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Helpers Needed 9am Sun 8 Nov - 25 September 2020

From 15 November 2020 To 15 November 2020

We would very much appreciate any helpers for 9am Sunday 8 Nov to help prepare equestrian park for the upcoming Canberra Covid Classic.  thank you. 


26/27 Sept Event - 21 September 2020

From 21 September 2020 To 28 September 2020

The draw for the weekend will be available Tuesday evening. We had over 300 entries so it has been really challenging. This means a number of the closed unrestricted tests will need to be held on the grass.

We are happy to welcome riders from all areas with the following proviso:

You must NOT attend if you have been in a Covid hot spot in the last 14 days and all riders MUST submit a Covid declaration prior to the competition and no rider should attend if they are feeling unwell. Covid hotspots are listed on the NSW Health website. The onus is on each rider to determine whether they should attend. Riders who are forced to scratch because they have been in a Covid hotspot will be refunded their entry fees.


Canberra Covid Classic Entries Closed - 25 August 2020

From 25 August 2020 To 15 November 2020

Entries for the Canberra Covid Classic have closed and the draw will be available on Monday 9 Nov. Thank you to Lark Hill winery who are sponsoring all our champions.


Important Information for Events - 17 August 2020

From 17 August 2020 To 06 November 2020
  1. The ACTDA has booked the competition area at Equestrian Park for exclusive use. This area encompasses the 2 sand pads and the 3 sand arenas, their surrounds and the area from the double gates to the road, inside the fence. The area is marked on the attached map in red.
  2. A maximum of 100 people are allowed in the competition area at any one time.
  3. The other areas of Equestrian Park are public areas and as such are subject to the rules that apply to all public areas. Competitors are reminded that social distancing is required in all public areas of the Park.
  4. The ACTDA will keep a record of all riders, grooms, officials and volunteers names and contact numbers. Only these people will be allowed to enter the competition area.
  5. All riders must email the name and contact phone number of their groom to actdressage@hotmail.com by 5.00pm on Friday.
  6. Only one groom will be allowed per rider.
  7. The ACTDA will have a designated safety official who will be responsible for ensuring the ACTDA’s COVID-19 Plan is followed on the competition days.
  8. An ACTDA official will be responsible for monitoring the entrance to the competition area from 10.30am to 3.00pm on Training Days and 7.30am to 4.00pm on Competition days to ensure only people who are registered are allowed access.
  9. No spectators are allowed.
  10. All scoring will be electronic and results will only be available via Nominate.
  11. To limit interaction between competitors and officials, the gear check will not touch any rider’s equipment or come within 1.5m of the horse and rider.  The onus is on the rider to ensure they have the correct equipment eg whip of correct length.
  12. Any rider who wins a ribbon can email the club to ask for it to be posted. Riders will not be allowed to come to the office to collect ribbons.
  13. The ACTDA reserves the right to ask anyone who does not follow the instructions of the ACTDA Safety Official to leave the competition area.

 

If you are feeling unwell DO NOT COME. If you have been in a COVID-19 hotspot or feel you may have been exposed to someone who has been in a hotspot DO NOT COME.

These are challenging times and please respect your fellow competitors and look out for each other.

Please advise all scratchings to Sophie Emerson on 0400 449 136.


2nd August Competition Day - 17 July 2020

From 17 July 2020 To 03 August 2020

Hot off the Press!
Extra Official Competition Scheduled!!!
DNSW have agreed to let ACTDA run an additional August competition... that's right ... two official comps on two weekends in August. Sat 1st and Sun 2nd Aug - Members Only Training Day and Official Competition. Sunday 23 Aug ACTDA Official Competition (due to postponement of NCEC Competition day). ENTRIES OPEN THIS SATURDAY ON NOMINATE.


Membership Renewals -
From 07 July 2020 To 01 September 2020

Dear Members

Given the impact of COVID-19 and the cancellation of our May competition, the ACTDA committee has agreed to extend all 2019/20 memberships until 31 August 2020. This will allow members to compete at our proposed August competition. Renewals will be due on 1 September and fees will be reduced to reflect the shorter period.

New members are still welcome to join now. Standard membership fees applies and you will be covered for all 4 ACTDA competitions over the next 12 months (until 31 May 2021).


Membership Renewals Due - 21 September 2020

From 21 September 2020 To 30 November 2020

Membership renewals have been emailed. If you have not received yours could you please email the club or send us a message. Thank you