Somersby Equestrian Club
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August 2016

NEPEAN RDA!!! what a fantastic day we had on our Members only T-Shirt day held on the 28th of August. Altogether we raised a total of $720 for Nepean RDA, with a big thank you going out to Phil Janson and GeoSnapShot who added $154 to the total by donating half the sales from photos taken and purchased from the day. A big thank you to all our members who helped us achieve an incredible result for a well deserved cause

May 2016

SEC has found a way to run the Hi-Point Members award for 2016 that will be easy to enter and easy to accurately find winners. It is free to enter and there will be 4 categories - Prepatory, Prelim/Novice, Elem/Medium, Advanced and abovee. Each rider can nominate one horse per entry with multiple entries available. Please download one of the below forms to keep and record your points for the year and at the end of 2016 the forms can be emailed to Paula Kerslake our Membership Co-ordinator at rpkindustries@rpkindustries.com.au for verification and announcement of winners.

Points can be earned from all of our compeitions in 2016 and results can be found on our website. Bragging rights can be had by keeping us upto date on your points tally so we can publish them! It is all a bit of fun with the added benefit of having a goal to work towards.

Prepatory Form 
Prelim/Novice Form 
Elem/Medium Form 
Advanced and above Form

February 2016

Our Megan Joerg warm up clinic was a success! Megan was wonderful with both riders and spectators alike, explaining the rules of the warm up arena as well as training techniques. Well done to all those who participated on the day.

We were recently approved for a special projects funding grant through Dressage NSW to help with the additional costs of running our events and after some consideration we believe that the money will be best spent purchasing a new laptop and printer to help the processes in the score shed. As a club we would like to take the time to thank Dressage NSW for their on-going support, we would not be able to do what we do without their help.

November 2015

Click here to view the minutes from our AGM held on the 27th of November 2015 at Il Cadore

October 2015

I can't believe it, less than 2 weeks until the entries close for the October 18th Championships. We have some amazing prizes on offer so it is well worth the effort of joining us on the day. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Glenworth Valley, Mitavite, Horseland Tuggerah, Peats Ridge Saddlery, Aussie Saddlery, Kincumber Produce, McGrath Stockfeed, Somersby Natural Feeds and CRT Ourimbah. Glenworth Valley has donated a 2 night tipi camping experience for 2 adults and 2 children worth $450!  This wonderful donation will be raffled on the day and all proceeds will go toward helping us keep meeting the needs of our members. Prizes on offer will include bags of feed, gift vouchers, gift bags, herbal shampoo and conditioners to name a few.  Dressage NSW has supplied the medallions that will be awarded to the champions in each level. Also new to this year will be a special members champion awarded to a SEC member at each level. This award will be seperate to the normal champions and will recieve their own special ribbons and prizes. So if you haven't already entered "You have to be in it to win it".  

We had a fantastastic clinic on Sunday the 20th with Scott Brodie from TRT. Scott brought along one of his OTT thoroghbreds and there were many sighs and a few "I want him" (including me) as Scott put him through his paces. The afternoon was spent with several riders having a lesson with Scott. Everyone walked away smiling (including the horses) as the wealth of knowledge and experience was passed from trainer to rider. Thank-you Scott for coming to Il Cadore for the day and giving us such an insight into your work with these lovely animals.  Thank-you to the helpers Anna Lockwood, Kate Butler, Pia Cartwright, Jade King and Paula Kerslake. It was a well run and rewarding day for all! Thankyou Robyn Stones for putting together such a well run and informative clinic.

I hope to see you all at the championships!

Elinor Ireland

Club President

For our last competition of 2013, am happy to say that we finished it off well with some wonderful sponsorship coming on board from Aussie Saddlery, McGraths Stockfeeds, Horseland Central Coast and Petbarn. Many prizes were handed out at the end of the day and on behalf of the SEC committee, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to those local businesses who gave so generously! Please support these businesses as without their involvement, it would have “just been another dressage day!”

My personal appreciation goes to the SEC committee - in particular Shauna, Coralie and Liz who not only slog themselves on the day, but also in the weeks prior too (no doubt they will be looking forward to the next few months off. J). Many thanks also to the great helpers on the day from Angie who tirelessly cleared the indoor of manure, to Anna P and Bill B who were awesome in the scoring shed as well as the many gear checkers, pencillers and runners.

Great judges, lovely smiling riders and beautiful horses. Well done everyone – it was a great day. Our next committee meeting will be on Thursday 31st October to wrap up 2013. If you have any comments, queries or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Thanks for supporting the club and we look forward to an enjoyable 2014!

New 2013 Preparatory tests are now in and will be used by SEC. CLICK HERE for all dressage tests!

President's Report May 2013 - following the two day April competition.

President's Report March 2013 - following the February competition which was postponed due to severe storms.

POINTSCORE/LEADERBOARD CRITERIA 2013 - please read through the criteria for 2013 - there are some changes to note.

ARENA ETIQUETTE - all competitors should be aware of these rules and abide by them on competition days!

March Newsletter 2012 - SECExpressMar2012

The Scoop from Brianna

Christoph Hess Clinic

In June the Christoph Hess clinic was held by Dressage NSW at S.I.E.C and being a squad member I was fortunate enough to be selected to attend a two day clinic with Christoph and to be one of the riders in his workshop.  On the first day I was really nervous as I was the youngest rider there and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to understand his German accent, but he was so friendly, funny and he really liked Buddy (Baringa First Class).  We worked on having him more active and more infront of my aids before entering the dressage arena.  On the second day we did the same thing by doing lots of transitions so that Buddy was more infront of my aids and we also worked on improving his walk.  On the Friday at the workshop I was able to demonstrate what we had worked on the last two days infront of many spectators.  What a great experience and in Christophs words it was “ZOOPER!”.  I look forward to hopefully seeing Christoph when he comes back again to Australia.

Brianna Cartwright

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