30 Aug  2017      

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The header photo was taken at the 2016 Royal Adelaide Show, which was Horse SA’s last year at the show for a while. We would like to thank all the volunteers who have supported the stand, and the many regular raffle sponsors including Benson Park Trail Rides, Pike & Joyce, Horse FX, Minrosa, Lower Lakes Stockman’s Challenge, Four Oaks Farm, MJET Riding School, Academy of Dressage,  Koolyangarra Equestrian Centre,  Westwood Park,  William Park,  Bonnetts Saddleworld, International Animal Health, Tuffrock,  Microchips Australia,  Kirrilly Thompson Arbonne,  Helen Barnes EA Level 1 Coach, BitBank Australia,  Metalcorp  Proteq Equine Bedding  Pony Club SA, Dilutes SA  and many, many more over the past 17 years. (Apologies in advance for missing so many! – this is just a taster) And of course, thank you to the RAHS for their great support and staff who go up and over the top each year to make ‘The Show’ the best! – and a ‘fast fact’ of the day – during that time approx. 2.5 M individual carrots were given out on the Yellow Brick Road.
 
Happy Riding & best of luck for all show competitors.


  International speaker, and winner of Australia’s highest science prize award for work related to horses, Dr Andrew McLean is visiting SA.On Friday 15 Sept., Andrew will be at the launch of the book he co-authored Tom Roberts ‘Go forward, dear’ A horseman’s life and legacy followed by a H-ELP fundraiser dinner (Human Elephant Learning Program). Saturday features the Kersbrook education day  ($40 all day & free for pony club members). If you are on Facebook, click through to a new video (1.45m) recorded today, where Andrew talks about his approach to horse training.

TRAILS: Report trail damage. Thank you to cyclist Wayne Hanson who has reported broken Kidman Trail posts last week. Fortunately, easier to fix than the $$$ damage to new walking trails in Onkaparinga National Park. Lets hope this is sorted before the Tom Roberts Horse Trail is relocated to a site nearby.


CULTURE: Recognising a pioneer of Australia’s equestrian success (book review) by Assoc Professor Kirrilly Thompson about Horse SA’s new book on the life and legacy of Tom Roberts. Read it here.


2017 EVENTS: 
LESS THAN 24 HRS TO GO!  Horses & Dung Beetles, Willunga
15 Sept Tom Roberts Legacy book launch, Hahndorf
16 Sept  Why does my horse?  A.McLean, Kersbrook
12 Sept  
First horse, first paddocks, Woodside
14 Sept   Spring flush and plants toxic. Woodside
20 Sept  
Managing weed seed banks, Webinar NEW!
23 Sept  Bits, bitting & bitless bridles, Woodside
28 Sept 
Bootcamp for horse businesses, Woodside
03 Oct
 Q&A time online with Dr Chivers, Webinar NEW!
05 Oct  Riding problems explained, Woodside  
07 Oct  
WormPower workshop (parasites)  Woodside
11 Oct  
Horse SA AGM, Stepney    
04 Nov
Saturday Bootcamp for Business Owners
09 Nov  Pop up Horse Mart, Woodside
9/10 Nov    Jane Myers Horse Properties, Woodside
For events scheduled later in the year, visit her


Bits, bitting and bitless bridles with Sarita Stratton
Mon Sept 25 Woodside  
Info here


MEDIA & NEWS
RIRDC rebrands as AgriFutures Australia (link to horse page)
Students saddle up for horse breed show Pt Pirie
Festival of Good Humans announced, Open State
RDA SA Announces $400,000 Arena for Globe Derby (FB story)
Australian 3DE calling for volunteers
RSPCA VIC ending activism
A Wayville winner returns to Wayville HRSA


MEDIA STORY: NSW COURT RULING:  Camden Show [doesn’t] agree with the findings and think[s] it has wider ranging implications for the agricultural show movement, rodeos, and other sporting groups and community events’ Southwell said.”  (Excerpt from Insurance Business Australia “Injured bull rider wins workers’ compensation in legal test case” story 20 June 2017)  Read more here


CONSULTATION: Open Space  The City of Onkaparinga Open Space strategy closes 8 Sept. Covers areas incl. Frank Smith Reserve, Wilfred Taylor Reserve, Tangari Regional Park, Aldinga Sports Complex, Manage Horse Arena Happy Valley. Click Map Here and enter in comments online.


CONSULTATION: Regional jobs for SA. Are there any shortages of horse industry skills in your region? are there new jobs emerging or are jobs changing? Comment on SA Gov YourSAy site today. Scroll down on the page for all regions.


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Northern Hills Pony Club meets at One Tree Hill the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month. Visit Facebook or email Helen Kerr

Lockleys Riding Club is a horse agistment community in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. Based on the banks of Breakout Creek, the last 3 kilometres of the River Torrens before it spills out to the sea. Visit Facebook or website

Australian Stock Horse Society, South East Branch   conducts member activities  Email Alison Gordon

Koolyangarra Equestrian Centre Carey Gullley (just off the Freeway) Visit website or Facebook


“Why does my horse?….” with Dr Andrew McLean
16 Sept Kersbrook  Free for PCSA  members/ $40


Stall holders WANTED Pop-up Horse Mart



WANTED: Riding for the Disabled Yorke Pen. wants to talk to anyone who has solar lighting on their riding area (or other sports arena) Email Linda 
Horse SA is looking for a donation of a microphone stand. Can pick up Adelaide metro or hills area.
 email




FAQ Riding Problems Explained with Helen Barnes
Thurs Oct
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