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Welcome to the July edition of Impulsion

An important event for Australia's Para-Equestrian team on the Road to Rio is the Hartpury CPEDI3* which is happening from 8-10 July. Five Para-dressage riders have made the trip to the UK to represent Australia - Anne Skinner, Caitlin Radford, Emma Booth, Katie Umback and Zoe Vorenas. We wish our riders the best of luck and look forward to following their progress at this event. Make sure you are following Equestrian Australia on Facebook to be among the first who receive updates. 

Until next month,

Grant Baldock

CEO, Equestrian Australia

2nd place for Australia in the Polish leg of the Nations Cup FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing

Our Australian team of Chris Burton (Haruzac), Andrew Hoy (Cheeky Calimbo) and Kevin McNab (Casperelli) finished in second place of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series 2015 at the Strzegom International Horse Trials CICO3*, in Poland. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Ariat Rider of the Month

The Ariat Rider of the Month is Boyd Exell who, once again, arrived first and dominated the Lähden CAI3* Event in Germany from beginning to end, after his last win in Saumur at the beginning of June. MORE Facebook Like ButtonTweet Button

Restrictions on Horse Prefix Registrations to benefit breeders

Changes to Horse Prefix Registration requirements have been made to benefit breeders and studs. They can now register the horse’s prefix from birth and it can no longer be changed without their written permission. This will enable a better recognition and acknowledgement of the breeder's significant role in the success of a sport horse's career. MORE Facebook Like ButtonTweet Button

Updates to the EA Insurance program

The renewal of the insurance program has seen benefits added to the EA National Insurance program for members from the 1 July 2015 Visit the EA website for the details Facebook Like ButtonTweet Button

Mike Etherington-Smith to become advisor to Australian Equestrian Team

Acclaimed cross country course designer Mike Etherington-Smith is joining Equestrian Australia’s (EA) Eventing high performance program in an advisory capacity. MORE Facebook Like ButtonTweet Button

Announcing the team for the 2015 FEI World Vaulting Championships for Juniors

National Vaulting Selectors have announced the athletes that will represent Australia at the upcoming FEI World Vaulting Championships for Juniors from 5-9 August, in Ermelo (NED). MORE Facebook Like ButtonTweet Button

Burton 4th in Luhmühlen CCI4* with his rising star Graf Liberty

Chris Burton and Graf Liberty were 4th at Luhmühlen CCI4* finishing on their final score of 36.40 - a great result for this up-and-coming horse who is competing at his first CCI4*. MORE Facebook Like ButtonTweet Button

Masterclass & Clinic with Maree Tomkinson for a privileged number of riders at Warringah this weekend

World Equestrian Games (WEG) representative and international Dressage rider Maree Tomkinson was at The Warringah Dressage Association, based at St Ives Showground on Sydney’s North Shore after the club won EA's World Equestrian Games club competition. MORE Facebook Like ButtonTweet Button

Dressage Travel Fund now able to receive tax-deductible donations

The Australian Sports Foundation has approved the recently launched Australian Dressage International Travel Fund. Equestrian Australia supports the Australian Dressage International Travel Fund but please be advised EA has no access to the funds raised nor does it have any input into how the funds are distributed. This is the responsibility of the executors of the Trust. MORE Facebook Like ButtonTweet Button

Looking after your horse’s nutrition season to season!

As the weather changes, so does your horses nutritional requirements. Below are some handy hints to put in your calendar to keep on top of your horse’s needs throughout the year. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Vale - John Patterson

The South Australian Show Jumping Community and Equestrian SA has lost one of its most charismatic and memorable members.

John Patterson passed away in the early morning on Monday 22nd June 2015, at the age of 71. MORE Facebook Like ButtonTweet Button

Ben Hudson wins the 50th anniversary of Tom Quilty Endurance Gold Cup

Ben Hudson, selected rider to represent Australia at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in France last year but who unfortunately had to withdraw, won the 50th anniversary of the Tom Quilty Gold Cup. MORE Facebook Like ButtonTweet Button

Geoff Sinclair announced Equestrian Official for Rio 2016

Australia's Geoff Sinclair has been appointed Assistant Technical Delegate for Eventing at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games. He will be working alongside the Technical Delegate Alec Lochore (GBR). MORE Facebook Like ButtonTweet Button

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program

Australian junior athletes (U/21) are invited to apply for The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program annually (valued at over $10,000) MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

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