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Welcome to the May Edition of Impulsion

Tickets are now on sale to Equestrian Australia's Sport Achievement Awards Night incorporating the EA Hall of Fame. This year we are looking forward to hosting the evening in Melbourne on Friday 5 June, which coincides with the Melbourne International Three Day Event. Time is running out to purchase your tickets so make sure you organise your attendance at the night.

Until next month,

Grant Baldock, CEO, Equestrian Australia

EA reveals full list of Sport Achievement Awards Night Finalists

Congratulations to the 2014 Sport Achievement Awards Night Finalists. SEE THE LIST

EA Club Development Grants recipients announced

15 more clubs from around Australia will receive a funding boost as part of Equestrian Australia (EA)’s recent round of Club Development Grants. It is the second time that EA has offered $30,000 in funding assistance to affiliated clubs and this recent round attracted 144 applications, more than double the number received in the first year. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

International Competition and Development Fund (ICDF)

Applications are now being taken for ICDF funding for events held between 1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016. The ICDF supports projects and events that fall into the “international competition” category or can be demonstrated to further the “development” of the sport in general or a particular discipline. MORE

Please submit the application form to info@equestrian.org.au by Friday 29 May 2015

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Four Aussies among top 20 at MMBHT

Four Australians have finished in the top 20 at the 2015 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (#MMBHT). MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Ariat Rider of the Month

The Ariat Riders of the Month is Judith Dierks who won the ever-popular Grand Prix Freestyle at the Sydney CDI with her stunning Diamond Star (72.77%) MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Joint interview of the Oceania Young Rider Team

Prior to the departure to NZL, we were very lucky to have a chat with the four girls of the YR team - Shenae Lowings, Isabelle Bowditch-McIntyre, Teegan Ashby and Kenya Wilson - and get their impressions on the big event ahead. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Equestrian Australia unveils new look squad structure

Equestrian Australia has unveiled a new look squad structure for its Olympic and Paralympic disciplines, aligning them more closely with Australia’s Winning Edge – the high performance strategy of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Joint Supplements - Just use what works

Joints have multiple components and therefore there are multiple ways of managing and preventing the many things that can go wrong. READ MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Lowery wins Sydney International CCI3*

New South Wales rider Elizabeth Lowery has won her first major three day event, taking out the Sydney International CCI3* at the International Equestrian Centre on Sunday. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Vicki and Congo Z win the Sydney World Cup

Olympian Vicki Roycroft won the Greater Sydney Grand Prix at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre for second round of the 2015/16 Australian League of the FEI World Cup Jumping Series. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Teegan Ashby impresses kids at Bossley Park Public School

The students at Bossley Park Public School were treated to a visit from accomplished Eventing athlete Teegan Ashby. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Stunning eventing weekend for Australian riders

Australian triple Olympic gold medallist Andrew Hoy and the experienced four-star horse Algebra have won the Montelibretti CCI3*, in the province of Rome (Italy) this weekend. On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, in the Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event (#rk3de), our Aussie rider Bill Levett and his horse Improvise showed that experience counts on cross country. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Edwina on the podium at Antwerp Longines Global Champions Tour

The second leg of the 2015 Longines Global Champions Tour series took place in the famous port of Antwerp (BE), from 22nd to 25th April. Once again, our Australian star, Edwina Tops-Alexander proved her talent on Lintea Tequila. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

FEI RuleApp launched on Apple Store and Google Play

The FEI has launched a free app, which gives access to the full official FEI rules and regulations.

Available now on the Apple Store and Google Play, it allows users to easily view the latest FEI rules and regulations in a “virtual bookshelf” approach, both online and offline, on mobile devices. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Long list for the 2015 FEI World Vaulting Championships for Juniors

Equestrian Australia is announcing the Long list for the 2015 FEI World Vaulting Championships for Juniors.

The Championships will be held in Ermelo (NED) 5th – 8th August 2015. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

[HISTORY] The Greater Sydney Jumping World Cup CSI1*-W

This equestrian event takes place at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre in Horsley Park since 2009 - the venue of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It is one of the few Australian World Cup Jumping shows that is held indoors. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Remi Stud Scholarship 2015/16

The Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship is an annual Scholarship and is awarded to a very deserving Young Rider who has the talent and dedication in either Dressage or Eventing, but needs financial assistance to purchase a horse of their dreams.

To be considered for the receipt of this amazing scholarship valued at over $30,000, riders should complete the application form. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Melbourne International Three Day Event prepares to Ride the Excitement

In just under one months time, Australian riders and their horses from far and wide will make their way down to the grounds of Werribee Park to battle it out with the best at the 2015 Melbourne International Three Day Event. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

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