ACTEA AGM on 9 June 2016

Thursday 9 June will be the ACT Equestrian Association Annual General Meeting. The venue will be 7:30-9:30 at the Weston Club at Liardet Street, Weston, ACT. We will present awards for the previous year’s Young Riders and Volunteers and elect a new Committee for 2017. All members of the equestrian community are welcome to attend.  Several Committee positions will become vacant this year and ACTEA…

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Pegasus Tack n’ Treasure

This weekend, Pegasus is holding its annual Tack n’ Treasure sale to raise funds to purchase specific tack and related aids. 100% of all proceeds will go toward purchasing equipment Sale items include: saddles (prices start at $150) stirrups, bridles, halters, reins, bits, and harnesses martingales and breastplates boots and jodhpurs jackets, rugs and saddle blankets, and much more! SATURDAY 4 JUNE 7AM – 1PM…

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Orchard Rehabilitation on Equestrian Trail at North Curtin

A group of biodynamic gardeners has taken responsibility for rehabilitating and caring for the old fruit orchard behind the Orana School at the top of Unwin Street in Weston. Agistees at Illoura Paddocks will know this orchard as they pass it regularly on their way past the new suburb of Featherstone Heights on their way to Streeton Drive. Equestrians use the old dirt track just inside…

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Proposed New Tuggeranong Suburb Could Cut BNT

Earlier this year the ACT government announced that it was proposing to build a new suburb to the west of the Tuggerenong Town Centre. This suburb, already magically named Thompson, is apparently designed to enliven the local shopping precinct. Unfortunately, all the very rough plans for the location of the suburb indicate that it will be built in part over a section of the route…

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Future of the Arboretum – Time to Talk Survey

On Thursday 26 May, ACTEA and the Bicentennial National Trail attended a focus group run by a facilitator engaged to prepare options for a Vision Statement for the future of the Arboretum. There is a view that the Arboretum has grown by fits and starts and almost by accident but has reached the point where some plan for a future direction is required. Will it be about tourism…

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Dogs at Equestrian Park

Some people may have noticed that the ACT Government is trialing a new approach to exercising our furry friends. Since earlier this year dogs can be exercised off-leash in public sports grounds as long as there is not formal sport taking place. The Equestrian Park Management Group was concerned that this may have implications for the Park despite it being until now a designated dog-on-leash area.…

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Stromlo Forest Park has released its Final Master Plan

Stromlo Forest Park has released its Final Master Plan following a consultation period which attracted 7 written submissions and 744 online responses. Written submissions were received from the Canberra Cycling Club, Cycling ACT, Pedal Power ACT, Weston Creek Community Council, the YMCA of Canberra Runners’ Club and the ACT Equestrian Association. Most respondents were existing park users, 67% using the cycling facilities at the Park.…

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EPIC – Bellenden Road Link Temporarily Broken

This advice is primarily aimed at people who agist their horses at Kaleen Paddocks or who ride there from places to the east of EPIC using the marked trail that crosses Flemington Road and skirts the Crace Grasslands in Mitchell. RoadsACT are adding an extra lane to the Gungahlin Drive Expressway near the Mitchell turnoff. Despite quite obvious equestrian trail signs at the intersection of Hoskins…

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Final Stromlo Forest Park Master Plan Released

The ACT Government has released the final master plan for Stromlo Forest Park. During the December 2015 to February 2016 consultation period, seven written submissions and 744 online responses were received. ACTEA lodged a detailed submission on the impact of overdevelopment of the Park on traditional equestrian use. While mostly not currently funded, the final master plan identifies a range of new developments at the…

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Time to Renew Affiliation Fees

The ACTEA Secretary is now distributing invoices for annual fees to current ACTEA affiliates. Delegates of affiliates cannot vote for election of office bearers or motions for action at the Annual General Meeting on 9 June if their club is not financial. A current list of affiliates is at http://www.actea.asn.au/affiliates ACTEA’s affiliation fees are extremely modest for the services provided by the Committee each year.…

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