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Australia Day Showjumping [Dec. 17th, 2007|09:40 pm]
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Toowoomba & District Showjumping Club are applying to run their Annual Jumping Championships on the
Saturday the 26th January 2008 at the Toowoomba Showgrounds

(Subject to DPI & F approval)

They have prepared a super program catering for all.
There will be three rings including the indoor arena.
Classes range from Under 13, Foxhunter to 1.30m Champ, Future Stars Futurity.
Prize Money & Sponsors will be advised at a later date.

It will only be run on the Saturday of the long weekend and no camping will be permitted. Due to the DPI & F rules nominations will close on the 5th January 2008
to allow the club to apply for a permit to run.

At this stage the event will only be open to horses in the Red Zone
(It is unlikely that horses from the Amber & Green zones will be able compete unless they are to remain in the red zone)
Horses will have to be Vaccinated/micro chipped or be
From a Resolved Property and be EI Serum Tested /micro chipped.
Conditions are subject to change on advice from the DPI & F. Microchip numbers are required on the entry form as well as RP number for home property.

If you have not applied to change your property status – go to the DPI Website for application form (keeping in mind the x-mas holidays & event closing date). It would be a good idea to do this form as a matter of urgency if you wish to compete.

For program and nomination form go to the Jumping Page of www.efaq.com.au or contact the Berman Family on bandcoot@tpg.com.au or phone 0746 306646.

Remember nominations must close on the 5th January 2008!!!!
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Raffle [Dec. 16th, 2007|10:05 pm]
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well the raffle is open...
The money raised by this raffle will be given to those affected by the EI Ooutbreak here in Australia... 
Tickets are only $5 and available from the Horses and People website... www.horsesandpeople.com.au or by contacting either Sage Carlson ackyraequine@hotmail.com or by contacting warwick horse trials info@wht.org.au

1st prize is a fantastic bates momentum xc jumping saddle with pleanty of other great prizes up for grabs as well...

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The Alligator Problem (A Satire...) [Oct. 14th, 2007|05:25 pm]
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Ok whoever wrote this must have had to deal with the government and/or the DPI before!!!!

The Alligator Problem (A Satire...)

The objective of all should be to analyse thoroughly all situations, anticipate all problems prior to their occurrence, have answers for these problems, and move swiftly to solve these problems when called upon...however...when you are up to your arse in alligators, it is difficult to remind yourself that your initial objective was to drain the swamp.
The country has been under siege from an outbreak of Alligators. Now we all need to follow the Alligator Eradication and/or Relocation in View of Excessive Terror Plan - AERVETPLAN. Copies of this can be found all over the place if you people just bother to have a look.

Recent media reports have suggested that spraying the alligators with Glen 20 or dipping shoes in baths of Dettol have been ineffective in warding off the alligators - this is incorrect, the alligators have spread because of PEOPLE LIKE YOU who are the WEAK LINK and who don’t believe in what you are being told. Those of you who claim that the alligators are simply walking or swimming from one property to the next, and there’s nothing able to stop them, you have no proper grasp of the way these alligators actually spread. Those that claim there are people unconnected with the swamp industry, wandering round unaware they are unwittingly spreading these alligators, it is your job to inform them - tackle them to the ground if necessary, and dip them in antiseptic before they do more damage! We WILL get on top of these alligators - we just haven’t given it enough time and effort. And if you don’t jack up your ideas and try harder, you will be fined $30,000.

Another problem is the perception that an actual increase in the number of alligators has been seen by the uninformed to indicate that the AERVETPLAN is not working - this is rubbish, the alligators have only colonised the swamp, which is where we expected them to go all along. For those who have pointed out that they have gone beyond the projected boundaries - this is rubbish, we were just not aware of quite how far how far the swamp extended. This strain of alligator rarely eats people anyway, if they get you, there is very chance you'll get over it so don't panic.

It is also obvious to anyone who bothers to think about it, that an actual INCREASE in the number of alligators is a CLEAR INDICATION that the strategy is working and that it merely heralds a DRAMATIC FALL in the number of AIPs (Alligator Infested Properties) that is about to occur, any minute now - honestly, I don’t know how simple I have to make it for you people!

The uninformed have been asking all along for Alligator Guns to shoot the alligators - we don‘t agree with this strategy, because if the landscape is littered with dead alligators, we will have problems working out where the live ones are. There is always the risk that one of the “dead” alligators might be not quite dead and it could go off and breed. I know Alligator Guns were used overseas, but this was a short-sighted attempt that does not guarantee that the alligators might not come back some time in the future, and you would have to buy bullets constantly and no-one wants that expense, particularly not the government! It is true that we have distributed some Alligator Guns, but only to the Swamp Racing Authority, they have to go ahead with their business of what sort of state would we be in? We need the Swamp Racing Carnival revenue or we will have to levy Alligator Management Fees from the rest of you. And you can’t have any Alligator Guns, you’re so surrounded by them they’re about to get you anyway and it would be a waste of resources, I’d be surprised if you could even aim straight, so don’t bother asking. If we have any left over, we'll think about giving them out later, so stop complaining that you are "sitting ducks"!

Those people who have been stalwart in keeping alligators off their properties in the Red Zones - well done! As a reward for your diligence, you will receive absolutely no assistance - but please inform us as soon as the alligators actually get you, it is important for our statistics.

To the people in the South who have been concerned about reports of alleged alligator sightings - we can assure you that no alligators are permitted to travel across the border, which as you know consists of an unfenced, unpatrolled section of country, one or two of the many highways into which may or may not be manned by a guy who occasionally pulls up cattle trucks. They’d spot an alligator a mile off! And don’t expect the police to waste their time, they are busy catching criminals! It may be that there have been sightings of the odd lizard down there but certainly no alligators, if you were experts you would immediately spot the difference.

I would like to assure everyone once again that every effort is being made to eradicate the alligators, we have done a survey and the overwhelming response was that everyone wanted to turn back time, to the Pre-Alligator Era. We are confident that this can be achieved, as evidenced by the predicted meteoric increase in the number of AIPs and the apparently exponential number of alligators out there. We knew this would happen, so we are still in control of the situation.

Assistance is available to anyone who applies, as long as they are in possession of an ABN - yes, I can hear all the hobbyists squealing, but if you were paying taxes for your swamp recreational activities you would be entitled to handouts. If you don’t like the situation, go and get another sort of job until the alligator crisis passes. There are some jobs with the Alligator Management Authority coming up, put your name down and we will eventually let the agencies know what sort of workers are needed, bit too busy now but we will definitely get around to it soon.

In the meantime, keep up those disinfection protocols and remember, as soon as the temperature gets to 37 degrees, the alligators will probably stop breeding! And furthermore, we expect that as soon as they run out of swamp, the problem will burn itself out!

Anyway, better go, I have a meeting in half an hour with the Director of Swamp Racing about retaining a stockpile of Alligator Guns for the big carnival - as long as we get through that, I am sure everything will sort itself out….

Portnoy Obfuscate
Minister For Alligator Control
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(no subject) [Sep. 23rd, 2007|05:10 pm]
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well we have some lovely prizes for the raffle opening 1st of November...
Bates "Momentum" eventing saddle
service to smart chicaboonsmal
service to TMD legend of roc
Bucus Rugs package
Artwork in pencil by Sage Carlson signed by Heath & Rozzie Ryan
Artwork in pastel by Micheal Lisser signed by natalie siiankoski
artwork by Jan Ellis, Tellisa kearton, Trish Minchin, and Carolyn Huntley
embroidered hand towels
and hand crocheted rug
eskadron sheepskin halter
4 hi-lite pro helmets
6 saddleworld polar fleece vests
ladies size 10 top of the line drizabone
$100 saddleworld rockhampton voucher
shires diamond rug (600d waterproof with 220g polyfill, pink diamond 6'9
GG Austrlai easy mover combo (600d with 220g ployfill 5'3)
Equilibrium open front jumping boots and hind fetlock boots and saddlecloth
hoofbeats subs + advertisement
4 x horse magazine subs
10 bags of coprice
Ariat portola jacket
10 x day one "Equestrian Triequathon" photo cd's
2 x SSG gloves
3 bags barastoc equibix
2 x performance horse magazine subs
2 x K-mac equestrian and country clothing $50 vouchers
Cooma turnout rug and neckrug
ashton turnout rug
and much more!!!

keep an eye on the horses and people website for tickets to go onsale!


cross posted to eventing_wht & eventers everywhere journals
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(no subject) [Sep. 18th, 2007|10:35 pm]
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HI All

the fundraisers are well underway now

the raffle will hopefully be open on the 1st of November 2007, with over $10K in prizes! including a wonderful Bates "Momentum" saddle!

there is also a dinner in Toowoomba on Friday 21st of September tickets available from RASQ office email glyons@rasq.com.au or phone 07 4634 7400

see you there

AGM of Warwick Horse Trials is just around the corner as well... 4th October...6.30pm...don't be late!

more tomorrow night when my computer isn't being such a pain

see ya

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Thinking of you [Sep. 7th, 2007|06:04 pm]
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Just letting you all know that many of us in the horse community are thinking of you.  Hope your 30 day count down starts real soon.
And every one- help stop the spread of this nasty EI and PLEASE do what the DPI etc are asking.
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(no subject) [Sep. 6th, 2007|11:53 am]
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just a message for all members of WHT (curretn committee members as well as budding ones!!)

Jackie Howe, Victoria St, Warwick
Main Agenda item... Dates for next year (these need to be submitted to EFA by the end of NEXT WEEK!

See you there

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found on cyberhorse and had to share! [Sep. 5th, 2007|01:19 am]
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[Current Location |home]
[Current Mood |bouncybouncy]
[Current Music |just like a pill]

Never fear, i have worked out a way to get grass growing all year round.

Step 1: use your car, as a ute/truck (Yes if you follow the directions properly even a sedan can be used )

Step 2: become lazy and dont bother cleaning out your car

Step 3: leave one of the windows down a tiny bit then go on holidays for a few weeks.

Step 4: come home, open up your car and let your horseys enjoy the fruits of your labour

No Guarantees given, if you clean your car before the full process can be achieved LOL

from the company of Pauper produce productions


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RIP Georg Theodorescu [Sep. 4th, 2007|09:12 pm]
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[Current Location |sitting in front of 'puter]
[Current Mood |gloomygloomy]
[Current Music |I'll try -]

Ok ,most of you know about this but I just read it... 

The dressage world will be a MUCH poorer place without him... RIP "Chef"

The world renowned dressage trainer Georg Theodorescu has passed away at age 81 due to a fatal stroke. Theodorescu was considered to be one of the greatest dressage trainers in the world and coached his daughter Monica to three Olympic team gold medals aboard the German bred horses Ganimedes and Grunox.

Georg Theodorescu was born in Rumania on 1st Oktober 1925 and competed for his native country at the 1956 Olympic Games in Stockholm. He then moved to Germany where he became a legendary dressage trainer and coach. In 1996 he was honored for his achievements in dressage with the German Golden Rider's Cross and in 2005 he received the title of Riding Master.

A legendary dressage master has been lost with Georg Theodorescu's passing.

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first post [Sep. 4th, 2007|12:03 am]
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[Current Location |home]
[Current Mood |indescribableindescribable]
[Current Music |I Don't even know your name]

Welcome to the Warwick Horse Trials!
Yes we are locked down at the moment in Quarantine, but that won't last forever... and then we will be back bigger and better than EVER!  (well hopefully anyway!)
keep an eye on this page for updates from riders and committee 
will try to get some of the riders who are locked down to post a bit here every now and then

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