WELCOME TO THE
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Ride Calendar: New dates available for 2014
Forms: Transfer of Ownership Form
Registration of Endurance Horse - Annual or Lifetime
2014 Membership Form
Updated Entry Forms are now on the website.
Results: End of Year Results and AERA Top 20 Results
Photo Gallery: End of Year Presentation
Our Valued Sponsors: Do please go to this page to see our sponsors who help to make sure we can keep giving such lovely prizes, currently for the End of Year presentations. If at any time you feel you would like to help with sponsorship for any of our events please contact one of our Committee members.
Newsletter page: This is a new page and you will now find the September Newsletter on there. This is a pdf file and may take a little while to download. Jody Smith is doing an excellent job compiling our Newsletter and relies on members sending in information so go ahead and send her something.
UPDATED Hendra Virus Vaccination Information (see below).
Please be advised that EA is currently calling for applications for the newly formed National Endurance Committee via the EA website.
NOTE – Applications close 5pm Thursday 14th November.
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Hendra Vaccination Day
Adelaide Hills Equine Clinic has organised a Hendra Vaccination Day to be held in Strathalbyn on Sunday November 24th. We are getting large numbers of horses in one area to vaccinate, as we then receive the second vaccination dose for free from the drugs company and can then pass the discounts on to the clients. This means that for this day only the prices are as follows:
$120 for both initial vaccinations and the registration of each vaccinated horse on the national registry.
Microchips are an additional $25. All horses must be microchipped prior to vaccination, so any horse scanned as having no microchip will have to have one implanted at the time of the first vaccination. Click here for some brief information on the vaccination : Hendra Virus Information
We would love to have as many horses involved as possible.
If anyone is interested please email Fiona on the following e-mail:
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All Chamionship completions were awarded a buckle and if anyone would like to have the date engraved on the back of their buckle please get your buckle to Shirley Ellis (tel: 0885640024 or 0414436307) as soon as possible and they will be returned at the AGM or by other arrangement if you are not attending the AGM.
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SAERA would like to extend huge congratulations to all those who made the journey to the Shahzada Ride this year and who completed the 400km Marathon successfully:
Jean Sims riding Codgers Creek Orion
Stella Harbison riding Brechenridge Attitude
Rob Vlaanderen riding Talunga Park Byjaryja
and to those who completed the 3 day Mini Marathon successfully:
Julie White riding Tarkhim Shar Shalenah
Ron Marlone riding Tarkhim Shar Bastille
Melanie Scott riding Aloha Fabius
and to Maringo, Julie White's horse, who was also ridden to success by Peg Murphy-Hackley.
Well done to you all. Hope you and your horses are fully recovered after this great effort.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A GO AT BEING A TPR STEWARD AT SOME OF OUR RIDES?
Kirsty Cordon has organised with Dr Lidwien Verdegaal and Deb Sheldon to run TPR training prior to the State Championships on Saturday 5th October from 9am-11am for anyone who would like to learn more about taking heart rates, temperatures and contribute to the sport of endurance.
Participants are to meet at the ride base prior to 9am at Starkey's hut, Starkey's Road, Mt Crawford Forest. Please bring a stethoscope (if you have one) and a thermometer. You are also strongly encouraged to familiarise themselves with the rules prior to attending (go to Rule Book on the SAERA website, saeraonline.com) to get the most out of the day.
So Bob Gurr thought he may as well just get out there and ride Bindii bint Grevillea for the odd 100kms or so at Sandy Creek. Didn't matter that it poured with rain on Saturday and they had to start at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning. Bob and Bindii finished 3rd Mwt and he is seen here with Ride Organisers Lisa and Colin Brown, his trophies and his very special birthday cake, and then he even had to be towed out of the paddock (along with many others) so that he could drive home. Well done Bob, and we all hope to see you out there for years to come.
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.
Hendra Management Subcommittee
The AERA has received a very strong recommendation from our National Veterinary Panel (NVP) that NSWERA & QERA both implement mandatory Hendra Vaccination from early 2014 with the remainder of the divisions to follow at a later time. The question of mandatory vaccination is an emotive and potentially divisive issue with many subjective ‘half truths’ circulating as we speak.
Dealing with the first part of the NVP recommendations; that NSWERA and QERA implement mandatory vaccination within six months. The Hendra Management Subcommittee has been formed to gather and report the facts of the matters of the vaccine, Government management strategies, export issues, legal liability, and if possible gauge the impact a move to mandatory vaccination would have on the sport and report the gathered factual information to the AERA with a considered recommendation not later than 30th Sept.
The information will in turn be distributed to the divisional SMC’s for their consideration.
A summary of the key points in the Terms of Reference for the Sub-Committee requires them to:
- · Explore all possible options and alternatives to manage the risks associated with the Hendra virus.
- · Identify and document the concerns/issues associated with Hendra and to prepare factual responses to each concern/issue. State Members will be invited to submit their concerns/issues.
- · Liaise with third parties including but not limited to, the CSIRO, State DPI’s, Zoetis (vaccine manufacturer) and the Australian Veterinary Association to ensure that the responses to all concerns/issues are factually/scientifically based.
- · Liaise with AVA, Zoetis (pharmaceutical company provider of vaccine) and others to explore the best possible outcome for management of Hendra or in the event that vaccination is deemed to be the most effective option what vetting concessions, testing results, long term effects etc may be available or at the disposal of the endurance community.
The Hendra Management Subcommittee seeks the assistance of the membership in identifying ‘possible options and alternatives to manage the risks associated with the Hendra virus,’ and to identify the concerns or issues of the members.
Please have your say via the feedback system located at:-http://www.nswera.asn.au/feedback
ALL Juniors, either Day or full members MUST have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. If the parent or legal guardian cannot be at the ride then you must download a copy of the waiver and have it completed before you come to the ride. You will find the form on our Forms page under Entry Forms and headed Liability Waiver.
Go to our "Members Page" to read Jil Bourton's great story of her journey to the 2013 Tom Quilty and subsequent completion, amassing 1000 successful Tom Quilty miles. There are also photos of Jil and her little mare Veloce Liberty together with Jodie Luck and her new mare Lindall Alabaska and also a couple of photos of the winner Brook Sample and his horse Brookleigh Excalibur.
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We would like to extend our warm congraulations to all those who completed the Tom Quilty Gold Cup Ride at Kilkivan, and especially to our SA riders Jil Bourton riding Veloce Liberty and Jodie Luck riding Lindall Alabaska. Jil did a magnificant job to complete her 10th Quilty and gain her 1000km buckle and Jodie riding her new mare for her first Quilty buckle, what a great way to start a patnership. Also a great effort by Brook Sample and Brookleigh Excalibur who were first across the line and Best Conditioned middleweights.
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The Jendari Cup is awarded every year and this year includes the following rides:
Truro 80km; Tarlee 80km; Towitta 80km; Meningie 80km (TBC) and State Champs 80km/160km (TVC)
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Please note that the latest order form for your bib number is on our Forms Page.
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Dr. Charles Caraguel, Stacey Jonas (Honours research student) , Rob Vlaanderen and Castlebar Djara (participants) and Dr Lidwien Verdegaal
One stage of a Temperature Field Study Project was carried out at Tarlee on two of the 80km horses. Conducting this trial were Dr Lidwien Verdegaal, Dr Charles Caraguel and Stacey Jonas (Honours Research student).
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.
Please click on the above document to complete the Ride Survey.
If you are interested in becoming a Ride Secretary and attending a training day to learn how to drive the new database could you please make all enquiries to Melanie Scott at her email address - firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone - 0417 285 597, to register interest and to request the required individual logon.
Experienced light Junior Rider offering to compete on your horse in endurance! Am still novice but have to do only one more 80km ride to qualify. I am responsible and you can rely on me to make sure your horse is looked after during competing!
Contact: Email Susanne Wells at email@example.com
Expressions of Interest
Terms of Reference
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.
H3 Horse Age
3.1 At all affiliated endurance and marathon rides, novice and endurance horses must show a full mouth of permanent teeth erupted and with permanent incisors in wear and the horse must be no less than five years of age on the day of the ride. The horses age is calculated from the day of its birth. In the absence of an official/registered birth date, the horse must show a full mouth of teeth with permanent corner incisors in wear.
3.2 At all affiliated training rides horses must show a full mouth of permanent teeth erupted (but the corner incisors need not be in wear) and the horse must be no less than four and a half years of age on the day of the ride.
3.3 A horse must be six years of age before it can start in a 160 kilometre AERA endurance event.
44.2 All Introductory Ride horses must be at least 3 years or over on the day of the ride.
H5 Novice Horse and the Novice Horse Logbook
5.1 A horse is a novice horse until all the following requirements have been complied with:
a) A Novice Horse Logbook must be registered for that horse, which must be presented when the horse is entered as a novice horse at an affiliated endurance ride - except in the case of the THIRTEEN MONTH (H.8) rule.
Thirteen month rule
When a qualified Endurance Horse has not successfully completed one affiliated endurance ride in the preceding 13 months, that horse must be entered as a Novice Horse until it does so. Ride details and results will be entered in that horse's Endurance Horse Logbook. Horses entered under this rule must comply with all Novice Horse rules.
b) At least 3 affiliated endurance rides in any riding division must be successfully completed - excluding training rides.
c) A minimum period of 90 days must elapse commencing from the date the horse successfully completes its first affiliated endurance ride.
5.2 A novice horse must not be entered in an affiliated endurance ride when the total distance of the ride is more than 120 kilometre.
novice horse may only enter a maximum of four affiliated endurance rides of
between 80 and 120 kilometres inclusive in any 90 day period, retrospective
from the date of the ride to be entered, and only 2 rides in any 22 day period.
5.4 All novice horses in each leg of an affiliated ride shall comply with one of the following:
a) shall comply with a minimum riding time determined by the ride committee in consultation with the Chief Steward and Head Veterinarian. The minimum riding time shall be calculated by dividing the distance of the ride or leg by 14 kilometres/h or less.
b) shall ride behind a pace rider as defined in the TRAINING RIDE RULES. The pace rider shall not complete the distance of any riding leg in a time less than that as determined in rule H.5.4a).5.5 That for Vet-Gate-Into-Hold times, Novice Horse time shall be taken as time taken on course. Present times must not be included in this calculation. (Note: Over the line at the end of each leg is the time allowed for a Novice Horse (confirmed at Ride Talk) but actual ride time is still taken from when the rider calls time)
Six of our new black water tubs went missing after the Quilty and if you know of their whereabouts could you please also let a Committee Member know.
We also had two long extension cords in the trailer and these have also gone missing. Again if you know of their whereabouts please let a Committee Member know.
These items are all valuable to our Club so any information would be gratefully received by any of our Committee Members.
SAERAs Bib Policy is now mandatory in 2012. Please go to our Forms page for all the information and the Order Form
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org as they are now available.
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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 atSome have asked how long a substance on this list stays in a horse' system. This should be discussed with your treating vet.
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
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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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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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 2011 !!
There is a NEW PRICE LIST on the Merchandise Order Form.
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If you see a number at the bottom of the 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.
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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If at all possible please download the Entry Form from the Forms page, fill in where possible and bring with you to the Ride Secretary on the day - it will help save time.
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.
IF ANYONE OUT THERE WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE PHOTOS OR A REPORT OF THEIR RIDE PLEASE CONTACT SHIRLEY ON email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
See Classified page for details re advertising rates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 85640024 / 0414436307.
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