MUSTER - Sunday, November 25th (1-4pm)
We are very fortunate to have Michael Sekulich (from Australian Horse Academy) at the club for this muster.
Michael is bringing a team of trick riders with him and a mechanical cow.... Lessons will include natural horsemanship.
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.
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, Rebecca Hanlon, Sue Chaki, Sara Stuart & Grant Lynham.
Musters are set out by the Chief Instructor to help educate riders and prepare riders for coming events. The club will try to cover all the disciplines so all riders can try to learn more in the horse event they are interested in.
After muster points have been awarded and 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.