Hendra Pony Club

Since 1959


2020 Musters

November 22nd - Nudgee Beach ride met at 7.30am (with Sarah)


Low tide is at 8.30am, riders are to make their own way to Nudgee Beach (those with floats please offer those without a ride).  This muster will only run for an hour or so, as that's enough time at the beach...

Muster uniform is NOT required and the normal muster fee will not be collected.

Northern Suburbs PC riders have been invited to ride with us.


October 24th - night muster & BBQ (ridden games) from 5pm  (with Terri)


A BBQ dinner will be available from 5pm prior to the games fun beginning.

Muster uniform is required and the normal $5 muster fee applies.


September 20th - Show jumping Clinic (with Nick Delaney).  From 1pm


Class heights:  80/90cm,   60/70cm,   40/50cm,  30/40cm


Muster uniform not required.

Muster fee:  $5.00  (as usual)


Classes will be made up of 3-4 riders in each group, starting at 80-90cm.  Each class will be for 30-40mins.  


July 11th - Trail Ride (with Tina)

Venue:  Sheep Station Creek Conservation Park, 290 Williamson Road, Upper Caboolture

Timing:  Arrive 9.30am,   Riding 10am-12noon,    BYO lunch & chairs


July 26th - Points Day : Show Jumping and Dressage

Time:  1pm - 4pm

Setup will be Friday morning and/or prior to the muster  (TBA)


June 28th - Formal Points Day and Sporting Records Day (10am - 1pm)


Full COVID Stage 2 restrictions will apply along with the Qld Government's Outdoor Sports Plan for return to sport and Pony Club Queensland's requirements.   Members only event (sadly no spectators).


Muster setup (sporting events) will be Friday morning.  

Formal events: Presentation (horse & rider), Rider Class (plus reindrill {Over 12yrs), Junior Handler. 

Sporting events: Bending, Drum & Peg, Barrels, Flagging, , Running T, Cloverleaf, Bounce Pony. 


NOTE: COVID-19 Stage 2 restrictions and the Outdoor Sports Covid-Safe Plan for Equestrian sports will be fully enforced. The plan provides the ability to have multiple groups of up to 20 people on a site at any one time through strict adherence to; ; - No mixing of groups in playing spaces/zones; - Clear management and separation of groups in playing spaces/zones; - Implementation of signage and hygiene measures at all entry and exit points, communal areas and managing equipment; - Implementation of site registration/ recording contact details of every individual who enters the site. No cash will be accepted on the day - only eftpos or direct transfer of the $5 muster fee and/or for uniforms will be permitted (remember to bring your completed uniform order form with you if you need any items).



February - Dressage, showjumping and poles  (8.45am-noon)


Muster setup (showjumping and dressage arena [if not already in place] - 8am)

Riders to assemble for gear check at 8.45am and placement into ability groups


-  Alpha Equestrian (Poles clinic)

-  Dressage

-  Showjumping


The Met Zone 1 Dressage and Combined Training Championships is March 7th & 8th at Wynnum PC.


January - horseless  (2-4pm)

-  Development booklet
-  Goal setting
-  Warm up and cool down
-  Showjumping rules, waking the course, reading a draw, etc
-  Para-cord browbands
-  SJ and sporting equipment miniatures fun

  
Horseless Muster - September 2017 presentations:
  
Gridwork
  

 
Musters

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.

 

Club instructors

Gael Gant, Tina Smith, Sue Chaki, Sara Stuart, Terri Dillon, Lisa Hoole & Grant Lynham.

 

Muster format

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.