Dear Equestrian Parents and Students,
Welcome back to Term 3. Hope you all had a lovely holiday!
NEGS is very excited to be hosting our very first official dressage competition on 30th July. We have some fantastic prizes ready and waiting from Equestrian Centre sponsors Kentucky Equine Research and Barastoc, as well as our dressage show sponsor, Ippico! Ippico have generously sponsored many prizes for the competition. Here is a sneak peak of what you could be winning at our event! If you are after any beautiful equestrian products, you can purchase them online at www.ippico.com.au
Entries for the competition have closed. If you have any queries, please contact Rachelle on 04881 83103.
A note to Equestrian Students:
In order to run the event, we will need many willing volunteers. Volunteering at the EC not only shows good will, but does not go unnoticed. We strongly suggest that any students who are applying for prefect positions should ensure that they show their commitment to the EC by helping where needed. If you are riding at the show, then your volunteering time will be scheduled to accommodate that.
On the day, we require pencillers, runners, arena marshals, parking marshals, clean-up crew plus set up the week before and pack down the week after.
Any students that are away the weekend of the show can help with set up the week before or pack down the week after.
We are really excited to be able to run our very own official dressage show, so please show your support. Any hours that you volunteer at the EC can also count towards community service duties.
TERM 3 COMPETITION SCHEDULE:
We are thrilled that the competition season has begun for term 3 and wanted to ensure that all students and parents were aware of some important factors:
Entries close for Liverpool Plains Interschools on the 1st of August, so please make sure you enter by then. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Ali at the EC. In order to have the team stabled together, could all those who have not booked stables yet, please book Hold Ya Horses Yards. If you have already booked a different yard, do not worry. We will try and have the team as close as possible.
For Tamworth CIC ODE in August, AELEC has kindly put aside stables in E block for NEGS. Rather than booking the stables online, could you please call AELEC on 6767 5650 to book your stable. Just ask for a NEGS stable and they will happily book you one. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Twilight competitions will commence in week 2 on Tuesday afternoons.
We are looking forward to an exciting term!
Re-vamping the EC over the Holidays…
During the holidays the Equestrian Centre has had a makeover! Tara has put in an incredible effort sprucing up the EC. She has single-handedly carted edgings and pebbles for a new path, plus wheel- barrows and wheel-barrows of hay and mulch for many new garden beds around the centre, along with an inbuilt sprinkling system for the plants! We now have an area with picnic tables alongside the EC Office for students and visitors to use at their leisure.
The new sponsors’ boards are now up on the hay shed, and look awesome!
Come over to the EC to have a look at the new improvements!
We have also recently mounted international flags in our main arena to represent the staff and students at NEGS who hail from all corners of the globe. We pride ourselves on our multicultural community here at NEGS
Sponsorship Benefits for all NEGS Families!
NEGS is very lucky to have Charles Owen Helmets, Barastoc feed, RM Williams Tamworth and Kentucky Equine Research as part of the team. Each company offers a brilliant discount to all NEGS students, staff, family and friends.
Charles Owen Helmets
A world renowned company that ensures style and class with top of the range safety standards. NEGS students and families are fortunate enough to receive a massive 40% discount when ordered directly through us.
How to order?
Simply pop into the Equestrian Centre office and fill out an order sheet or request one to be emailed to you by emailing email@example.com
We send the orders away to Charles Owen every term.
Those dates are;
• 21 st Feb 2017
• 16th May 2017
• 8th August 2017
• 25th November 2017
Barastoc Feed is one of the leading feed companies in the world. Owned by Ridley, Barastoc ensure quality control, palatability and most of all, well balanced feed for every sort of horse. We are lucky enough to get all feed products from Barastoc at a discounted rate.
How to order?
Email Tara.firstname.lastname@example.org to order. We have a select range of feeds available in stock to ensure that we always have plenty of feed to purchase at anytime:
If you would like something we don’t stock, a feed order book is located on the sign in desk in the new stables. Simply fill out a blue order sheet with your name and what feed is required.
Kentucky Equine Research
The leading supplement company in the world, KER makes a range of supplements for your horse. State of the art technology from the head quarters in Kentucky, USA ensures the absolute best product, every time.
How to order
Simply order products directly online and type in the code “NEGS 15” to receive 15% off all products.
TuffRock is the leading brand for poultice in the equestrian industry, ensuring product quality and reliability. NEGS has been fortunate enough to secure this relationship that will enable us to stock both Poultice and Gastro-Intestinal Liquid at whole sale price, here at the EC.
How to order
RM Williams Tamworth
Any NEGS students and staff member receives 15% off RM Williams products sold at the Tamworth Store. Simply show your school ID or Staff may show their NEGS business card and the discount will be applied.
At the end of Term 2 NEGS Equestrian waved goodbye to our lovely German Gappie Jola. Thankyou for all of your help Jola, we wish you all the best for the future!
More Photos from Coona
Saddleworld Melbourne International Horse Trials
In Term 2 NEGS Equestrian proudly congratulated two high performance squad members, Lucy Ramsay and Jaimie McElroy who represented NEGS over the June Long Weekend in Melbourne. The girls competed at one of the nation’s most prestigious horse events, the Saddleworld Melbourne.
International Horse Trials
A big congratulations to both Jaimie and Lucy for their outstanding results! Jaimie finished 4th and Lucy finished 14th in the CCIJ*.
We would like to extend a very big thank you to our sponsors for their continued support. Karl from Over the Top Jumping Equipment, Barastoc, Kentucky Equine Research and Tuffrock.
NSW Interschools Competition
The beginning of the NSW Inter Schools was a beautiful sunny day at Sydney International Equestrian Centre.
The NEGS team had a brilliant first day of competition. The team took a small contingent of competitors as several riders had already competed at North West Equestrian Expo the week before.
Day one saw three girls place in the top 10 in the EVA105. Sarah Wyatt finished a close 2nd, Matilda McCarroll was 5th and Isabella Arabejo was 10th.
Katie Hancock was our sole representative in the EVA60 and won the class by over 10 points in a very large division.
Ashleigh Lowe rode extremely well in a very competitive EVA 80 class to finish 7th.
Ellen Archer finished 10th in the EVA95 division.
Congratulations to Isabella Arabejo winning the 95 Combined Training at NSW inter schools. She did a brilliant dressage test, scoring 70% and a clear show jumping round to win the class.
Well done to all the show riders who competed. Elizabeth Whythes placed 1st the Led phase with her beautiful horse, JFK JR.
In Working Hunter Secondary, Charlotte Jacobson was 4th in her ridden phase and 7th overall on her lovely gelding, Stoney Creek.
We had an amazing finish! Isabella Arabejo rode perfect tests on her mare, Four Wings Funky Chick, and was overall Novice Champion and overall Reserve Champion at the Elementary level. Isabella was also Combined Training Champion at the event. A wonderful result for the pair who have worked extremely hard this term.
Molly Michell-Smith did some lovely tests and finished 6th overall in the Novice Championship division.
Matilda Hall had two solid tests and was placed 10th overall at the Preliminary Championships.
Charlotte Jacobson did beautifully on her new mount with nice consistent tests.
A great final result at NSW Inter schools with several Champions and Reserve Champions in the Eventing, Combined Training and Dressage.
Well done to all the girls for their achievements. We are very proud of the effort they put in and the results speak for themselves! The level of competition was very high and we would like to congratulate all the girls for doing a tremendous job.
NEGS would like to extend a big thank you to all our wonderful parents and grandparents!
Well done girls!
Riders for the NEGS Night of Music – Last week of Term 2
Our girls and their mounts looking superb for the dressage performance at the NEGS Night of Music.
NEGS 2017 Equestrian Team Photos
Millmerran School Horse Sports Day
Congratulations to Atlanta Bynon and her horse Sixpence who represented NEGS at the Millmerran School Horse Sports day on the 23rd of June. With over 120 riders for the day Atlanta took home Reserve Champion in her age group.
Atlanta and Sixpence then backed up to win 3rd overall at the annual gymkhana 2 days later. Well done Atlanta!
Narrabri Dressage Championships
Congratulations to Laura Finlay and her gelding Shilo who competed at Narrabri Dressage Championships on the 24th and 25th June. Laura came first in the Under 18 Prelim 1.1 with a 70.909 score, first in the Open Prelim 1.2 with a 71.346 score and 5th in the Open Prelim 1.2. Laura also won High Point Junior Champion!! Fantastic achievement Laura, well done!
Quirindi Three Day Event
Congratulations to development squad member, Katie Hancock! She competed both her mares at Quirindi 3DE during the holidays and had some brilliant results. She scored an impressive 73.6% on Dajanna in the EVA60. Katie and Dajanna then went on to win the class, finishing on their dressage score. She then had a lovely test on her other horse, Any Thyme in the EVA80. Unfortunately, she retired on cross country due to gear malfunction. Congratulations Katie! Brilliant work!
Mackay annual Hack Championships
Congratulations to Bronte Dagg who recently flew to Mackay QLD to compete in the annual Hack Championships. She was Champion Rider 12-15 years, picking up her qualifying ticket for Grand Nationals in 2018. She was also winner of Champion Child’s Hack on Willowcroft Braveheart taking home a second Grand National qualifier from the two classes. Well done Bronte!!!
Polocrosse Stars at Narrabri
To kick off Term 3 with some awesome results, our NEGS Polocrosse girls had an amazing weekend last weekend at Narrabri. Some great games were played in less than ideal conditions.
The Narrabri Club hosted the Landmark Junior Challenge which saw some of the best under 16 polocrosse players in Australia mixed into teams to go head-to- head throughout the weekend. This is a nail biting event demonstrating so much talent!
Laura Frear, Abby Finlayson, Akasha Beresford and Grace Brown were all selected to play in this competition.
Laura was in the winning side in the Junior Challenge. Her team ‘KLB Equine’ was undefeated in the competition, winning the A Grade Juniors. Laura was awarded Best number 2 in the grade!
Abby’s team won the B Grade Juniors. She was also awarded best number 2 in her grade!
In the regular Narrabri Polocrosse competition, Torie Fielder achieved the Best Number 2 prize in the A Grade competition!
Such an amazing effort girls, you should be very proud. It is no doubt these girls are improving every carnival!
This weekend we have some girls travelling to Sydney and Cubbaroo Carnivals – watch this space!