Welcome to the Queensland Regional Promotional Group. The QLD RPG Committee is committed to promoting Welsh ponies from all sections of the Stud Book across the state of Queensland and we encourage all Queensland members of the WP&CS to get involved with the group’s activities.


QLD RPG Committee

Chairperson - Louise Colthorpe

k.colthorpe@uq.edu.au Ph: 07 3289 5794

Vice-Chairperson & Safety Officer - John Riley

jcr750@gmail.com Ph: 07 4691 5204

Secretary - Christine Wise

andcwise@optusnet.com.au Mobile: 0412 671 412

Assistant Secretary & Treasurer - Sue Groundwater

harmonyhillsue@gmail.com Ph: 07 5483 4765

Publicity Officer - Julia Hardie

jha88037@bigpond.net.au Ph: 07 5465 1553

Committee Member- Tina Brewster

rothwhyl@bigpond.com Mobile: 0419 642 023

Committee Member - Geoff Trim

geoff.trim069@gmail.com Ph: 07 5426 6417

Additional Contacts

Qld Foal Futurity Organiser - Lorelle Laffey

kenelle@auzy.net.au Ph: 07 4697 3118 Mobile: 0427 735 874

Welsh Pony Club Performance Competition Co-ordinator - Judy Davis

anthonyrdavis@ozemail.com.au Ph: 07 5439 0113

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/877461049016733/

Queensland RPG of the Welsh Pony & Cob Society of Australia


QLD RPG Meetings

The QLD RPG Meetings are held regularly throughout the year, usually held at the Marburg Community Hall, Cnr Edmond and Main Street, Marburg, just off the Warrego Hwy. Occasional meetings may be held at other locations as noted below. Start time varies but is usually 9.30 to 10am. All interested members are welcome.

NEXT QLD RPG Meeting - 12 September 2015, Marburg Hall, Marburg 10am. All members welcome. Come along and meet other members and bring your ideas with you. Please bring a plate for morning tea and lunch can be purchased at the Marburg Hotel across the road.

Annual Meeting: The date for the Annual Meeting of the RPG is 24 October at the University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Gatton commencing at 10am. Dr Andrew Van Epps will be the guest speaker and members have been offered a tour of the Equine facilities on the day. There will also be voting for the 2015-16 Committee. Please bring along your current WPCSA membership card. Morning tea is from 9.30am, so come along a little bit earlier and catch up with some friends!


Important Diary Dates and Deadlines


27 Jan Closing date for Toowoomba RoyaLShow Breed classes. Schedule and entry form available at www.rasq.com.au

8 Feb Members Fun Day incorporating Judges Assessment Day and Junior Judges Training Session

27 Feb Entries close for Qld All Welsh Show

1 March Advertising deadline for combined RPG stud ads in the WPCS Journal and advertising in the QAWS program

6 March Late entries for Qld All Welsh Show close. Penalty payment applies

7 March Pittsworth Ag show welsh classes

13 March Advertising deadline for RPG stud ads in WPCS journal only

17 March Welsh classes at Toowoomba Royal Show

17-19 Apr 2015 QLD All Welsh Show, Toowoomba Showgrounds

27 June Native Pony Foal & Youngstock Show. At Woodford Showgrounds.

18 July Gatton Ag Show

26 July Mt Gravatt Ag Show

31 July Foal Futurity Deadline for payments for unborn foals of 2016 season and continuation payments

1 August Commencement of accumulation of points for the Performance Awards for 2015-2016. Goes until 31 July 2016.

7 August to 16 August Brisbane Royal Show

22 August Canungra Agricultural Show - RPG sponsored with a great program

24 October Annual Meeting of the RPG at University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Gatton. 9.30am morning tea, Meeting 10am start.

25 October APSB Youngstock Show at Caboolture - Welsh and Part Welsh classes


Feb (date to be advised) Little Red Dragon Show for children and beginners

22, 23,24 April Qld All Welsh Show at Toowoomba

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