Hendra Pony Club
Our 2021 season is about to get underway...Sunday 31st January, from 1.15pm
We're starting the year with our traditional horseless muster (topics this year include; hoof and dental care, worming, the digestive system, goal setting, riding safety, the importance of warming up, proficiency certificates, HPC trophies and a demonstration by Equine Therapist Theresa Rickuss, on bodywork & massage for horses).
Feb 28th - Points Day Muster : Dressage & Showjumping. Riders must bring their dressage test with them (suggest the test you'll be riding at Zone D & C/T Champs @ Gumdale).
March 12th (TBC) - a night muster : training for teams sporting and ridden games fun.
March 28th (TBC) - a trail ride : Sheep Station Creek - more info will be provided via fb.
April 25th - Showjumping & Equitation or Tetrathlon (TBC). Muster to be run by Terri Dillon.
May 23rd - Points Day Muster : Formal Points Day and Sporting Records (this muster is also prep for the JF McGill @ Samford). Muster to be run by Lisa Hoole.
June 20th - Poles Clinic, Flatwork, Sporting (ie; Bobby B events). Jo Wray, Alpha Equestrian will do the poles clinic again. Flatwork by Sue Chaki and sporting by Gael Gant.
July 25th - Joint muster with Southside Pony Club (Cross Country, sand arena jumping, sporting, etc TBA). Instructors will be: Suzanne & Julie from Southside and ?? from HPC.
August 22nd - Sporting muster (practice for the Chris Wagner Sporting Day, which will be 12/9/21.
September 26th - Showjumping Clinic (Max 4 per height per group). Instructor to be confirmed - hopefully Nick Delaney again. HPC instructor in charge : Sophia
October 24th - Night muster (pistols, polocrosse, medieval fun, BBQ, ??? - all TBC).
November 22nd - Trail ride muster - TBC
December ? - HPC AGM & breakup party (Splash or ??) TBC
Horseless Muster - September 2017 Handouts:
Musters are generally held once a month between February & November during the year, days can change depending on instructor availability. Check out the calendar or look for updates on the HPC Facebook page.
HPC operates an Instructor Panel to ensure the knowledge and experience of our instructors is best utilized at musters.
The Muster points are designed for members who are not ready to compete at outside events or do not have transport yet, so they are able to try for the Muster trophy. This will be taken into consideration for the result of end of year Muster trophies.
Muster points are taken at each muster and are added up for overall highest points for end of year Muster trophy points for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.
Points are split up in three categories:
Horse: 10pts. Clean, groomed, hooves tidy, etc.
Rider: 10pts. Correct muster uniform, clean & tidy, being on time.
Gear: 10pts. Clean, correctly fitting, correct saddle cloth, etc.
This can make a total of 30 pts available.
Riders will lose points if they are not ready and lined up by the set time for the muster to start.
Points will be deducted for being late at a rate of 5pts per 5 minutes late.
Gael Gant, Tina Smith, Sue Chaki, Sara Stuart, Terri Dillon, Lisa Hoole & Grant Lynham.
Musters are set out by the Instructor Panel to help educate riders and prepare riders for coming events. The club will try to cover all PC disciplines throughout the year (including; dressage, showjumping, sporting, cross country, mounted games, target challenge and troop drill).
After muster points have been awarded and gear check completed, depending on instructor availability, riders will be split up into appropriate groups. Flat work will generally kick things off, then a specific lesson will be set out for riders to practice or improve on the different disciplines.
Muster times will vary on instructor availability and to try and avoid riders and horse being ridden in the heat of the day. Night musters, under lights, occur occasionally.
A $5 muster fee is payable on the day.