KEITH LOWE AWARDS The Pony Club Associate Award (Keith Lowe Award) may be awarded to an Associate Member of a Pony Club affiliated with the Pony Club NSW, who has given practical assistance and outstanding service to his or her Club.
The member is required to be at least 17 years and under 25 years of age.
The application form is forwarded in April Mail out each year.
Applications close 30th June.
A decision is made by a Committee at the July meetings and successful applicants are notified by mail. ADMINISTRATION SCHOOLS The State Association will conduct an Administration School once per year within a Zone as requested.
All Zones may apply for such a school.
Topics covered include Club and Zone administration, Instructors Schools and Certificates, Incorporation and Insurance, role of Office Bearers, the State Office, State and National Championships, State Camp, Proficiency Certificates etc.
If any Zone is interested in hosting an Administration school please contact the State Office. 7 Entries and Applications STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Schedules are sent to Club Secretaries, Zone Secretaries and Zone Chief Instructors (ZCI) and are available from the Association website, approximately 3 months prior to each Championship.
The closing date is 6 weeks prior to the event.
Schedules include entry forms by age group and details such as events and rules.
State Championships are held at roughly the same times each year.
These are: January April May July August October December Entry Process: The Club Secretary is responsible for forwarding entries (including a Championship nomination form, grading card if required and payment), to the Zone who will then check the standard of the entrant and forward these to the State Office.
The Club Secretary must verify that the entrant has attended at least 3 instructional days in the preceding 12 months and is a current financial member.
Once received by the Association, an Entries Listing is then sent to each Zone Secretary and ZCI to check for correctness.
The Office does not notify each individual competitor of their acceptance, it is the responsibility of the Zone Officials to do this.
NB: All applicants must be financial at the time of entry.
For Events held early in the year such as State Camp, it is recommended that affiliations be sent to the Office in December for these people.
Scratchings The Office MUST be notified of scratchings, in writing, as soon as possible.
Refunds are only given where a vet certificate or doctor‘s certificate is supplied.
Any change of horse requires a vet certificate, grading card (for Showjumping and Eventing) and the approval of the ZCI.
Substitute horses must be owned by a member of the rider‘s Club.
Ground fees are refundable where scratchings are notified no later than 14 days prior to the event, nomination fees will be refunded upon production of a doctors or veterinarian certificate.
State Camp State Sporting and Campdrafting State Jumping Equitation State Showjumping State Dressage State Mounted Games and State One Day Event State Show Riding INTER-STATE, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS NSW members may attend Inter-State Championships that are held in all disciplines.
Entry forms are sent to ZCI and Zone Secretaries.
National Championships for Pony Club are held every couple of years and are hosted by a different State each time.
Information and applications forms are sent out to all Club Secretaries, Zone Secretaries and ZCI‘s when required.
The International Mounted Games is held every year.
The Inter-Pacific Rally is held every two years.
Information and application forms are sent to all ZCI and Zone Secretaries when required. STATE CAMP The camp is held each year in January for the top 15 riders in the State in the disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing and Mounted Games.
It is held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park with accommodation onsite.
Application forms are sent in August to all Club Secretaries, Zone Secretaries and Zone Chief Instructors (ZCI).
Applications close 1st November each year.
It is important that full details are provided on the application forms in order for the selectors to make an informed decision 8 Clinics/Schools REGIONAL SCHOOLS Regional Schools are for riders of above average ability in their chosen discipline.
Each Zone has the opportunity to apply for Regional Schools each year in the disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing, Jumping Equitation or Campdrafting.
Regional Schools are organised by Jane Frankum – the State Coaching Director.
Zones must apply to host such a school and the Office will only deal with the ZCI.
There are two categories of regional schools: Junior Regional Schools are conducted by the Association‘s State Coaches.
To be eligible, participants must: i) be at least 10 years of age, ii) have attained their ―D Star‖ Certificate or above, iii) be regular Pony Club members and be recommended by their Club Senior Instructor and ZCI.
Iv) Riders must be graded for Showjumping and Eventing.
Senior Regional Schools are conducted by Level III NCAS Coaches in the Olympic disciplines and an approved coach in the non-Olympic disciplines.
To be eligible, participants must: i) be at least 13 years of age, ii) have attained their C Certificate, iii) be regular Pony Club members and be recommended by their Club Senior Instructor and ZCI, iv) be better than average in the particular discipline, and v) come mounted on a horse suitable to receive advanced instruction.
PAID INSTRUCTORS PANEL If your club would like to use an instructor from the Paid Instructors Panel (PIP) the following procedure must be followed.
For Clubs, Zones and Instructors to be covered under the Pony Club Association of NSW insurance polices, instructors must be considered as ‗employees‘.
As an ‗employee‘ tax will be deducted from wages, superannuation payment/s made, workers compensation insurance coverage for the employee and a group certificate will be issued at the end of each financial year. 1. 2.
Clubs/Zones contact the PIP member to find out about availability, costs for conducting a school and book the Instructor if appropriate.
The clubs/zones will contact the State Office to advise of the booking and the costs associated for the school.
The club/zone must forward the payment for the PIP member (including GST) to the State Office no later than fourteen days before the clinic/school is held, this is to be submitted with the PIP Booking Form, which is available on the website.
Immediately after the completion of the school, (or its cancellation if appropriate) the club/zone will contact the state office to advise of the school being held or otherwise.
After receiving confirmation of the school being held the Association will issue payment to the PIP member. 3. 4. CAMPS The Pony Club Association offers financial assistance to Clubs and Zones conducting camps by paying the travel expenses for one instructor from the Paid Instructors Panel (of the Club/Zones choice) to attend. The club/zone organizing the camp will be responsible for the following: The coaching fees + GST, this is payable to the State Office at least 14 days prior to the camp.
The coaches‘ accommodation.
Supply all the coaches‘ meals.organizing and booking of the coach directly with the coach Organizing and booking of travel arrangements directly with the coach The application form is available from the Pony Club NSW Website, On the Grants page under the Resources Menu. 9 NCAS Coaching Scheme A new coaching system was implemented in the 2009.
The National Coaching Accreditation Scheme for Pony Club.
Prospective coaches from the absolute beginner to the more experienced can work through the course at their own pace depending on their level of experience and access to assistance.
There are no entry pre-requisites at Preliminary level due to the flexible delivery nature of the course.
Any experienced rider or Pony Club parent is likely to have already developed foundation knowledge of the sport, riding and horse care skills through their practical experience at Pony Club.
It is recommended that all candidates entering at Preliminary Level check their knowledge by completing the Preliminary Pony Club Course Worksheets.
Parents and riders new to equestrian sport can participate in the first three modules of the course which will provide them with a good grounding in horse care, riding and pony club.
The Pony Club qualifications are sequential in nature.
It is therefore a pre-requisite that participants have achieved the previous level of accreditation prior to enrolling in the next level: Accreditation Level Preliminary PC Coach Pre-requisites to commence training • Knowledge to the standard of the Preliminary Pony Club Course Workbook • Financial member of Pony Club NSW • 18 years of age to qualify, but can commence training at 16 years. • Financial member of Pony Club NSW • Preliminary Level Pony Club Coach Accreditation • 18 years of age to qualify.
Training may commence earlier. • Financial member of Pony Club NSW • Preliminary Pony Club Coach Accreditation and completion of Modules 1, 2 and 3 Topics 1-3 excluding jumping & flatwork of Level 1 Pony Club Coach Accreditation • 18 years of age to qualify, but can commence training at 16 years. Level 1 PC Coach
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