2022 June Bulletin

Chair Report

Winter has arrived with rain winds and snow, it is not the time to be out showing our Riding Ponies  but there are some very brave individuals and committees who have had some successful Foal and Youngstock Shows despite the bad weather, well done.

All State committees have held their State Annual Meetings and we welcome Mark Lilley ( Qld) and Fiona Clark (Tas) to the Board as new Directors , this means we now have a full representation on the Board from all States.

A reminder that the National AGM is being held in Sydney on Saturday 25th June at the Novatel Hotel Mascot at 11.00 am, all Financial members are invited to attend by registering with secretary@rpsbs.com.au or you may attend via the zoom link again register with the Secretary.
The RP Annual is well underway to be posted out to all financial members, a great gallery of photographs are in this year’s edition as well as many wonderful stories. Many thanks to all Publicity persons from all committees for undertaking this mammoth job as well as Eleanor Gerry and Despina from Show Pony Graphics for their expert knowledge in putting together a wonderful booklet of riding ponies.

On a serious note we the Board are reflecting on the use of social media to denigrate our Judges, this is frowned upon and many Societies are reminding members that there is a Code of Conduct by which all members are to abide by.

Sandra James

Upcoming Events

Children’s Activity Competition


Open to the children of financial members, children members and close relatives. This is a chance for children to share their love of their ponies and win some super prizes!

Winners are also featured in the 2022 RPSBS Annual!

Entries close soon so make sure you get colouring and writing to win some fantastic prizes!

Renew your membership early to win!*


Thanks to Horses at Home we are giving away a show set and matching doona combo in your size. All you have to do is either join or renew your full or child’s membership before the 31st July 2022 and you are automatically entered!

For the relevant membership forms visit:

Or to renew online visit: https://www.rpsbs.com.au/renew-memberships-online/

Winner will be randomly chosen and contacted on the 5th August 2022.

QLD Committee

VIC Committee

In May we had two events the RP Foal & Youngstock show and the AMM held in Gisborne.

The RP Foal & Youngstock show was held in conjunction with the WP&CSA NEB RPG Welsh Winter Fair at Tatura on the 29th of May.  Our judge was Mary Jane Mitton of Uhavta Stud and we had a pleasing 25 ponies entered over multiple classes.

The main Riding Pony winners were as follows:

  • Champion Show Pony Filly Foal (Prize Money donated by Jane Irvine of Empire Riding Ponies) Whitmere Britannia owned by Annie Williams and shown by Fox Equestrian (who was the eventual Cantik Park Supreme RP Foal).
  • Champion Show Pony Colt/Gelding Foal was Roseden Minks Masterpiece (Allison Banks). Champion Show Hunter Filly Foal Heritage Park Chada (Dean Mathews)
  • Champion Show Hunter Colt/Gelding Carra-Leigh Park Tennessee Whisky shown by Cloverhill Stud & Show Stables and owned by Christie Linke.
  • Champion Overheight RPSBS Hack/Hunter Foal Gentry Park Sunday Secret, shown by Fox Equestrian.

Thank you to all those that supported the show, Cantik Park and Sandi Pearce, Mitch Fox & Brooke Sweeney from Fox Equestrian and Jane Irvine from Empire Riding Ponies.  Congratulations to committee members Tara Kirk, Greg Gerry and Rosemarie Metherall for running the show and special mention to Darren Telford for all the behind the scenes work and for being our ring master.


Pictured left: Heritage Park Chada photo credit Samantha Taylor
Pictured right: Whitmere Brittania

Victorian AMM

Our AMM was held at the Telegraph Hotel in Gisborne and what a lovely atmosphere it was.  Thank you to those members who joined us in person and via Zoom. We thought it was a lovely positive evening of discussion and sharing of thoughts and ideas.  After our open forum the committee retired to a private area to conduct our normal proceedings and we are pleased to announce that the positions remain as follows: Chairperson Paul Dunstan, Vice Chair/PR/Secretary Diane Jose, Director Greg Gerry, Substitute Director / Treasurer Rosemary Metherall, Newcomers Rep & Youth Development Tara Kirk, Catering/Judges Host/Special Events Sally Rich.