December 2014 Edition 35

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Hello Everyone,

MERRY CHRISTMAS I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year. Please enjoy your holidays but take care to ensure your activities are safe and sound. A huge thank you to all our sponsors, parents, friends and riders for the wonderful effort you have put in this year. Our staff and Management Committee could not operate this organization without your help. My sincere thanks also to APRDA Staff and volunteers for your continued effort and positive attitude. My appreciation goes also to the skeleton staff who watch over the horses during the Christmas break. Have you booked in for the Holiday Program? Looking forward to seeing you all back at APRDA in 2015. Leone Gye-Collishaw,

President.

Soda says.... Merry Christmas to all my riders, staff, volunteers and equine friends. Have a great holiday and best wishes for 2015. Happy New Year.

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CALENDAR

Term 4

2014

Invoices

7 October to 13 December

If you would prefer to have your Invoice emailed to you, please give your email address to Carli or Jane in Reception.

10 weeks

Last day of term: Saturday 13 December Holiday Program: 2014: December 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 2015: January 13, 14, 15, 16 and January 20, 21, 22, 23. 2015 Term 1

First day of term:

Tuesday 27 January.

Last day of term:

Thursday 2 April.

HOLIDAY PROGRAM 2014

December 15 to 19

2015

January 13 to 16

and

20 to 23.

Please see Reception to book in for Holiday programs. As these classes are very popular , they fill up very quickly; so book in early. DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIP APRDA is most grateful for the generosity of our community members for their financial support. Please use these Banking Details when paying donations and sponsorship. BSB 034 159 Account No. 139 229

VOLUNTEERS To become a volunteer: Contact the Reception Desk for information on how to fill out the necessary paperwork. There is a Volunteer Application Processing Fee of $20. This fee covers the costs for processing of applications and is non refundable. Arundel Park RDA Inc

HORSE SPONSORS Would you like to be a horse sponsor? If you would like to sponsor a horse, please contact the front office: 07 5594 0305 or [email protected] Perhaps you can mention our Horse Sponsorship program to your friends and neighbours. Page 2

APRDA MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL Just after publishing last month’s Newsletter with the “Maintenance Personnel Special”, I spied Bryan with his hedging job. Wow! Thank you Bryan.

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MELBOURNE CUP 2014

APRDA Tuesday morning lesson. 4th November 2014

MELBOURNE CUP DAY Arundel Park RDA Inc

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MELBOURNE CUP 2014 Protectionist

Admire Rakti Araldo

Melbourne Cup 2014 Well done Protectionist RIP Admire Rakti Araldo

GOLD COAST TAFE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT This Community Development Project, run through Gold Coast TAFE, has been supported by local businesses: Australia Post Chirn Park, Harper Lane Boutique, New Moon—New Age Products and Services; Moss n Stone Floral Design and Miami Tennis Veterans’ Ladies’ Group. Our sincere appreciation goes to Melissa Nikolov, Rosie Glover, Ally Turnbull and Sarah Hollingsworth. Sarah is also a long term volunteer with APRDA and enjoyed involving her TAFE course colleagues with us.

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December Holiday Program

GIFT VOUCHERS All enquiries Ph55940305

Monday 15 December

[email protected]

Ladies Morning- 9am-12pm

$55pp

Ladies, bring along a plate to share and enjoy morning tea before enjoying a ride with your friends. Private lessons: 30minutes for children and 45 minutes for adults 1pm- 4pm A one on one intensive lesson to work on developing sounder riding skills and increasing your knowledge. 45 mins- $75pp 30 mins- $60pp 1hr group trail rides

$35pp

Get in early to book a group trail ride for you and your friends or family. A coach will take a group of four riders on an hour long ride around the beautiful surrounds of Arundel Park. Tuesday 16th December Christmas Dress up ride - 9am-3.30pm

$110pp

Open to riders of all abilities aged 7-14yo. Bring along your favourite Christmas decorations for you and your horse to ride in the Arundel Park Christmas parade. Prizes will be awarded for dress ups and Christmas themed games will be played on horseback. This day includes two horse riding sessions and theory lessons on horse care. Wednesday 17th December RDA holiday ride - 9am-12pm

$55pp

An opportunity for riders in our RDA programs to continue their riding pursuits over the holiday period. Support will be provided for riders to enjoy their riding, just like their weekly horse riding lessons. Riders will also get the opportunity to experience on the ground horse care and of course, lots of horsey cuddles! Thursday 18th December Dressage and Show jumping advanced rider program 9am- 3.30pm

$110pp

Advanced riders will have the opportunity to learn about and try two riding disciplines. As well as learning about the theory behind these two exciting equestrian sports, riders will have two riding sessions to learn how to master the techniques used to excel in these disciplines. Friday 19th December Play with Ponies 9am-12pm

$55pp

This is a fantastic opportunity for children to experience the ‘behind the scenes’ aspect of horse care. Children will be given the opportunity to care for their own pony for the morning, learning about the care required to keep our ponies happy and healthy. Bareback riding- 12.30pm- 3.30pm

$55pp

An opportunity for riders to try their hand at riding without a saddle. Bareback riding helps to develop balance and confidence on horseback.

All programs are run by qualified coaches with the support of trained volunteers and reliable horses. Sunscreen and bug repellent is provided but it is recommended to bring your own. All riders are encouraged to wear a shirt with sleeves and a collar and to bring a hat. Please ensure riders wear long pants for riding aspects of the program. Helmets and riding boots are available to loan on the day. Arundel Park RDA Inc

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January Holiday Program Tuesday 13th January Private lessons: 30minutes for children and 45 minutes for adults 9am- 4pm A one on one intensive lesson to work on developing sounder riding skills and increasing your knowledge. 45 mins- $75pp 30 mins- $60pp 1hr group trail rides $35pp Get in early to book a group trail ride for you and your friends or family. A coach will take a group of four riders on an hour long ride around the beautiful surrounds of Arundel Park. Wednesday 14th January Western Style dress up and riding activities 9am- 3.30pm $110pp Dress up you and your horse as your favourite cowboy or cowgirl and learn the riding techniques used to ride like they do in the wild west! Riders will get the opportunity to ride twice on this day. Thursday 15th January Showing and Hacking day 9am- 3.30pm $110pp Riders will learn about the art of presenting and riding their horse in the show ring. Riders will have the opportunity to get hands on and present their horse for a mini hacking competition. Make sure you polish your boots and bring your best smile! Friday 16th January Play with Ponies for Tiny tots ages 3-5yo 9am-12pm $55pp This is a fantastic opportunity for children to experience the ‘behind the scenes’ aspect of horse care. Children will be given the opportunity to care for their own pony for the morning, learning about the care required to keep our ponies happy and healthy. Bareback riding- 12.30pm- 3.330pm $55pp An opportunity for riders to try their hand at riding without a saddle. Bareback riding helps to develop balance and confidence on horseback. Tuesday 20th January Horseback treasure hunt 9am-3,30pm $110pp Come and learn all aspects of horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle. Riders will get the opportunity to ride twice. Make up a team and follow the clues through the bush to find the treasure!!! Wednesday 21st January Cross Country advanced rider program 9am- 3.30pm $110pp Advanced riders will have the opportunity to learn about and try this exhilarating discipline. As well as learning about the theory behind this bold equestrian sport, riders will have two riding sessions to learn how to master the techniques used to excel in this disciplines. Thursday 22ndJanuary Private lessons: 30minutes for children and 45 minutes for adults 9am- 4pm A one on one intensive lesson to work on developing sounder riding skills and increasing your knowledge. 45 mins- $75pp 30 mins- $60pp Thursday 22nd January 1hr group trail rides $35pp Get in early to book a group trail ride for you and your friends or family. A coach will take a group of four riders on an hour long ride around the beautiful surrounds of Arundel Park. Friday 23rdJanuary Horse and Rider Dress up day 9am-3.30pm $110pp Dress up you and your horse as your favourite super hero / celebrity or just as yourself and learn all aspects of horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle. Riders will get the opportunity to ride twice on this day.

Riders are required to bring their own morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a drink bottle. Please see the office staff or call to book your place now. Arundel Park RDA Inc

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Sea World Resort Getaway with Sea World Entry and breakfast daily. December 15th. $5 per ticket from Reception at APRDA Two nights accommodation for a family of four in a Resort Queen Room, including breakfast in the Shoreline Restaurant and entry to Sea World for the duration of your stay We really appreciate the generosity of Sea World for this magnificent prize. Arundel Park Riding for Disabled relies heavily on donations and sponsorship; so this Raffle Prize is very welcome.

SPRING At ARUNDEL PARK

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HORSE SPONSORS

PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

Broadwater Southport Rotary

Wings Away

Gold Coast City Council

Deidre Ackley

Quota International Gold Coast

Disability Services QLD

John Nankervis

Southport Flying Club—3 horses

QLD Sport & Recreation

Kim Harlow

Southport Rotary Community Grant

Lindley (Biddy) Stevenson

Lakelands Golf Club Members – 2 horses Teach This Pty Ltd

F Atkinson & L Dawson

Toll Mining Services

Commonwealth Bank

Jonathan Shiff Productions Evie Bach

Sanderson Body Repairs David Rigter

Magic Millions Bettles Investments

Ozi Fresh Hygiene Services

Wetfix Water

Oxenford Stockfeed

Advanced Maintenance Service

Southport Rotary

Garrards Pty Ltd Bunnings Harbour Town Broadwater Southport Rotary Northern Suburbs Craft Group Hitman

THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER Arundel Park Riding for the Disabled Inc PO Box 210 HELENSVALE QLD 4212 387 Brisbane Rd ARUNDEL QLD 4214

OUR SODA

Phone:

07 5594 0305

Fax:

07 5574 4836

Email: arundelpark[email protected] www.arundelparkrda.com.au ABN 36 527 102 616

Arundel Park RDA Inc

Reg. Charity No 1089

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