|Posted by Mary Grant on January 23, 2018 at 8:40 AM||comments (1)|
Pleasure drive at wollombi a huge success for our first run. Everyone keen on more. Next pleasure drive on this page, 4th March, keep an eye out for further details, and map of drive will be forwarded to all club members and friends as it gets closer.
Hot day but the early start prooved a success, the trail was cooler than expected at the start, mostly in shade, and beautiful scenery to match. The big horses powered on ahead and left little Pirate (mini donkey) and Roberts little white rocket to play catch up at their own pace. This worked very well as the little fellows found the drive just long enough, with the bigger carriages taking a slightly longer route ahead. Everyone returned safe and satisfied at the days event, and most of all had fun!
Quick meeting after and then all headed up to tavern for some well earned food and drinks. Even little Pirate joined the tavern crew at the tables for a few hot chips, yum yum. Thank you all for such great support for this event, perhaps next drive will have a drop in temperature, and bring bigger numbers. Apologies for those who could not make it due to weather and other issues, it was a great day. Please look in Gallery for all the Pictures on the day.
|Posted by Mary Grant on September 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM||comments (1)|
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|Posted by Mary Grant on February 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Just to keep everyone updated on the Show dates for 2017-2018, I have listed them below. The Horse Event Schedules will be posted as the shows grow closer:
Wyong Shire Winter Show : 13th August 2017,
Penrith Show : 27th August 2017, harness mid morning, www.penrithshow.com.au
Wyong Shire Annual Show Horse Section : 17th September 2017
Singleton : 24th September 2017, Schedule available early July, www.singletonshow.com
Taree Show : 6th-8th October 2017, and 5th-7th October 2018
Camden Show : 14-15th October 2017 www.camdenhavenshow.org.au
Dungog Show : 10th-11th November 2017, Start after lunch. www.dungogshow.com.au
Bungendore Show : 28th Jan 2018
Morisset Show : 10TH-11th Feb 2018 No Harness www.morissetshow.org.au
Maitland District Show : 16th-18th Feb 2018, start 1pm www.maitlandshowsociety.com.au/
Canberra Royal Show : 23rd-25th Feb 2018
Newcastle District : 2nd-4th March 2018, start 8.30am www.newcastleshow.com.au
Hawkesbury : 20th-22nd April 2018 www.hawkesburyshow.com.au/
St Ives : 19th-20th May 2018 www.stivesshow.com.au
Muswellbrook : date awaiting www.upperhuntershow.com.au/
|Posted by Mary Grant on November 17, 2010 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
Judging requirements and scoring at local Agricultural Shows having harness classes new to their venue is as follows:
Best presented is marked on overall presentation of vehicle, driver, harness and horse/pony.
· Must wear apron
· Must have driving whip
· If lantern holders present, must have lanterns attached and matches inside.
· Cleanliness of horse/pony and presentation, plaiting optional.
· Cleanliness and safety of vehicle, wheel bearings etc.
· Harness fitted accurately and correctly in draft
· Drivers presentation satisfactory, helmets compulsory for under aged drivers (17yrs
>, head attire must be worn by all other drivers.
Overall marks 50% horse/pony
10% driving ability and use of aids
10% harness and correct fitting
Horse and pony classes, heavy horses may compete in open horse over 14hh only.
· This is marked solely on the horse/pony performance, balance, movement and
obedience to aids of driver.· You do not loose marks for pneumatic tyres, training
Driver classes are marked solely on the driver and effectiveness of their aids; ie whip, voice, reins, contact, vehicles balance (two wheelers only)
· Must have a whip, apron, hat, appropriate shoe wear and gloves.
· Young driver <17yrs must have a groom and an accompanied adult driver prior to
entering show ring. This is FEI and EA and ACDS requirements.
For detailed Show Judge Requirments refer to ACDS