Sunday 24 March 2019 Training Day – FLYER
NCEC Committee hopes everyone had a great holiday period.
Our first event of 2019 is a Training Day on Sunday 24 March at Equestrian Park. The day will allow riders to ride a test in a low key and relaxed environment. Once you have completed your test the judge will give you verbal feedback and pass you your test score sheet to take away. We won’t be publishing any results from this Training Day. All NCEC and/or EA members are welcome to attend. Plaiting and jackets are not required. Entries via NOMINATE. Note: New EFA Tests for 2019. Tests can be found on DNSW website. We hope to see you there!
As seems to be the message from all dressage clubs these days – the NCEC committee cannot run training/comp days without the help of volunteers – it’s just not possible with a small committee – so, as a condition of entry, we ask that all riders (or a nominated person) who enter NCEC events are available to do some volunteering at the event. We will do our best to make volunteer shifts as short and painless as possible, so that we can all can enjoy the day.
NCEC uses NOMINATE for entries to competitions and training days. If you are not familiar with NOMINATE, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can assist you with entries.
Membership – Our membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June each year and we offer Annual awards to our riders and horses who do well over the year at our competitions. If you are interested in joining, please have a look at our membership page for rates and the current membership form.
NCEC Amateur Owner Rider (AOR) rules
To be eligible to compete as an adult amateur owner rider (AOR) at NCEC competitions, all riders must declare that they meet the following criteria:
1. The rider must be a competitive member of their state branch of Equestrian Australia (EA) or a current financial member of NCEC (note the ability to ride AOR as an NCEC member is relevant to the unofficial classes only. If you enter AOR in the official classes you must be an EA member and your horse must be EA registered).
2. To qualify as an AOR the rider must not have competed in an FEI Sanctioned CDI (PSGGP) or CDI-W in the prior 3 calendar years.
3. The horse/pony must be owned, part owned or leased by the AOR. An AOR cannot compete on a horse not owned or leased by them.
4. An AOR must not have sponsorship, or remuneration (excluding prize money) above the value of $500 per annum for any services connected with the breaking, training and riding of any horse or pony in the last 3 years. This does not include instructing riders, provided that instructing is not the principle income (per rule 5).
5. An AOR’s principle source of income is not obtained from sponsorship, breaking, training, riding or coaching any horse or rider.
6. The horse/pony must be primarily ridden and trained by the AOR with only periodic ridden assistance by person(s) other than the owner. Specifically the horse/pony must not have been ridden or trained by anyone, other than the owner, from the closing date of entries to the day of the event, for any event in which the rider wishes to compete as an AOR.
7. The rider must be aged 21 and over – can enter in the calendar year in which they turn 21.
8. NCEC do not have the resources to split pony classes into AOR. Consequently riders will either ride as an AOR (against horses) or ride as a pony rider.