WELCOME

TO THE WEBSITE OF THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN

 ENDURANCE RIDERS ASSOCIATION



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Be clear when asking your horse to go through water

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Please find the flyers for the Starkeys 2 and Mundulla rides on our Flyers page


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STARKEYS 2 ENDURANCE RIDE


IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ENDURANCE RIDING PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION SESSION BELOW


AN INFORMATION ”WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET TO AN ENDURANCE RIDE” SESSION WILL BE HELD AT 9AM TIL 10AM SUNDAY MORNING IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE GUIDED BY A MENTOR, TOPICS COVERED WILL BE STYLES OF YARDING, ENTERING AT THE SECRETARIES TENT, VETTING YOUR HORSE, WHAT PRESENTATIONS INVOLE AND ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE CAN BE ASKED DURING THIS TIME. THIS IS WITHOUT YOUR HORSE….LISTENING IN ON A SHORT COURSE TALK FOR WHEN THE 20K RIDERS LEAVE WILL BE HELD AT 9.55AM.


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Expressions of interest for a place on the

SA Quilty Team for Victoria will close on

Wednesday 7th September


Applications for consideration may be emailed to Maggi Winn at    maggiwinn@adam.com.au   up to this date .



 A team of four combinations will be selected plus a fifth considered the next most competitive. This will comprise a Jun/Lwt and three Mwt/Hwt


 A short list will be drawn up and an announcement will be made after the vet inspection
at the Quilty.


Criteria:      Rider must be an SA member.
                  Horse must be owned by an SA resident & SA owner must be recorded in
                  the logbook.   

I also require the following information.....

Name & age of nominated horse.
Successful 160km completions of the horse & rider (not necessarily on the nominated
horse )
The results of the nominated horse for the current year including......
Date & name of ride.
Distance of ride.
Weight carried.
Time taken for ride.
Placing.
Best conditioned award
Vet out history of the horse.

This may be sent in email form to save scanning multiple log book pages but I will
check with AERA results.


Maggi Winn.


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BALANCED EQUINE SEMINARS

Below is information on two upcoming seminars being held by Balanced Equine at Keith and Birdwood on the 10th and 11th September. We would appreciate your assistance in spreading the word with your club and other equine contacts as we need to gain some more bookings to ensure the seminars go ahead. Bookings can be made http://horsefx.com.au/balanced-equine-seminars/

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards

Pauline Williams


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Congratulations to our SA State Champions for 2016

Karen Alderton riding Zaki in the Best Conditioned workout down at Wirrina Cove.  They were first across the line, first and Best Conditioned Middleweight, and first SA bred registered arabian over the line.  They completed an extremely tough course in a time of 13 hours 53 minutes.  Very well done!


Full results and some photos are now on this website. I have now added some of Daniel Troon's photos to the Photo Gallery.


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REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTERING A RIDE


Before each ride, if you have nominated with Nominate.com.au, your entry form will be with the Ride Secretary and you will be asked to sign this form as the rider and/or parent/guardian if the rider is a junior and also complete an Emergency Contact No and if you are happy for photographs to be taken and used on behalf of SAERA.  You must bring along with you your 3 day Temperature Log and also a completed Horse Trainer Declaration.  If you have any problems please ask the Ride Secretary when you enter.


If you have not nominated prior to the ride you will have to bring an entry form with you or complete one on the day and pay your late entry fee of $10. You will also have to complete the Horse Trainer Declaration and a 3 Day Temperature Log which you can download from here and bring them with you.  Note that the Trainer must be a member unless you are entering an Introductory, Intermediate or Mini-Marathon ride in which case the rider of the horse may complete the Trainers Declaration as a day member.


All Day members must sign a Liability Waiver before they can enter the ride.


Entry Form 2016


Liability Waiver if you are not a Member


Horse Trainer Declaration


3 Day Temperature Log Page 1

3 Day Temperature Log Page 2


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Please take a look at the Ride Calendar, unfortunately we have had two rides cancelled but we already have a new one booked in.  We still have dates available if anyone can still put on a ride.  Please contact Lainie on lainie_ray@yahoo.com.au if you are interested.

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NEW ON THE WEBSITE:


Please note that there is an updated version of the Ride Organiser's Handbook.  All Ride Organiser's are asked to make sure they read this when they are organising a ride.



Calendar:    2016 Draft Ride Calendar


Flyers:     Marrabel  6/7 August 2016

 

Rule Book:      The new Rule Book in 5 sections can be found on our Rule Book page.  Please take time to read this.  Section 2 refers to Harness drives if you would like to clarify these rules.


Results:    Rocky Creek

                  Marrabel


Forms:   Horse Health Declaration (2 pages)                  Updated Distance Scroll Application


Links:      Our Nomination website - see below - NOMINATE.COM

Minutes:      AGM Draft Minutes together with Presidents Report for 2015.

All Minutes from June 2015 to February 2016

Ride Calendar:    Draft Calendar


Photo Gallery:     Pink Up Kuitpo and State Champs Wirrina


Newsletter page:    Jean Sims is our Newsletter editor and relies on members sending in information so go ahead and send her something to simsjj@bigpond.com



UPDATED Hendra Virus Vaccination Information (see below).


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2016 STATE CHAMPS SHIRT

See our Flyers page and go to the bottom of the State Champs flyer and you will find information about a shirt to be produced for the 2016 State Champs.

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If you are going to be at the State Championships on 2 July please make sure you make arrangements for voting at the Election.


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ENDURANCE MAGAZINE


Are you aware of the Endurance Magazine which showcases all things endurance.  There is now a subscription available to you.

Click here for the form:  Endurance Magazine Subscription Form

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Vet Cards

When you ride in one of our Endurance Rides you are given a vet card if you do not have a logbook.  This logbook is completed by the vet and is available to you at the end of the ride once it has been entered onto the computer.  It is always interesting to keep your cards even if you have the misfortune to vet out.  There are lots of these cards which have not been claimed.  If you think one of these might be yours from the RRRide, Starkeys or Pink Up Kuitpo, please ask the Ride Secretary at the next ride as these cards will be kept for you.

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MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRESIDENT, BILL HARBISON


The appearance of the Hendra virus and the necessity to prevent human exposure has led to an awareness of a Biosecurity concept (and a host of associated paperwork). Whilst it seems an imposition, to encourage us to pay closer attention to our horses has much wider benefits.


Endurance Riding by its very nature, involves more ‘metabolic strain’ on the horse than any other horse sport. During the ride your horse is monitored for lameness and metabolic stability. Lameness seems the most dramatic of the two and provokes the most controversy from the peanut gallery but horses rarely get sick or die from lameness. Metabolic problems however are less dramatic and often quite subtle – but they can have serious consequences.


All too often, metabolic issues which appear during the ride have history. With careful examination they can often be traced back to some slight abnormality present in days and hours preceding the ride.


There are two main aspects of pre-existing problems:

 

1.  Pre-existing disease or infection. For example if your horse is incubating a transmissible disease. There may be no outward clinical signs except for an elevated temperature – hence the temperature log.


When we superimpose prolonged exercise in this situation the condition can be exacerbated. We also expose other horses at the ride base to the possibility of transmissible diseases.


2. Gastrointestinal tract stability. The relationship between hindgut stability and exercise tolerance is paramount. Statistically, it is the most significant cause of metabolic failure in the endurance horse. Management of energy and electrolyte supply rests largely with the health of the hindgut.


So what do we look for? Observations of appetite, diet, manure output and character and water intake are easy and important. Pick up a ball of manure and smell it. Tread on one and see how much water comes out.



Now for newcomers this may seem a bit daunting. Keep it simple and use Endurance Riding as an opportunity to learn more about caring for your horse. Don’t “not come” because of the temperature log. Ask if you need or want help. Any member will be pleased to help.


Also the committee hopes to run an educational seminar in the near future targeting many of the issues raised in this discussion. Watch this space for further issues and please let us know of any topics/issues you would be interested in learning about at the seminar.


Love

President Bill H



Both pages of the Horse Health Declaration Form below need to be downloaded and must be completed by all riders for all horses entered at a SAERA ride.  If you have any questions about this procedure please do not hesitate to ask one of the Committee at the next ride you attend.  These forms will remain on our Forms page.

Horse Health Declaration  Page 1

Horse Health Declaration Page 2


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ENTERING A RIDE

Please make sure if you have not nominated with Nominate.com you complete an Entry Form and if you are a non-member then you must also sign a Liability Waiver.  You must have the PIC No. for the property where your horse is kept and you must also have your Horse Health Declaration completed and signed before you can enter the ride.  If you are unsure about this Declaration please ask the Ride Secretary or a member of the Committee as in future this form will be mandatory.  For anyone who hasn't attended a ride before, when the ride finishes you are entitled to pick up your vet card from the Ride Secretary whether you complete successfully, withdraw or vet out.  This will have all the vet information about your horse.  You are also entitled to a ribbon if you complete successfully.

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NEW ENTRY FORM

The new Entry Form for 2016 is now available on our Forms page which you can download and complete before the ride if you wish.  Please note that you now have to fill in the PIC No. of the property where your horse is kept and there is also a Horse Health Declaration that has to be completed.  All non-Members must also also complete the Liability Waiver.  If you use Nominate.com a form will be produced for you to look at and confirm all the relevant details on it and you will not have to complete another Entry Form.

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DATE CHANGES FOR TWO OF OUR RIDES

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WIRRINA HAVE HAD A DATE CHANGE.  THEY WILL NOW BE HELD FROM 1ST TO 3RD JULY.  PLEASE SEE OUR CALENDAR PAGE.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MID NORTH RIDE WILL NOW BE HELD ON THE WEEKEND OF 12/13 NOVEMBER AND WILL NOT NOW CLASH WITH DERGHOLM IN VICTORIA.

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NOTICE RE MAILING OF ITEMS


Please note that should you require articles to be returned to you in a timely fashion it is recommended that you enclose an express post envelope (suggested for logbooks noting that  up to 2 logbooks can be enclosed in the size 230mm x 162mm) with your application or a self-addressed stamped envelope with priority sticker attached (available from Australia Post for 50c each) which will ensure a faster delivery time for your mail.  Otherwise articles will be placed in the appropriate envelopes and posted by regular mail. 


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2016 TOM QUILTY IN VICTORIA


If you are planning to  go to the 2016 Tom Quilty in Victoria please read this notice re Hendra Virus Management information:  TQ16 Biosecurity and Hendra Virus 


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ATTENTION ALL JUNIOR RIDERS !!!


Please make sure if you are a Junior (see Rule 27.7 in the General Rule Book) that the following form is completed by a parent or guardian.  If the parent or guardian will not be attending the ride, the form must be completed and brought to the ride and should be attached to the Entry Form.  Without this signed form a Junior will not be allowed to ride on that day.


Click here to download the form:  Parent/Guardian Form of Consent  


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Please make sure that you are aware of non-member fees and late fees when you attend a ride.  Also please make sure that you have the PIC No. of the property where your horse is kept and enter it on the Entry Form. 

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MEMBERSHIP FORMS

The 2016 Summary of Payment together with the 2016 Membership Application Form and the Personal Accident Insurance Application Form are now available on the Forms Page.

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HARNESS DRIVES

Anyone who is interested in taking part in one of our endurance rides in harness please note the following points:

A harness friendly ride may be advertised on the flyer but if not please make sure
by first contacting the Ride Organiser to see if it will be possible and what distance will be offered.

You may use either a two or four wheeled vehicle but only a single horse/pony.

You must have a passenger/co-driver who must be at least 16 years of age on the day of the ride and be capable of handling a horse in case of an emergency.

Cost of taking part will be the appropriate cost of the drive entered, e.g. $10 per 10km and $20 per 20km drive.  The driver, if not a member, must pay $15 Day Membership/Insurance and this also applies to the passenger.  Some rides are held in ForestrySA areas and require a Forest Permit.  If you have one it must be shown to the Ride Secretary when entering, if not the cost is usually $5.  This cost is also applicable to the passenger if they do not have their own Permit.  (Both Full and Training Memberships are available).

Take particular care when driving near ridden horses or unattended horses in yards, some of whom may not have seen a carriage before and we want everyone to stay safe.

For full information please go to our Rule Book page and click on Section 2 where you will find all the relevant information on Harness Drives. 

We look forward to seeing you at some of our rides and sincerely hope you enjoy yourselves.

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NOMINATE.COM


www.nominate.com.au


You may have noticed a new process for nominating for our endurance rides


Online nominating is widely used across several equine sports and we thought we'd see how it worked for endurance. 


There may be several things that may be a bit tricky when you first get started and if there is anything you really find objection to........we want to know about it. Our aim is to make the process simple for everyone - riders and organisers.


To get started go to the endurance page under equestrian and then the events tab. You will find the event there. Click on the ride if you want details otherwise go straight to nominate.


There is some info that is compulsory and must be filled to be able to move on. There is also some info such as horse name that is not required for our sport at the nomination stage. If you are not sure which horse you will be bringing then just fill it as TBA.


The final difference is the $10 nomination fee for all events. This is nonrefundable but will be deducted from your ride fees on event day when the remaining fee is paid. For those not happy to make payments online then a cheque or money order can be forwarded to PO 32, Kangarilla 5157 by the specified nomination date.


 If you would like to ask any questions or give feedback about Nominate then you can contact Melissa Bright on abright@adam.com.au


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Bookkeeper wanted for AERA - Click below for details:

Position Vacant for Bookkeeper

Expressions of Interest

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You may be interested in the following article on Strangles in Victoria.

Strangles article


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-08/horse-strangles-cases-up-in-victoria/7147636?WT.mc_id=newsmail


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We would like to welcome the new Management Committee (details on our Committee page) and thank all those who are retiring from the Committee, with special thanks to Melanie Scott who has given tireless support as Club President for the past few years.  You can now enjoy some relaxed rides Melanie!

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SA Tom Quilty Gold Cup 2017

Thank you everyone for your messages of support following my appointment as Event Director for TQ17.  I am very excited to be taking up the position again.  I am lucky to have a number of members from the TQ11 Committee on board as well.  Past experience is so valuable in a venture such as this.  We also have new faces joining us to bring new ideas and energy.  While the last Quilty was a success, there is always room for improvement and we are determined to do better in 2017. 

Our first official meeting will just be for the current Committee.  The second meeting will invite anyone who would like to step up and offer their services or ideas, without being 'on' the Committee, that may help us get to TQ17.   While a venue has yet to be finalised there is a lot of organising we can do in the meantime.  We have three possible venues currently in the pipeline being researched.  They are Kuitpo, Wirrina and Jamestown.  If you favour a particular venue then it is imperative that you organise and run a ride there as soon as possible to showcase its assets.  We cannot assign an untested Venue to the Quilty.  I will keep members and interested public informed of progress through the SAERA facebook page and also the SAERA website.  Meeting dates will also be published. We already have a growing list of volunteers for the myriad of jobs.  I hope you consider adding your name to the list to be part of this great event and help us showcase Endurance in SA.

Please feel free to ring me on 0429781004 for any information or ideas. Or email me at ina.jean.sims@gmail.com

Stay tuned! Jean Sims (member 5056)

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See below a short video of the winner of the 2015 Tom Quilty Gold Cup during the Best Conditioned workout.  This was Ben Hudson riding the 7 year old arabian stallion Cap Braveheart.  There are also a few photos in our Photo Gallery but if anyone else has photos that can be used please send them to me at shireve5@bigpond.com so I can add them to the website.

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After much negative publicity regarding some endurance rides recently here is a article you might like to read, from a very much more positive point of view.


http://eventingnation.com/home/four-star-eventer-hilda-donahue-is-climbing-the-ranks-in-endurance/


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AERA DISTANCE SCROLLS

AERA have been issuing distance scrolls for your horse for some time now and are now issuing distance scrolls for riders.  Horse scrolls are available from 300km and 800km at $10 each and 1600km, 3000km and 5000km are free on behalf of AERA.  Certificates of Merit are then awarded for every 1500km thereafter. 

They are now issuing distance scrolls for the rider from 10,000km and then in increments of 5,000km up to 35,000km.

These forms are on our Forms Page and you will need to scroll down until you come to AERA DISTANCE SCROLLS.  Horse scrolls from 3000km and over and all the rider scrolls will be presented annually at the Tom Quilty Gold Cup Presentations.

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JENDARI CUP

The Jendari Cup is an award presented to the leading competitor over the following five rides during the season.  The rides are chosen at the beginning of the season by Darren Leaver of Jendari Arabians and the SAERA State Management Committee.  All weight divisions are included.  Make a note of these rides and include them in your season's programme.

Mil-Lel          Sunday  80km
Mt Remarkable       120km Elevator 
Kuitpo Forest      80km
State Championships     160km
Mundulla        80km


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TOM QUILTY GOLD CUP

50th ANNIVERSARY COFFEE TABLE BOOK


A 200 page pictorial celebration of 50 years of the Tom Quilty Gold Cup event, incorporating interviews and ‘where are they now’ updates of all surviving Cup winners and photo collages from all Tom Quilty events.


Click here for the Order Form:    50th Anniversary Coffee Table Book


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ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE FOR OUR UPCOMING RIDE SEASON

PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION CODES (PIC) It is now an entry requirement for ALL riders (members/day members) when entering ANY endurance event (social/intro/training and endurance) to have a PIC from the property where their horses are kept. If you do not already have a PIC number, please ensure you apply ASAP as it can take some time to arrange. For further details see:

http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/biosecuritysa/animalhealth/identification_movement/property_registration

Owners of horses that reside on an agistment property do not need to apply for a PIC. However, the PIC number needs to be obtained from the owner of the property to be able to provide the number on the ride entry form.


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DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN BIB YET???

If you are a qualified endurance rider it is mandatory that

you have your own bib. 
Please refer to our Bib Policy and

Form on our Forms Page. 
We are aware that it can take a

very long time for the bibs to be supplied but you must order

one if you have qualified. 
Novice riders are exempt until such

time as they qualify but bibs are available to them if they

wish and also to training ride members.


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LEGENDS !!


Bob Gurr and Bindii bint Grevillea complete the 2014 Tom Quilty at Wagin  and do themselves and SA proud.  All of SAERA extend their huge congratulations to Bob who at 82 years old is an inspiration to everyone, those of us who know him personally and those who don't.  He achieved this with the enormous help of his brilliant home-bred mare, Bindii bint Grevillea - can't wait to see you when you both get back home.

(Full results will be on the AERA website later)


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At its last meeting the SAERA committee voted and passed the following motion.

 

“Motion: In line with AERAs requirement SAERA proposes that ride applications close as of 31st December of each calendar year, no additional rides for the following year will be considered after this date. Proposed by: Janne Harris and Second Deb Sheldon, unanimous.

Explanation of above motion: As At 31st December 2014 the ride calendar needs to be finalised for AERASPACE, what appears on the calendar is what will occur for 2015. No late rides will be approved. In order to fulfil AERA’s insurance requirements, SAERA must submit a list of rides by January 2015.  This also enables members to plan their year and gives certainty to all involved with rides about what is required and when.

 

In line with the above please see the draft calendar for 2015 which consists of a list of suggested dates.  Some rides we have an idea who might apply to host but no actual paper has been submitted.  If you would like to put in a ride application please put pen to paper asap.

 

SAERA Committee.


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THIS IS THE LATEST UPDATE ON HENDRA VIRUS VACCINATIONS IN RELATION TO ALL OUR RIDES INCLUDING THE UPCOMING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS:

“All horses from Qld and NSW within 250km of any known Hendra outbreak must have had their final Hendra vaccination on or before 21 day period prior to arriving at ride base, and must be able to provide a microchip number and vaccination certificate. Horses which have been previously vaccinated, must have maintained the current recommendation for booster shots. Other unvaccinated horses travelling from any other part of Qld and NSW must complete a 7 day temperature log to be presented on arrival. Local horses wishing to compete at SAERA rides must be isolated from any horse originating from a Hendra hot spot (250km from a reported outbreak) for a period of 28 days, separated by a minimum distance of 10 metres at all times, with no sharing of feed or water receptacles. ANY unvaccinated horses that have travelled into or from Hendra hot spots within 28 days prior to an event will not be allowed on the grounds.”


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SAERA HAS A NEWSLETTER EDITOR

We are now delighted to welcome JEAN SIMS as our Newsletter Editor and she would love to hear from you with any stories of your horses, yourself or your endurance days.  Jean's email address simsjj@bigpond.com We know what a difficult job this can be so please help Jean to make this an interesting Newsletter for you all.



HENDRA VIRUS UPDATE AS AT 14.3.2014


AERA met on the weekend of 14 March 2014 and revisited the Hendra situation.

The AERA took legal advice into consideration in resolving the following policy with regards to Hendra:

1.            AERA supports individuals who, in consultation with their Veterinarian, choose to vaccinate their horses against Hendra Virus.  This is the single most effective means of prevention.
2.            AERA (in the current Hendra landscape) will not permit any mandated vaccination for the Tom Quilty Gold Cup.
3.            AERA recommends appropriate biosecurity and risk management protocols be implemented at state affiliated events, where appropriate at rides, in accordance with policies currently being developed.

Individual ride organisers and State Divisions have the right, in accordance with point three of the policy above, to make their own decision regarding Hendra vaccination status for their own state affiliated rides.

Should the Hendra landscape change significantly, this decision will be reviewed.

AERA, in consultation with WAERA and the Tom Quilty 2014 Head Veterinarian and Committee, have finalised the quarantine and biosecurity arrangements for Wagin Tom Quilty 2014.


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IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Hi Everyone,


Just a little reminder that if you are planning on becoming a member or riding at a ride or have someone riding for you, could you please give plenty of notice (2wks would be good) so that I am able to do your Membership Cards/Paperwork.

You cannot become a member on the day of a ride. It all has to be put on the computer now and updated before each ride.

THANKYOU 
 
Lainie

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THE JENDARI CUP

The Jendari Cup is for the South Australian Arabian Endurance horse of the year. To be eligible you must compete on an Arabian/Arabianbred horse using it's AHSA registered name. The Cup generally consists of Five rides of good repute, spread geographically across South Australia. Points are allocated by placings in each division and completions. The points double for every extra 80 k.m distance completed. If there is a tie after this the winner is decided by the horse that has sucessfully completed the most kilometers if equal again then by most weight carried. Entry to the Jendari Cup is free. The Jendari Cup is presented at the S.A.E.R.A. annual awards night.

To confirm dates and for contact phone numbers visit the SAERA website.

TO COMPLETE IS TO WIN
The Endurance Riders Motto

Previous Winners

1997   Valdez
1998  Oaklyn Lassiter
1999  Oaklyn Lassiter
2000  Chip Chase Knight
2001  Kaian Desheen
2002  Allinga Lord Fenton
2003  Sindhagold
2004  Kentonvale Cruising
2005  Sheridan Park Kariim
2006  Chip Chase Knight
2007  Chip Chase Knight
2008  Chip Chase Knight
2009  Chip Chase Knight
2010  Chip Chase Knight
2011  Playing With Fire
2012  Qena Catt Dancer
2012/13 Tarkhim Shar Bastille
2013 Esaskia Shahmir

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Hendra – the current debate - please note the paragraphs referring to rides in Western Australia which includes the Tom Quilty

 

SAERA elects a committee to represent them.  Further we have two delegates that go to the AERA table and have one vote amongst a table of 21 votes.

 

At the July 2013 AERA meeting there was a motion from the AERA vet panel requiring a phased in mandatory vaccination program Australia wide.  AERA chose to deal with that by forming a subcommittee who created a document you can access at

 

http://www.aera.asn.au/admindocs/HMS%20Report%202013.10.pdf

 

This document attempted to explode some myths, gather some facts and made some recommendations. 

 

The recommendations were considered at the November AERA meeting and defeated in terms of any form of mandatory vaccination anywhere.  What was supported is an increase in bio security, another subcommittee of which I(Melanie) am a member. 

 

Approximately two weeks ago WAERA announced That all horses from Queensland and NSW, and horses that have been in contact with horses from NSW and Queensland in the 28 days prior to entering Western Australia, must have current certified vaccination against Hendra virus to be able to attend WAERA affiliated events. 

 

This announcement does effectively mean if you wish to go to Wagin with your horse you would have to vaccinate regardless of your state of origin as you will probably have contact with NSW Qld horses in transit. AERA is in receipt of correspondence saying this is a major variation to the Quilty agreement and requiring AERA to either accept or reject the variation, prior to the March AERA meeting on 15 March.

 

There will be a teleconference of AERA delegates on Wednesday night. I am lead to believe we (AERA delegates) will have some information about possible options to share with SMCs and members after that teleconference, the idea being that the SMCs will then be in a better position to instruct their delegates how to vote at the March meeting on ???? will know after Wednesday 5 March night.

 

In the meantime members are encouraged to let the SMC know their thoughts.  You can email any SMC member.


Melanie and Julie


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If anyone is interested in putting on a ride in the coming season please do not hesitate to contact the Committee.  There is lots of help available if you haven't done one before and if you go to our Ride Calendar page you will see the preferred dates available for rides. 

Stella Harbison is happy to talk to any potential ride organisers and talk them through the issues.  Ride applications along with a proposed ride budget should be mailed to Lainie Ray as the paperwork says.
 
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PLEASE NOTE:  Details of each ride are needed by Shirley Ellis (shireve5@bigpond.com).  These details are required for the Aeraspace Calendar or it will not be possible to enter your ride onto the computer.  All details need to be confirmed, e.g. Date, Name of ride, Location of ride, distances (including legs if possible), Ride Contact, Vet, Ride Secretary.  If you do not have all these details just let Shirley know.  It would also be appreciated if you could send a flyer for the website as soon as one is available .

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AERA Endurance Horse Registration fees.

At the November AERA meeting, the future of the Endurance Horse Registration fee was considered and discussed. The AERA considered the fee in the context of the following items that are on AERA’s short to mid-term horizon:

1) AeraSpace (like all software) will require ongoing maintenance and enhancements;
2) The AERA is developing an electronic timing system that will interface with AeraSpace. The intention is to provide each State with a complete hardware package designed for use at all events in Australia. The first trials should be conducted in the first quarter of 2014 with the intention of having it fully tested and operational for the 2014 TQ;
3) The AERA has committed to funding special celebration activities at our 50th Anniversary Tom Quilty in 2015.

When considering the above issues and the associated costs, it was decided to continue with the Endurance Horse Registration fee and increase it for the first time since its inception to ensure that the above projects could be adequately funded. Annual registrations rose from $11 to $25 and Lifetime from $55 to $60.

The decision to increase the annual fee significantly, whilst only marginally increasing the lifetime fee, was twofold;
(a) to encourage members to purchase lifetime registration thus reducing secretarial workloads in the long run; and
(b) to ensure that those members who turn over a large number of horses on a regular basis contribute accordingly.



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Please be advised that EA is currently calling for applications for the newly formed National Endurance Committee via the EA website.

 

http://www.equestrian.org.au/default.asp?Page=34053

 

NOTE – Applications close 5pm Thursday 14th November.


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NARA is keen to know how many South Australians are genuinely interested in racing their Arabians as we are moving towards organizing Arabian races in South Australia. If you are interested in racing could you please let the Nara team know. email: naraaustralia@hotkey.net.au and or view www.naraaustralia.com for more information.

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A number of our members have had horses with colds/viruses recently and SAERA takes the opportunity to remind members of the need to keep sick horses at home for a period of at least a few weeks after they have been sick in line with normal biosecurity measures, (i.e. a few weeks after all symptoms have disappeared).


Please read the link regarding Biosecurity and Disinfection Procedures For Horse Owners:    Biosecurity etc.


You may also want to read this link regarding the Hendra Virus Hendra Virus  and the following document from the Hendra Management Subcommittee.


If anyone is having trouble trying to get to some of the pages at the bottom of the list just go to MORE and then use either the down arrow or the wheel on your mouse, don't use the left click on your mouse.

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RIDE SURVEYS

Please don't forget that we have a Ride Survey (Ride Survey page in the lefthand column of this website or see below).  It would a great help to all Ride Organisers if they could receive some feedback about their rides.  It can be a difficult and thankless task to organise a ride and any feedback to help improve a ride in the future will be gratefully received.  This is a useful, constructive way of improving our ride experiences for all.  We have had 3 rides already that need feedback etc. so give it a go, we do need your input.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GVH5XZW

Please click on the above document to complete the Ride Survey. 



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BODY SCORING - A USEFUL GUIDE 

Click here:      What's it all about

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SPECIAL NOTICE
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The Committee have asked that if any member wishes to record anything from complaints to compliments regarding our Club, that this should be done either in writing or by email to a member of the Committee, preferably to one of our Secretaries, so that the matter can be discussed fully by the Committee.  If you make a phone call or just talk to someone this can so easily be forgotten especially if it takes place at a ride and we do like to address properly any relevant matters put by members.  All Committee member contacts are available on our Committee page.

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Please note corrected information regarding FEI Passports.  This information and the latest Application Form appear on our Forms page.

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We have coffee mugs (two colours) and stubby holders (six colours) for sale at $5 each plus any postage.  Please email Shirley at shireve5@bigpond.com as they are now available.


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Medication Control
 

A number of years ago AERA adopted the prohibited substance list used by the FEI.  When medication control is undertaken at endurance rides the substances being tested for can be found in a 29 page document at


https://www.fei.org/system/files/2015%20Equine%20Prohibited%20S...nces%20List.pdf


Some have asked how long a substance on this list stays in a horse' system.  This should be discussed with your treating vet.

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IMPORTANT NOTICES

RIDE TALK ETIQUETTE


There is a proforma in our stationery kit for ride talks, ride organisers are advised to use it to keep their talks on track.


RIDERS :  need to demonstrate some courtesy  by

1.      not speaking amongst themselves while ride talk is on (even if the ride talk is not for your ride)

2.      please let ride organisers finish before they ask questions

 
NOVICE RIDING TIMES

'Zero tolerance' is being promoted for this rule in South Australia.  Be warned - If you come off course under novice rime as advertised at ride talk, you will be disqualified.  It is the riders responsibility to synchronize their watch and manage their ride time.  No leniency will be given under any circumstances.  You may ride with a GPS and have an opinion on leg lengths, but leg lengths and ride times are as set at ride talk. 

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PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION CODE (PIC)


It is now mandatory for all livestock owners to have a Property Identification Code (PIC) for their property.  To read all the information about this go to www.pir.sa.gov.au  >biosecurity SA > animal health > animal identification.  Here on line you will find a copy of the leaflet regarding PICs Information  Click here on PIC Leaflet and also the form which has to be submitted - click here on PIC Application.   It is necessary that you have a PIC for your property even if you only have one animal so please read the leaflet and complete the Application Form.


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ENTRY FORMS


It would help the Ride Secretary with Entries at each ride if you could print out the Entry Form (see our Forms Page) and complete it before each ride.  Don't forget that the form must be signed at the bottom and the signature of a responsible adult is needed for Junior Riders and also the signature of a responsible member if the horse is owned other than by the rider.  If you are not a member then you must sign a Liability Waiver. It is ESSENTIAL that an emergency contact phone number is supplied.  Also members must make sure they use their Membership Card for 2015 !! 



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If you see a number at the bottom of a photo it means there is a comment.  To read the comment, click on the photo to enlarge it and then scroll down until you get to the comment.


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HELP!

 Your Club needs you!

The State Management Committee urgently seeks helpers to generally lend a hand to make sure the rides go ahead.   To those who have already offered your invaluable service we thank you most sincerely. 

Please contact Jil Bourton (8532 4112 or mobile 0401 675383) and let her know what you can do.

 No helpers means no rides.

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See our new page Young Horse Challenge

 

TRACY'S MUM'S LEMON CORDIAL

For those of you who have enjoyed the delicious Lemon Cordial provided by Tracy's mum when the rides pass their property (and for those who haven't !!) here is the recipe:

Juice of 10 Lemons; Rind of 6 Lemons grated; 30g Tartaric Acid; 30g Citric Acid (One tablespoon); Ý kg Sugar;      Pour on 20 cups of boiling water, blend then bottle.  Keep in the fridge.

ENJOY!

IF ANYONE OUT THERE WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE PHOTOS OR A REPORT OF THEIR RIDE PLEASE CONTACT SHIRLEY ON shireve5@bigpond.com .   THIS INCLUDES ANY SAERA MEMBERS RIDING INTERSTATE.  Photos need to be in jpeg format and preferably not too large, contact me if you are not sure about sizing your photos.

The following pages on our website change frequently.  Make sure you keep checking them out:

The Home Page, Ride Calendar, Ride Flyers, Results, Reports (when someone sends one in!!), Photo Gallery, Members Page, Minutes (monthly), Classifieds and our Guestbook is being used quite frequently.

 

 

 

 

 

YOU MUST READ THIS IMPORTANT  INFORMATION!!!

 PRE-RIDE NOMINATIONS

Please make sure that you nominate for all Endurance and Training and Introductory rides (this means any ride).

Nominations should be made to the person(s) named on the Ride Calendar using the phone number or fax details provided (email may be used but is suggested that use the reply receipt facility with your email and if you do not receive a receipt you will have to  telephone to make sure your entry has been received.  This is your responsibility so it is suggested your email is sent in plenty of time.)   Nominations MUST be received by 8pm on the Monday preceding the ride.

A late entry fee of $10 will be added to all entries on the day where the pre-ride nomination has not been received prior to 8pm on the preceding Monday.

 

A Welcome to All Riders

We welcome enquiries from non-endurance riders.  Contact details of all Committee members are on our Committee page so please contact anyone on this list if you are interested in learning more. Don't be intimidated by the thought of riding 80km, every event has a 20km Introductory Ride and a Training Ride as well.

Rides are held at various locations throughout the cooler months of the year.  Please check the Ride Calendar for details.

How to use this site

FORMS

If you wish to print up one of our forms or ride flyers, just click on the forms page or ride flyers and then click on whichever form you wish to print, this will appear as a pdf file and you can then click print.  I am endeavouring to put maps on the website for each ride.  Don't forget you can make these bigger by clicking on the % sign above the map.  They are in pdf so you can print them out.

PHOTO GALLERY AND PHOTO ORDERS

If you wish to look at photos in the photo gallery, click on the photo gallery page and then click on one of the albums, all the photos will appear and if you wish to see one enlarged just click on the photo itself.  You will see a number and title under the enlarged photo and if you are interested in obtaining your photo on a disc for a small cost to cover expenses please contact Shirley (see below) and quote the album (ride name) and the number and title of the photo.  If you look at the photos in full page they may not look very sharp as they are only low resolution on the website, photos on a disc will be high resolution so they can be reproduced as a photograph.

MEMBERS PAGE, ETC.

If you would like anything to be added to this website there is a Members page and text and photos can be added.  If you send photos it would be a great help if you could try and ensure that they are less than 250kb.

CLASSIFIED

See Classified page for details re advertising rates.

LINKS

Links - just go to the links page and click on the website you would like to look at.  If you would like any other links to be added please contact Shirley (see below).

Contact Shirley Ellis by email at shireve5@bigpond.com.au or by phone on 85640024 / 0414436307.

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