WATAGAN PONY CLUB - MOUNTED GAMES TRAINING DAY Saturday 4 December 2021 from 9am-3pm Watagan Pony Club- 102 Midway Road Mandalong 2264
Watagan Pony Club is pleased to present its Inaugural Mounted Games Training Day on Saturday 4 December 2021. The event will be held at the centrally located Watagan PC Grounds at 102 Midway Road Mandalong 2264, approx 1.5 hrs North from Sydney CBD and 40 minutes South from Newcastle in NSW. Please enter the grounds via the PONY CLUB ENTRY GATE - 100m past the house front gate. Two groups will run- the 1st for younger, less experienced riders aged 9-under 14 years (9am to 11.30am) with the 2nd group riding from 12.30pm- 3pm for riders aged 15 years and older. Group size is limited to 10 riders, "arrive, ride, leave" protocol. Watagan PC also accepts Senior Members 26yrs +.
Mounted Games is a type of Equestrian competition which encourages riders of all ages and abilities to compete. The games have an emphasis on speed, as the first rider to complete the 60 metre course is the winner. However, the games also test the rider's horsemanship skills, hand-eye coordination, agility and teamwork. The games vary from speed to agility and accuracy with competitions for individuals, pairs and teams of 4-5.
Mounted Games is a good alternative to other Equestrian activities as there is no age limit, therefore, encouraging people to continue riding into their senior years. The NSW Mounted Games Association has a big emphasis on family fun with mums and dads regularly competing with their children.
You do not need any experience to compete in regional Mounted Games competitions as riders are divided into groups based on age, experience and ability. We also conduct regular training clinics where experienced coaches and riders share their knowledge with new riders and help to hone the skills of more advanced members.
The Australian Mounted Games Association is the parent body of AMGA NSW. There are also branches in South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria. They are also affiliated with the International Mounted Games Association, with Mounted Games played in about 24 countries.
The Mounted Games Training Day will include a 2.5 hour group lesson with the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of Mounted Games Activities with coach support. Our Coach, Maureen Purdie is from NSW Mounted Games Association and knows her stuff!.
Two groups will run on the day - Juniors from 9 -under 14 years: Associates /Senior 15 years +. All riders will have training in learning how to ride some of the various skills required in Mounted Games- vaulting on or off, running alongside your horse, riding smooth lines and balanced corners, rider position tips, special tips from the experts and more. This unique training day will help improve the skills of both horse & rider over the combined disciplines required for successfully competing in Mounted Games.
Please tick your nominated age group for the day -$30.00 for 2.5 hour lesson & coached Mounted Games Practice runs. $10 entry fee for Watagan PC Members only- wanna join our club?.
ALL RIDERS must provide a Volunteer Helper for the Day- please enter the volunteer info in the Class Selection when entering- NO Helper, No Riding!
Current 2021 PCA Attendance Cards and (PCA Mounted Games Card- optional) must be submitted on the day for verification.
Get some training and experience to enter the PCANSW 2022 State Mounted Games Championships. More information will be uploaded as we get closer to the event- and see also our Facebook page (Watagan Pony Club) for up to date news. Remember to check PCANSW State Mounted Games for Qualifying Times for the Age Groups when applying to compete at State Mounted Games.
Watagan Pony Club looks forward to hosting this exciting event in 2021! If you'd like to help out on the day, be an assistant coach-(coach candidates welcome!), please contact our Club Secretary on email@example.com or Senior Instructor on 0412 324 228.
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