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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PEGASUS OPEN DAY -14 MAY

When: Saturday, 14 May 10am – 3pm Where: 119 Drake Brockman Drive,  Holt 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. Toddle along and support Pegasus

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New Free Online Education and Training Sessions

Sport & Recreation Services, for many years, have run useful education sessions for community sporting organisations. Most of these are in the evening – difficult for horse people. SRS have now announced New Free and Flexible Online Education and Training Sessions. These sessions are available on demand and you are encouraged to view the sessions online with your fellow Committee Members. Topics covered include:

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The Arboretum Gets A Vision

The ACT Equestrian Association and the local Bicentennial National Trail Coordinator have been invited to participate in focus group on 26 May as part of a broader consultation and planning process to develop an strategic vision to guide and underpin decision making into the future and also inform strategic priorities for the next 4 years. The Arboretum currently has an Infrastructure Strategy and a Operations…

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Kangaroo Fence on Tuggeranong Parkway

Some of you will have noticed the fencing being erected along the Tuggeranong Parkway. A section from the Zoo to the Molonglo River appeared before Christmas and construction has started on the section from the Molonglo south to Sulwood Drive. The fence aims to prevent kangaroos colliding with cars on the Parkway. It is funded ($2M) under the Commonwealth Black Spots Program. The fencing is…

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Richard Chapman’s Book of Distilled Knowledge

Richard Chapman has finally written the book. By way of a local treasure, he has helped hundreds of horse owners over the decades and it is all that experience is now distilled between the covers. Here is a message from Annabel Dobson, Convenor of the Equestrian Park Management Group. Greetings All I would like to pass on some information about a new book which I’m…

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Updated Stromlo Forest Park Master Plan

Updated Stromlo Forest Park Master Plan The ACT Equestrian Association has made a submission ( Stromlo MP sub 2016) to the Have Your Say Survey in relation to the updated Stromlo Forest Park Master Plan.  A copy was also sent to the Minister for Tourism and Events who also happens to be the Chief Minister. The Master Plan Survey closed on 5 February. Thank you…

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THE ACTEA AWARDS ARE GOING DIGITAL IN 2016

This year the two annual ACTEA Awards: Encouragement Award To Young Horseperson Of The Year Outstanding Service Award will be based on community nominations via Survey Monkey. This is your opportunity to thank and reward those who contribute to horse sport in the ACT. The awards will be made at the ACTEA Annual General Meeting. Nominations can be made by anyone but the winners will…

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Potential Controlled Burns in Canberra

To prepare for the fire season the ACT Parks and Conservation Service may conduct a number of prescribed burns in the coming months in areas used by equestrians. TAMS require a precise window of conditions to carry out the activities so not all burns may be carried out. FB002 North of Shakespeare Crescent, Fraser, on the BNT route FB042-FB045 along the back of the suburb…

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Water Quality Project Update

You will recall that in July 2015 public consultation drop-ins were conducted in relation to a proposal to improve the water quality of several of Canberra’s waterways. Equestrians made an impression by their participation at the various sessions and their on-line feedback. The ACT Equestrian Association made submissions in regard to catchments that appeared to impact equestrian activities. The Basin Priority Project has now released…

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