Events Calendar

NSW State Champs @ Tooraweenah
From Friday 13 July 2018
To Sunday 15 July 2018
Contact Sonia Bonham This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 02 68485345 0428550909

 

To find more info on previous NSW State Champs and all previous winners/stats please visit - https://nswera.asn.au/events/nsw-state-championships.html


RIDE START TIMES

160km – Friday 13 July Midnight

Marshalling will be on the road at the front gate from 1145pm, numbers must be given to Chief Steward prior to departure


80km – Saturday 14 July 5am

Marshalling will be on the road at the front gate, numbers must be given to Chief Steward prior to departure


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ONLY DISTANCES ON OFFER ARE 160KM AND 80KM


RIDE ENTRY FEES

160km - $220 with a $50 late fee post 30 June
80km - $100 with a $20 late fee post 30 June


$5 per night per horse camping fee


THE OFFICE

The office will open at 10am Friday 13 July for finalising nominations.

Please bring saddles to weigh in and completed logbooks.


VETTING WILL START AT 1PM FRIDAY AND FINISH AT 4PM.

 

PRE RIDE WALK THROUGH

This will happen at 4.30 with the Chief Steward


PRE RIDE BREIFING

Will take place in the Pavilion at 5.30.

This is mandatory for all riders and support crew.


LEG LENGTHS

38, 40, 40, 26, 16. 

The 80km ride will use leg 2 and leg 3 which is a flat leg first leg and then a lovely mountain, national park leg to follow.


HOLD TIMES
Leg 1 – 45min
Leg 2 – 60 min (compulsory represent)
Leg 3 – 60 min
Leg 4 – 60 min
Leg 5 – 30min


RIDE BASE

Tooraweenah Showground Yootha Road, Tooraweenah – first turn to right when coming into township from the Newell Highway.  Ride base features;

Hot Showers, flushing toilets, very minimal powered sites (so come prepared for no power). 

GENERATORS MUST BE TURNED OFF BY 8PM.

Mobile phone server also very limited.


BIOSECURITY

Feel free to arrive whenever you can get there, just let us know if it’s before Monday July 9 and if it’s after dark.

**********HORSE HEALTH DECLARATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED ON ARRIVAL*********

    * 10 day temperature log from non-vaccinated horses in Hendra risk zones

    •     *  3 day temperature log for those vaccinated in Hendra risk zone

    •     *  3 day temperature log for all horses in non Hendra risk zones


You will need to obtain from the camp supervisor and arrival team, a second Horse Health Declaration form to continue if you arrive early.


ALL MANURE MUST BE PLACED IN THE DESIGNATED MANURE DISPOSAL SHUTTLES OR DUMPS WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE GROUNDS. Yards must be cleaned prior to departure as the grounds are to be left as we found them. This includes those camping in the paddock over the road.


FARRIER

On-site farrier will be available over the weekend. Payment must be made to him. Please ask at the office if you require Sam Taylor. He will only be available to replace shoes during the event.


FIRES

Fires are allowed, some wood will be available but if possible bring some of your own. Please use a fire bucket as dry long grass is present.


TRACK

This will be a 5 leg course and travel over varying terrain which includes soft underfoot, private farming country, flat public dirt roads, national park trails and rocky section soft mountain tracks with a few challenging climbs to inspiring views.  Very small amount of bitumen in daylight hours.

Ride will run VGIH and will be having 60 minute hold times and compulsory represent off the second leg. Trying to make it better for horses to achieve the distance.


Also just remember, you don't have to go out on time in these big rides, horses do better with a bit more fuel in the tank and a rest. We want everyone to get a buckle!!!

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY

All tracks are on private property so please do not leave any rubbish, and thank any locals you may see out on track as it is most likely their place you are riding on.


TRAINING TRACK

The training track will be out Yootha Road to the 4th gate alonf the dirt road and back in. Do not go any further into the mountains as this is private property. The other option is the 7km kids ride which goes in a loop out behind the camping in the paddock. Please ask if unsure.


VET TEAM

Head Vet; Nadine Allan supported by Kym Hagon, James Carroll, Erica Kennedy, Hannah Fotheringham and Annabel Tym.

You must have your bib on when entering the vet ring, 160km horses will take priority over 80k participants.


PRE RIDE EXAMINATION

Please make sure you have your RFD Card (timing card) on lanyard as you will be required to swipe your timing card prior to vetting.


REPRESENTS

A vet may request for you to represent your horse after any leg except the final leg. It is up to you to be on time, failure to present before your due time out will result in elimination from the ride.

THERE WILL BE A COMPULSORY RE-PRESENT AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE 2ND LEG.


CHIEF STEWARDS

Peter and Jeffery Bonham


WITHDRAWING ON TRACK

Should you wish to withdraw on course, advise the next rider past you of your decision and ask them to advise the next checkpoint. Also state whether you are (a) staying at that spot or (b) continuing towards the next checkpoint or (c) returning to the previous checkpoint. Also advise if you require a vet to attend your horse. The checkpoint will radio ride base and a rescue float will be despatched and return you ride base where you will be issued with an “Arrival Slip” and you must present your horse within 30 minutes to the Time Gate and undertake a normal vet examination. If your horse fails the vet examination, then the vet out reason will be entered in the logbook, otherwise “withdrawn” will be entered in the logbook.


WITHDRAWING WHILST AT RIDE BASE

The decision to withdraw whilst on ride base must be advised to the Chief Steward located in the vet ring. Ensure you bring your time slip with you to the vet ring to confirm your due time out.


Your horse cannot be withdrawn in the following circumstances; (a) after crossing the arrival gate but before the standard end of leg veterinary examination (b) after a standard end of leg examination but before a represent if so requested by the vet.

 

Once a horse passes a standard end of leg veterinary inspection you may then withdraw prior to your “due time out for the next leg” without further veterinary examination. As an example, if you are due out at say 2.00pm and you advise the chief steward at 1.59pm, then you do not have to represent your horse. However, if you do not advise until 2.01pm then your horse must be represented to the vet ring within 30 minutes.


ASSISTANCE ON COURSE AND MOBILE PHONES

Riders are permitted to carry and use mobile phones. However, please be aware that coverage on course can be poor and patchy in places. If you require assistance and you have coverage, phone the designated helpline which will be advised at the Pre-ride briefing. If you do not have coverage pass your message to the next rider and ask them to tell the next checkpoint. In the case of broken tack or similar problems, support crew are not permitted on course without the express permission of the Chief Steward. If you have a problem, have your support crew locate the Chief Steward in the vet ring who will arrange to have them directed or escorted on course. Riders will be eliminated if their support crew or associates are reported on course without the Chief Stewards permission. An emergency mobile number will be given out at the pre-ride briefing (and will be contained in plastic sleeve of your RFD for easy reference). But please remember that phone coverage at the showground is very limited.


DRUG TESTING

Riders are reminded that it is your responsibility to present your horse to the event drug free. Your horse may be selected for swabbing at any stage from the moment you sign your completed entry form until you receive your logbook back at the presentation ceremony duly signed by the Head Veterinarian and the Ride Secretary. If your horse is selected for swabbing, then the rider and/or the “responsible person” nominated on the entry form must be present throughout the entire swabbing process. Failure to co-operate fully with the Swabbing Steward and Vet at all times will result in disciplinary action from the NSWERA.


HORSES LEAVING RIDE BASE

A horse which entered the ride and is either eliminated during the ride or successfully completes the ride cannot leave the ride base until the rider is in possession of the horses‟ logbook duly signed by the head veterinarian and the ride secretary. Riders seeking early release of logbooks in order to journey home must appreciate that the Secretary‟s office will be extremely busy and your patience will be required. Please supply an express post bag if you already know you will be departing early.


BEST CONDITIONED HORSES

Eligible horses in each division will be saddled and warmed up for an 8am sharp workout with a panel of vets giving their scores. The computer program works out most variables such as weight carried, vetting parameters and time taken, but it is the all-important vet assessments which determine the final score.


PRESENTATION

Includes Successful Horses. The STATE CHAMPION (first in either the Middleweight or Heavyweight divisions) will be presented with a beautiful Garland by our local heroes on completion of successful vetting. The CHAMPION in each division will also be receiving a beautiful Garland as a new initiative of Lachlan Club and donated by it.


All successful horses in the Championship ride will be paraded and their ribbons awarded by the NSWERA President. Rug presentation will follow this to each place winner by our respective Sponsors; followed by the awarding of BC rugs by the Head Veterinarian, Dr Nadine Allan; and then photo opportunities follow. This will be held following the Best Conditioned Horse workouts on Sunday morning.


Presentation 80kms will take place on Saturday at approximately 4.30pm in the pavilion at the showground. This is a No Frills ride and accordingly, placings will be acknowledged but only buckles and small prizes will be presented to successful horses. Best Conditioned 80kms horses will be judged at a time to be announced.


MERCHANDISE

2018 State ride T shirts will be available to purchase and order if stocks don’t last. Stubby holders from local sheep skins also to buy.


PHOTOGRAPHER

Jo Arblaster will be our official photographer on course.


CATERING

The local CWA will be available for all types of meals from Friday through to Sunday. With breakfasts and dinners to help beat the hunger.

Also the local Coffee Float will be providing amazing coffee and beverages all weekend.


COMMUNICATIONS

A checkpoint board will be present to help you keep an eye on your riders throughout the ride.


HORSE FEED

Some basic feeds are available for the event, please phone Lester at Tooraweenah Trading on 6848 1011 if you require anything ordered in. Please BRING YOUR OWN HAY, as it is very hard to purchase in these drought conditions.


THE PUB

The Mountain View Hotel who have sponsored have great beer and meals available all weekend, drop down to see Ash and Trent and the staff for an enjoyable break.


THE GARAGE

Leonie and Steve also our sponsors, run the Toora Garage where you can get some groceries, fuel and ice.

(Only open Saturday mornings over the weekend).


FIRST AID

Please see the Chief Steward if in need of any first aid.


DOGS

Dogs must be on a lead at all times and must have their droppings disposed of correctly.


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Location Tooraweenah Showgrounds, Yootha Road, Tooraweenah
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