First show of the season, done and dusted! High five to all for helping to shape a great show!! SNAPS FOR ALL!
It was hot hot hot Friday night and Saturday and with an extremely quiet warm up pen, it was clear normal show routines were adjusted to ensure the welfare of your horses. We had some great suggestions mentioned to us during the show and we look forward to seeing these implemented by those members.
As always it takes many hands to make shows work. First there was Mick and Team, grooming the arena and dropping off the Van ( shout out for housing the Van all year) and then Robyn who opened stables for those who arrived. Now I don't know if it was the thought of having to do my tasks all show or the heat, actually I'm pretty sure it was the heat..., but I have been told not a soul entered the arenas prior to 6pm. HIGH FIVE SISTERS.
With a quick setup, in which we discovered we are down a few orange cones to cone off the loitering areas ( anybody got some lying around to donate?!), we fished our president out of the cattle water trough and retired to some air-conditioned comfort. Cheers to Robyn for putting her hand up to open up on Saturday morning and to Alan for providing Suz with some more training on the drag. Hands up to all who helped out on the gate - Kate N, Deb, Tony, Jodie - and the reining power couple, Jan and John, who worked the gate and scribed simultaneously. SAY WHAT. Loitering in the warm up pen was generally kept to the designated areas - I heard Sara was making anybody who was incorrectly loitering be a safety cone for half an hour. Well played. Nobody wants to be a safety cone.
With the temp peaking in the high 30's, the slight breeze was not enough to even ruffle David Norbury's hair, so all those who were keen bolted straight for the pool at the end of the day. Nothing like a bunch of mismatched reiners jumping in either full clothed or with stunning farmers tans to catch the life guards attention. No flips, they said. NO FLIPS.
Super evening was had by all on Saturday night - was fantastic to have some live music and let our hair down. Plenty of smiling faces enjoying a cool beverage after a long day, Jack and Rose Dawson even made an appearance on the back of the F250. HUGE shout out to Sam Smith and Cameron Halliwell for organising and sponsoring the evenings entertainment. Thanks to Mel for bringing an extra fridge - My coronas weren't going to cool themselves. Again - Tony the trooper was spotted cooking up a storm on the BBQ #skills and high five to Tez for ensuring there was plenty of soggy coleslaw for all.
With cooler conditions on Sunday, we slid into a lunchtime finish and all hands were on deck for the pack up. Ladies and Gents, we have pretty much made it. 96.8% of the stables were cleaned and closed. If Oprah came to our show, she would be giving you all a car. For those two that left a mess and didn't close their doors, we know who you are.
Thanks to our judge Lynda and to Pam for hosting. As always, cheers to the rest of the committee- Suz, Kate, Kerryn, Pam, Tez, Sara - for doing what needs to be done and being all round multitasking legends.
Our next event is late april, followed by the BIG ONE in May. Stay tuned for details. Until then.
GVRHA FEBRUARY 2017 REINING SHOW & 2016 HIGH POINT AWARDS PRESENTATIONS!
Exciting news - entries for the February show are now open ONLINE via NOMINATE!!!
Link to the event can be found here https://www.nominate.com.au/EquestDn/Event.aspx?event=8186&eventlist=13. Entries close Friday 3rd February and late entries will not be accepted so make sure to get them in on time! Show program & conditions are attached for your convenience but can also be found via the link.
Online entry is a new concept for us and a lot of time has been spent checking all the details in the setup and running test runs through the system, however if you do find any glitches please be patient and report back to us so we can attend to it!
You may also pay your 2017 membership with your entries via this format! You will see that we are running a BBQ on Saturday night with our high point award presentations, this is free for GVRHA members and we request a $5 donation for non-members. You are able to tell us how many will be attending during the entry process and any payment required will be added to the total.
We request that you upload your documents i.e. NRHA, RA, Affiliate memberships and horse licenses through the software where indicated and where applicable. You will need to scan all your membership documents into one document as multiple uploads cannot be processed.
We encourage everyone to be open minded to this change in our entry process and to give the software a try. The show committee are extremely busy and it is essential that everyone tries to help lighten the burden on our show staff who volunteer their time. Of course if you have a genuine problem with any aspect of processing your entries please get in contact with us so we can help you!
- GVRHA Committee
A great day was had at the GVRHA AGM today - thanks to all who came down to join us in recapping the year and electing the new committee!
As outgoing President I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee and members for their support in this role for the last two years. It is sometimes not an easy job, however with such a great team of volunteers beside me, it has been both fulfilling and rewarding to see all our ideas for the club come to fruition and I'm proud of what we have achieved together.
The time has come now to hand the Presidential reins over to the next victim, I mean, candidate(!!) - Terri Jones - who has been the best Vice President a girl could ask for and I'm sure will be an even better President!
A very big thank you to the outgoing committee members Sharon Smith, Alan Smith, Mikayla Smith, Bron Grundell and John Hateley - your hard work has been so very much appreciated and I hope you enjoy your newly found free time!
Welcoming the newly elected committee:
President - Terri Jones
Vice President - Suz Sims
Secretary - Natalie Plain
Treasurer - Sara Agnew (they couldn't get rid of me that easy!!)
General Committee - Georgia Mundie, Kate Jeffery, Hayley Kinder, Chelsea Ragg, Pam Spokes & Kerryn Prior
Here's to another great year for GVRHA in 2017 - please remember to treat your committee with kindness and respect, committee members have feelings too you know!
Over to you Prez Tez :D
- Sara Agnew - Outgoing President
Buckle Up and Slide Entry Pack now available!
We would like to express our gratitude to Katherine Kelderman and Parkview Riding Centre Steph Lancefield for putting on a fantastic clinic for GVRHA at the weekend! The generous donation of Katherine's time sharing her knowledge and the fantastic venue are greatly appreciated! All funds raised by this clinic will go into GVRHA Buckle Up & Slide 2016, 18th - 22nd May 2016 to be held at Tatura Park - thank you to all participants also for your attendance at the clinic, we hope a great day was had by all!! ������
April Training Day and Green Rider Mini Show program and entry pack now available in forms and documents!
Buckle Up and Slide Prize Money released!
GVRHA BUCKLE UP & SLIDE SUPER RAFFLE!!!!
Thanks to the kindness and generosity of some wonderful sponsors, we are running an amazing raffle with the top prize being a PORTABLE GAS HOT WASH SYSTEM!!! Plus there are also many more fantastic prizes all the way down to 10th place!!
Check out the flyer for more details of all the prizes on offer, and stay tuned to the Facebook page for an upcoming album showcasing all the prizes and sponsors!
Tickets are the bargain price of $5 EACH or 5 FOR $20 - tickets on sale from this weekend so if you're interested in purchasing tickets or would like a book to sell drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raffle will be drawn SATURDAY 21ST MAY 2016 at the GVRHA BUCKLE UP & SLIDE REINING SPECTACULAR 2016 at Tatura Park - all proceeds go towards the running of this new major show so make sure to get on board to be in with the chance of winning one of the TEN fantastic prizes up for grabs!!
Buckle Up & Slide Program of events released! Head to Buckle Up & Slide tab for more information!
Please find under forms and documents tab, Notice of Special General Meeting and Agenda to propose the Special Resolution for changing GVRHA's accounting date. Page 2 provides more detailed explanation of the proposal.
The meeting will take place at the GVRHA 'Be My Valentine' Reining Show at 8:30pm Saturday 13th February in the indoor arena. If you would like further information regarding the proposal please contact the President, Sara Agnew, on this email or by phone 0458 316 059.
Regards, GVRHA Committee