Welcome to Bingara Pony Club Mini Camp 2021.
Volunteers run our Pony Club and it is expected that all parents take an active role. Parents & helpers are essential to the overall smooth running of Bingara Pony Club and our mini camp.
Ann Lewis ph 0427 511 084
Secretary / Membership Officer:
Anna McMurtrie ph 0427 400 248
Deputy Chief Instructor:
Kerryl Sedon ph 0408 797 896
Beth Brown, John Peters
We are delighted to announce we have Francisco Campeao and Annyka Overton as our visiting instructors for mini camp.
A meeting will be held on Wednesday at 9:00am in front of the jockey rooms for all parents and riding children to attend.
Canteen will operate throughout the day over the four days. Lunch will be available for purchase.
Morning & Afternoon Tea:
Please bring your own snacks and we will gather together as a troop for morning & afternoon tea each day.
It is important we keep the kids hydrated. It can be warm at this time of year. Each rider is to bring their own water bottle.
Donations of food and time:
We will need assistance in the canteen to prepare lunches.
Donations of any cakes or slices etc would be greatly appreciated for our instructors and judges on ribbon day.
Working With Children Check:
All volunteers are required
to have a current Working With Children Check. If you need to apply for a WWCC,
the link is https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check.
If you haven't previously provided your WWCC to Bingara Pony Club, please submit details to our Membership Officer by email firstname.lastname@example.org
As per PCA NSW Guidelines,
in the event of an accident or emergency, first aid will be administered and if
required an ambulance will be called.
Bingara Pony Club will comply with COVID-19 recommendations. Details will be provided to all attendees.
There will be no camping in dorms. Children are not permitted to camp on the grounds without an adult present.
Horses, Riding Equipment & Instruction:
• All children must have a suitable horse. • During instruction periods, the instructor is in charge of riding children; please do not interfere while your child is under instruction – if you have a concern please speak with the Chief Instructor first. • No child is to be mounted unless under instruction of an instructor. • Under 7 riders and beginner riders must be accompanied by an adult or guardian at all times. • Helmets must meet current PCA NSW Standards (ASNZ 3838, ASTMF1163 or EN1384). The Standards label must be visible on the helmet. • Riding boots should be elastic sided with slip soles. • All riders including Instructors must wear a helmet whilst mounted.
• No one ( rider or non-rider or visitor) is to be in the horse area with thongs/slides/sandals. • No horses allowed near clubhouse or dorm areas. • No vehicles are to be parked near stables or horse marshalling areas. • A parent or guardian is to be in attendance for riders requiring assistance. • Horses are the responsibility of their owners, this is to include feeding and watering. Each child must have grooming, cleaning, water and feed containers. • All saddlery must comply with Pony Club rules to include a 2/3 buckle girth or girth and surcingles; all stitching must be in good order with all gear fitting well and being safe and suitable • No rider is permitted to ride another person’s horse. • All horse welfare issues must be addressed with the Horse Welfare Officers or the Chief Instructor. • Riders are to walk at all times unless specifically advised by an instructor. • Riders will not leave a session without permission from the instructor.
General:• PCA NSW rules apply.• All riders must be current financial members of PCA NSW with proof of membership provided prior to commencement of Mini Camp.• The executive committee are responsible for decisions and settling of disputes.• Dogs are to be tied up or confined at all times.• Rudeness, inappropriate behaviour or bad language will not be tolerated. Riders and parents can be asked to report to a disciplinary committee to discuss any incidents and resulting disciplinary action.• Parents and riders are to promote good sportsmanship and club spirit.Concerns, problems and complaints are to be taken to the President, Secretary or Treasurer. Bullying in any form will not be tolerated.• Mobile phones will not be permitted to be carried by any children during horse riding instruction.• Small children should be supervised at all times and are not to sit/climb on any of the railings, stables or jumping equipment.