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SAQ Events Archive

 

SAQ Christmas Breakup and Fun Day at Marburg Races - 19th December, 2015

 

SAQ Harness Introductory Clinic

Online Nomination Click here

Offline Nominations Click here

 

 

SAQ Jumping & Cross Country Clinic 2015  with Ruth Jeoffrey

Online Nomination Click here

Offline Nominations Click here

 

2 Day Clicker Training Clinic with Georgia Bruce in March 2015

For Online nomiations click here

For offline nominations click here

 

 

Alistair McLean Clinic in October 2015

 

For Online nomiations click here

For offline nominations click here

 

 

Tanja Mitton Clinic in June 2015

 

For Online nomiations click here

For offline nominations click here

 

SAQ Show Preparation Clinic

Sunday 22nd Feb, 2015. Starts 8.30am till mid afternoon. Held at Marburg Showgrounds - Queens St, Marburg.
Cost:
SAQ Members with a horse $40 without a horse $30
Non-members with a horse $55 without a horse $45
Nominations close: Friday 7th Feb, 2015.

For Online nomiations click here

For offline nominations click here

 

Endurance Weekend February 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed Events Calendar

Please be aware this is the proposed events calendar, some dates, places and instructors are still to be confirmed

Proposed SAQ Events/Competitions for 2015

o 7th – 8th February, 2015 – QSEC’s Horse Home Show – Caboolture – SAQ Display

o Sunday 22nd February – Show Prep Clinic – Marburg – Emily Wonka

o Sunday 15th March – Showjumping and Cross country Clinic – Ruth Jeffries – Waterford PC - TBC

o Sunday 5th April - Easter Sunday Race Day – Marburg – SAQ display

o Sunday 12th April – Dressage Clinic – Steffi Andrews – Minden - TBC

o Sunday 19th April – Dressage State Champs – PRARG – Park Ridge

o Sunday 26th April – Muster/Clinic – LWQHA - TBC

o Sunday 24th May – Show Jumping Comp/State Champs - City of Ipswich PC - TBC

o 6th – 8th June – Queens Birthday weekend – Harness Clinic - TBC

o Sunday 28th June – Tanja Mitton Confidence Clinic – LWQHA - TBC

o Sunday 26th July – State Show Prep Clinic–TBC

o 7 - 16 August: Royal Queensland Show – Standardbred Led and Ridden Classes sponsored by SAQ

o 15th – 16th August – SAQ State Championships – Gatton – Ridden, Led, Harness

o Sunday 20th September – SAQ Open Sporting Day - TBC

o 3rd – 5th October (Labour Day long weekend) – SAQ Trail Ride – TBC

o Sunday 25th October – SAQ Muster/Clinic – LWQHA – Regency Downs

o Sat 31st October – AGM/Awards night – TBC

o Harness Racing Awards Ball – Date and venue to be confirmed

o 7th – 9th November – Noosa North shore Beach Camp – TBC

o Sunday 22nd November, 2015 – SAQ Muster/Clinic – Break-up – LWQHA

o December – Xmas Breakup – horseless – TBC

SAQ Trailblazers – Trail ride every 2nd Thursday of the month – Wivenhoe Dam – Nicole Schuemann will lead trails unless unavailable then another trail leader will be nominated. Trail rides will be advertised and co-ordinated on our SAQ face book groups.

 

 

 


It's that time if year again.
The weather is warming up. Time to get that horse riders tan

 

Sporting Day

Download the Flyer here

 

014 SAQ State Championships

 

More info click here

 

 

SAQ Showjumping Gala 2014

More info and nomination pack  HERE

 

SAQ Dressage Spectacular 2014

More info and nomination pack including all waivers HERE

 

Hello Everyone,
Clifton Polocrosse Club invited all SAQ Members who want to give Polo a try. The club is hosting a 'Come and Try' day on the 5th April for everyone and anyone to come out to the Clifton Showgrounds and have a go at the game of polocrosse without any obligations or commitments.
Date: 05/04/14 Saturday
Time: 11am
Where: Clifton showgrounds, Wiedman Road, Clifton, QLD 4361
For further information or to express interest please respond to this event or email us at clifton_polocrosse@hotmail.com

 

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we unfortunately have to cancel our dressage clinic which was to be held on Saturday 6th April .
The SAQ Dressage Spectacular will still go ahead on Saturday 26th April 2014 and we look forward to seeing many competitors with there beautiful standardbreds.

 

SAQ Dressage Clinic April 5th 2014

nominations close 2nd April

Lessons: groups of 2 $50 for 1 or $90 for 2, lesson time one hour.
This clinic will prepare you for the dressage spectacular on the 26th April, the clinic is open to all breeds but the spectacular Standardbreds only.

Please contact Julie

 

SAQ Trailride on the 23rd of February at Hardings Paddock

See more info here

SAQ Jumping & Cross Country Clinic 2014

For download click on the picture

For online nominations please click here

 

 

 

 

For everyone who loves to jump:

We are very excited to let you know that in conjunction with the Hanoverian Society of Australia and the Toowoomba Show Jump club, Toowoomba Dressage are hosting a clinic with Joachim Winter, an incredibly successful rider and trainer from Celle, state stud in Germany.

Joachim has had wonderful success in the jumping arena, but he also has much to offer the dressage rider, particularly those with young horses, as he is responsible for the training of the three year old Hanoverian stallions at Celle, for the performance testing and licensing. We are lucky to have the opportunity to have someone with this degree of skill and expertise available to us in Australia.

 Flat lessons will be held at Highfields Equestrian Centre on Sunday, 2nd March, and Jumping lessons at Toowoomba Showgrounds on 4-5 March.

 Booking form - book early to guarantee your spot!

 

 

Drum Roll.........

The AMAZING Gillian Higgins is coming to the Lockyer Valley in early April..... You will need to be quick to secure a ticket!!!

 

ADAM RIESS DRESSAGE CLINIC



SUNDAY 16th & MONDAY 17th of MARCH 2014
“COURTLAND”,21 FROHLOFF RD,COOLANA(Minden)
Contact: Steffi Stevens – courtland@westnet.com.au

Thursday 13th,Friday 14th & Saturday 15th of March 2014(FULLY BOOKED)
“Que Sera Farm”,Biddaddaba Creek Rd,Biddaddaba
Contact: Georgia Calvert – gtsporthorses@optusnet.com.au

Adam is a qualified German Bereiter, EA Young Horse Judge and EA B Level Judge. Adam is a very accomplished rider/trainer of young horses through to FEI as well as being an enthusiastic coach who enjoys working with horses & riders of all levels. Adam has a methodical,logical interpretation of the German training scale,and can improve every horse.

Adam will be conducting clinics at the above venues approx every 6wks throughout 2014.

We are very pleased to have the ACE Group supporting Adam's Queensland clinics. Current ACE Subscribers will receive a $10.00 discount off each lesson(1 horse) for the March clinic. The ACE Group is conducting it's annual assessment tour through out Australia starting the 11th of February in WA and finishing in Queensland on the 16th of March. For further information please visit the ACE Group website - www.acegroup.com.au
PHOTO CREDIT - Michelle Ott/Tammy Stephens.

 

To all Standie owners wanting to have a go at dressage, the Lockyer Equestrian Group has a FREE Dressage 101 information & sign on day @ Gatton indoor starting 9am. The club has dressage competition days generally every month, this year there will be two prep and prelim tests each club competition day and a 'Standardbred' division has been added including a great package of prizes on offer for High Point Standardbred at the annual awards, sponsored by Saddleworld Ipswich. This is a great opportunity and we require the support of all Standie owners out there to keep this division happening.

 

 

Next SAQ General Meeting (open to all Members):

Councillor David Pahlke’s office in John Street, Rosewood, for Wednesday 12th February, 2014, starting at 6pm

 For a copy of the agenda please contact webmaster@saq.com.au

Show Preparation Clinic 2014 with Mel Wallner: 2/2/14

Ever thought about showing and don’t know where to start?  Come along to Marburg Show Grounds and learn what you need to know.

More Info              

see pictures of the event here

 

Ever thought of endurance and giving it a go? Come along to an endurance education day followed by a short ride.
Learn things like rules, requirements, horse fitness
Declaration forms and liability form can be found here

 

 

 

HO HO HO
Our SAQ Christmas Break up is coming up:

 

 


17th & 18th August 2013*** SAQ State Show Championships ***

A new format to our normal State Show. Sure to be a highlight! Classes offered: Best Presented, Led, Turnout, Rider Classes, Hacks, Hunters & Harness... as well as some novelty classes.

Nomination Pack here!!

 

Because of parking problems we had to cancel the Trailride on Easter Sunday. Stay tuned for new dates

 

 

11th May 2013 *** SAQ State Dressage & Jumping Championships *** RESULTS***

Click on the link below for all results from the Dressage and Jumping Championships!

 Results

2011/2012 Competition Season  

2011/2012 National High Points Competition

 

National High Point Shows for this seasons National High Points Competition are:

Marburg Show - 28th April(cancelled due to rain - new show will be announced shortly

Ipswich Show - 20th May

Rosewood Show - 24th June

Gatton Show - 21st July

 

The SAQ competitors did extremely well last year and we would love to see as many of you as possible again contesting the National Competition this season

Download 2011/2012 National High Points Competition Details and Nomination Form

 

 

Newcomer Horse Show Preparation Clinic

 

 

Download 2012 Newcomer Horse Show Preparation Clinic Flyer and Nomination Form

 

SAQ Trailblazers - Trail Riding Group

 

Our trail rides are on the first Saturday of every 2nd month. Our next trail ride is on Saturday 5th May, 2012. The trails features a compacted gravel road base suited to people/horses with a low to moderate fitness level. Your trail leader will be Julie Thomas. Please remember to bring a halter and lead rope and water for your horse.

ALL riders to be suitably attired with a well fitted approved safety helmet and riding boots.

for further information join the SAQ Trailblazers Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/68933654978/475910274978/#!/groups/314422591902875/

- We ask that ALL riders at SAQ events conduct themselves in a safe orderly manner, whilst in control of their horses (on ground or ridden) being respectful and mindful of all participants around them including during break periods.

 

For further details email events@saq.com.au

 

 

Laidley-Walloon Quarter Horse & Performance Assoc. Beginner Show

 

Date : Sunday 19th February 2012

Time : Time: 8am start

Venue : Swan Road, Regency Downs

Entries taken on the day, $5.00 per event. $10 Temporary Membership for Non-AQHA Affiliate members

 

The Laidley-Walloon Quarter Horse and Performance Association is holding a Beginner Show - they have highlighted in Red on the program classes that we could be interested in. As most of us have not competed in Western classes before, we would qualify for Beginner Classes. For your information everything up to class 30 would be completed in english dress (normal show criteria for both Rider and Horses eg plaited horses etc, show attire). From Class 31 is western attire as it is a beginner show this dress is a little more relaxed, jeans or moleskins, long sleeve shirt, can be completed in english stock or western saddle, helmet or hat. We will get a brief rundown from the LWQHA on what to expect during the show and explanation of classes prior to starting.

 

The LWQHA will choose an award recipient for a SAQ Encouragement Award on the day!!

Download LWQHA Beginner Show Program

 

SAQ Trail Blazers - Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Ride - Fernvale - Lowood

Date : Saturday 7th January, 2012

Venue : Start Point - we will assemble at Fiona Lanes property - 46 Clive Street, Fernvale from 8am and leave at 9am sharp.

Trail Ride Starts : 9.00am sharp

 

- The trail ride is 8.5km in distance. The trail features a compacted gravel road base suited to people with a low to moderate fitness level - this particular section is especially suited to families. The 8.5km length is a comfortable 30 minute bike ride and a moderate 1 3/4 hour walk. We will be stoping half way for lunch and drinks.

ALL riders to be suitably attired with a well fitted approved safety helmet and riding boots.

- We ask that ALL riders at SAQ events conduct themselves in a safe orderly manner, whilst in control of their horses (on ground or ridden) being respectful and mindful of all participants around them including during break periods.

 

For further details email events@saq.com.au

 

Download BVRT - Fernvale - Lowood Trail details brochure

 

***2011/2012 SAQ Annual Awards***

The SAQ has now in consultation with Members reviewed the SAQ Awards and the scoring for the Awards. The SAQ Awards are for all SAQ Members and we do encourage you to participate and have yourself and your Horse recognised for all of your achievements this coming year! There are Awards available on offer even if you are not competing at all the Ag Shows!! Dressage, Showjumping, Harness and the Open Competition Horse Awards are for your participation in all competitions, not just Standardbred only classes or events run by the SAQ!! So if you are out there having a go with your Standardbred and competing at Pony Clubs, Dressage, Harness, Showjumping, Western, Endurance, RDA Events etc there could be a trophy waiting to have your efforts rewarded!!

 

Make sure that if you are out and about competing with your Standardbred, that you complete a Annual Awards Score Card (can be downloaded from the Forms section of the Website) and have an official sign against your results. These completed cards can then be forwarded to the Events Co-Ordinator for this seasons awards.

 

Download 2011/2012 SAQ Annual Awards Information

Download 2011/2012 SAQ Annual Awards Score Cards

 

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***2012 Agricultural Show Dates***

 

Download 2012 SAQ Agricultural Show Dates Flyer

 

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2010/2011 Competition Season

 

***2010/2011 NATIONAL HIGH POINTS COMPETITION RESULTS

Congratulations to all our members who participated in this seasons National High Points Competition!

Download 2010-2011 National High Points Competition Results

 

***2011 SAQ Jumping Extravaganza***

 

Sunday 19th June 2011

Mt Gravatt Pony Club

Prebble Street, Rochedale

Starting 8am Sharp

Nominations Close: Friday 10th June 2011*

 

Download Flyer and Nomination Form

Enquiries to SAQ Events Co-ordinator: James Lewin A/Hrs (07) 5464 5530 or events@saq.com.au

 

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***2011 SAQ Jumping Clinic***

 

Sunday 29th May 2011

Mt Gravatt Pony Club

Prebble Street, Rochedale

Starting 7.45am Sharp

Nominations Close: Monday 9th May 2011

 

Download Flyer and Nomination Form

Enquiries to SAQ Events Co-ordinator: James Lewin A/Hrs (07) 5464 5530 or events@saq.com.au

 

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***2011 SAQ Dressage Spectacular ***

 

Sunday 10th April, 2011

PRARG Grounds

Olsen & Teviot Roads, North Maclean

Start Time: 8am Sharp

 

see Dressage Spectacular link for further details = http://www.saq.com.au/2011%20Dressage%20Spectacular.php

 

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***Newcomer Horse Show Prep Clinic***

 

Sunday 13th February 2011

Time: 8am - 4pm

45-54 Queen Street, Marburg Showgrounds, Marburg

 

Learn the tricks of the trade on how to present your horse with various demonstrations, individual and group activities, including: plaiting up, applying make up, trimming, ring etiquette and showmanship. We are pleased to announce that Emily Wonka from Saddleworld Ipswich will be our main presenter for the day. Emily is an accredited Show Horse Judge and is up with the latest criteria on what judges are looking for in the show ring.

 

To complete the day, SAQ will be holding a Prep Show With Best Presented, Led and Ridden Classes Ribbons & Prizes, including: Best SAQ Adopted Horse of the Day

 

Every attendee will receive a rider bag packed with show goodies and information!

Saddleworld Ipswich will also have Show Preparation products available for Sale!

BBQ Lunch and Drink will be provided, Bacon and Egg Sandwiches and drinks available to purchase on the day.

 

$35 per Horse & Handler (For SAQ Members)

$25 per Fence Sitter (For SAQ Members)

Non-Members add $10 for day insurance

RSVP:

Monday 31st January 2011

Download Flyer and Nomination Form

Enquiries to SAQ Secretary: Sarah Armstrong A/Hrs (07) 4697 7682 or secretary@saq.com.au

 

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***The SAQ Committee is pleased to announce the 2010/2011 SAQ Annual Awards.

Download 2010/2011 SAQ Annual Awards Flyer

Make sure that if you are out and about competing with your Standardbred, that you complete a Performance card (can be downloaded for the Forms section of the Website) and have an official sign against your results. These completed cards can then be forwarded to the Events Co-Ordinator for this seasons awards.

 

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***NATIONAL HIGH POINTS COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Download National High Points Competition Details and Nomination Form

The National High Point Shows for Queensland are:

Rocklea Show - 1st May 2011

Caboolture Show - 12th June 2011

Gatton Show 16th - July 2011

SAQ State Show - 19th-21st August 2011

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2010/2011 Competition Season - Upcoming Events, Clinics, Musters & Shows

 

 

MARCH

5 Greenbank Show (TBC)

20 SAQ Muster - Beleg Faer Equstrian - Minden Lodge - Kissling Road (off Lowood-Minden Road) Minden

25-27 Warwick Show

 

APRIL

 

1-2 Toowoomba Royal Show (must pre-nominate)

9 Equine Expo - Rosewood Showgrounds - 8am - 4pm

10 SAQ 2011 Dressage Spectacular - PRARG Grounds - Teviot & Olsen Roads, North Maclean

 

MAY

 

1-2 Rocklea Show

6-7 Marburg Show

12-13 Ipswich Show

20-21 Boonah Show

27-29 Esk Show

 

JUNE

 

3-4 Lowood Show

10-11 Toogoolawah Show

17-18 Kalbar Show

24-25 Rosewood Show

 

JULY

 

1-3 Redcliffe Show

9-10 Laidley Show

15-16 Gatton Show

30-31 Mt Gravatt Show

 

AUGUST

 

b 18 Brisbane Royal Show (must pre-nominate)

19-21 SAQ State Championships (TBA)

 

SEPTEMBER

 

2-4 Gold Coast Show

9-10 Beaudesert Show

 

Complete Show Programs can be downloaded from: http://www.qcas.net.au/images/Show%20Dates/2011%20Show%20Dates%20Flyer.pdf

 

For further information regarding shows, registration requirements, Standardbred Classes, breed (showing)/Judging guidelines, national competition or result cards, please contact James Lewin (Events Coordinator) events@saq.com.au

 

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