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HORSELAND State Championships 2012


HORSELAND State Dressage & Showjumping Championships

The Horseland State Dressage & Showjumping Championships were held at Albury on the 25th & 26th February.  Congratulations to North Eastern Zone on conducting a great event, despite Mother Nature doing her best to make things difficult!  The competitors, volunteers and supporters were presented with searing heat on the Saturday and well and truly cooled off on the Sunday as the skys opened up and absolutely bucketed down.  In true Pony Club style our riders, horses, volunteers and supporters simply got on with the show!!


HORSELAND State Horse Trials

The HORSELAND State Horse Trials Championships will be conducted at Mornington Peninsula Pony Club, Baxter Park, Sages Road Baxter on the 5th & 6th May.


HORSELAND State Games Flat Teams and Musical Ride Championships

The HORSELAND State Games, Flat Teams and Musical Ride State Championships will be conducted at Bacchus Marsh on the 16th & 17th June.  The Games have been decided.  For the Schedule and the games please see the links below:


Membership Information

24/7 Personal Accident Cover included in 2012-2013 Membership Fees

Riding members of Pony Club Association of Victoria will now be covered for personal accident 24hrs, 7days a week.

The PCAV Membership Fees for 2012-2013 will be

  • Junior Riding Member - $115
  • Senior Riding Member - $135


Coaching Registration and NCAS Level 1 Insurance Extension


All coaches coaching within Pony Club need to register with the PCAV State Office (this has always been the case!).  Club should then register the coaches that are coaching at their Club. This helps to better understand what is happening with our coaches, who they are and how we can assist them do the very important job they do within Pony Club.


Coaches will now be able to register themselves on a State Coaching List, this list will be an invaluable resource for both Club DC's and for Pony Club coaches.  Coaches can register to be on the State Coaching list for $15.


Coaches when registering with the PCAV State Office can opt to recieve the PCAV Making a Difference Magazine, cost $22.  It is a great read ... full of State Championships News, Clinics and Training opportunities, Pony Club Stories and competitions. 


PCA NCAS Level 1 coaches are now able to take out Coach insurance which will cover you as follows:

Where you, the Coach, have elected cover, completed the Aon Pony Club Coach Application and paid the relevant fee, the policy extends to cover you for tuition/instruction provided to pony club riding members 24 hours a day / 7 days per week, regardless whether income earning or not, subject to the following conditions.

A) You must be a member of pony club

B) You must hold up to date pony club accreditation

C) Students must be current riding pony club members

D) Accurate records must be maintained relating to whom, when and where lessons are provided

E) All lessons must be registered via the pony club with which the student is a member

F) The number of lessons provided per week must not exceed the declared number on the application

For more information and registration forms click here 


Coaching & Education


State Training Workshop

Don't miss your opportunity to attend the State Training Workshop to be held in Bealiba on the 31st March 2012

These workshops cover subjects such as Comfort and Safety, Innovative Coaching, Showjumping Course Design and Building, Sports Connnet, Grievance Procedure, PCA NCAS Accreditation, Organiation and Safety of groups on the Flat and Lungeing.  Something for everyone!!  These Workshops are highly regarded, many past attendees have commented on how much they learned ... so don't miss out!  Click here for futher details and nomination forms.


State Rider Clinic 

A State Rider Clinic for Grade 1 & 2 Eventing riders wil be conducted on Saturday 21st April at Maldon Pony Club. Places are very limited and will be allocated in order of receipt at PCAV State Office. Entry Forms click here


National Championships 2013


The Pony Club Australia National Championships will be hosted by Pony Club Western Australia in 2013.  Pony Club riders who are interested in being considered for selection to travel to Western Australia in 2013 as part of the Victorian State Team should start recording their performances now!  

Riders who would like to be considered for selection for the Victorian Team should start recording their performances on the performance records designed for each discipline.  It is important that each rider collect the information set out on the individual discipline record sheets so Selectors can compare performances.

NMG Teams are selected via the squad selection weekend and Team selection weekend




2012 RULE BOOKS now available 

The Handbook of Bylaws, Gear Rules, Showjumping Rules and Horse Trials Rules have been updated for 2012.

These new Rule Books will come into effect on the 1st of February 2012 the following are links to download a copy All changes are marked in the margin with a black line. A summary of cahmges will be avialable soon.Copies of the new Rule Books will be available from the PCAV Shop at a cost of $5.00 per book - Please note this is a PRICE RISE  


State Government Initiatives


The 2012 Premier's Active Families Challenge

The 2012 Premier’s Active Families Challenge provides a great opportunity for all Victorian families to get fit and enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle. So grab your family and friends and register today to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day for 30 days between 19 March to 30 April.


It’s free to participate, and you’ll get:

  • 20 free YMCA passes per family or team
  • 15% discount at Rebel Sport
  • one free child entry to the Melbourne Aquarium
  • one free child entry to the National Sports Museum


 NEW Not for Profit Compliance Support Centre Website

The Office of the Community Sector launched their Not-For-Profit (NFP) Compliance Support Centre website, which is a one-stop shop for Victorian NFP organisations to help them comply with all levels of government regulations.


It's the first government web portal of its kind in Australia and is a single entry point for all regulatory information, licences, forms and related support materials, aiming to reduce the regulatory burden for community sector organisations. 


The portal serves any NFP organisation, from arts to welfare, and there any many general areas of information that would apply in the sport and recreation setting.


There is a page dedicated to sporting organisations which deals with compliance requirements and concerns specific to our sector.

Such things as insurance, safety responsibilities related to an increased potential risk of injury, leasing sporting venues, disputes, grievances, discrimination, protecting children, ANZAC day, fundraising and events.


Follow the link below to the home page. The page for sporting organisations is under "Your Not For Profit".


Career Opportunities In the Horse Industry


Certificate 2 in Equine Studies

An exciting opportunity has materialised specifically aimed at Victorian Young Riders (under 20 years old). Equine Welfare Seminars and Melton Equestrian Academy are now approved to deliver the Certificate 2 in Equine Industry over a 6 month period (usually 2 year course).

The Certificate 2 in Equine Industry is available to a limited number of students, at minimal cost ($330) for eligible students. This is an amazing opportunity to complete a qualification at a very low cost, over a short period of time. This course is enroling NOW!

One day per week for 6 months

Location: Melton Equestrian Academy

Excursions to stud/racetrack/knackery places of industry.

Places are limited

Units included; (Theory and practical)

  • Handle Horses Safely
  • Basic Horse Riding Skills
  • Equine Form and Function
  • Equine Injury and Disease
  • Work in an Equine Organisation
  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Career Path: Equine Industry
  • Equine Nutritional Requirements
  • Provide Daily Care For Horses
  • Carry Out Regular Horse Observation
  • Work Effectively In The Equine Industry

Enrolments taking place NOW for April start.  Please call Vici for more information or to enrol on 0466 551 233 or visit the website


Making A Difference - Competitions




JASNOR Trail of the Painted Pony Competition Winners

Painted Ponies is a collection of figurines based on the life-sized public art project called The Trail of Painted Ponies which first appeared in Santa Fe, USA in 2001. Intended to promote cultural tourism, the project enchanted hundreds of thousands of people, produced dazzling original artwork, and raised almost a million dollars for the local community. The Trail of Painted Ponies explores the inspirational power of the horse by giving artists the opportunity to paint and embellish elegantly designed horse sculptures, which are crafted into highly detailed, miniature resin and ceramic collectible figurines that honour the spirit and capture the power, beauty and magic of the original artworks. These miniature works of art are prized by collectors who appreciate artistry and fine craftsmanship. All Painted Ponies begin as original designs submitted by established and emerging artists, which are transformed into finely detailed hand-painted resin or ceramic decal figurines. The diversity of imagery means there are Painted Ponies that will appeal to everyone. Each Painted Pony comes included with a story about the inspiration for the artwork.

These four lucky winners will recieve a Painted Pony from the Trial of the Painted Pony collection. 

E.Kennedy (Age 14)

J.Higgins (Age 8)

S.DiTeodoro (Age 6)

E.Phillips (Age 5)
HORSEWYSE "Please ... Can I have a Pony?" Competition
These lucky individuals have won themselves a copy of HorseWyse "Please ... can I have a Pony?" DVD a practical, young horse lover's guide to horse ownership.  Thanks for your entries we hope you enjoy the DVD!

B.Phillips (Numurkah PC)
K.Quilty (Broadford PC)

I love owning my pony because she tries her hardest to please me. Though she doesn’t always succeed, she tries.


Catch you in APRIL!




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