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22 May 2019 Forthcoming Events to be held at Wonthaggi
12 May 2019 Happy 80th Birthday PCA
12 May 2019 Life Members of WPC
4 May 2019 2019 State Horse Trials - Jess, Carly & Lucy represent WPC
24 Mar 2019 Jade Kenny wins Gr4 Dressage Championship at our 2019 WPC Dressage Championships and Combined Training Day
24 Mar 2019 3 Higher PC Certificates achieved by Carly Heislers, Maddy Chalmers and Lucy Phipps
3 Dec 2018 Katelyn Hollins and Chester win the PC Grade 3 Horse Trials at Wonthaggi PC & HT Results
3 Dec 2018 Boyd West Show Jumping Champion PC section C Grade and D Grade Open Section
8 Oct 2018 Lucy Phipps selected to visit China PC
8 Oct 2018 2018 Award of Merit awarded to Emily Davey and Maddy Chalmers
25 Mar 2018 Wonthaggi PC 2018 Dressage Championships Results
8 Jan 2018 2018 Show Jumping Results at Wonthaggi Pony Club
1 May 2017 Wonthaggi PC Dressage Championship Results for 2017
21 Sep 2016 Wonthaggi PC 2015 & 2016 Show Jumping Results
6 Mar 2015 2015 State Dressage & Show Jumping Championships held at Wonthaggi PC grounds
11 Jan 2015 Maddy, Brigette and Sophie ride at 2015 Bass Coast Agricultural Show
1 Nov 2014 Members out and about competing at Warragul PC Show Jumping Day
10 Oct 2014 2014 Wonthaggi PC Show Jumping Day
23 Jun 2014 West Gippsland Zone holds 'Speed to Safety' day at Stony Creek Racecourse
11 Jun 2014 Wonthaggi Pony Club attend the Melbourne 3DE as an Unmounted June Rally Day
2 Jun 2014 Carleen, Steph, Maddy and Grace represent Wonthaggi PC at the 2014 State Horse Trials
8 Apr 2014 A big weekend for Carleen Hefel riding in the Racing Victoria's 'Off The Track' Triequithon on the Saturday and then at Bunyip PC HT on the Sunday
8 Apr 2014 Grace and Maddy ride at Rosedale PC Horse Trials on Sunday 6th April
2 Apr 2014 2014 Dressage and Combined Training Day a great success
22 Feb 2014 Ridelo Saddlery generously donate a Rug for our 2014 Dresage Championships Combined Training Day and the lucky winner was......
17 Mar 2014 Grade 2 Riders compete at Southern Metro Zone Horse Trials which was held at Tooradin on Sunday 16th March, 2014
17 Mar 2014 Club members do extremely well at Phillip Island Dressage and Combined Training Day
7 Mar 2014 Wonthaggi Members represent our club at the 2014 PCAV State Dressage and Show Jumping Championships
1 Mar 2014 Grace McLean wins PC Grade 2 Horse Trials at CIPC
12 Feb 2014 Success for our members at the West Gippsland Zone Dressage and Showjumping Championships
12 Jan 2014 Our annual 3 Day Summer Camp another great success for our club
2 Jan 2014 WPC wins December 2013 'Horseland' Horse Deals Pony Club of the Month
20 Dec 2013 Another Awesome Christmas Rally Breakup held at 'Bunerong'
22 Oct 2013 Members have a fantastic day out at Cranbourne PC Show Jumping Day
17 Oct 2013 Notice of Special General Meeting to be held on Tues 12th November, 2013 at 7pm at The Wonthaggi Club
30 Sep 2013 Carly and Dargans Grey represent Wonthaggi, WGZ and Victoria at the 2013 PCA Nationals in Perth WA
29 Sep 2013 'The Wonthaggi Club' and Inverloch & District Community Branch of the Bendigo Bank support and sponsor Wonthaggi Pony Club
24 Sep 2013 Megan Jones instructing at an Eventing Clinic at WPC grounds for West Gippsland Zone
24 Sep 2013 Sensational Day Show Jumping at Wonthaggi Pony Club on Sunday 22nd September, 2013
16 Jul 2013 Grace, Jess, Viv & Maddy acknowledged for representing Wonthaggi PC at State Level
14 Jul 2013 July 2013 Rally Day and 'Happy Birthday' to our Secretary Tammy
13 Jul 2013 Logan and Boyd attend the Tarwin Lower PC Camp during the holidays
13 Jul 2013 Winners Are Grinners hey Sophie winner of the PCAV MAD Magazine June 2013 Treasure Hunt Competition
11 Jul 2013 Logan and DC Suzanne ride at the WGZ Megan Jones Clinic
27 May 2013 Our members have a fantastic day out at the Meeniyan PC Winter Woollies Gymkhana
13 May 2013 Awsome beach ride for our Rally on Sunday
3 May 2013 Grace finishes in 5th place in Grade 2 - PCAV Horse Trials at Deniliquin 2013
27 Apr 2013 Absolutely Fabulous new Arena at Wonthaggi Pony Club
22 Apr 2013 Trinity, Lucy and Lee enjoy their day at Phillip Island PC Dressage and Combined Training Day
22 Apr 2013 Members compete at Bunyip Horse Trials
11 Apr 2013 A fabulous time had by all at 'Malabar Farm' - WGZ Junior Camp
9 Apr 2013 Some great results from our members who attended Upper Beaconsfield PC Showjumping Day
21 Mar 2013 2013 Wonthaggi PC Dressage Championships and Combined Training Day
15 Mar 2013 WPC members Trinity, Boyd, Lucy, and Sophie have a great day out at Labour Day Gymkhana
27 Feb 2013 Club members represent West Gippsland Zone at the PCAV State Dressage and Showjumping Championships
17 Feb 2013 Hastings Pony Club Horse Trials had 3 Wonthaggi PC members Riding
14 Feb 2013 Ridelo Saddlery generously donate a Fantastic Winter Combo Rug and Floating Boots for our Dressage Championships and Combined Training Day
15 Jan 2013 Members attend WGZ Showjumping and Dressage Clinic
9 Dec 2012 Special Mid Week January Rally to be held on Tuesday the 15th January, 2013
9 Dec 2012 Wonthaggi PC Members have a great day out at Meeniyan PC Showjumping day
8 Dec 2012 Santa comes to our December Rally - Merry Christmas everyone
21 Nov 2012 November 2012 PC Rally
21 Nov 2012 Showjumping Team Places 3rd Overall at Langwarrin PC Showjumping Day
16 Nov 2012 Carleen and Carly ride at Yarrambat PC Horse Trials on November the 16th, 2012
22 Oct 2012 Awesome day of Show Jumping at our club
17 Oct 2012 October PC Rally 2012
28 Sep 2012 Highest Honour for service Awarded to Wonthaggi Pony Club members
20 Sep 2012 Megan Jones 2 Day Eventing Clinic held at Wonthaggi PC grounds
16 Sep 2012 NCAS Level 1 Coaching Update and Assessment day held at Tarwin Lower PC
9 Sep 2012 Wonthaggi PC enjoys a joint rally with Moe Pony Club
18 Jun 2012 Jess Bolding and Sammy win the C Grade SJ Championship at Cranbourne PC
15 Jun 2012 June PC Rally 2012
28 May 2012 Winter Woollies Gymkhana a great day out, despite huge amounts of rain falling around the State
28 Apr 2012 Wonthaggi Pony Club has a Team entered in the 2012 State Horse Trials
28 Mar 2012 A Big Day Out at the WPC Dressage Championships and Combined Training Day
30 Jan 2012 Carly and Expresso compete very successfully representing the Club at RASV Summer Royal
30 Jan 2012 Emily, Jess & Maddy Compete at Drouin Dressage Championships
22 Jan 2012 WGZ Show Jumping Clinic held at Cranbourne with Michelle Strapp, Jamie and Sue Coman
16 Jan 2012 Wonthaggi Pony Club was well represented at the Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show
8 Jan 2012 Wonthaggi Pony Club Annual 3 Day Summer Camp a huge success
18 Dec 2011 Four WPC members make the State Showjumping and Dressage Teams for WGZ
3 Dec 2011 Christmas Breakup Rally on Saturday 10th December, 2011
25 Nov 2011 Success for Wonthaggi Pony Club riders in West Gippsland Zone Dressage & Show Jumping Series
20 Oct 2011 Not Quite Pony Club! with The travelling Adamson family
30 Oct 2011 Maddy Chalmers and Sharinga Jubilant Grade 3 Combined Training Winners @ Meeniyan PC
24 Oct 2011 Shanae Carlin and Buddy are the 2011 D Grade Warragul PC Showjumping Champions
17 Oct 2011 Showjumping Day a huge success for our club.
15 May 2011 Wonthaggi Pony Club turns 40 Years old in July 2011
13 Oct 2011 Maddy and Jess compete at Rosedale Horse Trials
26 Jul 2011 Sarah Joyce part of the winning Senior ShowJumping Team for PCAV Nationals
1 Sep 2011 Wonthaggi Members Jess, Viv, Sarah and Lauren do very well at Moe Pony Club Show Jumping Day
26 Jul 2011 3 Wonthaggi PC Members ride at the PCAV Interzone Horse Trials on the weekend
23 Jun 2011 Carly Heislers awarded a Certificate of Achievement at June PC Rally
23 Jun 2011 How gorgeous is this Picture? Lucy, Briley & Sophie at our June PC Rally
25 May 2011 Carly Heislers Wins Grade 2 - 2011 PCAV State Horse Trials
24 May 2011 Stephanie Carfrae represents Wonthaggi PC and WGZ at 2011 PCAV State Horse Trials
4 May 2011 MOTHERS DAY RALLY 2011
22 Mar 2011 New Arena Fence Completed with the generous assistance from Thiess Degremont
14 Feb 2011 Stephanie Carfrae represents Wonthagggi Pony Club at State Showjumping Championships
15 Oct 2010 Bendigo Bank - Wonthaggi Branch kindly sponsor a Show Jump
 

Forthcoming Events to be held at Wonthaggi

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Happy 80th Birthday PCA


80 Years of Pony Club in Australia "Happy Birthday PCA"
Sunday, 12 May 2019

At our Rally on Sunday 12th May, 2019 we celebrated the 80th Birthday of Pony Club in Australia. Pony Club started at Ingleburn, NSW in 1939. Today there are over 850 clubs throughout Australia, supporting around 50,000 members. 'Thank you' to Micaela Brereton for making this absolutely fabulous, awesome Cross Country themed cake, complete with a water jump! for us all to enjoy it was delicious.

Happy 80th Birthday Pony Club Australia

 


XC themed Cake made by Micaela Brereton

A celebration of 80 Years of Pony Club in Australia

Enyoying the PCA birthday cake
 

Life Members of WPC


Celebration Cake
Sunday, 12 May 2019

Other Links
 Click here for Life Member Honour Roll


Life members Julie Coleman, Shannon Burns, Robyn Bolding

12 May 2019 Life Members Rebecca Vuillermin and Suzanne Heislers

March 2017 - Life members Julie Coleman, Shannon Burns, Robyn Bolding

Life Members Rebecca Vuillermin and Suzanne Heislers

Donna Murley Life Member WPC

Missy Horner Life Member WPC

Anne and John Claessen Life Members WPC

Andy Renden Life Member WPC

Janine Renden Life Member WPC
 

2019 State Horse Trials - Jess, Carly & Lucy represent WPC


WPC Team places 6th at 2019 State Horse Trials
Saturday, 4 May 2019

PCV State Horse Trials Championships 2019 were held on the 4th May, 2019 at Gladysdale. Wonthaggi PC came home with 6th placing in the Teams section! Congratulations to our team, top effort. Well done to: Carly Heislers placing individually in Grade 1(5th) and Grade 3 (3rd) with Lucy Phipps riding in Grade 2 and Jessica Bolding Grade 3. The girls showed great sportsmanship and rode very well all weekend in the slippery conditions getting themselves and their horses around safely.

6th Place to Wonthaggi PC Team  at 2019 State Horse Trials


State Horse Trials 2019

State Horse Trials 2019

State Horse Trials 2019

6th Place Team at State HT Jess & Carly (absent Lucy)
 

Jade Kenny wins Gr4 Dressage Championship at our 2019 WPC Dressage Championships and Combined Training Day


Jade Kenny Winner Grade 4 PC Dressage Championships
Sunday, 24 March 2019

Jade Kenny winner of Grade 4 PC Dressage Championships


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Freya & Ella placegetters

Lucy and Maddy Gr 2 Dressage

Jade, Jorja & Chelsea Gr 5 Placegetters
 

3 Higher PC Certificates achieved by Carly Heislers, Maddy Chalmers and Lucy Phipps

Sunday, 24 March 2019

3 Higher Certificates Achieved for Wonthaggi Pony Club Members

 

Congratulations to:

Carly Heislers on obtaining her "A" Certificate

Maddy Chalmers on obtaining her "B" Certificate

Lucy Phipps on obtaining her "K" Certificate

 


Carly Heislers A certificate

Carly Heislers A certificate

Maddy Chalmers B certificate

Maddy Chalmers B certificate

Lucy Phipps K Certificate
 

Katelyn Hollins and Chester win the PC Grade 3 Horse Trials at Wonthaggi PC & HT Results


Katelyn and Chester wearing his winning Grade 3 PC section rug
Monday, 3 December 2018

It certainly had been a long time since WPC held a Horse Trials at their Sth Dudley Grounds but on Sunday 2nd December the club ran a fabulous event with the grounds looking absolutely immaculate. PC Grades 3, 4 & 5 with Open Grade 3 & 4 sections were offered for riders at this event.

Horse Trials held at Wonthaggi PC 

It had been approximately 20 Years since the club had held a HT and what a fabulous day it was.  Congratulations to WPC member Katelyn Hollins on winning the Grade 3 PC section which turned out to be a tough test for all riders in that section.    Thanks to all those who contributed to the success of the day and especially those who spent many many hours building jumps and clearing the xc area.  A HT is a big event to run.  Well done everyone. A great acheivement by all.

WPC Members that competed on the day:

Katelyn Hollins - 1st Place Grade 3 PC Section - Chester

Viv Carfrae - 5th Place Open Grade 3 Section - EP Griswold

Renee Dunbar - 4th Place Grade 4 PC Section -  Glowing Star

Amity McInnes - 5th Place Grade 4 PC Section - Ringmaster Hilton

Molly McLean - 6th Place Grade 5 PC Section -  Killincy Rose

Ella Berry - Grade 4 PC - Bella

Brigette Tack - Grade 4 PC - Private Dancer

Jade Afford - Grade 5 - Shady Creek Phoenix

Freya Berry - Grade 5 - Eva

Click on link below for the full list of results

 

Other Links
 2018 WPC Horse Trials results


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Boyd West Show Jumping Champion PC section C Grade and D Grade Open Section


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Monday, 3 December 2018

Our annual WPC Show Jumping day was held on Sunday 25th November, 2018. A fantastic day of jumping was had by all the riders that competed.

Boyd West - 2018 WPC Show Jumping Day -  PC C Grade and Open D Grade Champion


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Lucy Phipps selected to visit China PC


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Monday, 8 October 2018

Congratulations to the Wonthaggi PC member Lucy Phipps who has been selected to compete at the Gold Saddle Equestrian Club, Guilin, China in November 2018. Pony Club Australia had 75 applications for this team and it was a very tough selection. WellDone Lucy


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2018 Award of Merit awarded to Emily Davey and Maddy Chalmers


Emily & Maddy with their Certificates
Monday, 8 October 2018

Associate members Maddy Chalmers and Emily Davey were awarded the PCAV 'Award of Merit' for outstanding practical assistance to their club. The presentation of the award was made at the WGZ AGM held at Leongatha RSL on Wednesday 26th September, 2019 Mrs. Donna Murley a life member of WPC spoke on behalf of the club about the girls acheivements and Mr. Laurie Cruise WGZ State Councillor presented the Certificates and Badges to Emily and Maddy.


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Wonthaggi PC 2018 Dressage Championships Results


Grade 5A Wonthaggi PC Dressage Champions
Sunday, 25 March 2018

2018 Dressage Series Results

Wonthaggi PC 2018 Dressage Championships Results - Our sincere Thanks to Horseland Warragul for their support of our event

Other Links
 2018 WPC Dressage Championships Results


Thank You Warragul Horseland

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2018 Show Jumping Results at Wonthaggi Pony Club


2018 Wonthaggi PC Show Jumping Day
Monday, 8 January 2018

What a fantastic day we had. Large number of entries with both rings running on time and great feedback from those that attended.

2018 WPC Show Jumping day Results

 

 

Other Links
 2018 WPC Show Jumping Results click here to see results


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Wonthaggi PC Dressage Championship Results for 2017

Monday, 1 May 2017

WONTHAGGI PONY CLUB DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS FOR 2017

Other Links
 WPC 2017 Dressage Championship Results

 

Wonthaggi PC 2015 & 2016 Show Jumping Results

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

 

Wonthaggi Pony Club 2015 & 2016 Show Jumping Results

Other Links
 WPC Show Jumping Results 2015
 WPC Show Jumping Results 2016

 

2015 State Dressage & Show Jumping Championships held at Wonthaggi PC grounds


WGZ 2015 State Dressage & Show Jumping Championships - Jump built by Peter McLean
Friday, 6 March 2015

We did it!


"The Star" newspaper article

Nice little note in the Sentinel Times

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Thank you to our Sponsors Inverloch Bendigo Bank

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Steph Carfrae and EP Grizwold

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Maddy, Brigette and Sophie ride at 2015 Bass Coast Agricultural Show


Maddy, Sophie & Brigette at 2015 Bass Coast Ag Show
Sunday, 11 January 2015

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Members out and about competing at Warragul PC Show Jumping Day


Anna Reserve Champion F Grade
Saturday, 1 November 2014

Several members compete at Warragul PC Show Jumping Day


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2014 Wonthaggi PC Show Jumping Day


E Grade Reserve Champion Trinity McInnes
Friday, 10 October 2014

2014 Wonthaggi "Skye Park" West Gippsland State Qualifier Show Jumping Day

 

SHOWJUMPING SUCCESS AT WONTHAGGI

The Wonthaggi Pony club grounds were a hive of activity on Sunday the 21st September, for the club’s annual Showing jumping day.  This event is a Pony Club Association of Victoria State qualifier and part of the “Skye Park” West Gippsland Zone Championship series.  The competition comprised of five different Grades with two separate events in each, those being a 2 Phase and 2 Round Championship competition for B, C, D, E & F grade Riders.    The top 6 Riders in each competition were awarded a Sash and earned points towards the overall Championship placing.      The calibre of riders that turned out to compete on the day were of a high quality and provided spectators with some exciting rounds of Show Jumping to watch.  Wonthaggi’s  Viv Carfrae riding Bob Conroy took out the C Grade Championship just ahead of  fellow Wonthaggi member Carleen Hefel riding  Ashmark Phoenix who was the C grade Reserve Champion.  Young Wonthaggi Pony Club rider Trinity McInnes riding Echo was the E Grade Reserve Champion.    Numerous Wonthaggi Pony club members were rewarded for their efforts and found themselves placing in the events.   Course Builder on the day was Jim Brown from Moe and Judges were Paul Dunks and Peter McLean.   It turned out to be a busy few days for the Wonthaggi Pony Club with the club also hosting the WGZ Megan Jones Eventing Clinic on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th September 2014 which was thoroughly enjoyed by all members attending.  

Show Jumping Day  Results are as follows:    B Grade:  - Champion:  Kyle Cant from Moe Pony Club – Reserve Champion:  Molly Barry from Berrys Creek PC  C GradeChampion:  Vivienne Carfrae from Wonthaggi Pony Club  Reserve Champion:  Carleen Hefel  from Wonthaggi PC     D GradeChampion  Georgia Hocking from  Bunyip PC  Reserve Champion:  Emily Downes from  Bunyip PC   E GradeChampion:   Matilida Kelly from Hastings  PC    Reserve Champion    Trinity McInnes from Wonthaggi  PC    F Grade  -  Champion:   Maddison De Angelis  from Hallam Valley PC     Reserve Champion:  Charlotte Harvie from Warragul PC


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West Gippsland Zone holds 'Speed to Safety' day at Stony Creek Racecourse


Winning Combination Maddy and Juby - at the WGZ Speed to Safety day
Monday, 23 June 2014

Luckily for Riders and Parents a 4am start was not needed to participate in the Racing Victoria - Off The Track' Pony Club program Speed to Safety which was held at the Stony Creek Racecourse by the West Gippsland Zone on Saturday 21st June, 2015. The Speed to Safety program is conducted at different racecourses across the state depending on the Pony Club zone. Pony Club members that are graded are encouraged to represent their club to participate in their zone program, otherwise known as qualifiers. The day was organised by WGZ CI Jenny O'sullivan and Amanda Price as well as Lisa Coffey representing Racing Victoria who was in charge of the riders going around the track. It was a fun and fantastic day. Maddy Chalmers riding Sharinga Jubilant rode at the June qualifer representing Wonthaggi PC at the Stony Creek Racecourse and ended up a joint winner on the day achieving a time of 121 seconds over 1000m the Optimum time was 120seconds Congratulations and Well done Maddy

Speed to Safety

The Speed to Safety program is conducted at different racecourse’s across the state depending on the Pony Club zone. Pony Club members that are graded are encouraged to represent their club to participate in their zone program, otherwise known as qualifiers.

The Speed to Safety Program is designed to train young riders how to ride safely to optimum times over a given distance. These times are based on the optimum times Pony Club riders must ride to when competing cross country at their qualified grade.

This gives riders an awareness and ability to control how fast they are travelling at a safe and balanced rhythm and speed. This in turn leads to safer and more accurate time keeping whilst competing, especially cross country where time penalties are often the difference between being placed or not.

Riders are compiled into two groups – Grade 1 & 2 ride 1000m in 109 seconds and Grades 3 & 4 ride 1000m in 120 seconds. The riders who ride the most accurate times over two qualifiers go on to ride in the final which is held on race day at a metropolitan track. Here the riders experience race day from the view of a jockey riding their own horses.

Qualifiers begin in January of each year on dates arranged in conjunction with Racing Victoria.

Benefits of the program
• Free
• New skill/techniques
• We fit into Pony Club schedule
• We cater to all riding levels
• Accredited coach provided
• Fun and engaging
• Promotes participation
• Can assist with job opportunities in the future

The Racing Victoria programs have been extremely successful in placing young people in touch with trainers for work experience or employment with many graduates forging promising careers in the racing industry.

 


Maddy and Juby at the WGZ "Speed to Safety" day sponsored by Racing Victoria

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Maddy and Juby at the WGZ with Meeniyan PC rider

Maddy and Juby at the WGZ "Speed to Safety" day sponsored by Racing Victoria

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Wonthaggi Pony Club attend the Melbourne 3DE as an Unmounted June Rally Day


Wonthaggi PC members and supporters with 2* Rider Nina Clark at the Melbourne 3DE
Wednesday, 11 June 2014

A bus trip down to the Melbourne 3DE was held as an unmounted rally for June. What a fantastic day it was. We got to cheer our own WPC member Carleen Hefel who was riding Ruben in the 1* class. We are thrilled to announce that Carleen and Ruben were Superstars - Clear XC - Clear SJ were a highlight for Carleen - The nerves played a part in the Dressage Test however Carleen still managed to place 40th in a very large class of over 70 Riders - Well Done Carleen it was a pleasure and thrill for our members to go down and Cheer and watch you ride at the Melbourne 3DE - Thanks to DC Suzanne for organising the day as well as a XC course walk with 2* Rider Nina Clark which proved to be another highlight of the trip for members - Special Thanks to Peter McNair who provided and drove the bus down to the event - A great day was held by all that attended.

WONTHAGGI PONY CLUB GO TO THE MELBOURNE 3 DAY EVENT


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PCAV 2014 State Horse Trials Warm up for DR

PCAV 2014 State Horse Trials warm up

PCAV 2014 State Horse Trials at Candlebark - Maddy & Ollie reporting to the Judge

PCAV 2014 State Horse Trials at Candlebark - Maddy & Ollie - Dressage Phase

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Maddy Chalmers and RL Sir Oliver at 2014 State HT

Carleen and Ruben in the GR 1 SJ

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Strapper Peter helping Grace get ready for 2014 Dressage State HT Candlebark

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Steph Carfrae and EP Grizwold at 2014 State Horse Trials at Candlebark DR phase

Steph Carfrae and EP Grizwold at 2014 State Horse Trials at Candlebark DR phase 1

Steph Carfrae and EP Grizwold at 2014 State Horse Trials at Candlebark DR phase 2

Steph Carfrae and EP Grizwold at 2014 State Horse Trials at Candlebark DR phase 3

Steph Carfrae and EP Grizwold at 2014 State Horse Trials at Candlebark DR phase 4

Steph Carfrae and EP Grizwold at 2014 State Horse Trials at Candlebark DR phase 5

Steph Carfrae and EP Grizwold at 2014 State Horse Trials at Candlebark DR phase 6

Steph Carfrae and EP Grizwold at 2014 State Horse Trials at Candlebark DR phase 7

Steph Carfrae and EP Grizwold at 2014 State Horse Trials at Candlebark DR phase 8

Steph Carfrae and EP Grizwold at 2014 State Horse Trials at Candlebark DR phase 9

Sandy, Viv & Maddy from Wonthaggi PC - WGZ

Maddy & RL Sir Oliver SJ Phase

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Carleen, Steph, Maddy and Grace represent Wonthaggi PC at the 2014 State Horse Trials


Maddy, Ruben, Carleen & Steph at the end of the competition (Absent Grace)
Monday, 2 June 2014

 

We had 4 Riders representing Wonthaggi PC at the 2014 State Horse Trials to be held at Riddells Creek on 3rd & 4th May, 2014

 

They were:  Carleen Hefel Grade 1 riding Ruben and Grade 2 Phoenix

                  Stephanie Carfrae Grade 2 riding EP Griswold

                  Madeline Chalmers Grade 2 riding RL Sir Oliver

                 Grace McLean Grade 2 riding Taras Hall

 

Wonthaggi PC Team placed 9th Overall

All girls went Clear Xc

 

A big weekend for Carleen Hefel riding in the Racing Victoria's 'Off The Track' Triequithon on the Saturday and then at Bunyip PC HT on the Sunday


Carleen and 'Ruby Boy' Ruben showing us where they are! (note the WPC Colours on the helmet)
Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Carleen Hefel and Ruben (Racing name Ruby Boy) have also been very busy and they were one of 10 Riders to take part in Racing Victoria Off the Track Triequithon held at Mornington Race Course on Saturday 5th April - With entry open exclusively to riders of Off the Track thoroughbreds, the final line-up of 10 competitors was determined based on stringent selection criteria and was limited to horses scheduled to compete at 1* level in the 2014 Melbourne International Horse Trials on 6-9 June. racehorses, is designed to showcase the post-racing talents of thoroughbreds, a breed Hefel believes lends itself to eventing success. I really rate the thoroughbreds as eventers because they've got that athletic ability and they are willing to do what you want because, in my mind, they are more trainable - Hefel said.

 

A big Weekend for Wonthaggi PC member -

 

Carleen and Rubencompeting in aTriequthon

 

on Saturday at Mornington Racecourse then

 

a Horse Trials on Phoenix Sunday at Bunyip

 

Carleen Hefel and Ruben (Racing name “Ruby Boy”) has also been very busy and was one of 10 Riders to take part in Racing Victoria’s “Off the Track”  Triequithon held at Mornington Race Course on Saturday 5th April -  With entry open exclusively to riders of Off the Track thoroughbreds,  the final line-up of 10 competitors was determined based on stringent selection criteria and was limited to horses scheduled to compete at 1* level in the 2014 Melbourne International Horse Trials on 6-9 June.

The riders, ranging in age from 15 to 40, were competing for a prize pool totalling $15,000, making the Racing Victoria Off the Track Triequithon one of the richest contests on the Australian eventing calendar.

The event was conducted in a condensed format inside and adjacent to the Mornington racetrack, the horses will competed in dressage, cross country and show jumping throughout the meeting, accumulating points based on their performance in each discipline.  Carleen and Ruben finished in 8th position

Extract taken from”Off The Track” website regarding the event..................

Langwarrin event rider Carleen Hefel knows her way around a thoroughbred better than most.

Adept on horseback from a young age, Hefel is one of thousands of keen equestrian riders in Victoria to utilise her equine skills in the racing industry, mixing eventing with riding trackwork for Cranbourne trainer Enver Jusufovic.

The innovative event, open exclusively to retired racehorses, is designed to showcase the post-racing talents of thoroughbreds, a breed Hefel believes lends itself to eventing success.

“I really rate the thoroughbreds as eventers because they’ve got that athletic ability and they’re willing to do what you want because, in my mind, they are more trainable,” Hefel said.

“I work as a track rider so I ride them every morning and they just give you an awesome feel underneath you.

“It will be weird because normally I’m on course to ride work but on Saturday I’ll be there to compete.”

A son of Cox Plate-winning stallion Rubiton, Ruby Boy did little to inspire connections in his two starts on the track, both unplaced runs at Caulfield and Ballarat under the care of Mornington trainer Jerome Hunter.

Passed down from her brother since being retired, Hefel has taken Ruby Boy through his event grades and believes Saturday’s Triequithon, to be conducted in a condensed format at 1* level, could provide a launching pad for the horse to progress even further.

“He’s a Rubiton and there aren’t many of those left,” Hefel said.

“I got him from my brother who decided to give up riding so I took him on and brought him through the levels and now he’s competing at one star level and looking really good to go higher.

“He got him going and taught him what he had to do but then I got him and have done all the work with him.

“I can see this horse getting to at least three star level because he’s just got so much ability and the jump on him is amazing”

It is this potential windfall, as well as the innovative nature of the event, that has Hefel brimming with excitement ahead of Saturday where she will compete aboard Ruby Boy in three disciplines; dressage, cross country and show jumping.

“It’s a lot of money,” Hefel said.

“I do pony club competitions as well and you don’t get any money for those, just a ribbon.

“Even the Equestrian Australia competitions, you only really get prizemoney to third and sometimes that’s just your entry fee back so the money in this competition is huge.”

Carleen finished the Triequithon  in 8th place.

Congratulations and Well Done Carleen.  Carleen also managed to get her 3rd Qualifier riding Phoenix in Grade 2 at Bunyip Horse Trials on the Sunday as well.


Carleen and "Ruby Boy" Ruben in the XC phase of the Triequithon

Carleen and "Ruby Boy" Ruben in the XC phase of the Triequithon pic 2

Carleen and "Ruby Boy" Ruben in the XC phase of the Triequithon pic 3

Carleen and Ruben

Carleen Just letting us know where she is

The crowd at the Triequithon

Relaxing at the Triequithon

Show Jumping at the Triequithon
 

Grace and Maddy ride at Rosedale PC Horse Trials on Sunday 6th April


Maddy Chalmers riding RL Sir Oliver in the Grade 2 Show Jumping Phase
Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Congratulations to both Grace and Maddy for achieving their final qualifer for the upcoming State Horse Trials to be held at Riddells Creek on the 3rd and 4th May 2014 Both Girls will be competing in the Grade 2 Section Congratulations to Grace who finished in 5th Place and to Maddy who finished in 7th position.

 

 

Grace and Maddy ride at Rosedale PC Horse Trials and gain their final qualifer for State Horse Trials.


Grace Collecting her 5th Place Sash

Grace in the SJ phase

Grace in the Dressage phase

Grace in the SJ phase

Maddy in the Dressage phase
 

Sophie and Topaz in the Grade 5 CT Section in their SJ round

5A CT Section Bridget Tack and Storm show jumping

A very happy winner "Thief of Time" showing off his prizes including the rug

Trinity and Echo warming up for the Dressage

Trinity and Echo showjumping

A very happy Grade 5A winner and place getter Bridget and Sarah

Sarah in the Show Jumping phase of the CT

Lucy in the Show Jumping phase of the CT

2014 Dressage and Combined Training Day a great success


Bridget Tack and pony Storm after winning the Grade 5A CT
Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Another great day was had by all competitors at our Annual Dressage and Combined Training Day held on Sunday 30th March, 2014. Bridget Tack riding Storm was the winner of the 5A Combined Training Section whilst several other WPC members placed in both Dressage and CT Sections Quite a few WARC members rode in the Open Section which was fantastic to see them supporting our day and doing equally as well in the placings too. Huge thanks must go to Event Organisers Suzanne Heislers and Carol Chalmers for all the work done prior to and on the day - also Gai West and Robyn Bolding for their efforts before and on the day as well as all the other helpers on the day. Thanks also to WARC members who worked in roles as Gear Checkers, Office minders etc

2014 Dressage Championships and

Combined Training Day

 

Bridget from Bass Valley Pony Club was the lucky winner of the Ridelo Saddlery Rug

Raffle Prizes for the 2014 Dressage Championships and Combined Training Day

Ridelo Saddlery generously donate a Rug for our 2014 Dresage Championships Combined Training Day and the lucky winner was......


Rug generously Donated by 'Ridelo Saddlery' is a Axiom BLACK STABLE 300g COMBO HORSE RUG - 6' 0
Saturday, 22 February 2014

RIDE-LO is pleased to present quality equestrian gear and horse care products for the Australian Rider. We are aiming to provide the best quality products. All AXIOM horse rugs are made using high-performance material that help to keep your horse warm, dry and comfortable. At Ridelo, we pride ourselves in the vast selection and colours of our horse rugs. The quality of our product is backed up by customer satisfaction and loyalty. Welcome to RIDELO where you can find the top quality Saddlery at genuine wholesale prices. We bring all the goods directly from the manufacturer and sell to the Australian horse lover. After a lot of determination and research, we have worked towards developing a range of products which we think you and your horse will be very pleased to see. We are bringing in new products every season, so if you're serious about wanting quality at an affordable price then we are here to answer your needs.

And the lucky winner of the Fabulous rug was..............

Bridget Lowe from Bass Valley Pony Club

 

 

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                                                   “RIDELO Saddlery have once again generously donated an

Axiom BLACK STABLE 300g COMBO HORSE RUG - 6' 0

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RIDE-LO is pleased to present quality equestrian gear and horse care products for the Australian Rider. We are aiming to provide the best quality products. All AXIOM horse rugs are made using high-performancematerial that help to keep your horse warm, dry and comfortable. 

At Ridelo, we pride ourselves in the vast selection and colours of our horse rugs. The quality of our product is backed up by customer satisfaction and loyalty.

 

Welcome to RIDELO where you can find the top quality Saddlery at genuine wholesale prices. We bring all the goods directly from the manufacturer and sell to the Australian horse lover.  After a lot of determination and research, we have worked towards developing a range of products which we think you and your horse will be very pleased to see. We are bringing in new products every season, so if you're serious about wanting quality at an affordable price then we are here to answer your needs.

 

 

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Grade 2 Riders compete at Southern Metro Zone Horse Trials which was held at Tooradin on Sunday 16th March, 2014


Steph Carfrae, Grace McLean, Carleen Hefel & Maddy Chalmers
Monday, 17 March 2014

 

Members ride at Southern Metro Zone Horse Trials


Maddy Chalmers and RL Sir Oliver at SMZ Horse Trials

Maddy Chalmers and RL Sir Oliver at SMZ Horse Trials 2

Grace McLean and Taras Halls at SMZ Horse Trials 2

Grace McLean and Taras Halls at SMZ Horse Trials

Steph Carfrae and EP Grizwold at SMZ Horse Trials
 

Club members do extremely well at Phillip Island Dressage and Combined Training Day


Sarah Eldrige 1st Place and Amity McInnes 2nd Place in the Grade 5A Combined Training Section
Monday, 17 March 2014

Some fantastic results achieved by our members who competed at the Phillip Island PC Dressage and CT day on Sunday at Ventnor - Dacri Jeffrey & Marlo were the winners of Grade 4 Pony Club - Sarah Eldridge winner of Grade 5A CT - Amity McInnes 2nd Place Grade 5A CT - Sophie Dalton PC Grade 5 - 5th Place - DC Suzanne Heislers rode in the Open Grade 2 Section

Members do  extremely well at Phillip Island Pony Club Dressage and Combined Training Day


Darci Jeffrey and Marlo after presentations at Phillip Island Combined Training

Sarah and Amity enjoying themselves at PI CT

Darci Jeffrey

Sarah

Carly and Thorpville Espresso

Trinity and Echo

Amity and Licorice

DC Suzanne and Carly

DC Suzanne and Blaze

Sophie and Topaz

Trinity and Echo 3

Darci
 

Wonthaggi Members represent our club at the 2014 PCAV State Dressage and Show Jumping Championships


WPC Members who represented our club at 2014 PCAV State Dressage and SJ Championships
Friday, 7 March 2014

Congratulations and well done to the B Grade West Gippsland Zone SJ team members Viv Carfrae, Jess Bolding and Aleisha Dunks on winning this years B Grade event - Team Manager was Robyn Bolding - The other member of the B Grade team was Sophia Landy from Tarwin Lower PC. Our C Grade SJ Team members of Viv Carfrae, Emily Burns and Caleum Dunks placed in 7th position. Carleen Hefel rode in the A Grade SJ and the Grade 1 Dressage events with Carly Heislers riding in the Grade 1 Dressage as well. The championships were held at Bendigo - Wonthaggi Pony club is extremely proud of each and everyone of you and also thank your families for supporting you at this event.

 

Wonthaggi Members represent our club at the PCAV

 

2014 State Dressage and Showjumping

 

Championships


Winners of the B Grade SJ are WPC Team members Aleisha Dunks, Viv Carfrae & Jess Bolding with Team Manager Robyn Bolding

Representing C Grade SJ are WPC Team members Caleum Dunks, Viv Carfrae & Emily Burns

B Grade Winners West Gippsland Zone

West Gippsland Zone - B Grade Winners Aleisha, Viv, Sophia & Jess

B Grade Winners -WGZ - Sophia, Aleisha, Viv & Jess with Vicki Connelly WGZ Vice President & State Technical Delegate

Steph with B Grade Winners Sophia, Aleisha, Viv, Jess- Team Manager Robyn Bolding - Vicki Connelly WGZ Vice President & State Technical Delegate

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Em 1

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Grace McLean wins PC Grade 2 Horse Trials at CIPC


Grace and Victory Dance wearing his new trophy rug after winning the PC Grade 2 Horse Trials
Saturday, 1 March 2014

Grace Mclean and Victory Dance were the winners of the PC Grade 2 CIPC Horse Trials and Grace and her other horse Taras Halls placed 4th in the Open Grade 2 Section Fantastic effort Grace congratulations. Trinity McInnes rode in her first Horse Trials in the Grade 5 Section and had a fabulous time.

 

 

 

Grace wins Grade 2 Horse Trials

 

Success for our members at the West Gippsland Zone Dressage and Showjumping Championships


Members do our club proud at the 2014 WGZ Dressage and Showjumping Championships
Wednesday, 12 February 2014

WGZ presentation night... Wonthaggi Pony Club.... looking fantastic in our club uniform. Dressage Results Grade 1 Carly Heislers 4th-Carleen Hefel 5th Show Jumping A Grade Carleen Hefal 1st B Grade Viv Carfrae 1st-Aleisha Dunks 2nd-Carleen Hefel 4th & 5th-Jess Bolding 6th C Grade Emily Burns 1st -Calem Dunks 2nd-Viv carfare 3rd D grade Logan West 3rd E Grade Next Year F Grade Courtney Fletcher 1st- Lucy Phipps 2nd-Amity McInnes 5th Trinity McInnes 6th. Absent from Photos: Logan West

WPC Members highly successful at

 

West Gippsland Zone

 

Dressage and Show Jumping

 

Championships presentations

 

West Gippsland Zone presentation night... Wonthaggi Pony Club....Wonthaggi members also looking fantastic in their club uniform to receive their Sashes and Rugs.
Dressage Results
Grade 1 Carly Heislers 4th-Carleen Hefel 5th
Show Jumping
A Grade Carleen Hefal 1st
B Grade Viv Carfrae 1st-Aleisha Dunks 2nd-Carleen Hefel 4th & 5th-Jess Bolding 6th
C Grade Emily Burns 1st -Calem Dunks 2nd-Viv carfare 3rd
D grade Logan West 3rd
E Grade Next Year
F Grade Courtney Fletcher 1st- Lucy Phipps 2nd-Amity McInnes 5th Trinity McInnes 6th.

Congratulations to all those members Wonthaggi PC is extremely proud of each of you for your participation, dedication and sportsmanship in this series.

a little extra Well done to Carleen Hefel who placed in both the Dressage and Showjumping Sections

 

 


1st Place Winners A Grade, B Grade, C Grade and F Grade at the 2014 West Gippsland Zone Dressage and Show Jumping Championships presentation

Carleen Hefel A Grade SJ winner at the 2014 West Gippsland Zone Dressage and Show Jumping Championships presentation

Viv Carfrae B Grade Show Jumping Winner at the 2014 WGZ Dressage and Showjumping Championships presentation

Emily Burns C Grade SJ winner at the 2014 West Gippsland Zone Dressage and Show Jumping Championships presentation

Courtney Fletcher F Grade SJ winner at the 2014 West Gippsland Zone Dressage and Show Jumping Championships presentation

Amity at the 2014 West Gippsland Zone Dressage and Show Jumping Championships presentation

Lucy at the 2014 West Gippsland Zone Dressage and Show Jumping Championships presentation

Members at the 2014 West Gippsland Zone Dressage and Show Jumping Championships presentation

Trinity at the 2014 West Gippsland Zone Dressage and Show Jumping Championships presentation

Carleen 5th and Carly 4th Grade 1 Dressage at the 2014 West Gippsland Zone Dressage and Show Jumping Championships presentation
 

Our annual 3 Day Summer Camp another great success for our club


Having Fun at WPC Camp 2014
Carol Chalmers, Sunday, 12 January 2014

 

Annual January Summer Camp


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WPC wins December 2013 'Horseland' Horse Deals Pony Club of the Month


'Horse Deals' Horseland Pony Club of the month winners
Thursday, 2 January 2014

"HORSELAND" HORSE DEALS

December 2013 Winner of Pony Club of the Month

 

Another Awesome Christmas Rally Breakup held at 'Bunerong'

Carol Chalmers, Friday, 20 December 2013

Another Awesome December Christmas Break Up rally

 

held at "Bunerong" Jeff and Bec Vuillermins property

 

Members have a fantastic day out at Cranbourne PC Show Jumping Day


The members who rode at Cranbourne PC Show Jumping day
Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Quite a few members ventured down to Cranbourne PC to compete in the Show Jumping day on Sunday 22nd October, 2013 with all riders doing a great job representing Wonthaggi PC. Well done everyone you are great ambassadors for our club.

 

Wonthaggi Members ride at

Cranbourne PC Showjumping Day


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F Grade Champion Courtney

F Grade Reserve Champion Lucy

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Notice of Special General Meeting to be held on Tues 12th November, 2013 at 7pm at The Wonthaggi Club

Thursday, 17 October 2013

 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

 

Tuesday 12th November, 2013 - 7pm at "The Wonthaggi Club" 16 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi  3995

 

The meeting will be for the purpose of considering and, if thought appropriate, passing the following Special Resolution:

 

“The Wonthaggi Pony Club Incorporated replace its “Statement of Purposes and Rules” and in its place adopt and customize the new model rules as the clubs "Rules of Incorporation" to comply with the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (the new Act).”

 

 

Carly with her 5th Place Sash at PCA Nationals Perth WA 2013

An article written by Suzanne for Dec 2013 MAD magazine

An article written by Suzanne for Dec 2013 MAD magazine 2nd part

Carly and Darg out on XC

Jump number on the XC course

Jump number on the XC course

Jump number 1 on the XC course

Jump number on the XC course

"Hilton" Accommodation at the Nationals

The Stables at Nationals

Carly and Dargans Grey represent Wonthaggi, WGZ and Victoria at the 2013 PCA Nationals in Perth WA


On the cover of the 'Mad Magazine' December 2013 Carly and Dargans Grey at PCA Nationals held in Perth WA
Monday, 30 September 2013

September 2013 - A thought, a dream, an idea has come to fruition Carly and Dargans Grey are headed to the Pony Club Australia 2013 Nationals in Perth WA to represent our club, WGZ, Victoria in Eventing and Tethrathlon.

 

Carly rides in 2013 PCA Nationals which was held in Perth WA

 

'The Wonthaggi Club' and Inverloch & District Community Branch of the Bendigo Bank support and sponsor Wonthaggi Pony Club

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Wonthaggi Pony Club gains some major

Support and Sponsorship

 

Wonthaggi Pony Club is proud to announce that “The Wonthaggi Club” $5,000 and the “Inverloch and District Community Branch of the Bendigo Bank” $2,500 have joined the pony club as new sponsors and supporters to help the Wonthaggi Pony Club complete a new large sand arena which the club is in the process of building. This new arena will also greatly enhance the events the club already run and mean that the Club is able to hold more events year round, fostering a greater number of competitions locally to assist members to progress with their riding abilities.  The Club is hopeful that this may also include a state-wide event once this facility is commissioned.  The new arena will also help facilitate the club’s ongoing financial self-sustainability, providing valuable funds for maintenance and upgrades into the future.

 

Megan Jones instructing at an Eventing Clinic at WPC grounds for West Gippsland Zone


Megan Jones picture waiting for her next group of Riders at Wonthaggi Pony Club
Tuesday, 24 September 2013

 

Megan Jones

 

@ WGZ Eventing Clinic

 

 

to be held at our Grounds

 

on Thursday 26th and  Friday  27th of September, 2013

 

 

Sensational Day Show Jumping at Wonthaggi Pony Club on Sunday 22nd September, 2013


'F' Grade Championship Winners and Placegetters at Wonthaggi PC Show Jumping Day including Wonthaggi PC member Courtney Fletcher who was the F Grade Champion on the day. Well Done Courtney
Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Despite the awful weather leading up to our Show Jumping Day on Sunday 22nd September, 2013 the day turned out to be a wonderful success. Congratulations to everyone who volunteered their time and help make this day the huge succes it was. Show Jumping Day Results are as follows: B Grade: - Champion: Tameisha Kelly from Hastings PC Reserve Champion: Carleen Hefel from Wonthaggi PC C Grade Champion: Carleen Hefel from Wonthaggi Pony Club Reserve Champion: Sophia Landy from Tarwin Lower PC D Grade Champion Rachel Lyon from Warragul PC Reserve Champion: Georgia Hocking from Bunyip PC E Grade Champion: Lachlan Vistarani from Cannibal Creek Reserve Champion Phoebe Dixon from Lilydale F Grade - Champion: Courtney Fletcher from Wonthaggi Pony Club Reserve Champion: Holly DeGaris from Meeniyan PC

Sensational Show Jumping Day at Wonthaggi Pony Club


Aleisha Dunks riding Wattle Brae Royal Image in the B Grade

Amity McInnes riding Licorice in the F Grade

Boyd West riding Unalla Park Taylors Chalk (Sammy) in the F Grade

Callum Dunks riding Josie’s Foley in the C Grade

Courtney Fletcher F Grade Show Jumping Champion

Courtney Fletcher F Grade Show Jumping Champion riding Ella

Courtney Fletcher riding Ella in F Grade

Carleen Hefel C Grade Show Jumping Champion with Ashmark Pheonix

Carleen Hefel riding Ashmark Pheonix in C Grade

Darcy Jeffrey riding Blister The Sun in D Grade

Emily Burns riding High Rail Annie in C Grade

Grace McLean riding Victory Dance in B Grade

Grace McLean riding Victory Dance in B Grade SJ

Jessica Bolding riding A Touch of Gossip in B Grade SJ at WPC

Jessica Bolding riding A Touch of Gossip in B Grade SJ

Katelyn Hollins riding Skipper in E Grade SJ

Lauren Wilkinson in C Grade SJ

Lucy Phipps riding Storm in F Grade SJ

Laura Thompson riding Anoco in F Grade SJ

Logan West riding Aza in D Grade SJ

Stephanie Carfrae riding Griswold in C Grade SJ

Vivienne Carfrae riding Touch Up in "B" Grade SJ
 

Grace, Jess, Viv & Maddy acknowledged for representing Wonthaggi PC at State Level


Wonthaggi PC is proud to have Grace, Jess, Viv & Maddy represent our club at State Level
Tuesday, 16 July 2013

At our Rally on Sunday we presented Grace, Jess, Viv and Maddy with a beautiful photo print to keep as a momento of representing Wonthaggi PC at State Level. Previous representatives and recipients have been Erin, Lauren, Steph,Carly & Carleen. Sarah Joyce also represented our club at the PCAV Nationals in 2011. The club is extremely proud to have its members go out and compete at this level. Well done everyone.

 

 

In recognition of  Representing Wonthaggi Pony Club at State Level


2013 PCAV State Dressage and Show Jumping Championships Wonthaggi PC member representing WGZ

Carly awarded a WPC Club - Certificate of Achievement for 2011 State Horse Trials


 

July 2013 Rally Day and 'Happy Birthday' to our Secretary Tammy


Happy Birthday Secretary Tammy
Sunday, 14 July 2013

We wished our club Secretary Tammy 'Happy Birthday' at our rally on Sunday and got to share some delicious cake too. Hope you had a wonderful day with us Tammy.

 

Happy Birthday - Secretary Tammy!!!


Happy Birthday Secretary Tammy

Peter with Victory Dance

Kyah & Spardy 1

Maddy & Ratty 4

Victory Dance

Viv & Touch Up 1

Group Dressage lesson

Maddy & Ratty 2

Grace & Tory 1

Viv & Touch Up 2

Kyah & Spardy 2

Grace & Victory Dance

Maddy & Ratty 3

Grace & Victory Dance 2

Viv & Touch Up 3

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Logan and Boyd attend the Tarwin Lower PC Camp during the holidays


Boyd and Sammy clear the ditch jump in the XC at the Tarwin Lower PC camp under the watchful eye of Instructor Jenny O'Sullivan
Saturday, 13 July 2013

 

Boyd, Sammy, Logan and Azza ride at the Tarwin Lower PC Camp


Logan and Azza ride at the Tarwin Lower PC camp

Boyd and Sammy attend the Tarwin Lower PC camp

Logan and Azza ride at the Tarwin Lower PC camp 2
 

Winners Are Grinners hey Sophie winner of the PCAV MAD Magazine June 2013 Treasure Hunt Competition


Winners are Grinners hey Sophie! Thank you PCAV for the wonderful prize
Saturday, 13 July 2013

Congratulations Sophie on winning this fabulous prize in

 

the PCAV June 2013 MAD Magazine Treasure Hunt

 

Competition

 

 

 

 


Sophie wins a fantastic prize in the PCAV MAD Magazine Treasure Hunt Competition
 

Logan and DC Suzanne ride at the WGZ Megan Jones Clinic


Pictured Logan riding Azza with Megan Jones
Thursday, 11 July 2013

 

DC Suzanne and Logan ride at the WGZ Megan Jones Clinic


Logan and Azza attend the WGZ Megan Jones clinic 2

DC Suzanne and Blaze also attend the WGZ Megan Jones clinic
 

Our members have a fantastic day out at the Meeniyan PC Winter Woollies Gymkhana


Carrie and Trin in the Pony Club pair of Riders
Carol Chalmers, Monday, 27 May 2013

 

Our members have a great day out at Meeniyan PC Gymkhana


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Gymkhana
 

Awsome beach ride for our Rally on Sunday


Do I really have to go in there? Its too cold!
Monday, 13 May 2013

What a brillant Mothers Day Rally we had on Sunday. We headed off down to the beautiful property 'Arlington' at Tarwin Lower which has direct beach access on its back paddocks - WOW what a fabulous day we had. Thanks to Bec and Geoff for organising this rally for us.

 

Mothers Day  Beach Ride 2013


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Grace finishes in 5th place in Grade 2 - PCAV Horse Trials at Deniliquin 2013


Grace and Victory Dance 2013 PCAV State Horse Trials 5th Place Grade 2
Friday, 3 May 2013

Congratulations to both Grace and Carly for representing our club and making the big trip up to Deniliquin for the State Horse Trials. Fantastic effort by Grace and Victory Dance to finish in 5th place in Grade 2. Carly rode in Grade 1 on Dargans Grey and finished the event on her Dressage score with clear rounds in both the Showjumping and XC rounds. Well done Carly. Special mention to both Suzanne, Peter and their familes for taking the girls such a long way to compete and represent our club

GRACE AND CARLY head off to Deniliquin to State PCAV State Horse with Grace placing 5th in Grade 2 riding the lovely grey "Victory Dance"

 

 

 


Grace and Carly after the presentations at the PCAV State Horse Trials Deniliquin

Grace flying the Wonthaggi PC colours on XC course at PCAV State HT 2013

Grace and Victory Dance over the ski jump PCAV State HT 2013

Grace and Victory Dance down the bank jump PCAV State HT 2013

Carly getting ready for her Dressage Test at PCAV State Championships

Carly on Dargans Grey clears this one PCAV State HT 2013

Carly up and over Grade 1 State HT at Deniliquin

Carly PCAV State HT finished XC

Carly Showjumping Grade 1 PCAV State Horse Trials

Carly 7 Showjumping Grade 1 PCAV State Horse Trials

Carly and Dargans Grey at PCAV State HT 2013 5

Carly and Dargans Grey at PCAV State HT 2013 6

Grace up and over XC PCAV State HT 2013 2

Grace up and over PCAV State HT 2013
 

Absolutely Fabulous new Arena at Wonthaggi Pony Club


Our fantastic new arena
Saturday, 27 April 2013

We have been able to have our new huge arena built this week just in time before the wet winter sets in. The rock base foundation has been cut in and it is now going to have some time to settle in and then it will be ready for the sand topping to be done. A fence will then be erected after all this has been completed. This is a fantastic asset to our club and can only make our forthcoming, Showjumping, Dressage competitions so much better and easier to run, Camps, Clinics and Rallies will also benefit greatly from this wonderful new facility that we built.

 

New Arena at Wonthaggi Pony Club


New arena 2

New arena 3

New arena 4
 

Trinity, Lucy and Lee enjoy their day at Phillip Island PC Dressage and Combined Training Day


Lucy, Lee and Trinity after Presentations
Monday, 22 April 2013

Great job from our younger members at PI Pc Dressage and Combined Training day. You all rode very well and represented our club with pride. Well done Lucy, Lee and Trin.

 

Fabulous Day for Trin, Lucy and Lee at Phillip Island PC Dressage and CT Day.

 

Results:  Grade 5 PC Section:  Lucy and Storm  4th Dressage and 2nd Combined Training

               Grade 5 PC Section: Lee and Forrest  5th and 4th                    

               Grade 5 Open Section: Trinity and Spirit 


Trinity riding Spirit in the Showjumping

Lucy riding Storm in the Showjumping

Lucy and storm proudly showing off their ribbons won on the day
 

Members compete at Bunyip Horse Trials


Logan and Azza
Monday, 22 April 2013

At Bunyip Horse Trials we had Steph, Emily, Maddy, Logan, Viv and Boyd competing. The Water Jump on the XC course proved to be challenging, especially to the greener horses. Everyone enjoyed the XC course and the weather was great.

 

Members compete at Bunyip PC Horse Trials


Maddy and Juby in their Dressage Test

Emily and Highrail Annie at the Water Jump

Viv and Touch Up at the Water Jump

Boyd and Sammy 1

Boyd and Sammy 2

Boyd and Sammy 3

Show Jumping Phase Maddy and Juby

Maddy and Juby on their way into the Water

Maddy and Juby on their way out of the Water

Maddy and Juby XC Jump
 

A fabulous time had by all at 'Malabar Farm' - WGZ Junior Camp


The group Riding out in the open at 'Malabar Farm'
Thursday, 11 April 2013

Trinity, Lucy, Boyd and Sophie all attended the WGZ Junior Camp which was held at 'Malabar Farm' owned by Paul and Jenny O'Sullivan -

West Gippsland Zone Junior camp at "Malabar farm"


Boyd and Sammy 1

Boyd and Sammy 2

Boyd

Riding in the paddocks 2

Riding in the paddocks 3

Time for a snack

Lucy and storm

Sophie 1

Sophie 2

Sophie 3

Sophie 4

Trin and Ratty
 

Some great results from our members who attended Upper Beaconsfield PC Showjumping Day


C Grade Champion - Emily Burns and Highrail Annie
Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Our club was extremely well represented at the Upper Beaconsfield PC Showjumping Day which was held on the 7th April at Lang Lang showgrounds. Riding on the day were: Carleen Hefel, Stephanie Carfrae, Emily Burns, Jessica Bolding, Vivienne Carfrae, Aleisha Dunks, Grace McLean, Logan West, Boyd West, Calem Dunks

 

Results:

 

B Grade Champion:  Aleisha Dunks

B Grade Reserve Champion: Carleen Hefel

C Grade Champion:  Emily Burns

C Grade Open Champion: Calem Dunks

F Grade Reserve Champion: Boyd West


Reserve Champion F Grade Boyd West at Upper Beconsfield PC Show Jumping Day

Emily Burns and Highrail Annie Showjumping
 

2013 Wonthaggi PC Dressage Championships and Combined Training Day


'Sharinga Jubilant' during the Grade 2 PC Showjumping round ridden by Maddy Chalmers WPC
Thursday, 21 March 2013

A fabulous day was had by all at our very sucessful Dressage and Combined Training day event. Huge thanks to Suzanne Heislers and Carol Chalmers for all their hard work in organising and co-ordinating this day for our pony club and to all our volunteers that helped on the day.(Gear Checkers, Pencillors, Stewards, Scorers, Canteen workers, Sheet collectors) Jenny Hollins and Robyn Bolding ensured we had great food to eat on the day and were kept extremely busy preparing and selling food. Ian Chalmers built 2 great Show Jumping courses which challenged the riders and their horses. Thank you to Wonthaggi Adult riding club members, Missy, Carol,Donna and Rhonda pitched in and helped us as well which we really appreciated. Thank you to Kaye Craddock for her expertise in the scoring office and also helper's Chris Heislers, Pam Kalms. Peter McLean did a fantastic job judging our Grade's 2,3 showjumping courses and Ian Chalmers Grades 4 & 5 Our Thanks also go to all Dressage Judges: Bev Shandley, Doris Reddet, Jacquie Witt, Donna Murley, Rhonda Smith, Clarissa Bentley-Bell who all did a great job.

Results:

 

Grade 1: Dressage  - Carly Heislers - Thorpville Espresso 1st Test 1C & 1D - Overall Champion

 

Grade 2:Combined Training PC - 1st Carly Heislers Thorpville Espresso - 5th Jessica Bolding Touch of Gossip - 6th Madeline Chalmers Sharinga Jubilant

Grade 2 Dressage: PC =2nd Carly Heislers Thorpville Espresso, 7th Maddy Chalmers, 9th Jessica Bolding, 10th Emily Burns Dexter

Grade 2 Open: Combined Training 2nd Emily Burns - High Rail Annie, 3rd Maddy Chalmers RL Sir Oliver 

Grade 2  Open Dressage: = 2nd Emily Burns High Rail Annie =2nd Maddy Chalmers RL Sir Oliver

Grade 3 PC Dressage:  Sarah Coleman - Monty 11th

Grade 4 PC  Dressage: Clay Duke - Rex 6th  and Logan West  - Jack 11th

Grade 4 PC Combined Training: Clay Duke 4th

Grade 5PC Dressage:Boyd West - Unalla Park Taylers Chalk 1st Test 5C 3rd Test 5B & Overall Champion -  Lee Duke Forrest 4th - Sophie Phipps - Storm 6th

Grade 5 PC Combined Training: Lee Duke - Forrest 2nd and Lucy Phipps - Storm 6th

Grade 5 Open: Dressage Trinity McInnes - Ratty 1st  Test 5B 

Grade 5  Combined Training: Trinity McInnes - Ratty 1st

Grade 5A Dressage:  Sophie Dalton 3rd - Its Timmy Time

 

 

 

 

WPC members Trinity, Boyd, Lucy, and Sophie have a great day out at Labour Day Gymkhana


Our Young members proudly showing off their Ribbons at the end of the day
Friday, 15 March 2013

Sophie, Lucy, Trinity, and Boyd had a very successful outing at the C.I. PC Gymkhana which was held on the Monday of the Labour Day weekend.

 

Wonthaggi PC  younger members have a great day out at  C.I. PC Gymkhana


Lucy and storm proudly showing off their ribbons won on the day

The line up

The line up 2

2nd Place - Trin with Ratty, 1st Place Sophie with Storm

Sophie doing a workout aboard "Its Timmy Time" aka Timmy

Trin and Ratty leave the ring

Trin with Alert and Judge Janelle
 

Club members represent West Gippsland Zone at the PCAV State Dressage and Showjumping Championships


Wonthaggi PC members - WGZ State Representatives at the 2013 PCAV Dressage & Showjumping Championships
Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Wow, we had members: Stephanie Carfrae, Carleen Hefel, Jess Bolding, Maddy Chalmers, Carly Heislers, Viv Carfrae selected to ride for West Gippsland Zone at the 2013 State Dressage and Showjumping Championships which were held at Yarrambat on the 23rd and 24th February - Young Grace McLean was also selected as a Reserve rider for the C Grade Showjumping team as well.

 

 

6 Wonthaggi Members represent West Gippsland Zone at the PCAV 2013

State Dressage and Showjumping Championships

 

WGZ - B Grade Showjumping Team placed 7th  - Steph & Carleen

WGZ - C Grade Showjumping Team placed 5th  - Jess & Viv

WGZ - Grade 3 Dressage Team placed 4th - Maddy


Wonthaggi PC supporters at the 2013 State Championships

Carleen in the Grade 2 section
 

Hastings Pony Club Horse Trials had 3 Wonthaggi PC members Riding


Maddy riding RL Sir Oliver in the Dressage Phase
Sunday, 17 February 2013

Well done and then bad luck to Maddy Chalmers who finished up being in =1st Place only to loose on a countback (Closest to Optimum time on XC phase)in the Grade 3 Section a fantastic effort Maddy as this event attracts a high calibre of riders. Grace rode in Grade 2 and Logan rode in Grade 4 in his first ever Horse Trials competion. Unfortunately Logan had a little trouble at the Water jump but will be ready for the next time he goes around. Well done to Grace, Logan and Maddy

 

Logan, Maddy and Grace ride at

 

 

Hastings Pony Club Horse Trials


Maddy on RL Sir Oliver in the Dressage 2

Maddy on RL Sir Oliver in the Dressage 3

Maddy on RL Sir Oliver in the Dressage 4

Maddy on RL Sir Oliver in the Cross Country phase 1

Maddy on RL Sir Oliver in the Cross Country phase 2

Maddy on RL Sir Oliver in the Cross Country phase 3

Maddy on RL Sir Oliver in the Cross Country phase 4

Maddy on RL Sir Oliver in the Cross Country phase 5

Maddy on RL Sir Oliver in the Cross Country phase 6

Maddy on RL Sir Oliver in the Cross Country phase 7
 

Ridelo Saddlery generously donate a Fantastic Winter Combo Rug and Floating Boots for our Dressage Championships and Combined Training Day


Pictured: Emma after collecting her Mums (Alyn) brand new Axiom 1800D Super Tough Ripstop Deluxe Check 300g Paddock Combo which was generously donated by Ridelo Saddlery
Thursday, 14 February 2013

Once again Ridelo Saddlery have generously supported our club and donated not only a Fabulous Winter 1800D Super Tough Winter 6' Combo Rug but also 2 Sets of Floating Boots. We cannot thank Ridelo Saddlery enough for their continued support of our club over quite a few years. For great rugs and other horse products please check them out at their website or Ebay store.

The Lucky Winner of the Fantastic Axiom 1800D Super Tough ripstop Paddock combo

was...Alyn Spencer from Phillip Island

 

 

 

ridelo saddlery