2019 September Newsletter

From the Office

Teresa Edwards has taken over the role of RPSBS Board secretary from Helen Dohan.  For correspondence with the office relating to Board matters please contact Teresa at secretary@rpsbs.com.au.

The office staff request that any Direct Deposits please be followed immediately by the lodging of paperwork relevant to the payment, as well as, a reference of some description.  We are continuing to receive deposits without paperwork and/or without any reference whatsoever.  If your banking institute allows numerical characters only, then please quote your membership number.  If they allow alphabetical characters, then please use your name AND membership number.

The office staff request that members please not lodge a registration application just one or two days prior to a show and expect that it will be registered in time.  More often than not, registration applications are not complete and/or signed correctly, so many do tend to take longer than anticipated.

From the Board

On 9th August, 2019 a resignation was received from one of the three elected RPSBS Ltd. South Australian Committee members resulting in the South Australian RPSBS committee being put into Administration by the Board until a new committee can be formed.

The Board of Directors, on behalf of all RPSBS members thank all members past and present of the SA committee for their work and dedicated to RPSBS Ltd. The Board has expedited the transition process to a new committee as a matter of urgency.  The Board is committed to supporting and assisting every state has an effective, functional state RPSBS committee.

A Special State Meeting of South Australian RPSBS members has been called for 7.30 pm Tuesday 17th September at Fellini’s Cafe, 102 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide SA 5006 specifically for the purpose of electing a new SA committee. Nominations for the new committee close on September 2, 2019.  Full details are on the RPSBS South Australian web page.

The RPSBS Board is committed to ensuring that the SA Riding Pony Of The Year Show in conjunction with the RPSBS SA Spring All Breeds Show being held on the Mt Pleasant Show Grounds on 27th October 2019, proceeds as planned.

Many thanks must go to Dr Andrew Hunt, past Chair of RPSBS SA, for his commitment to ensuring the All Breeds Show and RPSBS RPOTY is a success. Other breeds include SA Arabian State Show, Buckskin State Show, Dilutes, and Welsh. All rings have a full program. There is also an Equestrian South Australia Southern Stars Qualifier program.

RPSBS members are urged to show their support for their RPSBS committee by attending this show.

RPSBS Ltd Publicity

RPSBS Ltd Annual

The 2019 Annual is now available on the website to view.

We are now taking submissions for next years annual. After you compete make sure you send us in your photos, this will help us immensely in coordinating next years annual.

To find out how you need to submit your photos and what information we need click here. 

2019 Directories Now Available

Are you looking for a riding pony stallion for your mare? check out the stallion directory here.

We also have super list of products and services now available. Please support the businesses that support us! Click here.

2019 – 2020 National Annual High Point Awards Now Open

Now running from 1st June 2019 – April 30th 2020. Get your entries in to win!
The monthly leaderboard will be available from next month.

What’s New?

  • Please ensure you read the rules before entering as some sections have changed.
  • We have expanded our junior and amateur awards and added two new leaderboards for our junior members. The Junior Rider / Handler Awards.
  • Prizes will now be awarded at each States AGM.

We are now looking for sponsors

  • We have changed sponsorship to make it even more affordable than ever with sponsorship starting at $60.00.
  • This is a super opportunity to promote your business on the RPSBS Social Media Accounts, in magazines such as Horse Deals, in our newsletters and on our website!
  • Email publicity@rpsbs.com.au for a media kit.

2019 Upcoming Events

17th September 2019 – SA Special General Meeting

6th October 2019 – NSW Riding Pony Feature Show @ Menangle Park Agricultural Show

26th October 2019 – NSW Riding Pony Feature Show @ 2019 Country Hack Champs

27th October 2019 – SA SA Riding Pony of the Year Show

2nd November 2019 – NSW Combined Judges Seminar

17th November 2019 – NSW Riding Pony of the Year Show

23rd November 2019 – VIC Equinade Ridden Riding Pony Pageant

NSW Committee News

The RPSBS NSW Committee has numerous major announcements to service riding pony members.

The RPSBS NSW Committee State Show at the stunning Windsor Polo Grounds on 17th November is not to be missed and will provide a great day out for all the riding ponies!

Entries will be available via Nominate closer.

Riding Pony Feature Shows will add to the show season in coming months. Menangle Park Agricultural Show is generously including a great Riding Pony program on Sunday 6th October. Also, ENSW 2019 Country Hack Championships on Saturday 26th October will have a full program for competitors.

Further exciting news is the inclusion of Owner/Rider qualifying classes at both the RPSBS NSW Committee State Show at Windsor, and the ENSW Country Hack Championship Show at Gunnedah. Winners and the 2nd and 3rd placegetters will all qualify for Southern Cross Show, what a great initiative with show committees working together.

The NSW Committee is working forward with additional goals including a proposed Youth Clinic, more details to come as this is scheduled.

Check in on our facebook page or website for additional details as they come to hand.

Enjoy your show season.

VIC Committee News

Well August saw show prep really step up a notch with numerous shows on the calendar and the first of the royals upon us.

Riders of all ages have been keeping active and they showed great support embracing the Vic Committee junior clinic. I’m sure we will run similar clinics in the future as it was obviously well received.

Our show calendar has also been outlined and is below. Programs and judges will be released on both the website and Facebook.

We send our deepest condolences to John Smith and family on the passing of wife/mother Carole. Their prefix Tanglewood is home to Mirinda Field of Dreams the sire of successful saddle pony Mirinda Alabaster. John has been an active supporter of the riding pony in particular their promotion in the Gippsland region. John has always been a passionate pony enthusiast being involved in pony shows/showing for many decades.

Best wishes to members competing at this months Melbourne royal show.

Upcoming events planned:

  • ‘Equinade RPSBS Vic Ridden pageant’ show in conjunction with the SHCV HOYS 23 rd November 2019
  • The ‘Equinade RPOYS’ will be held at werribee at the EV summer breeds show 11th Jan 2020
  • The ‘Equinade RPSBS Vic Youngstock and Performance show’, is at Berwick along side the GRPG wp&cs 19th Jan 2020
  • The ‘Equinade RPSBS Vic Summer Festival’, with Barastoc 8th feb 2020
  • The Equinade RPSBS Vic foal show 9th May 2020, in conjunction with Wp&cs nerpg at Tatura