Hendra Pony Club

Since 1959


                                     COVID-19 PANDEMIC PROTOCOLS


As from July 1st 2020 new easing of restrictions in Queensland were announced, which will enable us to return to full competition with under the Qld Gov COVID-Safe Equestrian Sports Plan and Pony Club Queensland's Return to Play Guidelines. 

  

  1. Contact – full contact is permitted on the field of play in line with pre-COVID contact activities. At all other times, participants, coaches, officials, trainers and spectators are to observe physical distancing requirements and undertake sound hygiene practices as detailed in the relevant approved Industry COVID Safe Plan.   

  2. Facility capacity – the total number of people to attend an activity, training and competition at indoor venues is to be based on occupant density of one person per two square metres for venues of 200 square metres or less (up to a total of 50 people) and one person per four square metres for venues of 200 square metres or more.  For outdoor venues, physical distancing off the field of play is required. Risks will be managed through mandatory record keeping, through group segmentation and buffer zones as appropriate.  Individual organisations and facility managers will be responsible for implementing these requirements in line with the relevant approved Industry COVID Safe Plan.

  3. Facility usage – all elements of community sport, recreation and fitness facilities are accessible in line with relevant health guidelines and directives. This means facilities such as canteens, change rooms, bathrooms, storage rooms, bars will reopen and operating hours can also be amended. Industry Plans will detail how organisations will manage the use of ancillary facilities in relation to cleaning/sanitisation and flow of people within venues. All facility components will be operated in accordance with the relevant approved Industry COVID Safe Plan.

  4. Events – such as championships, markets, carnivals and gala days can recommence. Organisations must ensure the relevant approvals are in place based on the number of people attending as seen in the Roadmap.

  5. Stadia – strict social distancing measures and hygiene practices will remain central to COVID Safe Plans for stadia, in line with Public Health Directives. Crowd capacity will be up to 25,000 spectators or 50% of capacity (whichever is the lesser).Group segmentation and buffering measures will be used to reduce co-mingling. Public messaging will ensure that patrons are aware of all requirements during sporting events and concerts. COVID Safe Plans for stadia will address transport management for patrons travelling to and from venues, including alternatives to public transport.

  6. Compliance with industry and stadia COVID Safe Plans – all activity is to be conducted in accordance with relevant Industry and Stadia COVID Safe Plans and Public Health Directives. This includes organisations detailing how all persons at the activity/facility will be tracked, and traced, including spectators.

Our site specific COVID Plan can be accessed here:  HPC-COVID-PLAN

Venue Check-in Information:  For all events at HPC we will be utilizing a simple QR code solution provided by Pony Club Queensland which enables individuals to easily register their attendance at any club or venue.  Information, including privacy and data storage details can be found on the PCQ website, or their FB page.


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On Friday 5 June 2020, the Queensland Chief Health Officer approved the Outdoor Sports Industry Plan which includes equestrian and horse sports.  The plan provides the ability to have multiple groups of up to 20 people on a site at any one time as part of Stage 2 restrictions through the implementation of detailed plans which ensure strict adherence to; 

 

- No mixing of groups in playing spaces/zones  

- Clear management and separation of groups in playing spaces/zones  

- Implementation of (remove strict) signage and hygiene measures at all entry and exit points, communal areas and managing equipment (not limited to).  

- Implementation of site registration/recording contact details of every individual who enters the site


Stage 2 - restrictions and the COVID-Safe Equestrian Sport Plan allows us to host our June muster.  Further PCQ requires that all Coaches and Officials must obtain a Certificate in COVID Safety (via Leaning Online) and parents/members are requested to complete an information course.   These measures together give us great confidence in our ability to recommence musters and we look forward to welcoming members back to our grounds on June 28th @ 10am.


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The Qld Premier announced on March 21st that higher level social gathering restrictions (Stage 1) were to be enforced, in response we have introduced the following rules:


  • .   A hand washing station has been set up in both North and South paddocks. EVERYONE MUST WASH AND SANITISE THEIR HANDS prior to accessing the sheds and tending to their horses (this includes visitors and service providers, ie; farriers, vets, etc).

  • .   Social distancing MUST be maintained at all times.

  • .   No person is permitted to enter the grounds and attend to their horse if they are at all unwell with ANY symptoms of COVID-19 or other flu like illnesses.

  • .   If you can't tend to your horse, announce this on your paddock's messenger chat or facebook group or arrange directly with someone else to feed your horse.

It is very important that all members adhere to these new rules.    Andrea will be the lead on these measures for the North paddock and Terri will be the lead for the South paddock.   Members are also requested to please be conscious of sanitising or washing hands after touching the locks and chains at the front gate – we have a few people coming and going with the NCEC Parks, Re-Gen crews as well as Council.  Further updates will be posted as more announcements are made by the Government.




2019 Met Zone 1 Premiers


We are very proud to have been awarded "Met Zone 1 Highest Premiership Points Club" for 2019.   Go Team Hendra (we rock).

This premiership title is awarded to the Zone 1 club who's riders accumulate the highest number of points in total at the Met Zone 1 Championship events (Dressage, Combined Training, Sporting Gymkhana, Formal Gymkhana, Show J
umping and Equitation Jumping).

Congratulations to Gumdale PC on being Reserve Premiers 2019.


Zone 1 Premiership Events and annual Camp - 2020

Dressage and Combined Training Championships - March 7th & 8th @ Wynnum PC

Cancelled - JF McGill Formal Gymkhana - May 10th @ Samford PC

Cancelled - Showjumping and Equitation Championships - June 6th & 7th @ Runcorn PC

Postponed - Bobby Bayard Sporting Gymkhana - June 27th @ Boonah Showgrounds

Postponed - Campdraft Championships - June 28th @ Boonah Showgrounds

Derby or ODE Championships - tbc


Camp - June 26th - June 30th @ Boonah Showgrounds

Aitkens Official Showjumping - August 16th @ Runcorn PC

Competitive events at Hendra - 2020

Postponed - Zone Teams Sporting and Mounted Games weekend - April 4th & 5th

Chris Wagner Memorial Open Sporting Day - Sept 13th

Official Combined Training Day - Oct 4th


Community Living Australia (CLA) and the Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative (NCEC)Re-gen Project

The 7th Re-Gen Project is underway...   This rolling 6 monthly project is funded by the Queensland State Government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program. Working in groups of up to 18, new migrants and disadvantaged members of our community have the chance to learn a raft of garden maintenance skills, make local contacts and friends, improve their English language, and earn Cert II in Horticulture.  


Candidates have, over the past 3 years, cleared much of our gully (removing invasive weeds such as castor oil, lantana, asparagus fern and blue heliotrope), undertaken hours of mowing and whipper snipping, cutting back trees, building gardens, beautifying our grounds and have obtained numerous certificates including 1st aid, small machine maintenance, WH&S, PPE and many others.


We wish the current team every success in the continued battle to remove weeds and improve our grounds/pasture, and we very much look forward to your results.  We also wish all the candidates every success with gaining employment at the end of the program.


North Paddock resurfacing works


Our north paddock is now a safe, flat and well grassed grazing and riding surface thanks to extensive works by the Brisbane City Council.  


The old city landfill, that hadn't been capped properly some 40 years ago, has now been compacted and resurfaced providing us with much improved area.


We are extremely grateful to the BCC for undertaking this much needed project.