Remember to check the Horse SA Advocacy page for public consultations out.

Trail Runners SA using Kuitpo Forest & Christmas Hill Carpark on Nov 5th  Info here

ORS Sport & Recreation Development Inclusion Program closes 4 Dec 2017

Sport & Recreation Sustainability Program closes 4 Dec 2017





CFS are running this day at Nairne on Sun 15 October. Horse SA also has sessions for horse owners at Birdwood on 2 Nov at Birdwood and 21 Nov at Echunga. Info here:


Edenhope Stockman’s Challenge  and entry form




Clare & Gilbert Valley  Closes 6 Oct
Whites Rural Community Grants
Goyder Council sport & recreation grants

ORS has lots of workshops coming up including Child Safe Officer and webinars  Info here

ORS Female Facilities Program Closes 9 October, 2017
ORS Sporting surfaces program Closes 9 October, 2017

Find out more about equestrian facility design principles and the Masterplanning process at Horse SA’s event with Luke Jones this Thursday 24 August,  7pm at Woodside. Good opportunity to share ideas and discuss aspects of these grants too.

Register here:  for H-ELP dinner below


Free workshops by Australian Tax Office run by Adelaide Hills Business Centre
Employer Essentials – 11 Oct
Record keeping for small business or club treasurers  12 Oct


JetStartFlying Start sports support program

Bendigo Bank helping via crowdfunding sports projects.

Application now open for grants to develop female sporting leaders



Register here for above event:


South Australian Sports Award nominations now open


Copper Coast Council, close 25 August 2017

Stronger Communities, opens 7 August 2017


Goolwa Beach Horse Access: request in relation to temporary changes to access

A film company is proposing to utilise Goolwa Beach on Monday August 14, Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16.

This is for filming of scenes for a feature film. A pristine beach without the general public and hoof prints is required.

Crew is setting up  06.30 am on the Monday with trucks and tents, which will take up a large part of the car park.

The crew cannot stop beach access but are contacting users to encourage use to be kept to a minimum on those dates.

If you need to bring down a horse on these days please give Mark a call prior so they can be aware of your arrival.

The crew is at the mercy of the weather and tides, and may need to change dates.
If you have to bring a horse to the beach on those dates, please contact the crew ahead of arrival

Horse arrivals to contact: Mark Evans m: 0418 846 854

Please pass on this message to any other horse rider or user of the beach.



Alexandrina Council

Our 2017-2018 Community Grants Program is now open!
We will be hosting two information sessions for grants, at Goolwa on Wednesday 12 July from 6pm – 8pm (Council Chambers, Cadell Street) and Strathalbyn on Thursday 13 July from 6pm – 8pm (Library & Community Centre, Colman Terrace).
Applications close at 5pm Friday 18 August. For more information visit

SA Sports Institute range of funding available  Info here

NRM Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges workshops, courses, farm walks info here


HORSE SA statement on the SA Government proposal to approve horse meat for sale in SA.

SA Health currently has an update to the Food Regulations 2002 out for consultation. A major change proposed is to add horses and donkeys to the list of wild game meat which may be available for sale in South Australia in the future.

For decades in SA all the meat for human consumption from slaughtered horses has been exported. Slaughter houses which process horses are located at Peterborough, South Australia and in Queensland. The Australian Government collects a levy on each horse, allowing testing for unwanted residues.

Horse SA has an interest in maintaining the sustainability of the sport and recreation sector, through working with people and organisations on welfare related to the live horse.

The Horse SA Management Committee has considered this matter at the Management Committee meeting of 8 February 2017 and noted the following:

Horse SA is interested in:

  • Providing information about options for the unique identification of horses (and donkeys), linked to documentation which identifies the person legally responsible for the animal.
  • Promoting whole-of-life planning for horses, as retirement may exceed 10 or more years after the last day of sport, recreation or activity

And, acknowledges there is a range of attitudes, beliefs, and language about the slaughter of horses and the (potential) choice to consume horse meat.



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The Animal Welfare League have been providing a dignified Private Cremation and animal disposal service in South Australia for more than 30 years. In 2017 they will introduce equine and large animal cremation to their list of services. Building of a new state of the art facility will commence at their Edinburgh North site in December. If you would like to know more; contact the AWL Business Services Manager on 83481339

The Office for Recreation & Sport has a range of courses available for coaches and officials
 AGISTMENT: Adelaide City Council provides a depasturing service for up to 20 horses in our Nantu Wama (Park 6) paddocks located in North Adelaide.  Selection criteria and application documents can be found on the Adelaide City Council website at For enquiries please contact Colette Keech on 8203 7797 or via