Welcome to Crystal Brook Pony Club

May 8, 2010

Do you own a horse or pony?
Do you want to learn more about horses?
Do you want to go to competitions?

Crystal Brook

Pony Club

is the place for you!

Crystal Brook Pony Club is a small but active club and has been running for nearly 40 years. Despite its age, the club is going strong with over 20 members.

It is part of the PCASA Northern Zone, which comprises of Burra, Broken Hill, The Gums (Marrabel), Flinders Ranges, Port Augusta, Quorn and Roxby Downs Pony Clubs (not all of which are active).

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Crystal Brook Pony Club’s Aims & Objectives:

  • To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding.
  • To provide instruction in riding and horsemanship and to instill in members the proper care of their animals.
  • To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self-discipline in the members.

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Information Booklets available | CBPC’s promotional video
RSVP to any of our upcoming events

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Thank you very much to Amelia Greenfield for
helping with the new Crystal Brook Pony Club website.

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First Rally 2013/14

July 1, 2013

Not long now until the 2013/2014 season starts. Membership fees for any returning or new members can now be paid. 26 and under is $100, over 26 is $90. Pony club is a great way of meeting new people, exposing your horse to new things and having fun. Why not come and join us! All welcome, no matter what your age or experience!


Northern Zone Eliminations 2012 training

May 25, 2012

After receiving questions from members about “When is Zones training?” it has been brought to our attention that riders are waiting for the request to attend training sessions or extra rallies in preparation for Zones.

This year, as we are not competing in the Team on the Flat event, no extra trainings or rallies have been scheduled for riders. There are no special trainings for those who are competing at the 2012 Northern Zone Eliminations (to be held at Port Augusta Pony Club) as all of the events we are filling are individual. However, members only are welcome to use the grounds outside of rallies to practise for competitions, including Zones, but no instructors will be present and the clubrooms will not be unlocked. If any equipment is damaged please report it to the Committee.

It is up to each rider individually to be prepared for Zones. Do not rely on the club for training.

If you are interested in competing at the Northern Zone Eliminations this year and have not yet told Louisa, please do so ASAP so that we can gauge the number of riders competing (particularly in dressage as there is a low limit for competitors in each level). If you have told Louisa, please let her know of any changes in what you would like to compete in. The club completes the entry form – if Louisa doesn’t know, you miss out!

We hope to have a great turnout of Crystal Brook Pony Club members at this year’s Zones, and to continue our history of very successful riders.

If you have any questions, or need to contact Louisa in relation to Zones, contact her on 8662 2620 or at ljb1@aapt.net.au.


Surprise Annie Willson lesson – 19th of May 2012

May 25, 2012

On Saturday the 19th of May, two members of the Crystal Brook Pony Club were very fortunate to participate in a lesson with the very experienced Annie Willson from Clare Horse & Pony Club.

Louise Foley and Brianna Noble originally came to the club grounds to participate in the second day of the club’s three-part showjumping series, but as the only competitors they were offered a lesson from showjumper Annie instead.

A strong focus was put on lower leg security and hands.

Both riders greatly enjoyed the lesson, and were very appreciative of Annie for offering her expertise.

The Crystal Brook Pony Club plans to regularly invite Annie to rallies as an instructor.

Louise Foley & Mally (left), Brianna Noble & Athena (middle) and Annie Willson (right).


Rally – 6th of May 2012

April 26, 2012

On Sunday the 6th of May we are holding a rally commencing at 10:00am. As other pony clubs in the area are also holding competitions this weekend, unfortunately some of our instructors are unavailable. However, Kate Atkinson has kindly offered to still run a smaller rally.

If you are interested in participating in this rally, please contact Louisa at ljb1@aapt.net.au or on 8662 2620.


Rally – 25th of March 2012

March 20, 2012

This rally begins with 9:00am start and a 12:00pm finish.

Guest instructor Penny Maynard is coming to instruct games.

Every rider must RSVP to Louisa (email, text, CBPC website or facebook page) if they wish to participate – riders who do not RSVP will not be included in the lesson plans and therefore may miss their preferred lesson/s or may miss out entirely.

Each rider must participate in at least 1 lesson of flatwork – not negotiable.

Any riders who are interested in finding out about the Northern Zone Eliminations or would like to compete this year, please let us know!

Please come in CBPC uniform (rally/summer).

For any enquiries (including questions regarding Zone Eliminations), or to RSVP, contact Louisa at ljb1@aapt.net.au or on 8662 2620.


Open Showjumping Series 2012

March 20, 2012

DATES: Sunday 15th of April, Sunday 29th of April & Sunday 19th of May

Like in 2011, we are holding a 3-part Open Showjumping Series this year.

HEIGHTS:
– Poles on the ground
– 40cm
– 60cm
– 70cm
– 80cm
– 90cm
Higher levels on request.

$2.50 per round.

Post entries and 9:00am start each day.

Optimum time rounds – focussing on technique and quality of riding.

A combination of horse and rider may only compete in a maximum of 2 rounds per height, with a maximum of 3 consecutive heights.

Ribbons on each day to 4th place in each height and aggregate ribbons awarded on the final day.

NO CARD & PIC NUMBER PER HORSE, NO RIDE.
(Day Attendance for non-pony club members but PIC numbers must still be provided)

Approved helmets and boots to be worn at all times whilst mounted.

Any day will be postponed if the predicted temperature is 32°C or over in Port Pirie as seen on Channel 4 news at 6:30pm Friday prior to the day.

Check MyAushorse and the Crystal Brook Pony Club Facebook page on Saturday prior for possible cancellation details.

For more information and enquiries, please contact Louisa at ljb1@aapt.net.au or on 8662 2620.


Rally – 4th of March 2012

February 25, 2012

It’s the first Crystal Brook Pony Club rally of 2012 with a 9:00am start and a 12:00pm finish.

Every rider must RSVP to Louisa (email, text, CBPC website or facebook page) if they wish to participate – riders who do not RSVP will not be included in the lesson plans and therefore may miss their preferred lesson/s or may miss out entirely.

Each rider must participate in at least 1 lesson of flatwork – not negotiable.

Any riders who are interested in finding out about the Northern Zone Eliminations or would like to compete this year, please let us know! We will have a Four on the Flat practice at this rally if we can gather some riders for a team or two.

Please come in CBPC uniform (rally/summer).

For any enquiries, or to RSVP, contact Louisa at ljb1@aapt.net.au.