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For those people who don't have access to a scanner when filling out forms by paper, you can try one of the apps below.

It allows you to take photos of each page and then convert them to pdf documents you can simply attach to email and send, this solution is great great for membership forms and ride entries.

The android app works great, and seeing as the app is made by the same people im sure the apple version works the same too.

This allows for much better processing by ride organisers and anyone else who handles VERA forms.

 

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.scan.android&hl=en_AU
Apple - https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/adobe-scan/id1199564834?mt=8

 

The SMC would like to remind  our Day Members of the incentive program we have available if you wish to convert to a membership rather than continuing to pay the Day Membership fee each ride.  If a Day Member submits a Membership Application within 30 days of attending a ride and paying the day membership fee the new member will receive a $30 credit on the membership fee.  Note that this is only applicable to new members and is not available to those with a previous VERA membership number.  On the Membership Application form there is a checkbox which can be ticked if you wish to take advantage of this offer and then attach a copy of the vet card/log book as proof of attendance as a day member.

VERA has forwarded a donation to the Peter McCallum Cancer Research Foundation in memory of Sue Cavill and her contribution to Victorian endurance. The SMC would encourage members to show their support also for this very worthy organisation.

https://foundation.petermac.org/

The Australian Endurance Riders Association Inc. has applied CPI increases to the recommended fees for Veterinarians attending endurance events.  The Veterinary Fees that are recommended by AERA for 2019 are :

 

 

 How does a rider up grade to Endurance/ Open status.
How does a rider up grade from NOVICE status to OPEN status 
1, The rider must have successfully complete 2 x 40km training rides, then 3 x 80km - 120km, Novice horses and / or riders cannot compete in any ride longer than 120km.
2. Once you achieve this, you apply to be “Up graded" and your membership card will change over to Open rider status. (No fee is charged for this. However you must be a financial member at the time for you to upgrade your rider status) You will be issued with a YELLOW membership card. (VERA Membership Registrar is Beck Williamson)
3. Even if you complete your qualifying rides, don’t be fooled to think you can now ride at any speed in your next ride, because in theory you are still a NOVICE rider. The responsibility for the upgrading is up to the rider not the committee.

For more information see Facebook

As our first ride for the year looks like it is the 40km training weekend at Glengarry. I have seen people ask about memberships etc. 
1: you do not have to be a financial member of VERA to compete in any 40km or less training, or social ride.
2: However all non VERA members will be required to pay a "day membership" as well as the entry fee.

3: NEW RULE states that all horses with logbooks must have all training / social rides entered in them (previously you could put training rides on a vet card and not in the logbook)

For those VERA members ready to compete in an 80km and already have a logbook.
If your a VERA member, and paid your membership, make sure you have done your logbook returns REQUIRED BY ALL HORSES, NOVICE & QUALIFIED HORSES.
If your horse is a qualified horse [YELLOW BOOK] you also have to pay a annual fee prior to competing in anything of 80km plus, or if your horse has a lifetime registration then no other fee required) a sticker inside the book will tell you if it's lifetime registered or just annually registered.

Further discussion on this top on our facebook page