The PIARC May rally made the most of some great Autumn weather. Shane Simpson coached terrific poles/jumping sessions and we look forward to having him back again soon.
We then had the privilege of a ride on the beach, thanks to Rachel and the Bass Coast Council. The horses were certainly very alert in the new environment but it all went really well and we received some lovely comments from other beach goers who enjoyed the sight of horses on the beach.
Next time someone might even put a hoof in the water?!
Phillip Island Adult Riding Club was formed in 2005 and currently has 18 members.
PIARC members have access to the show-jumping arena, menage and open area of the club grounds, (the Ventnor Recreation Reserve, corner of Lyall Street and Graydens Road, Ventnor), for general riding and training, along with the opportunity to learn and train with top quality instructors at our monthly rallies (generally the 3rd Saturday of each month), and can also take part in club ‘goings-on’ at our monthly meetings (the 2nd Wednesday of each month).
Instructors include Ginny Creed, David Boyle, Cynthia Bossema and Oswald Johnen for dressage, and Shane Simpson and Missy Horner for jumping.
PIARC uniform colours are black & pale blue and branded clothing (polos, t-shirts, vests, polar fleeces) and saddle blanket logos can be organised through Logos Unlimited in Cowes (tel: 03 5952 5477). Contact the committee for further information.
Rally costs vary from month to month depending on riding numbers and instructor cost but, as a guide are approximately $70 for private lessons, $30 – $40 for semi-private (2 riders) and around $25 for a shared lesson (4 or more riders). Our membership at present is more slewed toward dressage, however several of our instructors are also jumping specialists and when interest is shown either a gymnastic, poles or jumping session will be included in the rally day.
Rally notifications and information are published on this site by the Club Rally Co-ordinator three weeks in advance and final lesson times are published in the week prior.
PIARC was well represented at this popular event and we had some great results, including:
Amanda Price and Sailor taking out a 3rd place and 5th overall in the Saturday Jackpot
Chloe Dawson and Moo earning 6th place on the Sunday
More results as they come to hand!
Amanda Price and “Esskayjay” did us very proud over the weekend for the final 2 days of the HRCAV Gippsland Dressage series with 2 seconds in 3.2 and a 5th and 6th in 3.4, finishing 2nd overall on Saturday and 3rd overall on Sunday. Great job Amanda and Sailor!
Congratulations to our very own Jill Grayden (and Phoenix of course!), who will be accepting her 100 point award at the HRCAV Performance Awards tonight.