Hendra Pony Club

Since 1959

 
Fundraising for Hpc

Fundraising for the club helps raise money that enables us to buy new equipment and aids for riders.   Please support members arranging fundraising events as it is for all members benefit.  

   

Eco Building Services

We are very thankful for the volunteer work done by Eco Building Services over many years  (and the donated massive TV which is fabulous on movie nights).  Thank you Adrian and Fiona for your ongoing support, trophy and ribbon sponsorship and the many hours donated towards an endless array of maintenance jobs and grounds upkeep.


CB's PC's

We are very grateful to CB's PC's for sponsoring our Tri-Series L-Plate Showjumping series  This was a major sponsorship and contributed greatly to the overall financial success of the series.  The Barr family has sponsored trophies, prizes and ribbons for numerous events over many years and has enjoyed a long association with the club.  Many thanks Corey.


AVIS Rental cars

The support provided by AVIS Rental Cars at working bees is greatly appreciated.  This new sponsorship is a tremendous boost to the club and we are very grateful.

 

Community Living Australia (CLA)
and
Nundah Community Enterprises Co-op (NCEC)

It was with a great deal of pleasure that we were advised that CLA had been successful with their application for funding via the Qld State Governments "Skilling Queenlanders for Work program" in 2015-2016 and again in 2016-2017 (held over to 2018).   Managed by NCEC, work is mainly focused on rejuvenating our gully along with a small number of construction activities.  Over the initial two years of this program some 25 local disadvantaged people will be offered training based employment and the chance to obtain Cert I in Horticulture.   To date close to $800,000 has been awarded to the program for works on our grounds and we are delighted with the work that has been achieved in Pound Drain gully, and our new clubhouse gardens, toilet privacy screens/garden and the new seating around our Memorial Tree.

 

2018 Grant Successes

1.  Brisbane City Council, Lord Mayor's Discretionary Fund - Northgate Ward ($715): Electric fencing and a printer and laminator.  Our local Councillor, Allan Adam, is a strong supporter of sporting and community clubs throughout the Northgate ward and we are very grateful to him for making these funds available.  Event days and committee paperwork will be a breeze now that we have a MFD on hand at all times.


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2017 Grant Successes

Brisbane City Council, Building Stronger Communities - $33,140:  3 bay garage, installation of pod roof (over existing feed-sheds) and footings for the sheds.   We are indebted to the Council for ongoing funding at our grounds which is allowing us to rejuvenate our facilities, replace dilapidated equipment/fencing, improve Committee governance, all of which helps our continual viability and strengthens our club.

2016 Grant Successes

1.  Brisbane City Council, Lord Mayor's Discretionary Fund - Northgate Ward ($650):  Line marking machine and paint, safety bollards and witches hats.   Big thank you to our local Councillor for awarding us funds to improve safety and to make life easier for our volunteers (the line marking machine is a hit). 

2.   Get-Going grant success ($7,500 for a show jumping trailer).   The Get in the Game programme (vouchers for membership, grants for equipment and grants for infrastructure) is a fabulous initiative of the Dept of NPRS&R and we are so very happy to be a part of it.

3.  Community Gambling Benefit Fund ($22,850 for a tractor mower).  Caring for our grounds will be a breeze once we purchase this unit.  The CGBF grants that we have been awarded over the past few years have provided us with upgrades to buildings and equipment that supports the ongoing viability of our club - we could not be more thankful.

2015 Grant Successes

1.  Brisbane City Council for fencing.  Funding of $19,900 has been granted via the Council's Community Sport Clubs, Facility Upgrade Grant Program, to replace a large section of our old dilapidated star-picket and barbed-wire Southern Cross Way boundary fence.  The timing of this grant could not have been better - we will have this fence replaced with a new galvanised post and rail fence before winter (improving safety and security for our herd and motorists alike).   

2.  More exciting news arrived a few weeks later - we were awarded a Brisbane City Council Community Sports Club Grant ($10,439) - for Organisational Development, to enable a new Strategic Plan to be developed along with a review of our committee processes and documentation.  


We are indebted to the Brisbane City Council for their ongoing support of our club, funds provided over the past few years have gone a long way towards improving our facilities.

2014 Grant Successes

1.   Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant ($34,500 to replace the clubside feed storage sheds that are dilapidated and beyond repair).  New vermin and weather proof sheds will provide hygienic and safe storage facilities for members - no more wet hay, rat infestations and mouldy tack.  

2.   Get-Playing grant success ($61,728 for lighting).  Our grateful thanks go to the Qld State Government (Dept of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing) for funding our grant application to light up our main arena.  Lights will enable after hours training {particularly during summer} and we will host clinics and competition evenings which will bring valuable revenue to the club.  We are truly overwhelmed by this win and are excited about the future of our club.

3.  Get-Going grant success ($9,530 for dressage arena/trailer and jump blocks).  2014 has been an outstanding year for grants for our club and being awarded this grant is the icing on the cake.  We will now be able to host Combined Training and Dressage days using beautiful new PVC dressage arenas.  The Get in the Game programme (vouchers for membership, grants for equipment and grants for infrastructure) is a fabulous initiative of the Dept of NPRS&R and one that we are so very happy to be part of.

2013 Grant Successes

1.  Many thanks to the Brisbane City Council (Northgate Ward Office and the Lord Major Discretionary Fund) for providing urgently needed funds ($1,000) to enable barbed wire fencing repairs to our car parking area.

2.  Get-in-the-Game grant success - we were very happy to receive notification that our grant application in the Qld State Government's - Get Going program had been successful (new electronic gymkhana timers and storage shed - $4,990).  Many thanks to the Dept of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

3.  Gambling Community Benefit Fund - we are beyond grateful for funding of $23,500 to replace dangerous fencing around our club house, learners enclosure and southern boundary.  The new fencing has significantly improved safety for our herd and child riders.

2012 Grant Successes

1. Jupiter's Casino Community Benefit Fund ($25,769).   Our ancient toilets are now but a distant memory, replaced by a new transportable toilet block, complete with disability cubicle and shower. We are very grateful to the JCCBF for approving our grant application and funding this much needed improvement in facilities, and to Eco Building Services for their design, project management and building skills.

2. Cenovis "Win the Goods" promotion.  Our members are extremely happy and proud to have won $5,000 as a 'best entry award' in the Cenovis Good Stuff Give-away Competition. A set of cross country jumps was purchased in early 2012 (civil works should be completed in 2013).


Below is our winning entry:


Howdy partner, ya’ll mosey over, hitch up that pony and listen to a little yarn ‘bout a “Man named Jed”, well actually a pony club called Hendra. “Let me tell you a story about a club called Hendra - full of spirit but not much cash, then one day came a 'good stuff’ give away and up from the paddock came a rousing hooray!, cheers that is for a chance to win”. OK OK…. Here at Hendra we are dedicated to providing city kids with the chance to learn horsemanship and riding skills whilst having fun out in the fresh air. We seek to help young people empower themselves to create their own future as magnificent as they dare to imagine. We need a cross country course to give our members the opportunity to practice in a discipline that is currently a challenge for them. We’ve got a posse to do the work and we’ve got the land, we just need the good stuff (cash that is) to rustle up our dream.