ACTEA Committee 2019-2020

On 13 June, the ACTEA AGM elected a new Committee for the coming year. The new ACTEA Committee is President:  Christine Lawrence Vice-President:  Cathy Banwell Secretary:  vacant Minute Secretary:  Keryn Kefous Treasurer:  Jacqui Knobel Public Officer:  Beth Stone Members: Helen King, Lauren McIntosh, Natasha Webb Contacts for Committee members are on the ACTEA Committee page. ACTEA would like to thank Kerryn Wilde and Jennifer Magrison…

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ACTEA Committee 2019-2020

At its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 13 June, the ACT Equestrian Association elected new Committee members and said goodbye to some old ones. Contacts for the new Committee will be updated on the Committee page. The Committee for 2019-20 is President: Christine Lawrence Vice-President: Cathy Banwell Secretary: vacant Treasurer: Jacqui Knobel Public Officer: Beth Stone Minute Secretary: Keryn Kefous Members: Lauren McIntosh, Helen King…

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New Equestrian Trail at Stromlo

There is a new trails map for Stromlo Forest Park. Page 2 shows the new trail which links the old trails on the eastern face of the mountain to the dam behind the running track and the exit cavaletti to the Molonglo River. We are still waiting for the connection to the underpass at the John Gorton Parkway but in the meantime there are several…

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Runners @Arboretum on Sunday

The ACT Masters Athletic Club is holding a run/walk event in the area around the Arboretum between 8:30 am and 10:20 am on Sunday 19 May. The route (see map) will start and end on the northern side of Clos Bridge and part of it will be along Boundary Road in the Arboretum. You can mostly avoid them by using the BNT route and allees…

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Horse Damage at the Arboretum

At some time on the weekend of 30-31 March, following 46mm of rain, someone their horse the plantings in Forest 20 in the far north-west corner of the Arboretum, down the hill from the horse yard. Forest 20 is a small regional botanic garden for Southern Tablelands native vegetation and is developed and managed by volunteers, not Arboretum staff. These volunteers are understandably very upset…

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BNT Route at Ginninderry

The Ginninderry development have advised that due to progress on the housing estate they have been able to move the Bicentennial National Trail route from its temporary alignment through the Strathnairn garden onto something closer to its final route.  There is now a fenced route around the garden of the  Link building as shown on this plan. Ginninderry have advised that they will let ACTEA…

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Equestrian Park Underpass

Guideline have advised that they will move the entrance from the underpass into Equestrian Park in the next week. The existing gate will be locked and a new gate installed further away from the Creek among the poplars. These drawings will help explain. Sketch Plan

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Yarralumla Creek Stabilisation in Equestrian Park

Anyone using the Cotter Road underpass to access Equestrian Park over the last few years would be aware that the banks of Yarralumla Creek have been steadily eroding to the extent that an entire concrete retaining wall has fallen into the waterway. As part of the Commonwealth funded Healthy Waterways Project it has been planned for some time to undertake remediation and stabilisation in the…

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Legislative Assembly Inquiry into Delivery Drones

Recreational drones have been a problem for equestrians for some time and since 2017 ACTEA has been engaging with every conceivable government authority in a fruitless attempt to find someone who will take responsibility for them. The advent of noisy big delivery drones has in some ways been a blessing in disguise because they have caused an outcry across the Canberra community. ACTEA has been…

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