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Clarendon September Protocol and Training Day - Thursday 4th September

  • Final Draw will be posted Wednesday 3rd September, please check the web on this day to ensure your times have not changed.
  • Training Day - Arenas will be open at 7.00am to be used before the Protocol Day, Arenas 2 and 3 will be closed from 8.30-1.30pm. Arena 1 will be open all day.  All arenas will close at 3.30 for grading.
  • If you just wish to come and ride, there is no need to book in, you can just turn up on the day.  Payments must be given to Karen when you arrive on the grounds.
  • Protocol and Training days are open to all EA Members.
    • Training Day Costs - $15 - DNSW Members, $20 - Non Members
    • Protocol Day Test Fee - $50 - DNSW Members, $60 - Non Members

Clarendon September Event - Friday 5th and Saturday 6th September

  • ** FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE ** on Saturday from lunchtime!
  • Stable Plan [more] All stables must be left clean when you leave.
  • Due to the large number is entries, some competitions have reserve lists.  If you need to scratch from the event please email Karen dnsw.clarendonsec@equestrian.org.au
  • Volunteers are needed for this event.  If you can help out please contact Karen

Clarendon September Protocol and Training Day - Thursday 9th October

  • Schedule [more]
  • Great opportunity before Nationals!
  • Entries are now open using Nominate www.nominate.com.au
  • If you just wish to come and ride, there is no need to book in, you can just turn up on the day.  Payments must be given to Karen when you arrive on the grounds.
  • Protocol and Training days are open to all EA Members.
    • Training Day Costs - $15 - DNSW Members, $20 - Non Members
    • Protocol Day Test Fee - $50 - DNSW Members, $60 - Non Members

Clarendon October Event - Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October

  • Schedule [more]
  • Entries are now open using Nominate www.nominate.com.au
  • Young Horse Competitions on Friday and Sunday
  • All levels catered for..
  • Freestyle Any Level – Saturday afternoon we are holding a freestyle competition.  Good opportunity to practice your freestyle before Nationals!  There will be a free sausage sizzle running during the freestyles. Please advise what level you will be riding at time of entry.  Special Entry Fee: Members- $25.00 per test for; Non Members - $40.00 per test.
  • Protocol Day- Thursday 9th October
  • Entries close Monday 29th September

Clarendon November Event - Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November

  • Young Horse Competitions on Friday and Saturday
  • Prelim, Novice and FEI Friday
  • Prelim to Medium - Saturday
  • Protocol Day- Thursday 27th November
  • Entries close Monday 3rd November
  • More details available shortly...

Clarendon Competitor Information Sheet [more]

Clarendon 2014 Conditions of Entry [more]

Clarendon 2014 Amateur Owner/Rider division [more]

Mailbox for Clarendon:

The mailbox for Clarendon Competitions is  - PO Box 975, Richmond NSW 2753 (Do not send them to PO Box 372)

On line entries for Clarendon events.  Online Entries only accepted..  The entry fee must be paid at time of entering. www.nominate.com.au

Stables: Stables are provided free of charge.  Please clean out stables when you leave.  Please reserve a stable when you complete your entries. 

Campers: Please note those camping either plugged into power or not will need to get a label to display on their dashboard.  All riders camping will need to pay $12 per night as we get charged this amount.  The Show Society will be checking power leads and how many riders are camping across the weekend, this is a new system starting from this event.  Please remember to get your camping label.

Sponsor Logos on saddlecloths and jackets: A reminder to competitors regarding rules and regulations on the sizing of sponsor logos on saddlecloths and jackets.  [More information]

Check your current membership status - if you are not a current member then you need to pay the non member entry fees. Contact Tracey Lesslie 0409 841 089 if you have any questions re your membership status.

Clarendon Grounds layout

 Clarendon Protocol and Training Days

  • Practice days for 2014: Practice days will be held on Friday before the event, or if it is a 3 day event, they will be held on the Thursday.  Please see above for more details regard the Protocol and Training Days.
  • Gates will open be open by 7.30am unless otherwise notified
  • Please note practice day fee per horse is $15 (DNSW Members) $20 per horse (NON-Members) to cover the cost of grading and watering the arenas for the practice day
  • For more information contact  Kathy Shelley 02 9627 4207 or Karen Lever 02 4576 7996 - mobile 0405 384 201.
  • There is no need to book to attend the practice day, you can just come and ride.
  • Riders must be members of the EA and conditions apply, please read the following: Information on practice days 

Camping at Clarendon

If you intend staying overnight at the grounds at Clarendon, you must book beforehand. From April 2011 camping bookings are to go to Dressage NSW . Bookings for camping can be done online. Cost of camping is $12 per night. Bookings can be made online with your entries. People who camp on the grounds and do not pre-book or pay for camping may find their entries are not accepted in the future.

New rules take effect from 1 January 2014.  One of the new rules is that whips for ponies must not exceed 1m.

Young Horse:  Riders should make sure that their horse's bits comply with the rules, i.e that the bits are as thick as, or thicker than, the prescribed minimum. 
The minimum diameter of the mouthpiece of a snaffle bit is:

  • 14mm for horses – refer to 2.10.1 -    10mm for ponies – refer to 2.10.1

The diameter of the mouthpiece is measured adjacent to the rings or the cheeks of the mouthpiece

News & Updates:

Looking for somewhere to stay while competing at Clarendon?

Motel accommodation in the area includes:  

  • Hawkesbury Race Club Motel, Clarendon - opposite the Showground (includes stable hire and float parking) Ph: 02 4577 7588.
    Web: www.hawkesburyraceclubmotel.com.au
  • The Sebel Resort, Windsor.  Ph: 02 4560 4300
  • James Rose Unique Accommodation;  Beautiful accommodation located just 5 minutes from Clarendon and 30 minutes from SIEC. Ph 0438 055 613.  Email:
  • New Inn Motel, Richmond.  Ph: 02 4578 0520
  • Colonial Motel, Richmond. Ph: 02 4578 1166
  • Windsor Motel. Ph: 02 4577 5999

For more information about accommodation and things to do in the Hawkesbury Region, visit the web site: http://www.hawkesburyaustralia.com.au

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