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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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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