Day Members MUST complete a Liability Waiver which is on our Forms Page.  If you do not use please complete an entry form which can also be found on our Forms Page.  All entries not received by the due date will be charged a late fee.


If you have NOT nominated with the new Entry Form for 2017 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.  Also note that you must complete a 3-day temperature log and bring it with you to the ride.  No temperature log, no ride.  All non-Members must also also complete the Liability Waiver.

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Before each ride, if you have nominated with, 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.

2017 Entry Form for Day Members

Liability Waiver if you are not a Member

Entry Form for Members

Horse Trainer Declaration

3 Day Temperature Log Page 1

3 Day Temperature Log Page 2

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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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 [email protected]

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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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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:

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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When you ride in one of our Endurance Rides you are given a vet card if you do not have a logbook.  This vet card/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 please ask the Ride Secretary at the next ride as these cards will be kept for you.

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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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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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“Hello endurance family and more specifically ride organisers/helpers. Just a friendly reminder to please provide receipts for things that you would like to be reimburse for. I need the receipts to generate payment. Can anyone who has outstanding expenses from rides (excluding Marrabel and Starkeys 2) please forward them asap because I want to do ride profit and loss reports and all expenses need to be accounted for. Ride reports will help improve our calendar Thanks for your help!”   Rachael Barnett, Treasurer

Please send to SAERA, PO Box 32, Kangarilla  SA  5157 or email to [email protected]

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Please note the following which will be of assistance when you are completing your Horse Identification Form.  These notes are downloadable on our Forms page. It is VERY important that you apply for your logbook in plenty of time as incorrect forms will be returned and this will take up time. Do not decide to enter your first endurance ride in a week's time and expect to have your logbook in that time. It is suggested that a month's time would be more useful.


Markings you should include a description in the narrative section and appropriate marks on the diagram including the following:

WHORLS – can be present on the head, crest & neck and the body.

Simple whorl – a focal point into which hairs seem to converge from different directions – mark on diagram with x

Tufted – as for simple but hair converges up into tuft – mark on diagram with x

Linear – two opposing sweeps meet from diametrically opposite directions along a line – mark on diagram with a line

Crested – as for linear but the hair rises up to form a crest – mark on diagram with a line

Feathered – two sweeps of hair meet a long a line but the direction of low is at an angle so as to form a feathered pattern – usually commences at a simple whorl – mark on diagram with x and a line in the direction of the feathering

Sinuous – two opposing sweeps of hair meet along an irregular curving line – mark on diagram with line showing curve

The position of head whorls should be clearly specified with reference to midline and eye level and their placement in any white markings (e.g. blaze, star etc)

PROPHET’S THUMB – a muscular depression the approximate size of a thumb mark usually found on the neck or shoulder but can be found on the hindquarters – mark on the diagram with a triangle.


If the boundary of the white marking is not clearly defined then the descriptions of mixed (contains varying amounts of hairs of general body colour) and bordered (where any marking is circumscribed by a mixed border, e.g. bordered star etc)


Star – White mark on the forehead – type & size to be specified. If it is only a few white hairs then it should be so described and not referred to as a star

Stripe – Narrow white marking down the face, not wider than the flat anterior surface of the nasal bones. If there is a gap in the stripe it should be described as interrupted stripe.

The width and direction should also be described e.g. broad stripe, narrow stripe, inclined to left, terminating at upper left nostril etc.

In the majority of cases the star and stripe are continuous and should be described as star and stripe conjoined.

Blaze – White marking covering almost the whole of the forehead between the eyes and extending beyond the width of the nasal bones and usually to the muzzle. Any variations should be specified.

White face – White covers the forehead and front of the face extending laterally towards the mouth.

Snip – Isolated white marking independent of those already named and situated between or in the region of the nostrils. Size position and intensity should be specified.

Flesh marks – Patches where the pigment of the skin is absent should be described as fleshmarks and can be present between the nostrils or on the upper or lower lip. Size should be specified.

Lip markings – Should be accurately described whether embracing the whole or portion of either lip.

White muzzle – Where the white embraces both lips and extends to the region of the nostrils.


Grey-ticked - Where white hairs are sparsely distributed through the coat or any part of the body

Flecked – where small collections of white hairs occur distributed irregularly in any part of the body.

Black marks – Small areas of black hairs among white or other colour.

Spots – small more or less circular collections of hairs differing from general body colour

Patch – Describe large well-defined irregular area of hair differing from general body colour

Mane and tail – The presence of differently coloured hairs in mane and tail should be specified.

List – A dorsal band of black hairs which extends from the withers backwards.


Hooves – Any variation in the colour of the hooves should be noted. White hoof. Black hoof. Mixed to be described as striated hoof.

White markings – described accurately as follows: white coronet, white to (half) pastern, white to (below, full) fetlock, white to (half, quarter, full) cannon, white to knee, white to elbow (forelegs) white to hock (hind legs) with variations specified, such as higher (lower) behind, caudally etc. Please do not use the term sock or stocking when relating to leg markings.

WALL EYE – Lack of pigment, either partial or complete in the iris usually gives a pinkish-white or bluish-white appearance to the eye.


Brands – Please do not blindly copy a registration certificate – ensure that the brands are actually present and legible before describing them and marking them on the diagram.

Scars – describe and mark placement on diagram with an arrow

The above is put together with the assistance of the descriptions contained in “Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners: Captain M. Horace Hayes FRCVS Completely New Edition Edited by Peter D. Rossdale PhD, FRCVS

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The SAERA committee have 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 each year the ride calendar needs to be finalised for AERASPACE, what appears on the calendar is what will occur for the following year. No late rides will be approved. In order to fulfil AERA’s insurance requirements, SAERA must submit a list of rides by January of that year.  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 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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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.


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