NTEC About Us

About the Club

Club Activities

The club has many activities throughout the year to suit both non-riders, and riders of all levels. As well as the one day events that are held over the warmer months, NTEC also offers ‘Training Days’. These days can include, competition training days, of dressage, showjumping and/or cross-country, and also days which offer coaching from NCAS qualified instructors in each of the disciplines. The club aims to hold at least one club day each month, and alternate between the grounds available in the north, offering riders the opportunity to train over each of the competition courses.
NTEC also has social non-riding activities throughout the year. To find out when these activities and training days are being held, keep an eye out in the clubs monthly newsletter, the clubs Facebook page, and on the EA Tasmania website.

Membership

N.T.E.C membership is based on our financial year so due on or immediately after the AGM which is usually held in late July, early August. Senior Membership is available to any person in the year of their 12th birthday and over.
Riders between the age of 8 and 12 are able to receive a Junior Membership, allowing them to attend training days and compete in unofficial grades (EvA50 and EvA65). For competition these riders must be seen as competent to compete safely in these grades. This can be signed off by an EA qualified coach, which can be done at a training day, or via private lesson.

Members will be issued with a membership card. Becoming an NTEC member means you are also a member of the TEA (Tasmanian Eventing Association) and are covered for third party insurance only. All riders competing in EvA80 grade must be at least a Participant Member of EA. Riders riding EvA95 and above must be full members of EA.
For full insurance, riders need to become a full member of EA. We recommend that all riders purchase EA insurance, for full cover.

Honorary Life Members

Honorary life membership is reserved as an honour to be bestowed by NTEC in recognition of an individual's outstanding contribution to the club. Life members are:

  • Owen Atkins
  • Sandra Atkins
  • Raylene Bullen
  • Sally Cowan
  • Janet Frost
  • Ann Graves
  • Wendy Johnston
  • John Munting
  • Linda Munting
  • Judy Kilby

Our Home Ground

‘Quercus Park’
Our club is fortunate to be able to gain ‘Quercus Park’ as our home ground in 2012. Quercus Park at Oaks Rd, Carrick offers great existing facilities, including a sand dressage arena, enclosed grassed arena for show jumping, toilets, canteen facilities, sheds, and great all weather access. We also have use of several of the ‘car parking paddocks’ and a bush area for our cross-country course. Our cross country course is well on the way to completion with a course built for the lower grades and plans well under way for the higher ones.
Over the coming season we will be holding many events and working bees to help fund and complete this course. This will not happen without everyone’s effort and support, so lend a hand and let’s build a fantastic course for the future. Our course builders are Sandra Atkins and Roger Blackwell. If you have any materials and equipment you would like to offer for the course, please contact either of the course builders.
Quercus Park has been made available through the Quercus Park Committee and Rural Youth Tasmania. We are building a strong relationship with these groups to retain Quercus Park as our home ground for many years to come. We are incredibly lucky to have been given this opportunity, and thankful to those involved. At every opportunity do your bit to ensure this relationship is an ongoing success. Show leadership, lend a hand and clean up wherever needed.

 

Shared Home Grounds

‘Fairlands’
‘Fairlands’ is our shared home ground, where the up-keep is shared in a joint arrangement with the Lilydale District Pony Club. This ground is 5 minutes North of Launceston on the East Tamar Highway.
The property ‘Fairlands’ is owned by Marion and Larry Dalco, and we are very fortunate and appreciative to be able to use this ground. Club members should make the effort to meet the property owners, and thank them for the use of their property. We also need to ensure we leave the grounds in great condition after our events.
NTEC and Lilydale Pony Club riders each contribute to the ground through ground maintenance and club funding, and therefore are not required to pay additional ground hire fees at training days and clinics. For riders outside of these clubs an additional hire fee is required for training days and clinics, (excluding ODEs). This money is payable to the ‘Fairlands Fund’, through the clinic or training day organiser, which is then used for ground upkeep.

 

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