7th Edition December 2017

REPORT BACK FROM EQASA – IGEQ

 

The Managing Director of EQASA Mrs Di Pieterse, accompanied by fellow director Mrs Troy Kernick and Mrs Zena Penfold attended the annual International Group for Equestrian Qualifications (IGEQ) conference which was held in Belgium,

it was exciting to note that South Africa are frontrunners with our education and assessment process insofar as we are recognized by government through CEEPSA.

A full report will be published in the Sporting Horse in 2018,

REGISTRATION OF RIDING SCHOOLS AND LIVERY YARDS.

Although huge interest has been shown since this initiative was launched, many applications are pending while minor requirements are being attended to.

The most gratifying thing is that the standards are being raised, and compliance is now understood and addressed. This speaks to CEEPSA’s mandate as a Professional Body and in addition we are protecting the interests of the industry and its stakeholders as well as the public

We are preparing a handbook unpacking the criteria which will ba available in January 2018.

Remember you will become a preferred service provider once you are registered and the public will know that you have complied with strict criteria and are fully accountable.

 WELCOME TO OUR NEW TRAINING PROVIDERS

A number of new Training Providers have been registered in Gauteng offering potential students a varied choice of venues.

Training Providers are required to supply their syllabus and training material on an annual basis to ensure that they are meeting their terms and condition as set out by CEEPSA.

A fully updated list will be available on our website as soon as all the various providers have submitted their 2018 programmes.

 MEDICAL AID REQUIREMENTS

It has come to our attention that certain Medical Aids are now insisting that applicants who ride must submit the details of their instructor who must in turn be qualified,

This is great news and validates the importance and value of qualifications.

GROOMS GROUP BENEFIT SCHEME

We are delighted to report that we have managed to procure the first of our insurance benefits for CEEPSA members and we are awaiting a precis of the cover.

A full schedule of this scheme and details will be published in early January.

CPD LOG BOOKS AND 2018 RENEWALS

Please remember that all members who joined in 2014 must submit their logbooks for auditing their CPD points. 2018 membership fees are due by the 1st March 2018.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

CEEPSA wishes all of our members a safe and blessed holiday season and look forward to sharing an exciting and prosperous 2018 with all of you

 

6th Edition October 2017

FEEDBACK ON EQUESTRIAN QUALIFICATIONS

We are thrilled to report that the first CEEPSA developed qualifications are complete. Huge gratitude goes to all those who gave of their time and expertise.

EQASA, who is the assessment quality partner will now engage with the various industries to determine what their individual assessment criteria will be,

Updating of the existing NQF levels 1-4, which form the basis for all equine and equestrian qualifications is in progress.

We can now move onto developing the complementary health qualifications and their specializations.

Some of the CEP working group

FROM THE BOOKSHELF

Two must-reads

    • An introduction to Equitation. This informative booklet is available from SAEQA and is helpful to those trying out this discipline for the first time. Contact
    • SAEQA National: saeqanational@gmail.com
  • The October issue (number 32)of Sporting Horse contains an interesting article about CEEPSA.

 

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APPROVAL OF RIDING SCHOOLS AND LIVERY YARDS

Under our mandate as a Professional Body to protect the interests of the public and our members, we are offering this exciting opportunity in partnership with EQUIGRADE™

For more details contact: admin@ceepsa.org

PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVES

If you would like to get involved and become a CEEPSA Provincial Representative please contact admin@ceepsa.org for more details. Remember – this is your professional body.

CPD AND LOG BOOKS

This is a call to all member who joined CEEPSA in 2014 that your log books are now due.

These must be in by the end of October latest.

Remember that your logs for CPD can be submitted on an ongoing basis.

Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you require any further information.

Please let our office know of any activities which may count towards CPD in your area, so that we can help you advertise it and also give others an opportunity to attend.

KNYSNA RELIEF

A huge thank you to Zena Penfold and Millsleigh for their donation of R2000.00 which was used to purchase electric tape for temporary paddocks. CEEPSA bought R3000.00 worth of teff as our annual charity donation.

 

TWO NEW INTERNATIONAL RIDERSExciting news

Exciting news! For those that haven’t heard, Justice and Siphamandla, two of the 8 member IVLA Team that has been selected to represent S.A. at the World Junior Vaulting Championships, will be flying off to Europe at the end of this month. They first sat on the back of a horse in 2013 when we began an equestrian vaulting development program on a Saturday . This was in answer to the many pleas from the children, Justice and Siphamandla amongst them, attending our ground based personal development program to ride – through vaulting we could offer one of the equestrian disciplines to the greatest number of children given our limited number of horses and resources. And in just 4 years they have worked their way to the top. This takes talent, determination, passion and hard work. Well done boys. Our best wishes go with you as you fly off to Germany to train on a new horse in preparation for the World Championships in Austria. We know you will, as always, give of your best.
Our thanks go to Nicole de Villiers, Bongani Mvumvu, Lars Hansen, Renae Erasmus, Mo Fitzgerald and many more for the hours and hours of dedicated coaching plus all the extras that go into producing a team of this quality. Best of luck – may you all enjoy the reward of knowing you’ve done your best, given it your all and made the most of every opportunity.
Photos: from two young boys with an interest in horses to young men with a talent and skill with which to represent their country.


Equine Research Centre News Update – June 2017

Boost for South Africa’s international horse exports

Monday, 26 June 2017: The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has approved a South African developed diagnostic test for African horse sickness (AHS), a potentially deadly horse disease. Previously, results for the test for this disease took a minimum of two weeks. Thanks to a test developed in South Africa by Professor Alan Guthrie, and colleagues at the Faculty of Veterinary Science’s Equine Research Centre (ERC), University of Pretoria, the test now only takes four hours.

Guthrie explains, “Diagnostic testing for animal diseases is one of the cornerstones of international trade. Because we can now determine the AHS status of a horse in hours, it can reduce the time our horses spend in pre-export quarantine.”
One hundred and eighty one World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) member countries voted on the adoption of international standards in the field of animal health, especially relating to international trade, at the OIE General Assembly in Paris recently.

The Guthrie RT-PCR Test is now officially validated by the OIE for certification of individual animals prior to movement. It has greatly improved the laboratory diagnosis of AHS by increasing the sensitivity of detection and shortening the time required for the diagnosis.
Prof Ian Sanne of the Wits Health Consortium Equine Health Fund comments, “This is an incredible achievement from a local research facility with minimal financial support. AHS has affected South African horse exports since the 1960s and key stakeholders in the industry have been working to find long term solutions to these challenges. This test will support the safe, direct exports of horses from South Africa.”

Nora-Jean (N-J) Freeman on behalf of the Equine Research Centre – nfreeman@witshealth.co.za
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ERC News June 2017
THE EQUINE RESEARCH CENTRE NOTCHES ANOTHER PhD GRADUATE UNDER ITS BELT

THE EQUINE RESEARCH CENTRE NOTCHES ANOTHER PhD GRADUATE UNDER ITS BELT

Dr Camilla Weyer flanked by Professors Jim MacLachlan (L) and Alan Guthrie

By Nora-Jean Freeman
On 7th April 2017, Dr Camilla Weyer-Mehtar graduated with her PhD through the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases under the supervision of Prof Alan Guthrie (University of Pretoria) and Prof Jim MacLachlan (University of California), a milestone she didn’t envisage at the start of her studies.
I caught up with Camilla, and Profs Guthrie and MacLachlan immediately after Camilla had completed her PhD presentation at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria.

1st Edition May 2016

March 2016

WELCOME!
Welcome to the first official edition of our Newsflash! This is to keep you all up to date with interesting news from the industry.
For ease of access we will post some information on our website with a link here so that you can choose what information you want to look at, as well as keep this document small in size and easy to download,

EQUINE RESEARCH CENTRE
Click here for the latest updates on research into AHS. www.ceepsa.org.

VOTE FOR OUR PARA OLYMPIC DRESSAGE HOPEFUL
Philippa Johnson-Dwyer a RSA Para dressage rider is on the shortlist for International Paralympic Committee as athlete of the month for April, please share and vote for her! www.paralympic.org

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS.
Subs were due on the 1st March, please make sure that you have done your renewals before the 31 May after which your name will be removed from the database.
CEEPSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Please note that our Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 4th June, followed by the ECASA AGM for all coaches. Full details on our website = www.ceepsa.org. This will be open to members and for this year non-members who want to learn more about us.

DEVELOPMENT OF NEW QUALIFICATIONS
CEEPSA is delighted to report that we are the Development Quality Partner for developing Equestrian Qualifications with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations and have already started our work together with the various stakeholders.

CPD LOGBOOKS
Please remember that your CPD is cumulative over a three year period in line with your 1st Aid Certificates. You can download from the website and send in periodically so that we can keep your records up to date.

UNKNOWN DEPOSITS
Please contact admin@ceepsa.org if your deposit reference is 7746 of Intersection Management.

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