From the Board
Welcome, RPSBS members to the November Newsletter.
Our state committees are in the midst of organising or running RPSBS shows for their members. We ask our members to support these committees as much as possible by entering and competing at these shows or volunteering to help. There is nothing more deflating for our workers to put all the effort and expense into organising events for them not to be supported.
We also encourage our members to provide feedback on these events to our state committee volunteers. Volunteers need to be encouraged and a “Thank you” or “Great job” means a lot and don’t forget those “Thank you” to the sponsors.
Check out the new suggested Child’s Ridden Workout on the RPSBS website which has been simplified following requests from the floor of the Annual General Meeting.
The revised State Governance and Procedures document will be published as soon as we are informed that there is no conflict with the Constitution.
Condolences from the Riding Pony Stud Book Society Ltd. go to our patron, Peter Barry of Mirinda Stud fame, on the passing of his wife Robyn who suffered from a debilitating illness for many years. Robyn was an extremely accomplished equestrienne, well-known and liked among the showing fraternity. May Peter find some consolation in Robyn being finally at peace.
Registration Processing Delay
During the month of November there will be a delay in the processing of registration due to staff holidays so it is important that you do not leave registrations and memberships to the last minute if you want to show;
Online Membership Renewals now available
Membership renewals can now be done online by accessing the Studbook from the website and logging on. Note, you will need to know your membership number to log on. Payment of memberships online is through Paypal.
Amend your personal details online
Members are now able to amend their personal details online by logging onto the SAMMS database. Members are encouraged to check that their information on the system is up-to-date. Names on memberships cannot be amended as they relate directly to ownership of animals.
Please reference all payments with your name and send the appropriate paperwork to the office at the same time. Do not transfer money without sending the paperwork at the same time;
A reminder that credit card payments cannot be processed without the expiry date being on the form.
The next RPSBS Ltd. Board of Directors meeting will be held on Wednesday 9th January at the Mercure Hotel, Sydney.
2019 RPSBS Australian Performance Horse Magazine National Annual High Point Awards
We have had a fantastic response to the new leaderboard competition.
It is hoped that all members competing will join the RPSBS Leaderboard competition. It is so easy to upload your results to the RPSBS web site from your phone while still at the show to ensure you don’t forget.
Please support the our valued sponsors:
We are still looking for sponsors, if you would like to support this new initiative please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 Annual is now available to view online at https://www.rpsbs.com.au/current-rpsbs-annual/ Please share it with your friends.
In order to keep producing the best Annual possible, we have created a survey to gather your feedback.
We ask you all to take 5 mins of your time to answer it as honestly as you can so we can produce an Annual that all our members will value and support.
2018 Upcoming Events
REMEMBER Competing at RPSBS State Committee Events means you gain the MOST points, and more chances to win in our Leaderboard.
17th Nov NSW State Championships Show Click Here
25th Nov VIC Equinade Ridden Riding Pony Pageant Click Here
16th Dec VIC Equinade Riding Pony Masters Click Here
12th Jan 19 TAS Riding Pony Annual Show Click Here
12th Jan 19 VIC Equinade Riding Pony of the Year Show Click Here
20th Jan 19 VIC Equinade Youngstock Show Click Here
17th Feb 19 WA Riding Pony All Breeds Show Click Here
SA Committee News
Royal Adelaide Show 2018 saw a back up win from Canberra for Victoria Cameron’s Beechwood Caste in Gold in the Lightweight Galloway ov 14hh ne 15hh. Champion Galloway at the Royal was the Overheight Riding Pony Belle Ker’s Aria V’Allegro. Winner of the Ladies Show Hunter Galloway and Reserve Champion SH Galloway was the consistent Ridgeview Park French Lace owned by Alyson Emery, ridden by Kate Halliday. Champion Big Pony was Shelley and Chris Pollard’s Carlingford Park Honour High Champion Small Pony was Catherine Gale’s 12hh Newington Tinkerbell ridden by Ella Manning.
Equestrian South Australia HOY was held in October 2018, the Champions and Reserve Champions will represent South Australia at the Equestrian Australasian Show Horse Championships, December 2018 at Werribee, Victoria. South Australian Riding Pony registered winners were; Beechwood Caste in Gold, Champion Large Open Galloway; Ridgeview Park French Lace who was Champion Small Show Hunter Galloway; Argyl Secret Spirit winner of the small Open Galloway; Kate Kyros’s Owendale Beesting Champion Small Show Hunter backing up Champion at Royal Adelaide Show; Argyl Diamond Champion Large Show Hunter Pony; Rosedale Simplicity leased from the breeder Christine Comley to Chris and Vicky Lawrie and ridden by Kate Kyros, lastly Catherine Gale’s ever consistent Newington Tinkerbell Champion Small Open Pony and Ch Child’s Open Small Pony, ridden by Ella Manning; Tinkerbell and Ella winning Champion Small Pony at the Equestrian Australasian Championships in December 2017.
The SA Committee Riding Pony of the Year and Spring Breed Show was held 28th October; judges for RP rings were David Calbert (NSW) and Jill Best (SA). Champion Youngstock was Alyson Emery’s Ridgeview Park Royal Gift; Alyson’s mare Ridgeview Park French Lace was awarded Senior Led RP exhibit then Grand Supreme Led Riding Pony. Charlie and Andrew Hunt’s Show Hunter Argyl Diamond won her ridden class and went on to be sashed Supreme ridden RP. A mention must go to Cathy Young’s 2yo Colt Truly Regal of Sefton winning Champion RP Overheight led by Terry Hocking then taking out Supreme Led Exhibit of our Spring Breed Show.
Pictured: Ridgeview Park French Lace with producer Kate Halliday and Judge David Calbert
NSW Committee News
The committee is working towards forging links with other associations to bring Riding Pony Features Show events to branded the access for riding ponies competing.We are pleased to Claim the Date January 12th 2019 will be our Judges Workshop held in conjunction with the Show Horse Council Judges workshop. This will be at a lovely event on the Central Coast NSW and an ideal day to update skills for both organisations.
QLD Committee News
The RPSBS Qld held their state championships show at QSEC Caboolture over the weekend. In conjunction with the show they ran a silent Auction and raised $ 2,497 to be donated to QUEENSLAND DROUGHT RELIEF.
Thankyou to all those that made bids at the auction and thank you to the sponsors that made this possible.
The state show attracted quality horses for all over northern NSW and Queensland with some competitors travelling from as far south as Moree.
Major results from the show
Supreme Led Youngstock – Grandchester Secret Angel owned by Maryanne Bullpit
Supreme Led Show Pony – Kennallywood Kensington exhibited by Rebecca, Jessica and Clare Fedrick
Supreme led Show Hunter – Lee Arnes Magestic Rose owned by Janine Woodall and shown by Paula Anthony
Supreme led overheight – Karma Park Tom Collins owned by Amanda Phillips
Supreme ridden Show Hunter – Whitmere Royal Opera shown by Chelsea Taunton
Supreme Ridden Show Pony – Tremayne Grand Applause owned by Tremayne Stud and shown by Tyler Harris
Supreme ridden overheight – Farleigh Esmeralda owned by Rachel Monaghan and shown by Tyler Harris
Supreme Ridden Childs Pony – Bamborough Mickey J ridden by Ada Spring
VIC Committee News
Victoria has a number of events coming up for their members, there is no excuse not to get your ponies out showing! Programs will be on the website as they become available.
25th Nov VIC Equinade Ridden Riding Pony Pageant
16th Dec VIC Equinade Riding Pony Masters
12th Jan 19 VIC Equinade Riding Pony of the Year Show
20th Jan 19 VIC Equinade Youngstock Show
9th Feb 19 VIC Equinade Summer Riding Pony Festival