Notes from TEERA meeting of 9 August 2017

1.Temperature Logs and Biosecurity Process

a) The SMC will do a risk assessment for each ride and determine the level of biosecurity required for that particular ride.

b) The ride organisers will appoint a biosecurity officer. This does not have to be a CS or veterinarian. However any irregularities with temp logsor biosecurity matters are to be referred to CS or HV and resolved before the horses can enter the ride base.

c) Paperwork for Horse Health declaration and temp logs are to be signed by the trainer/responsible person and collected by the biosecurity officer at the gate entrance to the ride base. One form per horse.

d) It may be necessary to set the hours that the biosecurity checkpoint will be operating and perhaps make arrangements for very early or very late arrivals, for the biosecurity manager to be present at the gate.

e) The collected Horse Health declarations and temp logsmay befurther inspected by the HV and CS team.

f) The ride organisers to provide antibacterial gels and wipes for the vet ring

g) These biosecurity measures apply to all horses entering a ride base including the 5km and smaller rides.

Ride dates for 2018
Clubs are reminded to submit their proposed dates for rides for 2018 by 1st September.

There is a form in the forms section on the Teera website. Please include the appropriate affiliation fees.

SMC Meetings
The regular Teera SMC meetings are now held on the first Wednesday of each month.

Email address for
This email address has now been redirected to the 2017 secretary ( Pat H ). SMC for 2017  believe that, due to technical problems, this email address had been cancelled some time ago. Recentlythe SMC became aware that this email address was still active so any correspondence sentto this address in the last few years may not have been getting through to the SMC. The Teera SMC apologise for not being able to address any matters raised via this address.

Weight Division for rider
Ride organisers and ride secretaries are reminded that the weight division for riders must be declared at time of entry and not altered during the course of the ride.

Biosecurity in Vet Ring
Ride organisers are reminded that it is their responsibility to provide antibacterial gel, hand wash and/or wipes for use by CS, TPR's and Vets in the vet ring. Previously these have been in the '”ride bag” but have not been returned.

Riders may bring their own thermometer for use at pre-ride vetting.

10,000km scrolls
SMC are aiming to present these in December at the annual dinner. Individuals who are eligible are required to apply to National Distance Registrar- Jo Bailey.  Jo has been experiencing issues with email address so has advised that all requests should be directed to her personal address .The listof those eligible as created last year includes the following riders. Angela Hawkes,Tony Purton,Audrey Gardam, Tanya Jago, Kaye Mitchell, Janine Parr, Claude F ,Noel Lockhart, Trish Smith, Anne Richards, Heather Johnston. Recent addition Debbie Grull.

There maybe several others – it is up to you to apply.