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Equestrian Australia

October 2016

October 27, 2016

2016 Equestrian Australia AGM and Board Announcement

The Equestrian Australia (EA) Annual General Meeting was held in Sydney on 8 October, bringing together EA’s state branch members for an annual review of the organisation’s operations.

Judy Fasher and David Lindh were elected to General Director roles on the Board and at the Board meeting the following day, Judy was appointed to the position of Chair.

Read more HERE.

To view the EA 2015-2016 Annual Report - click HERE.

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Expressions Of Interest for 2017 National Committees Nominations are being accepted

Equestrian Australia is calling for Nominations for National Committee positions in Dressage, Driving, Vaulting and Endurance. Read more HERE.Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Martin rides to fourth in Rio Freestyle

Para-Equestrian Lisa Martin capped off her first Paralympic Games with a fourth place finish in the Individual Freestyle Test Grade IV at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. 

The 44-year-old scored 72.25% aboard her horse First Famous.  

Martin was part of Australia's four member team which consisted of Emma Booth, Sharon Jarvis and Katie Umback. Full results HERE  Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Para-Equestrian Highlights

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ARIAT RIDER OF THE MONTH : 18 year old Mary Warren, making history at the Nationals

The ever-popular Grand Prix Freestyle at the Australian Dressage Championships offered another great moment of sport to the public and crowned the 18-year-old Mary Warren and her stunning Mindarah Park Ramadan (71.00%).

"I am a committed person and this is just the dream. It is an outstanding way of representing Australia," said Warren. Read MORE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

2016 ADC Performance Medal Presentation

The Australian Dressage Committee’s (ADC) performance medal presentation at the Australian Dressage Championships has become an annual tradition and this year's presentation saw 19 horses receive the prestigious gold medal. Read MORE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

First Equestrian involved in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program

We are delighted to announce that Equestrian Australia member, Elloise Devlin, has been selected as a 2017 Scholarship recipient within The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program.

Elloise is one of five young Australian athletes who have been selected for the 2017 Program and the first Equestrian since the Program commenced in 2006.

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Australian Showjumping Championships

The 2016 Australian Showjumping Championships held at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre won’t easily be forgotten. Not only will it go down as the best Australian Championships that has ever been staged but it will also be remembered by organisers for the incredibly challenging conditions placed upon them leading up to the event as Victoria was facing huge floods.

The Australian Junior Champion was Jess Rice-Ward riding Kiwi Guard.

The Australian Young Rider Champion was Madeline Sinderberry riding the very popular and speedy Fernhill Zinzan.

The Australian Senior Champion was Jamie Kermond onboard Yandoo Oaks Constellation returning from a very successful European Campaign just in time to sweep in and claim the title.

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Olympic medallist Chris Burton takes Young Horse Eventing gold at Le Lion

Rio 2016 Olympic Games team bronze medallist Christopher Burton from Australia topped the 6-year-old division with the KWPN Fire Fly at the FEI World Breeding Federation Eventing Championships for Young Horses 2016 at Le Lion d’Angers, France. Read MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Helmet Regulations Updated

The helmet approved standards list has been updated in the Equestrian Australia General Regulations as from 19 October 2016. 

Judy Fasher, Chair of EA says, “Equestrian Australia is pleased to have aligned our rules with international standards for riding helmets. The new rules offer variety, combined with the most advanced technology available in the production and design of riding helmets.”

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January rule changes

Discipline rule changes will come into effect on 1 January 2017.

Equestrian Australia publishes the new rules during the month of October to allow a period for members to familiarise with the changes.

You can view the current and future rules for each discipline as well as a summary of rule changes that will take effect on 1 January HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

A members' thank you

On behalf of all of the states, Equestrian Australia (EA) would like to thank all those members who completed the recent Equestrian Members Survey. We were buoyed by the fantastic response rate which was just under 25% of the membership. This is well above industry average and highlights the level of engagement within our community. Read more HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Taking it to the top: Edwina Tops-Alexander reveals her thoughts on LGCT Final

The clock is counting down to the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) season finale, where one rider will be crowned the overall LGCT Champion of Champions. Throughout the year we’ve had three riders on top, however as the days draw us closer to Doha and the final Grand Prix of the year, it’s become a clear two horse race to the finish. Leading lady, Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) is no stranger to being at the sharp end of the grid, with the two time LGCT Champion of Champions poised to make history should she secure a historic third win of her career. Read MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Big stars and young guns to compete at 2016 Aus3de

More than 100 entries have been received for the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3DE), Australia’s premier equestrian event, with an exceptional field of International competitors, Olympic athletes and a large number of young riders set to compete in the heart of Adelaide, from Friday 3 November to Sunday 6 November 2016. Read MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet 

Success for Australia in the World Endurance Championships

Equestrian Australia congratulates the Australian Endurance Team on its success at the recent Longines FEI World Endurance Championships held in Samorvin, Slovakia on the 16 – 19 September.  To achieve a 4th placing in this very competitive event was outstanding and a real testament to the solid selection process that was implemented for this Championship. Read more HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet 

Water Requirements for Horses: Five Important Facts

Of the six nutrients required by the horse – carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water; water is by far the most important to the horse, yet is often the one we think of last.   Therefore, we are going to look at some key principles about water that are worth remembering!

A horse can live for almost a month without food, but within a mere 48 hours without water a horse can begin to show signs of colic and can quickly become life threatening. 

Kentucky Equine Research offers a free nutrition consultation service on 1800 772 198 or email if you would like more information or just to make sure your horse is receiving a balanced diet, please contact us !

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Aussies at the 2016 FEI World Vaulting Championships

James Hocking (SA) and Sarah Grayson (NSW) recently represented Australia at the 2016 FEI World Senior Vaulting Championships held in Le Mans, France from 16-21 August 2016. Read MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet 



  • High Performance Update - With the Rio Olympic Games and Paralympic Games complete and all team members having now returned home or at their next competition, Equestrian Australia is undertaking a full review of our campaign and the associated preparations. MORE


  • Changes of note in the 2017 Dressage Rules. MORE
  • Australian riders wishing to compete in the Pacific League World Cup Final in New Zealand. MORE
  • Calling for 2017 Nominations to the ADJC. MORE
  • Brett Parbery shines in Boneo at the 2016 Spring CDI3*. MORE


  • Aussies at the 2016 Pau FEI Classics. MORE
  • Cross country proved to be difficult for the Aussies at Boekelo. MORE
  • The 2016 Canberra CIC delivers an epic weekend of equestrian sport. MORE


  • 2016 Australian Interschool Championships Results. HERE


  • Australia sixth in the Longines Challenge Cup at Furusiyya Final. MORE
  • EOI for Jumping riders to represent Australia in Gisborne, NZ. MORE
  • State of Origin Show Jumping Challenge - Round 2 Tamworth. MORE


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