Equitana help

We have a limited number of positions for helpers on the Horse Agility Australia stand at Equitana in November.

The stand will have flyers about Horse Agility Australia, maps of where agility groups are, contact details of groups, info on forming a group, a few obstacles (yes, somehow we will!), and an agility video running. We hope to have an agility DVD out in time which we’ll be selling along with information & products from some of our sponsors/supporters/trainers.

If you’re keen to spend a day spreading the word about Horse Agility Australia I’d love to hear from you – drop me an email to andrew@horseagility.com.au and I’ll get back to you with more details.

We can’t offer you much, but you will get free entry to Equitana, a HAA polo shirt, an agility DVD, plus you’ll be part of the excitement that is both Equitana and Horse Agility Australia! 🙂

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Yass agility group – 28 Aug @ Murrumbateman

Yass Horse Agility Group

Sunday 28 August
Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds

special guest trainer – Kate Fenner
Kate is a very experienced trainer, rider, competitor and teacher. She has ridden, trained and competed in dressage, show jumping, eventing, polo, polo crosse, showing, ASH, Western and much more here in Australia, Europe, Asia and USA. She is the only Australian to have completed the John Lyons Certification Programme in the USA, spending 7 months in Colorado in 2001 and returning in 2003 when invited back to attend a “Select Trainer Clinic”.

09:00 – 12:30 agility training with Andrew and Kate
– non-HAA-member with horse: $35
– HAA member with horse: $30
includes morning tea (tea, coffee, biscuits, etc.)

13:00 Special agility presentation by Kate Fenner
Free for spectators

Queanbeyan (Sue’s) group are welcome as I don’t think they’re meeting in Aug.

Please RSVP to Andrew Hennell / Relaxed Horsemanship
yass@horseagility.com.au – 0419 434 634

and yes, we’ll add to the obstacles on offer 😛

Wet Weather – if the weather is foul we’ll cancel. If in doubt, give me a call on the morning.

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HAA launching in Victoria

Our friends at Australian Equine Facilitated Learning will be hosting their first National EFL forum in Tooradin, Victoria on the 17th of September 2011.

An opportunity not to be missed, this forum is a must for anyone with an interest in EFL and equine therapy programs. The aim of the forum is to provide support and knowledge to a new but growing Equine Therapy Sector. Specialist guest speakers, question time with our professional panel, live link up with Franklin Levinson and an introduction to two new horse disciplines TREC & Horse Agility, plus information on new and upcoming AEFL programs, make up a day packed with information.

A Horse Agility Australia workshop will follow on the morning of Sunday 18 September.

Those interested in Horse Agility Australia in Victoria, particularly those interested in running local groups, should contact Andrew@horseagility.com.au for more information, or see – http://efl.net.au/fileadmin/filemount/pdf/AEFL_forum_17-9-11.pdf

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Queanbeyan Agility Group – 24 July

Despite the cold weather, Sue had a great turnout for the Queanbeyan Agility Group 🙂 Read on for photographs. Continue reading

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Yass Agility Group 24 July

Yass Showgrounds, despite the cold weather we had a great turnout and used our new obstacle – the curtain 🙂   Read on for photographs and video. Continue reading

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HAA membership available now

We’re pleased to announce Horse Agility Australia membership is coming very soon, giving members a range of member-only benefits including:

  • Horse Agility Australia membership card
  • $5.00 discount on any HAA-affiliated training/play/competition days
  • assessment and certificates for agility levels
  • access to HAA clothing and merchandise
  • special member-only content on this website including articles from guest clinicians
  • regular HAA newsletters
  • member-only specials with our partners and sponsors
  • access to member-only discussion forum
  • eligible for HAA points and annual awards

Check out our membership page for more info

Are the DVDs useful to your staff?  Yes, but sound quality is sometimes variable. 

Do you organise screenings of the DVDs? Yes.

Can staff borrow the disc to watch in their own time?  They can if they want, but I’m not aware of anyone who has done so.

Are there some topics/sessions that are more popular than others? (ie: could we drop some, or increase others?)  The ones about upcoming reforms and changes that inform STO staff of the bigger strategic picture are the most popular.

Is the address we post to OK or would you like them addressed differently? (will be sent to a title, not a person)  The current address is fine.

Finally is there anything you’d like us to do to improve the service?  Could we have them a bit sooner following the end of the CO session if possible please?

Penny Rankin
Human Resources Manager
Business Services Unit
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Tasmanian Office

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Agility on show!

Horse Agility Australia will be at Equitana in November!

Indoor Stand (all four days)

  • Videos running of horse agility throughout the day
  • Leaflets highlighting agility levels and group locations
  • Map of Australia showing our locations
  • Posters filled with photos of agility in action
  • Obstacles on display
  • Membership applications and mailing list signup

Indoor Demonstrations (two, times tba)

  • two to three horse/handlers going through L2/3 obstacles
  • Andrew providing commentary and explanations
  • Assistant handing out leaflets to spectators

Outdoor entertainment exhibition (Thursday, 90minute time tba)

  • Large outdoor arena
  • Many horse/handlers running through several levels of agility
  • Highlight on a few training through some obstacles
  • Andrew providing commentary and explanations
  • possible guest trainer assisting
  • possibly run as a competition day

More information will come soon, but soon we’ll be calling for volunteers to assist with all these.

Volunteers will gain free entry on the day they’re volunteering, and a new HAA shirt (polo or dress shirt) for each day.  Look out for more info as it comes to hand.

To register interest, please email Andrew



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Yass/Murrumbateman playday 26 June

Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds – photos below
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Central Coast Horse Agility group playday

June Playgroup is on SATURDAY 25th June.

Cooranbong Equestrian Reserve Kings Road, Cooranbong.
10am to 2pm
BYO food & drink please
Cost: $30 per participant.
Waivers to be signed on the day.

To book in contact Deb: at kalequine@yahoo.com It is important that people book in please, RSVP by Mon 20th June, as organisation has to occur for the day.

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Canberra southside playday – 19 June


Canberra play day

19 June – photos below Continue reading

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building low-rise platforms

A low-rise platform is used from Level1 upwards. The following is a simple design for a light-weight timber platform. As we’re not using treated timber these should not be kept outdoors or where rot or insect damage may affect them. If you do need ones to be stored outdoors, use treated pine for the frame and ensure you fully seal the plywood top. Continue reading

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Canberra northside intro day

Canberra northside intro day
Bring your horse, learn about horse agility at this informal play/training day

Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds
Sunday 29 May   9:30am – 12:30pm

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Canberra playday update

A fantastic morning with 12 people and their horses, all new to agility, undertaking basic groundwork and trying those skills out on some simple obstacles.


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Training in Corowa

Horse agility training in Corowa is moving ahead with some great obstacles


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Cooranbong Pony Club demonstration

Central Coast Agility had a fantastic day, being a guest activity at Cooranbong Pony Club today! most of the kids and horses loved it! lots of parents asking questions about our upcoming play days :o)

pics will be up soon..

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Tango playday

Littlest horse and handler at recent Tango playday


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Canberra play day, 1 May

Bring your horse, learn about horse agility at this informal play/training day

Sunday 1 May   9:30am – 12:30pm

Cygnet Valley Enterprises
101 Swan Drive, Fernleigh Park
$35 includes morning tea

Please RSVP to Andrew Hennell
Andrew@hennell.com.au – 0419 434 634

Accredited Horse Agility Australia Trainer: Sue Wilmington

Insurance forms/waivers will need to be signed on the day.

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Sidepass over log & tarp

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Toowoomba Georgia Bruce clinic

TANGO will be hosting Georgia Bruce on the weekend of 4/5 June 2011. Georgia will hold a Clicker Training Clinic here, which will be two days of fun learning for both horse and handler. 

Maximum number of horse/handler participants is 12, so if you’re interested please book in as soon as possible! Cost is $300 for the weekend. Continue reading

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Promotional posters/flyers

Looking to promote your local Affiliated Agility Group or Accredited Horse Agility Australia trainer?

We’ve designed a full-colour A4 poster with room for you to add your play/training dates, contact details, etc. These are ideal to pop up on the wall in local saddleries, feed stores, agistment centres, etc. If you’d like some please email me and I’ll get them out to you.

We’re also working on a full-colour leaflet to better explain what horse agility is and how to get involved locally without sending money overseas. These should be ready by mid April.

Both these products are available for distribution by any Affiliated Agility Group or Accredited Horse Agility Australia trainer.


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