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August 2020

30th - 30th TBC
Sporting Horse Australia ABHA Barrel Racing - VIC STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS**DATE TO BE CONFIRMED**

September 2020

26th Branxton, NSW
Lower Hunter Horse Sports Association - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
26th - 27th Blackall, QLD
Outback Barrel Horse Circuit - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
27th Lazy Acres Qld
Capricorn Coast Circuit - COIVD-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
27th Lyndoch, SA
Dash 4 Cash - COVID-19 - Divsional Barrel Race ***NEW DATE****
27th Lower Barrington, Tas
Tassie Barrels & Poles - COVID-19 - Divsional Barrel Race

October 2020

3rd Chiltern, VIC
ABHA Victorian Barrels - COVID-19 $1,000 Classic & Divisional Barrel Race ***POSTPNED***
3rd Monto, Qld
Burnett Barrel Racers - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
3rd Marrabel, SA
SA Barrel Horse Association - COVID-19 Divisional Barrel Race
3rd Berrimah, NT
Top End Drum Runners - COVID- 19 - Divisional Barrel Race
4th Marrabel, SA
SA Barrel Horse Association - COVID-19 Divisional Barrel Race
10th Mcalinden, WA
Hustlin Hooves - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
11th Lyndoch, SA
Dash 4 Cash - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
11th Mcalinden, WA
Hustlin Hooves - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
17th Biloela, QLD
ABHA Callide Valley - COVID-19 Divisional Barrel Race
17th Geurie, NSW
Central West Barrel Horse Club - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race ***NEW DATE***
17th Fernvale, QLD
Queen of Hearts Barrel Series - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race & $500 Classic Barrel Race
17th Goulburn, NSW
Tablelands Tin Spinners - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
18th Fernvale, QLD
Queen of Hearts Barrel Series - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race & $500 Classic Barrel Race
24th Gracemere, Qld
Capricorn Coast Circuit - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
24th Mcalinden, WA
Hustlin Hooves - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
24th Manilla, NSW
Manilla Dirt Scratches - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
25th Gracemere, Qld
Capricorn Coast Circuit - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
25th - 25th Mcalinden, WA
Hustlin Hooves - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
31st - 1st Gracemere, Qld
Capricorn Coast Circuit - QLD STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
31st Gingin, WA
Denim & Lace Barrel Racing - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
31st - 1st Tarcutta, NSW
Ultimate Barrel Racing - COVID-19 - $1000 CLASSIC & Divisional Barrel Race - "Spring Fling"

November 2020

1st Bendemeer, NSW
Bendemeer Barrel Race - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
7th Lazy Acres Qld
Capricorn Coast Circuit - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
7th Moonbi, NSW
Moonbi Magic Barrel Racing Club - Divisional Barrel Race *Suspended*
7th Fernvale, QLD
Queen of Hearts Barrel Series - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race & $1000 Classic Barrel Race
8th Fernvale, QLD
Queen of Hearts Barrel Series - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race & $1000 Classic Barrel Race
14th Biloela, QLD
ABHA Callide Valley - COVID-19 Divisional Barrel Race
14th Badgerys Creek, NSW
Camden Barrel Racing Club - Divisional Barrel Race *Suspended*
15th Biloela, QLD
ABHA Callide Valley - COVID-19 Divisional Barrel Race
15th Branxton, NSW
Lower Hunter Horse Sports Association - Divisional Barrel Race *Suspended*
21st - 22nd Murrurundi, NSW
Cloverleaf Cruisers - Divisional Barrel Race *Suspended*
28th - 29th Geurie, NSW
Central West Barrel Horse Club - Divisional Barrel Race *Suspended*
28th Cooranbong, NSW
Hunter Barrel Horse Association - Divisional Barrel Race *Suspended*

December 2020

5th - 6th Murrurundi, NSW
Cloverleaf Cruisers - Divisional Barrel Race *Suspended*
5th Marrabel, SA
SA Barrel Horse Association - SA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
5th - 5th Goulburn, NSW
Tablelands Tin Spinners - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
6th Marrabel, SA
SA Barrel Horse Association - COVID-19 - Divisoinal Barrel Race
6th Goulburn, NSW
Tablelands Tin Spinners - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
12th Badgerys Creek, NSW
Camden Barrel Racing Club - Divisional Barrel Race *Suspended*
12th Tarcutta, NSW
Ultimate Barrel Racing - COVID-19 - Divisional Barrel Race
19th - 19th Ross, Tas
Tassie Barrels & Poles - TAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS


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News

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE, Tue 15th Sep, 2020

Please be advise of the following updates to the ABHA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

CWBHC have made the very difficult decision to postpone the NSW State Championship event untill Febuary 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

SABHA have advised the correct date for the SA State Championships is the 5th of December 2020.

ABHA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS SIRE & BREEDER INCENTIVE, Tue 8th Sep, 2020


ABHA 2020 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SIRE AND BREEDER INCENTIVE

THE ABHA WILL SECURE $2800 SPONSORSHIP CASH TO BE AWARDED AS

AN INCENTIVE TO SIRE OWNERS AND BREEDERS

OF THE WINNING HORSE IN EACH OF THE

SEVEN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

Note—If no Eligible Progeny win a State Event the Sire Incentive will Jackpot to the next Event.

$200 TO THE SIRE OF THE WINNING HORSE IN THE OPEN DIVISIONAL

(ELIGIBILITY BELOW)

$200 TO THE BREEDER OF THE WINNING HORSE IN THE OPEN DIVISIONAL

(ELIGIBILITY BELOW)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

-COMPETING HORSES MUST BE REGISTERED

-COMPETING HORSES MUST ENTER WITH REGISTERED NAME (not stable name)

-SIRE OWNERS WILL NEED TO FILL OUT THE SIRE REGISTRATION FORM 

Click in the link below

33-2020 2020 Sire Incentive Registration Form.docx

AND RETURN TO THE ABHA SECRETARY BY THE 30TH SEPTEMBER 2020

Note—Sire does not need to be alive.

-WINNING BREEDERS WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE ABHA SECRETARY WITHIN 7 DAYS AFTER THE EVENT

TO CLAIM THE INCENTIVE WITH PROOF OF BREEDER (COPY OF REGISTRATION PAPERS)

-EACH ENTERED STALLION WILL RECEIVE FREE ADVERTISING ON THE

ABHA WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA TILL THE 31ST OF DECEMBER 2020




NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS 05.09.2020, Sat 5th Sep, 2020

NOTICE is hereby given that a Special General meeting of the Australia Barrel Horse Association will be conducted using electronic ballot as per the NSW Government Fair Trading announcement.

Until 26 September  2020, associations may conduct committee meetings and general meetings using  technology and pass ordinary and special resolutions by either postal or  electronic ballot even if this isn’t stipulated in their constitutions. Members  must still have an opportunity to participate in meetings using technology.

As most members are aware Life membership is required to be added, and it has been found that the voting process is not been clear. All resolutions are regarding these two issues.

The ABHA has appointed Shona Tribe, who has accepted the position of returning officer for this electronic ballot process.

Click on the link below to veiw the Proposed Special Resolutions

Notice of Proposed Special Resolutions ABHA 05.09.2020.pdf

The Special Resolution Ballot can be found at https://abha.com.au/agm

All Ballots must be completed and returned by email to office@abha.com.au only ballots received at this email address will be counted.

Only Senior Financial ABHA members are eligible to vote.

If you wish to be included please go to https://abha.com.au/membership-renewals to complete your membership form and payment, prior to submitting the voting form.

Ballot will close 26/09/2020 at 8pm.

For any enquiries, please email: secretary@abha.com.au or office@abha.com.au



ABHA Presidents Report September 2020, Sat 5th Sep, 2020

Dear ABHA Members,

The ABHA board of directors continues to address the never-ending challenges that 2020 has dealt the association. From drought, bushfires and then the COVID-19 world crisis it certainly has been a year like no other.

I encourage everyone to do their part to keep themselves, family, and community safe and follow all the COVID-19 restrictions as this is shaping up to be a marathon, not a sprint. If everyone plays their part, we hopefully will still be able to run events under COVID-19 restrictions. While this is uncharted territory for all of us, please show respect and patience to all involved as the board and affiliates try to navigate through these new challenges.

Thank you to all the members, affiliates, breeders, sire owners, sponsors and volunteers for your continued support now and in the past. Our Association is blessed to have such hard working and dedicated members and volunteers who selflessly give their time and effort to keep events running and give everyone a place to complete in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

The finals are again scheduled for September 2021 (COVID-19 pending) and hopefully it will be our best event ever as the ABHA will be celebrating its 25th year. We will announce all the details in the coming months. We were planning to award our first life membership to Adele Edwards in Tamworth this year, but will now be doing it as part of next year’s National event, where Adele can be recognized and celebrate this prestige’s award at our most high profiled event.

In June our long serving and much admired ABHA secretary Jayne Lilley resigned. We thank Jayne for all her years of service. She will be greatly missed and we wish her all the best in her new endeavors. The office is now being ran on a voluntary basis. The secretary position will be filled with a new secretary when we have enough events back running to warrant a full-time secretary.

We are excited to be having the state championship events. Preparations are under way in all states with the first event to be in the Northern Territory. The continuing COVID-19 pandemic will see some alteration necessary as restrictions escalate and continue in some states but if any events cannot be run, they will be rescheduled. This is a wonderful opportunity for members to compete at a high-profile event after the cancelation of our national event.

Thank you to the 16 Affiliates that have completed the new COVID-19 compliant paperwork.

Membership numbers for 2020 are particularly good with, 704 senior members, 570 junior members, 15 non-competing members and 2 honoree members.

We will not be holding the 2020 AGM this year due to all the COVID-19 restrictions it will now be held over and ran with the 2021 AGM as per the NSW Government Fair Trading announcement.

Lou Kimber, Katie Vaughan and Bridgette Hasting resigned from their Board position’s earlier this year. I would like to thank these ladies for their time and contribution to the association. In April, the ABHA appointed Matt Burns in a casual vacancy position to replace one of these vacant positions and I would like to welcome Matt to the Board.

As the AGM has now been postponed the Board terms will all now be extended to three-year terms as per below.

President  

Cathy Raaen

Term started 07/09/2019 – three-year term – Re-election 2022 AGM

Vice President

Dallas Pearce

Term Started 18/09/2018 (- three term – Re-election 2021 AGM

3 * 2018 Board Directors elected at 18/09/2019 – Three-year  term – Re-election 2021 AGM

Lou Kimber – Resigned – Now Matt Burns

Katie Vaughan – Resigned – Position Vacant

Bridgette Hastings – Resigned – Position Vacant

4 * 2019 Board Directors elected at 07/09/2019 – Three-year  term – re- election 2022 AGM

Pat Collins

Susan Keenan

Suzie Dicks

Veronica Luxford.

The 2 Vacant Director positions will be filled in the coming weeks by ABHA Board as per the casual vacancy clause in the Constitution.

The ABHA Board has reviewed the ABHA Constitution and have found some  amendments that are required to be made including adding the Life Membership and  the voting process.

These Special Resolution will be sent out today 05/09/2020 abiding by the NSW Government Fair Trading announcement clause of use of technology in this COVID-19 time.

If all Senior members could please take the time to vote that would be wonderful.

Until next time I hope everyone stay’s safe.

Thank you,

Cathy Raaen


NSW COVID-19 Update, Mon 24th Aug, 2020

For further information and to read the lastest advice provided by the NSW Government as of 8.00pm 19 August, please click on this link: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/faqadvicesport.pdf


We understand this is tough time for both our members and our affiliates, and we do hope we can get back to normal shortly.



NSW COVID-19 Update, Thu 20th Aug, 2020

As many are aware the NSW Chief Health Officer has has issued a directive in regards to recommended measures required to reduce the risk of community sport COVID-19 transmissions.


The Board of Directors are currently conversing with the Government, and other bodies to find the best solution for our members and our affiliates.


Please know we are working on this and will provide an announcement on the decision shortly once we have it.




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