COVID – 19 Event Cancellations 2020

Due to the evolving situation regarding COVID – 19 and the uncertainty of State Restrictions that are in place. the following events have unfortunately been cancelled.

  • 7th Light Horse – Bemboka Troop – Annual Dining In Night 12 September 2020 Merimbula NSW
  • ALHA Association Cup October 2020
  • ALHA – The Jericho Cup Challenge – 28 November 2020 Warrnambool VIC.

Keeping Up to Date with COVID-19

Keeping Up to Date with COVID-19

With restrictions and regulations changing on an almost daily basis, the ALHA has put together the following information and included links that Members may find helpful to keep up-to-date with the most current restrictions and requirements.

The ALHA would like to advise its Troops if you are considering holding a gathering or event of any kind you need to be aware of the latest requirements in your state. It is important that you are familiar with the COVID-19 Guidelines when organising or participating in an event and if you are required to display the necessary documentation around the event premises.

Collect a Coronavirus Self-Declaration Form (here) from everyone attending, these forms must be completed by all attendees and retained by the host Troop.

Please see links below:


Troops holding events need to be familiar with COVID-19 Guidelines, and need to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan and are required to display the necessary documentation if required. Some venues may require a Risk Management Form

Troops must contact their venue owners (Council, Trusts etc.) to confirm that the grounds are available for use and have completed their own risk assessment document for their venue. 

The following Covid safe practices are implemented to minimise cross contamination these include (but are not limited to):

  • Continue to self-distance, practice good hygiene,
  • Provide hand sanitiser dispensers in prominent places around the event
  • Keep all shared services and areas clean by washing/wiping down with antibacterial wipes or soap and water frequently.
  • Appoint one person to open and close venue gates at the start and end of the day
  • Clearly communicate your Covid Safety Plan and procedures to your members, prior to activities and events.
  • Ensure maximum numbers are adhered to for your venue
  • Members bring their own feed and buckets etc.
  • Minimise or remove any need to share tack or other equipment.
  • Non-contact for all uniform, saddlery and equipment –  when a gear check is performed disposable gloves are to be worn.
  • Please follow these guidelines – COVID-19 infection control guidelines for community

COVID-19 Awareness Course at

Members are still required to submit all ALHA Event Notification forms including:

  • Events Notification
  • Risk Management Form
  • Site Inspection Checklist

Please be aware that restrictions change regularly so it is important to check your state’s regulations for updates.
As of Wednesday, 1 July 2020, further changes to restrictions have been implemented in some states.

National Coronavirus Helpline

For information, support or advice on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or the COVIDSafe app, call the Australia Government’s National Coronavirus Helpline which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Helpline: 1800 020 080
     Email:      Website: COVIDSafe online help

The following Links Keeping up-to-date with COVID-19 
Please use the following links to keep up-to-date with the most current information:

State COVID-19 Safety Plans/Guidelines:

2020/2021 ALHA Executive and Board Nominations

Nominations for the 2020/2021 Executive and Board of Directors have closed, with the following nominations being correctly nominated and received.

ALHA Executive 2020/2021 – The following nominations have been received unopposed.

President – Lawrence Watts
Treasurer/Secretary – Thomas Childs

ALHA Vice President 2020/2021. The following nomination has been received unopposed.

Graham Brown 

Board Members – The following nominations have been received unopposed.

Charles Allen
Harry Ball
Deborah Chalker
Philip Chalker
Andrew Clarke
Patrick Leary
Phillip Logue
Wayne Mills
Jo Moore
Rodney Pinder
Barry Rodgers
Michael Rowland

All nominated will be ratified at the Virtual AGM on Saturday 27 June 2020

The Jericho Cup Challenge 2020 – Expressions Of Interest

Dear Secretaries and Members

The Jericho Cup Challenge will be held this year at Warrnambool VIC, on the weekend of Saturday 28 November and Sunday 29 November 2020 (pending COVID-19 State Restrictions)

This is an invitation only event for financial members of the Australian Light Horse Association.

Interested members of the Australian Light Horse Association are therefore cordially invited to submit their Expressions of Interest to attend and participate in this event.

Nominations of individuals and teams for this event will close on Friday 31 July 2020 –please contact

The Event Coordinator Wayne Mills on 02 6779 1552 or email:
Acceptance for this event will be notified in due course.
The Jericho Cup Challenge Committee

ALHA 2020/2021 Membership Renewals are now due

  • Members please note your renewal form MUST be completed otherwise your membership renewal will not be accepted or processed. 

Membership fees are – Riding Members: $75 and Non-Riding Members – $55

Please note – 
A Riding Member is any member riding or leading a horse whilst participating in parades, ceremonies, displays or events.
All renewal forms are to be completed and signed by the member, then returned via email (scanned copy) or post.
After processing and clearing of payment your new card and e-receipt will be forwarded to you in due course. Please retain your receipt as proof of membership.
Please follow this link for further details:

AGM Update

Notice of AGM sent to all financial members via email last week, please check your inbox. 

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Australian Light Horse Association Ltd will be held on Saturday 27th June 2020

Venue: The AGM will be held Online via Zoom due to COVID-19 Health Restrictions, State Restrictions and under advice from ASIC  as previously advised on our website and social media.

Time: The AGM will commence at 12.00pm. AEST


For further information or questions regarding this report please contact us prior to the meeting so your questions may be answered on the day.
Email our Secretary Tom Childs 
A Poll for the following will be emailed to members for completion prior to the meeting for:
  • The Director’s Report, Annual Financial Statements, and the Auditor’s Report
  • Appoint an Auditor
  • Elect Executive and Board of Directors.
  • Ratify 2020/2021 Membership fees – Riding Member $75 Non-Riding Member $55 (No Increase for this coming year)
At the Online Meeting the results from the Poll will be adopted as motions and ratified.
AGM Attendance:
Members are invited to attend the Online Meeting. Members wishing to participate are asked to follow the below link to complete a form registering your wish to attend.
AGM Online Meeting Registration has closed.
For any further details regarding the meeting please contact us: Email

COVID-19 Update 3 June 2020

Members and Troops Notice:

COVID-19 Update

A statement to our members in response to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

The health, safety and welfare of our members and troops continues to remain our highest priority as we navigate through these tough times.

With restrictions being eased almost weekly, the ALHA is easing the suspension on ALHA sanctioned activities and advises all members and troops to participate in activities in accordance with their local public health, state and national regulatory procedures.

Events being planned must supply notification and the appropriate paperwork.

Important Members Notice – Update due to COVID-19

Dear Members
During the current COVID-19 pandemic and following Government Health Restrictions, Guidelines and Advice, the ALHA is not sanctioning any events, training or activities for the foreseeable future.
Any of our members who choose to conduct activities etc. do so at their own risk and will not be covered by the Association.
Also at this time we are not processing any new membership applications and request that all forthcoming membership renewals be delayed until after the new financial year.
When conditions change and further details become available notification will be placed on the website.

ALHA Annual General Meeting 27 June 2020



Saturday 27th June 2020. 

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Australian Light Horse  Association Limited  will be held on Saturday 27th June 2020. 


Due to COVID-19 Health Restrictions, State regulations and under advice from ASIC the ALHA will be conducting an On-line/Virtual meeting. Details will be forwarded to financial members shortly.

The AGM will commence at 12.00pm.

Nominations for the Board of Directors of ALHA Ltd are now open for the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Director – Board Members 

All nominations for the position of Director or any other position on the Board must be received at the company office no later than the 4.00pm on the 12th June 2020. They must be signed by the Nominee and 2 other Financial Members of the Association

Notices of motion
All notices of motion must be received in writing at the Company Office by 4.00pm on the 5th June 2020.

For further information, contact The National Secretary – Tom Childs OAM JP

On 07 3807 2382 or email: Tom Childs 

An Agenda and Audited Accounts will be available in due course.

ALHA LEADERSHIP COURSE WORKSHOP WOOMBYE Qld. Postponed until further notice

An Invitation is extended for Expression of interest to attend The Australian Light Horse Association’s Leadership Course Workshop, (incorporating the previously known Troop Sergeant’s Course), is sought from ALHA Troops and Non ALHA Light Horse Troops.
This course invitation is open to Troop President, Troop Secretary/Treasurer and Troop Sergeant/Commanders only.
• The Course will be hosted by the 2nd Light Horse Woombye Troop and held at the Woombye Pony Club grounds, where there is camping, toilet and shower facilities available;
• This Course is designed as a “Train the Trainer” course so that the attendees can go back to their Troops and pass on the knowledge gained;
• Those attending can arrive Friday evening if required;
• The Course will start at 0930hrs Saturday morning and finish Sunday afternoon at appox 1600hrs;
• Catering will be provided for lunch Saturday, evening meal Saturday night, breakfast Sunday morning and lunch Sunday;
• There is no costs to attend for current ALHA financial members, however, Non ALHA financial members attending will be ask to pay $55 towards catering and general Course costs;
• Saturday will be a classroom day with Sunday a horse day;
• There will be a Section of Mounted Troopers provided for the horse work on the Sunday, so there is no need to bring your horse;
• Registration is required no later than the 14th March 2020
• A full detailed Run-Sheet of the Course will be made available to those who register.
Please respond back to me, as the Course Coordinator, with full details of the individuals your Troop will be sending along by the 14th March.
Contact Lawrence Watts E: M: 0405 480 266