Kaleen to Mount Majura Equestrian Link

For many years there has been an equestrian route from Kaleen Horse Paddocks, around the edge of the Crace Gracelands in Mitchell, across Flemington Road, and by various routes past EPIC to the Federal Highway, then up the green space in Watson to Mount Majura. Changes in the area north of EPIC, upgrading of Well Station Road and finally the routing of the Canberra Metro…

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New Arboretum Walking and Cycling Trails

In May 2017 ACTEA and the local Bicentennial National Trail Coordinator discovered the existence of a three year old Tracks and Trails Plan for the Arboretum that envisaged moving the BNT route to the western boundary of the Arboretum and covering the slopes of Dairy Farmers Hill with winding tracks. This plan was completely at odds with the more recently developed map of recommended equestrian…

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Weston Creek Dog Park

The Weston Creek Dog Park is open for customers. The entrance off Warragamba Avenue is pretty highly engineered with posts and boulders to direct motor vehicles and speed bumps to slow them down. There is a large gravel pad in the middle of the bitumen driveway especially for horses travelling along the long verge between Streeton and Eucumbene Drives. There are equestrian signs in place…

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No Commercial Drone Demonstration

ACTEA has for some time been trying to organise a demonstration of the Project Wing delivery drone being trialed in Bonython. The Project Wing licence from CASA requires them to confine the drones to a limited area around Bonython and they felt their base was inappropriate for a number of people to watch a demonstration. They finally arranged to use a local playing field for…

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2018 Brookvale Endurance Ride

The historic Brookvale Ride is on again – 29 to 30 September. Ride base will be at beautiful Brookvale. ACTERA is offering 80, 40, 20 & 13k rides for all levels of experience in the Brindabella National Park and Uriarra and Sherwood Forests. Pre-nomination will be through Trybooking, available closer to the ride date. More details in their flier.

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ACTEA AGM

On Thursday 14 June ACTEA held its AGM and elected a Committee for 2018. Members are: Christine Lawrence (President) Cathy Banwell (Vice President ) Beth Stone ( Secretary) Jacqui Knobel (Treasurer ) Committee Members: Keryn Kefous Lauren Mcintosh Jennifer Margrison Kerryn Wilde Contacts for these representatives can be founder under the About Us tab on this website. The President’s Annual Report for 2017-2018 can be…

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More BNT Changes at Ginninderry

There are more changes to the BNT between Parkwood Road and Stockdill Drive. Again, these will mostly affect riders from the Belconnen Pony Club, Parkwood Paddocks and Pine Ridge but there are others who use this stretch of the BNT apart from long distance travellers. The ever expanding construction zone has caught up with the BNT. Huon have temporarily diverted all traffic on Stockdill Drive…

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ACTEA Annual Awards

At its Annual General meeting on Thursday 14 June the ACT Equestrian Association announced the 2017 recipients of its awards to honour members of the local equestrian community. As well as having their names added to the brag boards in the Kiosk at Equestrian Park recipients each revived a $200 gift voucher. The Encouragement Award, for riders under 26 years of age who show sportsmanship…

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At Last! New Float Parking at Stromlo Forest Park

Great news for people who don’t keep their horses next door to Stromlo Forest Park. Park management has delivered on a commitment to make float parking available on the land between the Mount Stromlo Road and the Stromlo Equestrian Centre. Entrance is via the locked gate on the left hand side of the Mount Stromlo Road as you drive up the hill. There is enough…

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Water Works at Fadden Pines

Work on the Rain Garden in Fadden Pines, part of ACT Healthy Waterways Project, is about start. Construction of the perimeter fencing as started. For the duration of the project the equestrian access along Isabella Drive will be rerouted as shown by the blue dotted line in this plan. There will be signage in place to direct riders. It will still be possible to use…

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