It is with much sadness that VERA announces the passing of Henry Perry. Henry had been involved in endurance in Victoria for many years and was renowned as 'The man from Wombat Flat'. Our condolences to Vanessa and all of Henry's family.
The VERA SMC would like to advise that the Emu Cup ROs have advised that they are unable to proceed with their ride. They have not been able to procure sufficient vets and the current uncertainty with Covid restrictions makes organising a ride very difficult. They are very disappointed to not be able to provide this event but are already talking about booking in a ride for next year.
The SMC would like to express its thanks to the Emu Cup organising committee for all their hard work in getting to this point and we are most appreciative of their efforts.
The Ride Organisers of the Del’s Waterloo Ride have advised that they are not able to proceed with the ride which was to be held on 4 & 5 September 2021. The VERA SMC would like to thank the ROs for their efforts and willingness to get this ride up and going and fully support their decision. The SMC acknowledge the difficulty in this decision and appreciate the early notice for members.
If you are one of the people who have qualified for this new award presented by AERA please get your application form completed and submitted. If you know of anyone who may no longer be involved in the sport, but who is qualified, please let them know. The following are the Victorians included on the Decades Team listing:
The VERA SMC is looking for people who are interested in nominating for the VERA State team to compete at the 2021 Tom Quilty event in Western Australia. Attached is the Tom Quilty Gold Cup State Team policy outlining the requirements for nominating and the responsibilities of being considered as a part of the team. As yet, a determination has not been made as to how many Victorian teams that will be entered as this will be dependent upon the number of nominations received.
The AERA Management Committee would like to provide an update on the development project that is currently underway to deliver an inhouse system to support ride nominations. AERA, via its AERA Database Sub-committee (SC) commenced investigating the possibility of building the AERASpace Online Nomination System (ONS) some time ago. The SC investigated a number of commercial online nomination systems from the perspective of integrating to an already built system. After sitting through a number of demonstrations of these products and talking with representatives of the software development companies the SC weighed up a number of factors including: