualifier 19th - 22nd May Lismore Showgrounds Childrens Day, Riding Pony Feature Show, Shetlands, Show Hacks, Riders, Show Hunters, Working Hunters



Entries Close Last Mail 13th April 2016

2016 marks the 79th Maleny Agricultural Show, held on Friday and Saturday, May 27th & 28th. There are two full days of horse events in the main ring. Outside the ring, preserve makers and judges will be giving masterclasses, as well as chefs doing cooking demonstrations. There will be plenty of free kids activities and giveaways as well at the Small Farmer Tent, including a smoothie station where the kids can create their own dairy smoothies. In the main ring on Friday night, Mikayla Jade trick riding performer and stunt rider will entertain and of course the monster fireworks show is on again. On Saturday night in the main ring, there will be the Honkey Tonk Rodeo featuring Open and Novice bull rides, saddle broncs, poddy calves and barrel races. The woodchops run all day Saturday and there is a grand parade each day of the show. For any enquiries call the show office on 54942008, or any horse enquiries contact horse steward, Kayrene Corkin on 0477 008221 or visit



Friday 27th & Saturday 28th May 2016

After the success of the last show held on Easter Monday, the Terranora Lakes Equestrian Club will run another Allbreeds Show on Monday, June 13 at Bilambil Sports Grounds, Bilambil Rd, Bilambil. The program will be similar to the last with Led Classes for Riding Pony, Saddle Pony, Welsh, Warmblood, Arabian /Derivative, Thoroughbred, ANSA, ASH, Quarterhorse, Colourama, Palomino and Baroque and perhaps a few more Novice, Open and Show hunter Pony Galloway and Hack Classes, Rider Classes, Beginner Ring and Western Ring, Dressage Prep to Novice as well as Cowboy Dressage. There are 28 champions, Supreme Led Mare, Supreme Led Gelding, Supreme Hack, Supreme Hunter, Supreme Rider on offer Enquiries Ph Paula 07 5590 9721 Email:

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RPSBS LTD (QLD) 2016 Annual General Meeting following the Judge's Seminar from 2.00pm to 3.00pm

RPSBS LTD (QLD) Committee invites RPSBS Judges and interested persons to a seminar to be held at Beenleigh Bowls Club on Sunday 29th May from 9.00am to 1.00pm with sign-in from 8.30am. This seminar is open to new and refreshing judges, breeders, competitors and anyone interested in Riding Ponies. This seminar has been designed as a totally practical, perhaps confrontational workshop for those interested in the judging, breeding or exhibiting of RPSBS ponies. Topics to be covered include: - Current Rules and Regulations - Ethical Considerations when judging - Safety considerations involving competitors, animals and Biosecurity - Responsibilities of being a RPSBS Breed Judge Tea, Coffee and light refreshments will be served Cost: $35.00 per person For all enquiries: Kym Johnson on 0417 647 747 - Email: Eleanor Gerry Email:, Amanda Webb Email: Numbers are limited please RSVP by Friday 20th May 2016

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What’s Happening 116th BOONAH SHOW “Looking Forward – Looking Back” is the theme for the 2016 Boonah Show which will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 27 & 28. Looking forward, there’s a new show date, a full two day and two night show with fireworks both nights and bringing back the old favourites - the trots on Friday evening, woodchopping events on Saturday and sheepdog trials both days and the Isuzu Team DMax Stunt Show for Saturday night and as well keeping all the regular features of a good, old fashioned country show and without any change to the admission prices. This puts the Boonah Show on the road to a record breaking event. The show society has been working closely with the Queensland Harness Racing Board to have the trotting track approved while the Qld Axeman’s Association will run an approved woodchopping event. The organisers of the Qld Sheep Dog Championships, which are held at the Exhibition each year, will have sheep dog trials in Boonah. This has all been made possible by the tremendous support of sponsors and the enthusiasm of the committee to move forward and make major changes to the program, while at the same time keeping all the old favourites. All the pavilion judging will be on Thursday and on Friday the fully functional show will allow patrons lots of time to examine all the wonderful exhibits from the Boonah district. Check out the many breeds of dogs in the main arena and prime cattle judging and auction, see some sheep dog trials and then from 4pm the harness racing will commence, finishing with fireworks at 8pm with the bar and band continuing until 10pm. The Droughtmaster Cattle Assn are holding a feature show, commencing at lunch time on Friday, and continuing through Saturday, and are expecting 150 head of prime Droughtmaster cattle being exhibited. All the primary schools have been invited at bring their students to the show on Friday, with a special program for Years Prep to Year 3 being organised by the junior committee. Saturday is a wonderful opportunity to come along and see all the fantastic exhibits of cattle, horses, birds and poultry, dairy and miniature goats, fruit and vegetables, hay and pumpkins, the lovely flowers, delicious cakes and all the wonderful pavilion displays. See the working display of vintage machinery, and watch the grand parade of all the prize winning animals followed by a Cavalcade of Transport. Visitors can see all the great traditional features of a good old fashioned country show plus loads of free entertainment. Special features to look out for at the Boonah Show are the chain saw races, and the special Swagman Trail. As well as this there is the animal nursery with all the favourite baby farm animals to pet, plus a chance to meet up close and personal with some native Australian animals. This year by popular demand we are having the Crack-up Sisters and Noah’s Farm pig races return, as well as the exciting Team D Max Isuzu Utes Stunt Show. Local bands will be performing throughout the day and there are lots of great ethnic food stalls. You can also meet your friends and enjoy great home cooked morning or afternoon teas or lunch in the comfortable dining hall. Enjoy all the great show rides, visit the wide range of trade displays and market stalls, as well as enjoy all the tastings in the fine food and wine display. This is followed by the exciting night show program with utes, demolition derby, fireworks and Young Farmers challenge. The show bar continues until midnight with entertainment. Come and visit Boonah for the weekend or day and enjoy the hospitality of a great country show and see everything Boonah has to offer. For further information

Friday 27th / Saturday 28th May 2016 " Led Breed, Rider, Show Hunter, Pony, Galloway, Hack Classes, Showjumping, Harness, Miniatures." Contact: 0477008221

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Burrum District Active Riders Torbanlea Raceway near Hervey Bay and Maryborough 8am Sign on for a 9am Start 10 Fun Filled Games and 1 Special brand new game. Raffles & Money Boards Give us a call if you can donate a prize Surprise special guest will be helping out on the day. Best Dressed for each age group. Full Canteen available. groups/248921631792910/

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Monday June 13 - 9:00am at Bilambil Sports Grounds, Bilambil Rd, Bilambil

Led Classes for Riding Pony, Saddle Pony, Welsh, Warmblood, Arabian /Derivative, Thoroughbred, ANSA, ASH, Quarterhorse, Colourama, Palomino and Baroque Novice, Open and Show hunter Pony Galloway and Hack Classes, Rider Classes, Beginner Ring and Western Ring, Dressage Prep to Novice as well as Cowboy dressage 28 champions, Supreme led Mare, supreme led gelding. Supreme Hack, Supreme Hunter, Supreme Rider

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The Horse Report What do you do when you loose a loved animal friend?

Service helps in emotional times Losing a much loved pet or family animal can be a harrowing an emotional time for anyone. Beric and Sue Lees, pet lovers and owners of Pets R.I.P, Toowoomba and Ipswich, understand the heartbreak of losing a loved companion, so they know the love, respect and care needed during this time of grief. Since 2010 a specifically designed pet and equine crematorium was established in Toowoomba. Pets RIP have the only equine cremation in Queensland, because the Lees know no matter what size your pet is, they are all important. Beric has 20 years experience as a human funeral director, owning Casino Funerals and the couple have nearly nine years as a pet funeral directors in Toowoomba. Beric has seen cemeteries go into receivership, in particular the pet crematorium and cemetery, west of Toowoomba. This has left many families unable to visit their departed pets. Beric and Sue, saddened by this loss in people’s lives prompted them to specialise

Pets RIP in Toowoomba and Ipswich have the only equine crematorium in Queensland and can offer a range memorial urns or jewellery to keep precious memories with you always.

in individual cremations so that they can bring your pet home to you or assist you with a private burial at your home. Beric is also a qualified grief counsellor to assist people during their time of need. He can offer support and advice in dealing with a loss - for adults, children and helping with other pets. With Pets RIP ,you will be given the respect and dignity by every staff member. With pricing starting as low as $160 for a tiny pet bird, $240 for a small dog or Cat

and $825 for a large horse plus travel if applicable, you can give a fitting farewell to your beloved pet without a great layout. They have a specially designed chapel at Toowoomba for viewings and services. They can also offer memorial jewellery, plaques, headstones and memorial urns. They can arrange vet consent forms which will allow Pets RIP to retrieve your pet from the vet and arrange for a farewell it deserves. Their website includes photo memories of pets in the eulogies section. With horses Pets RIP are approved for Vet Pay. Please feel welcome to call on 1300 233 007 anytime or come and see Beric and Sue at the head office at 12 Rocla Court, Toowoomba, Opening hours are 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday and 9am -12pm Saturday or by appointment at the new Ipswich office. Come and look at the range of memorials and services Pets RIP can provide for your loyal beloved family member. For more information, visit the website at

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Planning is never easy with the loss of an equine ‘mate’’ Dealing with a sick or injured horse can be very traumatic but the death of your horse can be even more devastating. Whether the death is sudden, slow or a planned euthanasia the question is what to do next. It is a difficult time to say the least and you can help to alleviate the pain if you are well informed in advance and at least have an outline of a plan of action particularly when thinking about equine cremation. If possible plan ahead if you can. Making decisions at a time of great emotional stress can lead to uncertainty and hurriedly made decisions that may be regretted later. For example not every pet cremation service can cremate large animals. You will most likely have to make arrangements for one to travel to you. If they have to travel some distance you will need to contact them immediately. Most will not collect animals that have been dead two or three days. So co-ordinating the euthanasia and collection is important or if it has happened suddenly notifying the cemetery immediately is essential. Most will be reluctant to collect if the animal has been dead for more than 24 hours. Hot weather may play an important part too. Most large animal cremation services will prefer to collect themselves rather than have the animal delivered. If the horse has passed in the paddock, access should not be a problem but cover it if possible. If it is to be euthanased, select a place that is accessible with a truck or large trailer, reasonably flat with room to maneuver the vehicle. A quite place in a paddock preferably covered in the shade is ideal. A stable is not suitable. The cremation service will arrive in a truck or a trailer. They may need to do a little preparation prior to moving the body. There is no easy way to move a large animal so it will most likely be loaded using a winch or crane. Most vets will inform you that the euthanasia can be quite traumatic and perhaps advise you to say your goodbyes and then leave it to them. The cremation service will in all likely hood advise the same thing. It is better to remember your equine mate as they were rather than as they are at this time. Your horse will be taken immediately to the cremation facility and cremated as soon as possible.  Continued page 27 - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email:

The Horse Report Equine cremations follow the same process as for humans  From page 26

Whole horse cremations are offered by the reputable cremation services. This means that the entire horse is cremated - some services may dismember the animal and cremate in sections or only partially cremate it. Don’t be afraid to ask! Ashes are usually returned in an appropriate box of your choice or if a cemetery is doing the cremation you may be able to have the ashes scattered in the cemetery. You can also decide if you want all the ashes (there may be quite a lot) or just a sample. This maybe a practical consideration depending on where and how you wish to keep the ashes. As a matter of information the cremation and the ashes are handled in much the same way as humans. Every care is taken and they are handled in a dignified manner. Very few people fully understand what cremating really is.

Be advised, the following paragraphs are a bit graphic. Cremations are done at temperatures close to 1000F time usually depends on the size of the animal. At these temperatures all the soft tissue is burnt off and any smoke is reburnt so nothing but heat goes into the atmosphere. What is left of your animal are a some ashes and some bones. These are collected and pulverised in a special machine and what is left is referred to as the “Ashes”. This process is the same for humans. Ashes are placed in a sealed a sealed plastic bag and may be in another outer bag or box for convenience and asthetics. The actual cremation will only take a matter of hours. Woodland Pet Cemetery can make arrangements for boxes and plaques will take a little longer and depend on your choices. You can have a plaque engraved with your dedication and attached to the box.

Allow for a turn around time of one to two weeks. Ashes are usually couriered to or returned by Australia Post to your address. Cost will vary, however cremation and collection would be about $1500 plus an allowance for mileage which is likely to be anywhere from $1 to $2 per kilometer plus an allowance for overnight accommodation if required. Usually ashes will be returned in a box and plaques are included in the price but may cost extra depending on your choice. Because of the time and distance often involved in collecting and the cremating if a cancellation is received after collection and cremation it will result in a considerable loss on the part of the cre-

mation service. Be prepared to make your payment at the time of collection. There may be a discount for cash. Some cremation services may offer pre payment plans. Woodland Pet Cemetery located almost equi distant from Sydney and Brisbane near Coffs Harbour and provides a caring and dignified option for the laying your mate to rest. They have been cremating creatures large and small for over 15 years and specialize in whole horse cremations and will travel anywhere in NSW and Southern Qld. Woodland offers a range of services, including a memorial tree sanctuary. For more information visit www.


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Harmony Hill G-Star Price: $ 14,000. Height: 14 hh Registered/Breeds: Buckskin, RP, ARP, ASP and able to be reg PW Buckskin Gelding Age: 5 yrs Sire: Bamborough Paramount Dam: Harmony Hill Imagine Quality Large Show Hunter/Dressage Pony A fuss free, easy to anything with, well-schooled (including flying changes) young pony ready for someone serious to go out and win! Duke is an exceptional all round pony. Has competed at 3 shows for 3 broad ribbons - winning Supreme Champion Show Hunter at his first open ridden show. He has done a bit of jumping and will certainly excel in Working Hunter as well as being a superstar PC and Interschool’s mount. Extremely comfortable ride, making him an excellent rider/turnout class pony for any child rider. Good to c/f/s. For more information - please don't hesitate to contact via email or phone. Contact: Jess Stalling Ph: 0421 483 920 Email:

Elmdale Park Hourglass Price: $ 30,000. 14.3 ½ hh Chestnut Mare DOB: 30/09/2011 Sire: Turberry Tom Kitten Dam: French Seem (TB) Annie commenced her saddle career in October 2015 and has taken all in her stride. She is a lovely mare to handle in every way and will make a wonderful rider and turnout mount. Annie recently competed at her first Royal Show and her wonderful temperament shone through with minimal work required. Annie has no vices and a vet check is most welcome. Performances include:Jan 2014 - Summer Royal Champion Led RPSB Youngstock Exhibit Nov 2015 - SHCV Debutante Galloway 14.2 -15hh – Winner Jan 2016 - SHCV Graduate Galloway 14.2 -15hh – Winner Feb 2016 - Barastoc HOTY Newcomer Galloway 14.2 -15hh – Winner Feb 2016 – Canberra Royal – 3rd Novice Galloway, 6th Open Galloway, 4thLed Galloway Annie is fully qualified for all remaining 2016 Royal Shows and she will be available to view at Sydney Royal. Contact 1: Terry Van Heythuysen on 0400 106 068 Contact 2: Greg Mickan on 0427 563 117

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GN Top 10 Shetland Price: $ 5,500.0 10.1 ¾ hh Reg. APSB Shetland, Pinto, SHC Black Pinto Gelding DOB: 18/11/2010 Sire: Arapaho Chief Bearheart Dam: Lentara Laura Arnie is an amazing little man quite at even the busiest shows. Arnie has been very well performed in Victoria, Tasmania and NSW. Arnie was top 10 Shetland at this year SHC Grand National with a perfect workout. Arnie is already qualified for next year’s Sydney Royal in ridden Shetland. Arnie is great with kid’s great to handle and no fuss, done lead reign and Childs ridden. Arnie will only be sold to the best of homes and to someone who will continue with his education. Arnie is only for sale as we are now looking for a larger mount for rider classes. Contact: Victoria Ph: 0430 470 428 Email:

Karlana Festivity Price: $ 14,000. 12.3 ¾ hh Reg. SHC | EA | RP Chestnut Mare Sire: LJS Limited Edition (IIU) Dam: Karlana Water Lily Quiet, reliable and consistent pony with big personality. Chrissy always gives her all and is an absolute pleasure to ride . Very easy to prepare for competitions, requires no working down even at royals. Easily qualifies for all royals. Currently competing Elementary dressage, training Medium movements. 2013 Barastoc Newcomer Finalist (Only pony in finals ridden by a child), Barastoc Open Large Pony Finalist, Melbourne Royal 2013 6th Childs Pony, Numerous wins/championships in Novice & Elementary Dressage. Latest results added on 16/02/2016; - Top Ten Open Medium Pony Barastoc 2016 - Reserve Champion Elementary Pony ASPR Dressage 2016 - Winner of both Elementary Pony tests Macedon Ranges Dressage Club competition 2016. Video Link 1: Video Link 2: Contact: Emily McKernan Ph: 0417 952 703 Email:

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