2017 ACTEA Committee

On 8 June ACTEA held its AGM and elected a new Committee for the coming year. Sadly we have lost our current Treasurer and no one has stepped up to replace her. This will have consequences for our compliance with our constitution and the financial management of Equestrian Park. ACTEA would like to welcome to the committee a new member, Yolanda Rohling, a member of…

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Mountain Bikes in the Zoo Pines

At the beginning of May, ACTEA received inquiries from local horse paddock agistees about the number of bikes they were encountering in the pine forest south of the National Zoo and Aquarium. There are several fire trails in this area, remnants of a much large forestry plantation that preceded the arrival of Zoo. They lead to the underpass into the Arboretum which was once the…

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Mountain Bike Trails in the Arboretum

Those of you who read the Canberra Times would have discovered today that a downhill bike track was being built in the Arboretum (http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/mountain-bike-trails-returning-to-the-national-arboretum-20170525-gwdjo5.html) (https://www.facebook.com/pg/kowalskitrailworks/posts/?ref=page_internal). The ACT Equestrian Association and the Bicentennial National Trail Section Coordinator, Jenny Costin, found out about this when the Chair of the Government Paddocks User Group shared an email that had emanated from the Community Engagement Officer at the Arboretum…

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Memorial for Richard Chapman

Most of the horse community in Canberra will be aware that Richard Chapman, much respected local vet, died ten days ago. He had a private funeral but there will be a celebration of his long and eventful life on Thursday 1 June  from 3-6pm. Join his family and many friends in the equestrian community at The Silks Room, Thoroughbred Park Race Course to share stories, memories…

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Mountain Bikes and Horses

Parks and Conservation have released a series of short videos about bicycle riding in the Territory’s nature parks. ACTEA helped to organise a handsome cast of horses and their riders to participate in one video on mountain bikes around horses. You can view this on UTube at https://youtu.be/82e5f3Soygw. It is also posted on the Parks & Conservation Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ACTParks/videos/vb.1725180037792319/1743866862590303/?type=2&theater. Please share, particularly with cycling…

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COLIC IN HORSES

This seminar promises to cover everything you wanted to know about colic and more! With images of the conditions and explanations of relevant anatomy to help describe some of the many causes of colic, Dr Natasha Webb will put this frequent equine malady into perspective for horse owners and help you to recognise the signs, and respond appropriately, to a colicking horse. Prevention, decision-making and…

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Ridden Access to Equestrian Park – Update

Anyone trying to ride to Equestrian Park at the moment will realiae that it is getting increasingly perilous. Huon have conceded that the work around the new bridge will make it impossible to use the underpass on weekdays for some time and have begun work on installing a rider activated signalised crossing of the Cotter Road. This requires the preparation of a Temporary Traffic Management…

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Duffy Dog Park Approved with Conditions

The ACT Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate has approved the Development Application to construct the new dog park of Warragamba Avenue in Duffy. The conditions of approval require Capital Works to consult extensively with ACTEA regarding the measures proposed to create a safe equestrian crossing. Importantly, ongoing consultation with ACTEA throughout the construction process is part of the imposed conditions. In addition to a long…

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PEGASUS OPEN DAY 2017

Pegasus opens the doors to the wider community celebrating everything Pegasus. Activities on the day will include horse demonstrations and horse parades, jumping castle, face painting, music and entertainment, delicious food, fabulous stalls, Obstacle-a-thon, and much more. When: Saturday, 6 May 10am – 3pm Where: Pegasus Farm 119 Drake Brockman Drive Holt Footnote: The Ride for Pegasus on 1 April raised $11,000 for Pegasus. Well…

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