All members of Upper Hunter Working Equitation club would like to extend our heartiest thanks to Ashley Danks for the informative, fun and fabulous Jump Training day she hosted for us this Sunday, 22nd July at the RDA Grounds. Many thanks as always to Riding For The Disabled for the use of their excellent grounds.
Ashley’s jumping skills are second to none and the capability she showed in being able to translate that knowledge on the ground floor to turn even the most nervous and tentative of our club riders into confident, calm and enthusiastic jumpers was astounding to say the least!
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An enjoyable and informative day was had by all who attended and we can’t wait to have Ashley back again. We highly recommend her training and experience to anyone wishing to improve and hone their jumping skills and technique!
No only did we jump on Sunday, but we also worked together in our Working Equitation paddock, helping each other to hone up on our Working Equitation skills, focusing principally on the finer points of the sport and what is required and looked for by judges in competition with each obstacle.
We’ve come a long way as a club over the past twelve months and it was so lovely to see that we are still maintaining harmonious, happy horses and riders as we all work – and play! – together doing what we love most!
We look forward to our next gathering for more Horsey High-jinks together!
Until then, keep riding ladies & gents!
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The Upper Hunter Working Equitation Club’s AGM will be held at 6.30pm on Thursday July 26th 2018, at the Denman Bowling Club. Not the change of venue! All Office Bearer and Committee positions for 2018 will be opened for re-election at this meeting. With eleven positions open, all members are encouraged to attend!
Do ensure that your 2018 Club Membership is current/renewed before the AGM, particularly if you wish to stand for election, elect another member for a position and vote!
See you all there!
The first General Meeting of UHWE for 2018 will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018
At the Denman Hotel at 6.30pm.
This is just before our first club day and entries for this are available from our club Secretary Judy. You can contact her via our contact form or using any of the details on our Contact page.
A very warm welcome to all our new members and we look forward to seeing you at our meetings!
It was a drizzly damp day on Sunday the 5th, but none-the-less we rocked up, saddled up and teamed up for our first training day on our new grounds. Thankfully the 72 foot arena was half sheltered allowing us to continue honing our Working Equitation course skills through the wind and sheeting drizzle!
With thanks to the RDA for the use of their great grounds for our training day; an excellent facility which we hope to utilise into the future for many more club meets!
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Until our next meet, keep smiling!
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Our very first Upper Hunter Working Equitation Club meet was a fabulously fun and informative day, enjoyed thoroughly by all as we acquainted ourselves with the working equitation obstacle course, as well as each other and each other’s horses! “Getting to know you… Getting to know all about you…!” That about sums it up! The weather was kind and the turn-out was great with thirteen of our already enlisted members rocking up to have a crack at the course. The day commenced at 8.30 and we finished up at around two-thirty.
Lunch was a fulsome banquet fit for medieval royalty, with fruit platters, salad platters, cold meat, sandwiches and homemade quiches, sweet custard tarts and an assortment of other yummy dishes – too many to list! An impromptu meeting as we munched our lunch served to sort out our shirt sizes, next meet and nut out where we are at as a club and where we are headed.
Our enormous thanks to Kerry Balmer-Smith who hosted the day on her lovely property ‘Kevarty Oaks’ in Wybong, and to her and her team of helpers who put in the tremendous effort required to set up the course; an excellent job, really well done and much appreciated by all who participated. Also a big handshake to all available hands helping to pack-up, which made for an easy and pleasant end of day.
Overall it was a successful, informative and fabulously fun day which we are all keen to repeat again in the very near future!
Our next meet is a Working Equitation Clinic with Kim Peterson on September 24th. This Clinic is now fully booked! For further information regarding this or anything further details about our club please contact our Secretary, Judy Anshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org .