**** TPR SCHOOL AT SHAHZADA ****
A TPR School will be held on Sunday 24th August starting at 9.30 am. The rules of the sport will be discussed and explained by NSWSMC member Belinda Hopley followed by the practical training with well know endurance vet Dr Emily Streckfuss, followed by morning tea.
All those that complete the training with receive their TPR accreditation on the day.
If you would like to attend the course or have any question please contact Belinda by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is required by 15/08/2014.
NSWERA is calling for expressions of interest from riders interested in being on the NSW team at the 2014 Western Australian Quilty, please download and fill in the below forms and forward to the address shown.
NSW State Champions for 2014 Talea Hasko-Stewart & Blakes Heavon Bombora
Talea and Bombora completed the challenging course in 13:38:00 and with a very impressive total recovery time of just 00:29:15 to take the title from 2nd placed Jeff Adams riding Jazzpers Brush who completed the course in 14:10:00 and third placed Akmed Pushunov riding Atticus who finished 5 minutes later in 14:15:00.
Scott Davenport was first heavyweight riding Alhamgra Pierrot in a time of 16:10:45, first lightweight was Annette Chamberlain riding Annordean Lady Lilly in 15:27:00 with Tahlia Franke first junior riding Woomera Thor in a time of 14:15:00.
Notice to all riders.
Just a reminder to all riders and horse owners presenting for 80k+ rides, unless you have a current membership card and a horse registration sticker (either yearly or lifetime for endurance horses only) to show to the ride secretary you will not be permitted to start in that event.
Also, a reminder that if your rider requires any help at all on track, please get the Chief Steward’s permission before you go out on track. Failure to do so can result in disqualification.
On another note, please remember to get the appropriate person to fill out the new relevant Invasive Treatment forms. They are:
IT Form – Rider – Metabolic -
Use this form when the Non Metabolic form is inappropriate to use,
IT Form – Rider – Non-metabolic –
Situations that typically warrant the use of this include:
Accidental soft tissue injury; (e.g. lacerations, abrasions);
Uncomplicated lameness; (e.g. stone bruises, hoof injury, tendon damage)
Eye injuries; limb fractures etc, and
IT Form –Vet Report-
This is for the Vet to record any treatments, medication given and action taken.
Invasive Treatment Explanation notes can be found under “Forms” on the NSWERA website.
Don’t forget that if your horse is issued with a Rest Order that one copy is for you (the rider), one for AERA, and one for NSWERA. The number of weeks the horse is to be rested for is written in red pen in the upper Rt hand corner of the log book. The logbook is kept by the Chief Steward and released the week before the due date.
The NSWERA SMC has purchased new scanners and bibs for each zone. The bibs are 1 Chief Steward, 1 Head Vet, 4 Vet and 4 TPR vests.
These are to be kept with each Zone’s computer and scales.
Happy New Year….bring on a Fun Filled 2014 Endurance Year !!
Why not give endurance riding a go with NSWERA?
Endurance riding is a great opportunity to spend time with your horse in some of the nicest places to ride in Australia. If you like camping with friends and being outdoors, endurance could become your favourite equestrian activity. Endurance is a social sport where you can ride with your friends with lots of opportunities to make new friends. Endurance is a family sport, catering for all ages from young kids to grandparents.
Many different types of horses participate in endurance. Arabian horses are common but you will also see Standardbreds, Anglo Arabs, Quarabs, Thoroughbreds, Stock Horses, various pony breeds, Morgans, Appaloosas, Walers, Saddlebreds, Buckskins, Palominos and Paints.
Endurance riding in Australia began in 1966 when RM Williams, after hearing reports of the 100 mile Tevis Cup in the USA decided to challenge Australian riders to demonstrate if they had the skill and horsemanship of our early pioneers to “ride 100 miles in a day”. RM asked his mate Tom Quilty, a great horsesman and cattleman in the Kimberley of WA to support his venture and Tom donated $1000 to pay for the gold Tom Quilty cup and endurance was born in NSW.
Today, endurance rides are run by volunteers on most weekends throughout the year with a break in the summer. Riders can choose from 20 km social rides, training rides that are usually 40 km and endurance rides that can be from 80 km to 160 km in one day! Also on offer are marathon rides like the ultimate test; Shahzada 400 km over five days, held at St. Albans, near Sydney.
Would you like to learn more about endurance riding?
We have a collection of articles and stories to share. See ‘Articles’ in the menu above.
If you would like to see what is involved, read our Getting Started In Endurance Riding guide.
Interested in joining our association? Download the Entry Form NSWERA 2014. You do not need to become a member to ride – day membership is available for people new to the sport who would like to give it a go.
One feature of endurance is that you are not required to wear a uniform (an approved helmet is compulsory) but we do have the AERA Rule Book 2014 to ensure the safety and welfare of all participants, especially the horses.