The draw is ready (take two)

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11 December XC day

On the 11th of December, NCHTA is hosting a XC day. The course will be flagged for the EvA60 to 1* courses. The course is a shortened course for the 80 – 1* courses in that the course will finish at the stone apex.

Many hands will be needed to get the course ready – as you can imagine the grass growth is pretty impressive!

If you’re wondering why not whole XC isn’t being used, here’s one reason:

The 1* jump in the Cotter Plots almost overgrown!

Flagging and preparing the course will be underway in the week leading up to the 11th, so please put aside some time to help.

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Thanks everyone who braved the cold and bitter weather to attend our competition on the 4th of July.

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Yards list

Not long now!

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XC course maps

XC course maps for this weekends competition are available for you to download:

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TImetable for Sunday

1*11:30-11:379:00 – 9:15Grass
Timetable for Sunday

The draw is ALMOST complete! Riders who are riding more than one horse will need to be organised! Please be on time, or EARLY!
We would like to run in numerical order – and much effort has been made to try and make it possible for everyone to do so.

As we have so many entries in the 60 Hunter Trial class, we are running a second ring, PLEASE if you can come and help with course change overs between classes, and picking up poles if you are standing by and watching it would be greatly appreciated – and mean that our committee can ride as well as organise this competition for you.

The draw will be emailed to riders, as well as posted here.

Canberra Lakes Pony Club are running the canteen (card only) with yummy pulled pork rolls!
We will have some trade stands too – with thanks to our sponsors Neigh Hay and it is possible that Horseland Canberra will be there too!

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Working bee this Saturday

Entries have closed, and we are having a working bee this Saturday (the 26th June) to flag and prepare the XC course.
Looking forward to seeing as many people as possible.

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To keep up to date with the scoring – check this link

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Official XC maps

Below are the maps with the official times.

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Rider reps

For experienced, confident competitors such as Sam Lyle, Natalie Blundell or Shane Rose, approaching an official about a concern regarding the XC course might be an easy thing to do.

For a junior competitor doing their first EvA95 competition it can be a lot more daunting.

Since mid-2017 it has been the practice of all eventing competitions in Australia, whether national or international, to appoint rider representatives to assist in communication between officials, OC and competitors.

The rider rep is intended to be an approachable point of contact for all competitors to raise concerns, about any aspect of the competition (but most  often the XC course), and also constitute a sounding board for officials when changes to the competition details or program are being considered during the event.

Of course all competitors continue to have the right to go directly to officials to raise any aspect of concern.

Who are the rider reps at Canberra?

ClassRep and contact number
EvA60Kim Leibowitz 0410 523 376
EvA80Merran Wallis 0407 530 837
EvA95Merran Wallis 0407 530 837
1*Deon Stokes 0407 775 026
2*Alex Townsend 0417 411 729

How are my questions/concerns dealt with?

Your rider rep will discuss your concerns/questions with event officials, jointly arrive at a resolution and they will discuss the outcome with you. If the resolution requires a change to the course then event officials will also advise all competitors as appropriate.

When can I raise concerns?

For practical reasons concerns/questions regarding the XC are best raised as early as possible, to allow time for modifications if required. But notwithstanding this, concerns regarding the safety of the XC course will be listened to at any time.  

What other roles does the rider rep perform?

The rider rep is often consulted when changes need to be made to the program, eg when flooded arenas after wet weather may require a change in the program times.

A key aspect of competition management is feedback to enable improvement for future events – after every event, the rider reps are asked to complete a report that comments on all aspects of the event including facilities, timetabling and importantly feedback on the XC course. These reports will be discussed by Officials/OCs and State Eventing Committees to improve future events.

To make this part of the job easier, several states are currently trialling an electronic reporting system.

Risk reduction is a team activity – Rider Reps play a key role in helping you

Role Description

Reason for Role:

Rider representatives are a key link between officials and competitors at Events. In particular they represent an approachable point for all competitors, to raise concerns about any aspect of the competition, (but most  often the XC course) and also constitute a sounding board for officials when changes to the competition details or program are being considered during the event. It is important to note that the role of the rider’s rep does not prevent any competitor from approaching officials or OC directly with a concern.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • To act as a focal point for riders to communicate concerns about any aspect of the competition and to communicate those concerns in a timely manner to officials
  • To discuss concerns raised with officials, be part of the resolution process and be one channel of communication of the resolution to riders (it is also required that officials communicate any broad changes to courses or timetable etc via the noticeboard and other means to ensure riders are properly informed)
  • To  be a sounding board for officials and participate in decision making where required
  • At FEI events to participate in the formal consultation process as outlined in the rules at Annex F
  • To provide feedback to TD/CD and OC about areas for improvement (normally done by completing the Rider Rep report form and returning at the conclusion of the event)

 Selection Criteria for Organising Committees

Appointment of athlete reps is at the discretion of the organising committee (with the assistance of the TD) – some of the criteria that may be applied are:

  • Approachability – the appointee is approachable by younger and/or less experienced riders
  • Experience – the athlete is experienced at the level for which they are appointed
  • Availability (especially important for short format competition) – the athlete is not competing so many horses that they will not have time to walk courses and be available for other athletes to approach


  • Rider reps must be asked if they accept their appointment
  • The appointed rider reps names, classes for which they are appointed and contact details should be posted with the draw and MUST be posted on the noticeboard at the event
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