FSCDA NEWS – April 2015

First competition for the 2015 season: Numbers exceed expectations!

Record numbers were in attendance at the FSCDA’s first event for the year. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for both days. Saturday was well attended by many who took advantage of Nell Marshman Judges School. We would like to thank Nell and Nell’s Handmaiden for coming down to Cobargo and giving us her time and expertise. A lot was learnt and I am sure everyone has gone home with a greater understanding and perspective of what a judge is looking for in the dressage arena.

Sunday saw the biggest field of horse and rider combinations in FSCDA history with 3 arenas and over 90 entries.

A big congratulations to the winners and placegetters along with all the competitors. Results can be found on the here.  Thank you to our judges Nell Marshman, Pip Collins and Yvonne Wilson, as well as the pencillers, for your time. The club would also like to thank all of those involved in making our fist event the success it was.

We all know that our days couldn’t run without the generous help of our major sponsors, and they are;

  • R & R Breust Rural Contracting
  • Rankin Builders
  • LJ Hooker – Bega
  • 2EC & Power FM
  • Bega Valley Meats
  • Dial Before You Dig 1100
  • Les Hayes Automotive
  • Eagle Embroidery
  • Southern Farm Supplies
  • Candelo Stockfeeds
  • Pell- Rixon Bega
  • Bega & Cobargo Veterinary Hospitals
  • Cobargo Co-Operative Society Ltd
  • Horse & General Repair
  • Littleton Cafe
  • NuWalla Contracting.

 EA Official and FSCDA Members Competitions

For those of you who share my confusion with the new classes,  when entering for a competition, the following may help us out:

* OFFICIAL COMPETITIVE – Both horse and rider are required to be EA registered. Do not have to be a FSCDA member.

* CLOSED UNRESTRICTED – Classes open to both EA and FSCDA members. Horse does not have to be EA registered. Can only be offered up to Novice level.

* CLOSED RESTRICTED – Classes are only open to FSCDA members. Riders and horses are not required to be EA members.

* OFFICIAL PARTICIPATION – Must be EA member, at least ‘Participation Membership’. Horse does not need to be EA registered. Can only be offered up to Novice level.

 2015 Membership

Membership is now due for renewal. Costs for membership are:

  • Family membership $65
  • Adult Riding Membership $50
  • Non Riding Membership $30
  • Junior Riding Membership $30 (under 16 as of 1st January)

Membership forms can be found and downloaded HERE.

New maillist

Because of changing arrangements, we have had to create a new maillist. If you were on the old maillist, you should have received an invitation to join the new one. If you haven’t and you would like to join, just send an email (from the email account you want to subscribe with) to fscdamaillist+subscribe @ googlegroups.com.  P.S. You don’t have to be a member to subscribe to the maillist!

Upcoming events

The next FSCDA meeting will be held on Tuesday 28th April, 6.30 Club Bega in the Meeting Room. Up for discussion will be preparations for the May Official Comp, planning for the other FSCDA days as well as the Championships.

The April 26th Training Day has been postponed due to 100th anniversary ANZAC day events. However, Paul has offered to put an arena up at Cobargo if anyone wanted to go and play. There would be a small fee to cover the ground costs. Please contact Paul if you are interested.

Liz Pugh has offered to come on Saturday the 30th May and conduct a Protocol day before Sundays Competition. This will be a great follow up from the Nell Marshman Judges Seminar.

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