November DC Report

Hi Members,

YHPC 2015 Horse Trials – A Huge Success

november 1Amidst glorious weather, our club has once again hosted a very successful horse trials event. We have received much favorable feedback and early figures suggest that the event will once again bring in significant income to the club.

Planning, coordinating and running one of the biggest pony club events in the State requires superhuman efforts by a few, extraordinary input from many and loads of help from most. As in previous years, the Brocksopp family devoted hours, days and weeks to this event, the Horse Trials Committee november 2devoted many, many hours and we also had a number of families who donated more than 30 hours of their time to this event. In addition to this, our members really stepped up by committing to a minimum of 2 duties per family, making for a fantastic event. A huge thank you also to our YHPC competitors who pitched in and helped with duties once their riding for the day was complete. I asked many riders to cover shifts, and all of them gratefully obliged.

Fantastic to see so many of our own riders competing in this event and so many YHPC families and friends helping out! Further details regarding the financial success of the event will be passed on shortly, but rest assured that this event makes a significant contribution towards maintaining our magnificent grounds and keeping our annual fees affordable.

State Qualifiers Dressage & Showjumping-Entries please.

Attention all PCAV Grade 1, 2 & 3 dressage riders and PCAV Grade A, B & C show jumpers – the State qualifiers for both dressage and showjumping will be held on Sunday 29th November at Upper Yarra. Please let me know at the rally on Sunday if you are interested or email me by Friday 13th November, as all entries must be submitted via the DC.

To be considered for entry into this competition, riders over the age of 13 must have their C Certificate and must also be prepared to commit to competing at the PCAV State Championships at Gladysdale in March next year.

Further information is available at

Pony Club Camp – Save the Date!!

We are very excited to announce that the long awaited YHPC beach camp is coming.november 3

We are in the midst of planning a pony club camp over the Labour Day weekend in 2016 to take place at the Angahook Holiday Camp in Aireys Inlet.

Riders and families are both welcome to bring their horses and enjoy a beach ride and or trail ride in the National Park. Bunk Style accommodation is available and agistment for horses is available at a nearby farm. Stay posted for further details, but please save the date:

Saturday 12th March to Monday 14th March 2016.

Games Squad Training

The games squad is preparing for the upcoming Interzone Championships on November 21st and to assist with this training, there is a dedicated 2 hour games session at our rally on Sunday. The games squad session will commence at 2.00pm (session 3).

There are 2 sections for this event, both open and Under 16. Places for these teams are filling very fast, so if you are interested, please contact Dennis Kerr ASAP.

Musical Ride & Flat Teams 2016

november 5We are very eager to see our club well represented at the Zone Musical Ride and Flat Teams event in 2016. We hosted a brief meeting at our September meeting to gain early expressions of interest and we will also be assessing riders at the November rally for suitability and team selection. Some of the flat sessions at this rally will also include working in pairs and teams of 4.november 4

If you are unsure about what is involved in these events, please chat to me on Sunday or email me. Team events are loads of fun and riders of any age or grade can participate in the musical ride, but we will be asking riders to be able commit to practise sessions, in addition to assistance and training provided at rallies. This is a wonderful opportunity for all riders to represent YHPC at Zone level and possibly progress to a State level event.

Further information is available via the link below:

Perpetual trophies – Time to hand them over…

A call to all perpetual trophy holders to please return them to the DC desk at the rally on Sunday as we need to prepare for our 2015 awards at the Christmas party in December.


Please remember that you must post your results on the YHPC website within 90 days of competing, if you wish to be considered in our end of year awards.

Ring to Ride Groups

A reminder to all riders in the Black, White and Grey groups that you are required to advise your preferences to me by 5.00pm on Friday-please make the effort to send a text or email, even if you are not attending, as it makes planning a whole lot easier.

Phone 0425 759 565.  Email:

Happy riding!