The Jam-Packed Year at the Gal­ston Eques­trian Club has Be­gun!

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - My Council - Amanda Benson with a stu­dent on our Train­ing Day

Our Regis­tra­tion Day on Satur­day 6th Fe­bru­ary was very suc­cess­ful with re­turn­ing mem­bers and many new mem­bers keen to en­joy all GEC will be of­fer­ing this year. Check our new web­site (www. gal­stoneques­tri­an­ au) to see all the var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties planned for 2016. There is bound to be some­thing that in­ter­ests you! The car boot sale was a hit, with happy shop­pers go­ing home with great bar­gains, and the sell­ers left with much less to pack up than what they brought!

On Thurs­day 11th Fe­bru­ary, we had a very in­for­ma­tive talk by Ni­colle Murray on the ben­e­fits of Joint Per­for­mance at the Gal­ston Club, which was a most en­joy­able evening, so­cial­is­ing and meet­ing many new mem­bers.

Our first Train­ing Day on 14th Fe­bru­ary, was well at­tended by mem­bers want­ing to be in­structed by ex­pert train­ers Kate Tay­lor-Wheate (dres­sage), Peter Turner (flat work) and Amanda Benson (show jump­ing). The feed­back from rid­ers was ex­cel­lent, with ev­ery­one ben­e­fit­ting from their in­struc­tion and hav­ing fun, and ask­ing when can we do it again?! Thank you Kate, Peter and Amanda for help­ing our rid­ers im­prove their skills.

Our sec­ond train­ing day will be on 13th March – a busy day planned with a show jump­ing clinic with Keira Byrnes, a lo­cal NCAS level 1 coach who has com­peted up to 4 star level at the Ade­laide 3 Day International. The in­for­ma­tion flyer is on the GEC web­site cal­en­dar and Face­book for keen be­gin­ner to ad­vanced show jumpers. There will also be a free Nat­u­ral Horse­man­ship demon­stra­tion from 10.30am by Neil Pye, Aus­tralia’s most se­nior Parelli in­struc­tor, which will be fol­lowed by “How to solve horse float load­ing” at 12.00. This demon­stra­tion is open to both mem­bers and non-mem­bers, and an op­por­tu­nity not to be missed. See the web­site or Face­book for more in­for­ma­tion.

Dres­sage rid­ers are look­ing for­ward to our first dres­sage com­pe­ti­tion of the year - our Mem­bers Only (Re­stricted) Dres­sage Day on 28th Fe­bru­ary. This will be a re­laxed and in­for­mal day (no plait­ing or jack­ets!) to get ev­ery­one started for the year and to give a dif­fer­ent test a go! Lovely judges Pam Dal­rym­ple, Sue Lewis and Ni­cole Pullen will be giv­ing us the ben­e­fit of their ex­per­tise.

Keep in­formed with up­com­ing events by look­ing at our gor­geous new web­site!

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