DOES YOUR HORSE HAVE A FIRE PLAN????

ACT Emergency Services have already been called to several grass fires in the city in the last month. All that lush grass from our wet winter is now curing and will be turning into fire fuel over Summer! Grass fires start quickly, spread rapidly and produce deadly radiant heat. We know from past experience that horse owners will place themselves at significant personal risk to…

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Weston Creek Dog Park Progress

Work is about to start on the long discussed Weston Creek Dog Park on the corner of Eucumbene Drive and Warragamba Avenue. You can already see security fencing near the entrance track. At an on-site meeting on 24 November the Project Manager said that he proposed to have the planned vehicle entrance drive way with the equestrian crossing completed by January. To achieve this he…

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Wetlands Project in Holder

Environment ACT has advised that they will be commencing their Healthy Waterways Wetland Project in Holder in the next few weeks. The works will take place in the open space between the Cotter Road and the bottom of Dixon Drive. See the map below. The overall size of the project is now expected to be a bit smaller than that shown. The finished works are…

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Support Your Local Equestrian

At the beginning of October, Sport & Recreation Services invited nominations to their 2017 CBR Sports Awards. The system is now entirely computerised and there is no separate nomination and voting process. Anyone can vote for anyone else to be People’s Sporting Champion. The challenge is to get as many people as possible to send in a vote for your favourite candidate. ACTEA has become…

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Bike Race on the Cotter Road This Weekend

The annual Fitz’s Challenge is on the weekend – Sunday 29 October. It primarily happens out in the Brindabellas however it will start and finish through the front gate of Stromlo Forest Park. All races will head off on Uriarra Road and return on the Cotter Road and Swallowtail Road. The Cotter Road will not be closed for the event and the organisers, Pedal Power,…

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Equestrian Australia focussed on drug-free awareness

Equestrian Australia (EA) will be working closely with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) to introduce random drug testing at EA sanctioned events throughout Australia. EA urges all Riders, Stable staff and Owners involved in Equestrian sport to diligently study and observe anti-doping guidelines as set out by ASADA and the FEI, as well as the Equestrian Australia Anti-Doping policy which can all be found here…

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Zoo pines – Update

ACT Forests have all but completed their work on making the Zoo Pines horse friendly.  Marty Bennet has been out there with his bobcat making the bike track crossings slower and safer. He has cleared low branches from pine trees at intersections to make sure both cyclists and horse riders have a clear line of sight. There are now no cycle tracks leading directly onto…

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Pegasus Needs A Program Manager

ACTEA affiliate Pegasus is expanding and needs the right person to manage, coordinate and promote their horse facilitated therapy programs. If you: – are a mature individual who likes people, – have the required RDA Coach accreditation or equine accreditation that can be fast-tracked to a RDA Level 1 Coach, and – are progressive and innovative you would love the role of Program Manager at…

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