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BEHIND THE FLOATS ISSUE 9

TheAdelaide AdelaideHills Hills Equestrian Equestrian centre The centremonthly. monthly.

ISSUE 8

April 2015 August 2014

Richard Iles Naracoorte January 2015


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Editor Hayley Prior

Welcome back, I hope you enjoy reading this years first copy of BHTF magazine. I would just like to take the opportunity to thank our wonderful sponsors for 2015. Thank you. Happy Easter!!!


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THE ADELAIDE POLOCROSSE CLUB HIRING THE ADELAIDE HILLS EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

THE ADELAIDE POLOCROSSE CLUB

If you have an event and wish to hire the grounds, or you would like to know more information about costing, camping, use of club rooms, canteen, PA system please contact Craig Tremellen he will be able to help you with any enquires. The ground are not just for horse events we do hire to other clubs or groups for more information.

Welcome everyone to our grounds and hope people get to know we are here and come and enjoy the grounds.

Booking Officer Craig Tremellen Ph.: 0408226162 Email: adelaidepolocrosseclub@hotmail.com Postal: P.O. box 91 Woodside 5244 SA

Adelaide Hills Equestrian Centre

THE COMMITTEE: President:

Matt Prior

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Vice President: Clint Prior

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Secretary:

Deanna Broughton

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Treasurer:

Craig Tremellen

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Head Coach: Richard Iles

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Sponsorship Co-ordinator: Hayley Prior Clint Prior

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Booking Officer: Craig Tremellen

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ALL CORRESPONDENCE: adelaidepolocrosseclub@hotmail.com P.O. box 91 Woodside 5244 SA

We only ask if you are attending a polocrosse event that the following directives are adhered to: 1. NO DOGS be present at any time. 2. No Stallions be present. 3. Any persons on horse back at any time wear Australian approved helmet. 4. All gates are closed at ALL times. 5. No yards be made up, horses only to be in permanent yards. 6. Make sure you are aware of children and prams near horses and fields.

Behind The Floats Advertising Behind the floats will be published every month with the aim to keep people informed of what's going on at the grounds. We have advertising available to all readers at a small cost. • $5.00 for anything under 1/4 pg. (text only) • $8.00 for ¼ pg. (photo optional) • $10 for 1/2 pg. (photo optional) • $20 for a full pg. (photo optional) • If you would like to advertise every month we have a special offer of $200 for the whole year. If you have a business or a sale item you would like to place in the Magazine please don't hesitate to contact Hayley Prior. Anyone who would like to write an article for your sport or have any funny tales, photos, Births, deaths, Marriages, or achievements. We are after new and interesting pieces, so please forward them to the editor no later than 10th of each month. You can forward the information to Hayley Prior email: classicbeauty75@hotmail.com If you would like a copy of the magazine I can email to you every month just send your email address, or look out for copies in all good stores.


Oakbank Tournament 2015


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Naracoorte First Tournament 2015

Steven Crowe with the ball.

Julie Sherriff returning this year after a couple of years off.

Dylan Prior going for goal

Dave Berkin filling in for our Div 2 side playing Cardie.

Vanessa Rosback chasing down the ball.

Craig Tremellen on the run with the ball.


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Nice Steven crowe...

And again.

Richard Iles going for the wood

Nice goal Matt Prior.

Riding out for the final. Richard Iles to Matt Prior

Travis going for gold. Nice racket bend Travis.


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THE ROYAL BATH AND WEST SHOW Yes It was a beautiful English summers day at last.... The drive to Shepton Mallet was through the picturesque countryside that I always remembered from my childhood. Tall oak, ash and sycamore trees. The hedgerows of Hawthorne and blackberry and that familiar whiff of silage...It's funny how certain smells bring memories flooding back. The English country side always reminds me of a patchwork quilt. So many different shades of green. Hills and valleys dotted with cows and sheep. The tiny villages..always with a pub. The lanes so narrow that you always have to be aware of oncoming cars because most of them are not wide enough for two cars. I would hate to be driving a goosey or truck over here. You would have to be a whizz at reversing..which I'm not. The Royal bath and West show is a four day show with every thing from Shetlands, Shires and show jumpers. Hacks, hunters and harness. Plus all the other country attractions and animals. It's only about thirty miles from Bristol BUT as my Mum pointed out.. We'd better get an early start because we've got quite a way to go. Isn't it funny how we get conditioned by the size of the country we live in...I travel further than that to put a lotto ticket on... We arrive safely after such a long drive...at the permanent site of The Bath and West Show. So much for The UK being in a recession... 22 quid to go in and no concessions either...for oldies or tourists. Nobody seemed to mind and all handed over their cash quite happily. The first thing you notice when ever you go to any horse event in England is the number of dogs there. Big, small, hairy, pure bred and mix. It's so true that The Pommes just love their pooches. Love me love my dog..Also lots of bowler hats, flat caps, Cornish pasties, good ole West Country cider and show specials.. The show jumping was just finishing..some big international names competing. Then coming from a hunting background both in OZ and The UK. The next attraction was a must see. The Avon Vale and The West Somerset Hunts proudly parading their hounds in the main ring..I remember ..a long long

time ago..my little welsh mountain pony, who was a little over 13 hands, would always break out in a sweat and become totally uncontrollable. I found out why. His previous owner, a farmer..used to ride him to hounds with The Banwen Minors Hunt in Wales. The sound of the horn and hounds would remind him of his hunting days . After quite a few face plants I learnt to dismount pretty sharpish and hide him behind the biggest horse truck... Anyway Back to the now...after a few laps all the children are invited to come into the ring and pat the hounds. Not only children but mums dads prams dogs on leads and of course me..all making a fuss of these beautiful animals. Two separate packs of hounds..all happily mingling together..Then a quick command from their master and they all " packed up " and eagerly looked up as if saying..Ok what's next? One of the disappointing aspects of Ossie show rings..I found is the lack of excitement when you get your Blue Ribbon. Over here they yahoo it round the ring..and so they should. A good strong canter. They deserve it. Even the Hacks do it..no stuffy Red Coats here. I was one of those Red Coats at The Royal one year. You had to lead the winners out of the ring at a walk.I always used to say..would you like to canter out.. Oh no It might upset him/her..Please. Some times I misheard them...yeh right and purposely trotted them out. I mean so many princess out there. Learn to ride why don't you..sorry getting carried away.. There was The Double Harness Scurry Championships. Two little ponies galloping flat out between cones. Two passengers... One being the driver desperatly trying to keep control and the other acting as an anchor of sorts to keep all wheels on the ground as they did wheelies in and around the cones. Pairs with names like Bubble and Squeak, Minny and Mouse and Murder and Mayhem who missed a left hand turn whilst in top gear and very nearly ended up eyeballing the spectators on the other side of the safety rail. A pair called Rip and Tear eventually won it. Also The Prince Phillip Mounted Games. About a hundred kids, in teams of five riding nippy little Welsh, Fell and Dale ponies..all competing for a place in the finals at The Horse of the Year Show


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LATEST NEWS ADELAIDE POLOCROSSE TOURNAMENT

2015 What a wonderful tournament, it was a huge success thank you to all club members who got in and helped. We had 10 teams it was fantastic to be able to sit at the side of one field and watch all games . Sunday we had a wonderful turn out to our sponsors VIP tent about 50 sponsors joined us and had 4 hours of free wine, beer and nibbles. We ended up going through 9 cartons of beer and 4 dozen wines could say everyone had a good time. We ran the Calcutta in division 1 and 2 what a fun experience, division 2 winner Hamish Carlin raked in $175 dollars in his pocket and the same to the sponsor who bought him well done. Division 1 winner Sam Allen raked in a massive $580 and Geordie Tate who bought her for $175 also walking away with $580 nice investment. It has come to be a crowed and player favourite. Thank you to all players who came over and supported us. Hope to see you all next year.

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Websites: Adelaide polocrosse club: http://adelaidepolocrosse.wix.com/adelaidepolo crosse If you a looking for good quality horse feed please look no further and support our sponsors - Currency Creek fine Fodder: www.lucernehayforsale.com.au

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Pictures thank you to Graham Fitzgerald


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HEALTH SPOT


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Caterton Tournament 2015

WINNERS div 3, Di, Maddie, Ness, Tom and Dylan. Borrowed player Mitch

Maddie Iles bringing the ball down

Travis Tremellen concentration plus

Dylan getting in the wood.

Old team mates became opposition Dad consoling a tired little man.


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Clint and Mini working the area

Venessa Rosback

Ollie taking on Frodo

Hot weather game called off for 30 mins

New player Thomas Wuttke.

Richard Stevens.


Clint Prior Chiropractic

Chiropractic For Horse and Rider Dr Clint Prior and Dr Caitlin White are the principles of mt barker chiropractic. They both specialise in a technique called Gonstead Chiropractic. This technique is very specific, safe and effective. Common conditions that respond well to this form of chiropractic are; Low back pain, headaches, neck and mid back pain, knee and ankle sprain & strains, sporting injuries, pregnancy related aches and pains, colic and reflux. Dr Clint Prior is also an animal chiropractor with a particular interest in Horses. He has treated elite horses for over 11 years in the racing industry, and professional level horses (including Olympic representatives), as well as pleasure horses. He has an in depth knowledge of both rider and horse anatomy and function, which enables accurate diagnosis of both horse and rider issues.

Call (08) 8398 4855 (Clinic) or 0413 450 744 (Clint-Horses)


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Your friend will be with you forever

Raff got his name because he was the little gelding that was the raffle prize at The World Cup Polocrosse in Warwick in 2007. I feel so fortunate to have been part of this little horse’s short life because he was such a big part of mine. Raff was probably the best horse I will ever ride. I've never ridden a horse that had so much natural balance and ability. When I rode him he just felt that he had this unique style of movement that was so unreal. He didn't have that many quirky habits . I do remember that he always had to be the centre of attention and I swear that he would get jealous if I rode other horses. The future was looking pretty good because not only was he an awesome polocrosse pony, he was also my best buddy and wingman. I never had the time to really enjoy this special little horse because he was diagnosed with a bone chip between his short pastern and pedal bone. To operate would have caused him so much pain .So I had to make the agonising decision to have him put down. I only had him for about eighteen months and I really do miss him. RIP RAFF You will always remain in my memories.. Such a short life taken much too soon. Written by Nick Harvey


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