ANZAC Horses

ANZAC Day is coming up and on Friday 21 April there will be a joint Australian and New Zealand commemoration of the Desert Mounted Corps at the Australian War Memorial. The Australian Light Horse figured in the Corps which saw service in Egypt, Palestine and Syria during World War One. Four riders from the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Charitable Trust, troopers from the 7th Light…

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Underpass to Equestrian Park Closed this Saturday

Just a message to let you know that Huon are closing the Yarralumla Creek underpass into Equestrian Park this Saturday 1 April for installation of material in the new bridge pylon. The underpass will be closed from 7:30 on Saturday until they finish work usually at 1pm. Because the Pegasus Endurance Ride is starting from Equestrian Park on Saturday Huon will be posting two traffic management…

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Healthy Horse Keeping Seminar

The ACT Regional Landcare Facilitator Program invites the equestrian community to an evening of informative and engaging presentations from local and interstate educators and vets. Topic will include: Horse management practices in the 21st Century; Evidenced based worming; Hendra Virus; Poisonous Paddock Plants When: 6.00-9:30pm Tuesday 28 March Where: Sutton Hall, West Street, Sutton (20mins from Civic) Cost: $15 at registration Register at eventbrite.com.au (search…

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ACTEA has been making submissions

In the last three weeks ACTEA has made 4 submissions in regard to matters affecting ACT horse riders. You can read them here: Active Living; Incorporating active living into the Territory Plan via Territory Plan Variation 348 along with walking and cycling.- Active Travel Sub Draft Lower Cotter Catchment Management Plan – to reinforce equestrian interest in riding in the Lower Cotter Catchment west of Brindabella…

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Ridden Access to Equestrian Park – 20.1.17

The drilling rig has moved to the eastern side of Yarralumla Creek and the Equestrian Park underpass will be open from lunchtime today Friday 20 January  until some time into next week. We will re-post if it it closed. Huon have advised that unless they actually block the entrance to the underpass for safety, crews have been told to suspend operations if they see horses…

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Bushfire Preparedness Tomorrow

Today, Tuesday 17 January, has been a hot and horrible day. Tomorrow will be much the same. The Rural Fire Service has indicated that the combination of dry grass, heat and high winds two days in a row may lead them to declare a Total Fire Ban tomorrow, Wednesday 18 January. The RFS expects to be on stand-up from this evening in preparation for a…

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New Equestrian Australia Headgear Rule

The new Equestrian Australia rule about headgear came into force on 1 January 2017. If you compete in an Equestrian Australia sanctioned competition, your helmet must conform with the new rule, detailed below. If your helmet is approved to EN1384 (the old standard no longer approved by EA) BUT ALSO approved under another standard (PAS015, ASTM F1163, VG1, etc.) then it is good to go.…

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Ridden Access to the Park – An Update

Huon has advised that they will be starting pile driving at the Equestrian Park access underpass on Tuesday 10 January. This will go on probably until next Wednesday. Huon are closing the underpass for safety. Works on the temporary horse bridge are obviously incomplete, although they will be working on the access on the other side of the creek this week, so for about a…

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Canberra The Bush Capital???

Why Does a Number Plate Matter? The ACT government is choosing a new number plate slogan. Most number plate slogans are pretty lame and politically correct. Having a chance to vote, however, is an opportunity for locals to let the government know that they would like the Territory to stay horse friendly. The ACT Equestrian Association can use all the help it can get when…

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