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Posted by Equestrian Victoria on 03/02/2015.

Summarized Minutes of the January Dressage Victoria Meeting

  • A summarised Calendar of events to be sent out with all new competition licences and 30 copies to be sent to each club.
  • Newsletter to be sent to members by the end of this week
  • Mark Reid has been co-opted onto the EV Board – he is currently working on easy to read/understand financial reports in excel spreadsheet format. Since June financial reports from each discipline have been updated monthly. Every event will be required to submit a pre-event budget.
  • This financial year every event to date has made a profit.
  • Surface improvements to Indoor 1 prior to DJWTS. On the 16th March 2/3 of the surface will be removed then laser levelled and replenished with shavings. Approx Cost $10,000.00. Long term plan is to change the base but until the lease is signed and confirmed no major works will be under taken.
  •  130 people volunteered at the Dressage Festival, need to prepare our volunteers better.
  • SDF was a great success financially and competitor friendly.
  •  Boneo Classic– aim was to create an event to attract the general community overall aim achieved. Used a combination of volunteers and paid staff (over 100 volunteers.) NAB supplied volunteers.
  • Boneo put forward a proposal to have a CDI-W in September and incorporate the Food & Wine Festival held by the Shire.
  • Sponsorship Forum at Boneo: We have the entertainment product and we need to research companies to approach
  • M3DE – CDI-W The board has approved the CDI-W, but it will need to be fully funded by Dressage Victoria, the approx. cost of running a CDI-W is approx. $20,000.00 we cannot guarantee a profit. Fundraising ideas required one is to have a fundraising completion such as the DF fundraiser –. Maybe include HRCAV and pony club. Ask GP riders to volunteer at the event IE as Gear checkers etc
  • Young Rider Weekend/Awards – Young Rider/Ambassador of the Year.
    Criteria being looked at
  • On the 5th January EV Board met for a strategic meeting New vision is:
    “To create the best state based organisation supporting participants in the equestrian community at all levels”
    Key priorities being worked on are:
    Financial Stability
    Membership Growth
  • Familiarisation at events was discussed and the committee fully support that familiarisation is given high priority and discussed timeslots in 10 min increments or by class also need to ensure that enough time is allocated to the groundsmen to ensure the surface is ready at start of competition. 
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