12 July Muster
Thankfully the rain held off on Sunday and we were able to go ahead with a muster!
Our next muster will be held on Sunday 26 July - watch out for details on our closed Members Only Facebook Group and via email.
New Horse & Participant Health Declaration Form
Please be aware there is a new Horse and Participant Health Declaration Form which can be downloaded from the PCQ website. This form replaces the old Horse Health Declaration Form.
SGVPC 50th Anniversary Formal & Sporting Gymkhana
We are pleased that given the ease in COVID-19 restrictions we will be able to go ahead with our 50th Anniversary Formal & Sporting Gymkhana over the weekend of 29 & 30 August 2020. We will have camping available over the weekend. The program will be available shortly however in the meantime head over to our Facebook event pages.
Next Working Bee
Our next general working bee will be held on Sunday 3 August from 8am-11am. Further details to come, this is a great opportunity to complete some of your working bee hours for the year.
Don't forget to fill out your hours here once you have attended.
First Muster Back - 14 June
Adult Riding Mornings
Adult Riding Mornings will be taking place again in 2020 & will be coordinated by Melanie Poole, these mornings will generally take place on the third Thursday of each month & will consist of one session at 8.30am. All other dates can be found on the calendar. For further information on Adult Riding Mornings please contact Melanie - email@example.com
Update Adult Training Mornings are back with the next taking place on Thursday 16 July. Please nominate online.
SGVPC Tops PCA National Quiz - Round 4
Wonderful news for our members, winning a three way tie alongside Londonderry Pony Club in NSW and Monmouth Pony Club in TAS in the Round 4 PCA National Quiz
Exciting Grant News
New Cross Country Jumps
We are so excited for the arrival of our new cross country jumps
Toilet Roll Challenge
Check out the video below!
Changes to Trail
Grounds Use Update
With the new restrictions that have been put in place, we are all going to have to be mindful of our presence when down at the club grounds. Please when going down to ride make sure you are parking floats in separate areas. As in if someone is already behind the stables then park up near the container. When working horses use one section only if there is another rider on the grounds. You cannot be riding around each other unless from the same household.
If you are riding on the club grounds at any time all safety gear must be worn, no matter what and the cross country course is OFF LIMITS unless you have an instructor with you and all safety gear including VEST must be worn at all times as non-compliance will be taken as a serious breach, as you are not only putting yourself at risk but your club and committee as well. Under no circumstances are riders to use the main soccer fields for riding.
In accordance with the Queensland Health Non-essential Business, Activity and Undertaking Closure Direction (No.6) and the Queensland Health Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction members may travel (including the transport of horse/s) for the purpose of social sporting activity or training/lessons (including trail riding where permitted) with other people who they normally live with or with only one other person who they do not normally live with whilst complying with all government restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirement
Coaches can travel and conduct lessons with a single student and in accordance with all government restrictions, social distancing, hygiene hygiene practices.
Important Update from SGVPC
We hope you are all staying safe and healthy while still enjoying time with your ponies. I wanted to give you an update on activities happening at this difficult time.
- Grounds are open for use
We are fortunate at this time to have our own grounds which are not shared with any other clubs or groups. After consultation with PCQ, our grounds will remain open at this time for use by SGVPC members. The Clubhouse however, including the toilets, will be closed to members.
- Online engagement
The Instructors are working hard to set up challenges, activities and learning modules that you can do at home with your horse. These will begin next week so keep your eye out for more information.
- Proficiency Certificates
Are partway through a proficiency certificate or would you like to start a certificate? (There is a certificate level for all riders from our littlest to our oldest). Certificates enable riders to develop their skills in riding and horse care.
As a general guide, age requirements are as follows:
E Certificate - no minimum age
D Certificate - 7 years
D Star Certificate - 9 years
C Certificate - 11 years (required by all riders 13 years & over competing at state & national level)
C Star Certificate - 12 years
As a club we have made the decision to continue with the existing syllabus to ensure families are not required to pay for additional books during this time of financial instability.
Please send your details to our Chief Instructor Justine firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and learning modules will begin next week.
- Closed Facebook Group
A closed members only Facebook group has been set up to enable the Committee and Instructors Panel to share updates and learning activities and members to provide photos, responses and videos of their progress. If you have not received an invite yet, please send a request here.
All activities will also be sent by email to for those members not on Facebook. Members who do not wish to post photo and video responses on Facebook, will be able to email these direct to the instructors.
- Pony Club Australia Online Quiz
Every Thursday afternoon in April, PCA will be holding a National Online Quiz. All members can enter in real time, across different levels, from around Australia. This will be a great opportunity to test your knowledge against all pony club members.
Head here for all the details
- 2020 Season
The Committee is looking at options for events and musters once Pony Club is allowed to restart and these will include utilising the lights on our extended grounds to enable night riding into the warmer months. We also have an anniversary to celebrate. Stay tuned.
Samford Golden Valley Pony Club has been as integral part of the Samford community for 50 years. We thank all of our members for their patience and understanding at this difficult time for all of us.
Toilet Block Refurbishment
We were really grateful to have the opportunity to upgrade our toilets and showers in March 2020, this was only possible due to a recent Moreton Bay Regional Council Community Grant. A big shout out to Darren Grimwade and CJ Developments.
Check out the photos on our Facebook page.
Learning & Fun Continues
Muster - 23 Feb
Wet Muster & Welcome BBQ
Our first muster for 2020 was a wet one which was followed by our Welcome BBQ, we also had a special guest Nikki Boyd MP. It was lovely to see so many new faces.
Nikki recently announced a $17,680 grant from the Qld Gambling & Community Fund to upgrade our Cross Country Course.
Thank you to everyone who helped out at the working bee on Saturday 8 February. For those who attended the working bee don't forget to submit your hours here
To renew your membership & continue using our grounds or join for the first time you must visit the Pony Club Website. If you require further assistance please contact our Memberships Officer. Details can be found here.
Full details have been emailed out to existing members & we will also advertise sign on days for NEW members who need assistance with joining.
You can also head over to our Memberships page for detailed instructions.
Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant
We are excited to announce that SGVPC has been awarded an $17,680 Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant to upgrade our Cross Country Course Jumps. Thanks to the support from Nikki Boyd MP!
2020 Working Bee Hours
Please record all of your working bee hours by clicking here and filling out the online form.
Thank You to our Sponsors
Final Muster for 2019
Thanks so much to the Gleam O'Dawn for judging the fancy dress at our final muster!
Use of SGVPC Grounds
Use of the grounds is limited to current financial members of SGVPC unless special consideration is granted by the Management Committee. (i.e. members of other pony clubs)
Safety helmets and approved footwear must be worn at all times whilst mounted or lunging. (refer PCQ Uniform & Saddlery Rules for Gear Check)
Junior members under 16 years must not use the grounds whilst alone. They must have an adult, instructor or other club member 16 years or over with them.
The clubhouse and surrounding area is a ‘horse free zone’.
All equipment must be used in the manner it is designed for and must not be used unless you are familiar with correct usage.
It is the riders’ responsibility to ensure equipment is in a safe state before use.
All equipment that is taken from storage must be returned after use.
The grounds or sections of the grounds will be unavailable for use from time to time. Please refer to email/social media/website/signage.
If any member if jumping you must have at least one other person with you on the grounds that has the ability to dial a phone
Moreton Bay Regional Council Grant
We are pleased to announce that we have received grant funding to the value of $14,974 which will assist us in upgrading our toilet and shower amenities. A huge thank you to our local Councillor Darren Grimwade and Moreton Bay Regional Council!
Joint Muster with Northern Suburbs Pony Club
Huge thank you to Kylie and Northern Suburbs Pony Club for hosting our members on Sunday 29 September. SGPVC Members had heaps of fun and didn’t even notice they were learning.
Community Equipment Grant
We are pleased to have received a $2000 Community Equipment Grant from the Moreton Bay Regional Council to purchase much needed showjumping equipment including poles & planks. We were able to use the new equipment at our recent gymkhana weekend and they looked fantastic.
SGVPC Formal & Sporting Gymkhana's
All of the photos from the weekend taken by AJAY Images can be found here
A huge shout out to our sponsors Monaghan Signs Pty Ltd for our wonderful new club signs and local dad Neil Morey for welding their new frames.
Due to the BioSecurity Act you are now required to record all horse movement. The address for SGVPC is Richards Road, Wights Mountain QLD 4520 & our PIC Number is QKPR1506
Every property with a horse on it MUST have a Property Identification Code (PIC) and a fine of up to $4000.00 could be imposed if you are found to be unregistered. Please find all details on PIC numbers and how to obtain one here.
The SGVPC have lights for the on the top & bottom flat which members are welcome to use. The two light polls have had an on / off switch installed. If you wish to use the light simply switch the light to on, when you are finished with the lights please turn the switch to off. The lights in the stable block are only to be used by pushing the black button on the post. Please do not lift the lid on the box to turn the lights on that way. The black button will give 20 minutes light and you can push it again for another 20 minutes if needed.