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Our next committee meeting includes our Annual General Meeting and will be held on Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 6:30pm, at the Lochinvar Pub Dining Room (New England Hwy, Lochinvar).
If you would like to be involved, have some ideas you'd like to share, or would just like to meet other members and competitors from the club, please come along for the evening. All members welcome to attend!

Proudly thanking our major sponsor

PRD Nationwide

 

and our two main sponsors

 

SADDLEWORLD MAITLAND & KIRKWOODS SINGLETON

 

Thankyou very much for your generosity and ongoing support of our local club and championship competitions!

 

Sponsors of Individual levels and Sponsors of Champion rugs to be announced on final draw, facebook and website in the weeks leading up to competition day!

 

 

Contact PRD Nationwide

 

Saddleworld Maitland

Kirkwoods Singleton

 

Singleton Dressage Club welcomes Special Olympics Riders to our competitions! Our Event Secretary, Dimity Lourey, has provided some background info for us on the Special Olympics program:

Special Olympics’ Northern NSW equestrian program is based at Nulkaba’s Byalee Stables.
 The program is for people with an intellectual disability from ages eight to 80. It caters to riders of varying experience levels – from beginners to those who aim to compete at Special Olympics’ state, national and international competitions.

The first training session was held on March 12, with another that took place on Easter Monday. Riders from the Hunter and Central Coast, and as far away as Sydney, Taree, Mudgee and Dubbo are taking part each month at this training day.

Special Olympics Northern NSW Equestrian Program coordinator, Marilyn Caruana, said the program provides opportunities for riders to progress in the sport. “If they want to go on further, Special Olympics can take them on,” she said.

Byalee Stables owner and equestrian coach, Ann-Maree Lourey, said learning to ride helps athletes with a disability to gain confidence and self-discipline.
 “It gives them a massive sense of achievement,” she said.

Some of the riders are preparing to enter the Special Olympics NSW State Games at Camden in June, while others will compete at local competitions that run Special Olympic tests for them to gain qualifying scores.

From there, a NSW team will be selected to compete at the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Adelaide in April 2018.

We hope to have a good team from the Hunter representing NSW!!!