Thursday, 24 May 2018

Annual Awards - call for nominations

Hi Everyone

It’s awards and trophies time again for our 2017/18 season completed in April.  The AGM and prize giving is on Sunday 8th of July (full details will follow in the next couple of weeks including a call for remits)

There are a number of awards which we ask the membership to submit names of members who you think should get an award in a listed category.

We have set up an on-line form  for you to respond.

The award categories are:
1. Rookie of the year
2. Most Valuable Rep
3. Most Supportive Family
4. Horsemanship
5. Most Improved Horse
6. Most Improved Rider

Please follow the link to vote.
Only one submission per category per individual or family membership, please.

Posted on behalf of Nicky Chapman, WATRC President

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Pikarere poster, Wairakau results and photos

Entries are open and the ride poster has been emailed to WATRC News subscribers. If you missed it, check it in our Calendar. Pikarere is a challenging and deceptively hilly ride (see our old but still fairly accurate trail profile) but well worthwhile. Unfortunately the terrain is unsuitable for Lead Rein, although we will have an Intro class.

Wairakau is done and dusted (and dampened by all accounts) and you can find Results in the usual location. Photos by PJ Renshaw can be found linked from our Photos page - PJ has done a great job in trying weather conditions.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Champs sponsors coming on board

While the club champs are now just on 2 months away, your committee has been seeking and finding sponsors for the event.

The latest, Pro-Dosa International has provided an informative one-pager about their product, Pro-Dosa Boost and those of you who subscribe to our mailing list will have seen this in your Inbox.

If you missed it, you can find it here, or you can visit Pro-Dosa International's website for more information.

Other Champs sponsors to date include Ben BatemanFourflax Animal Health Products, TravelSmart Palmerston NorthPJ Renshaw PetaPix, The Hanley Formula, Bunnings Warehouse Palmertston North, and EquiBrew.

Our sponsors support your event - please support them in return.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Wairakau Results and Photos available

Results from Wairakau have been published and can be found on our Results page.

PJ Renshaw has made an album of photos available from the same event. A link to the album can be found on our Photos page.

We expect to have the ride poster available shortly for our next ride at Manakau on Sunday 11 February. Pre-entries are being taken now through our on-line form.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Pukemarama Results and Photos, Wairakau Poster

Our first event of 2018 has the second half of the season off to a great start. Photos by PJ Renshaw (Petapix) are available for review in her online album and can be purchased from her for a very reasonable cost. Find the link on our Photos page along with others from previous events.

Results from the same ride are available on our website as well.

Our next ride is Wairakau, near Palmerston North and you can find directions, classes and the ride poster in our Calendar page.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Ride Day Protocols for all competitors



·      ALL riders MUST attend briefing (8.15am and 9.15am unless otherwise specified)
·      NO cell phones to be used on course. Cell phones may be carried for emergency purposes only but are not permitted for photography or timekeeping. Use of cell phones on course risks elimination. Leave them in your pocket or pack.
·      NO GPS or on board heart rate monitors
·      NO whips or spurs
·      NO reins longer than 3 meters or split reins
·      NO lead ropes (exception lead rein class)
·      NO gumboots. Riding boots must be worn or stirrups with cages
·      NO time wasting: weaving, circling or stopping while on trail, always maintain forward motion (you can let your horse drink)
·      Riders MUST stay mounted and maintain forward motion after crossing finish line until a vet is available to take your heart rate.


Please also ensure that you are familiar with the WATRC Code of Conduct