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Equestrian Australia

October 2015


We've made some visual improvements to Evolve which we hope you will enjoy. If you have any comments or suggestions for this monthly coaches and officials update please contact our team


National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) committee member Ms Glenys Cox has been returned to the national committee following recent elections.

Ms Cox joins the newly appointed member Lyn Lynch (NSW) as well as members Tim Calkin (VIC) and Philippa Collier (WA) on the skills based panel.

A fifth position on the Committee exists and EA now calls for applications from suitable candidates.

For more information and details on how to apply, CLICK HERE 


Please note the name of two day face to face workshop has been changed to Orientation to Coaching Course. The content and delivery has not changed.


A reminder that trainee coaches are now covered under their coaches insurance. MORE


Candidates who have a level two riding and horse management certificate are allowed to start at level one coaching. Provided that they have completed the orientation to coaching course and other prerequisites in the Intro coaching module. These candidates will also need to complete one beginner individual lunging lesson in the introductory module with a current Coach Educator. For more information please contact Kathryn O'Donnell


View past editions of Evolve Newsletters on the EA website

October 30, 2015

Outcomes of EA AGM

The Equestrian Australia (EA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held in Sydney, bringing together EA’s members, those being the six state branches, for an annual review of the organisation’s operations. A progress report highlighted key achievements:

  • EA membership increased to 19,519 members, a rise of 4.40%
  • EA accredited coaches increased to 1,018, a rise of 12.24%
  • 1,609 Ready Set Trot participants for the year, a rise of 16.93%
  • Resigning of an MOU with Pony Club Australia and signing of MOU with Riding for the Disabled Australia
  • Australia was one of only 10 countries to field teams in all disciplines at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games where Boyd Exell won back to back individual Driving gold medals
  • All Olympic disciplines now qualified for Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

View the  2014/15 Annual Report on our website

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FEI Officials Assistance Fund 2015

Once again EA has made $10,000 available to assist EA members attend FEI Officials courses internationally. This fund has been set up to assist in the succession planning and development of FEI officials for Australia by providing financial assistance to individuals who are required to travel internationally for FEI courses. MORE Tweet Button Facebook Like Button

EA Coach of the Month - Rebecca Jenkins

COACH OF THE MONTH is a new series in our Evolve e-News. It is a way on highlighting the EA coaches and educators who work with dedication and passion all over Australia. This month we profile Gow Gates Coach of the Year Rebecca Jenkins, nominated by Equestrian Qld. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

INSIGHT Judging Eventing around Ireland at the UK

Prue Spurrett recently returned from Europe where she officiated at the Camphire International Horse Trials, The festival of British Eventing and the International Hartpury Horse Trials. She was at Camphire when Australia's Chris Burton received an FEI record score for a CCI2*. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet 

INSIGHT - Officials share your story...

Are you an Equestrian Australia official who has recently officiated overseas and interested in sharing your experiences with other officials and the greater equestrian community for a new series? 

Our INSIGHT series tells the stories of international competitions from an Officials perspective.

The stories that we collect will be published on the Equestrian Australia website and/or newsletters and EA social media sites.

If you are interested in recounting your time abroad as an official, please submit your details using our online form. Officials who participate will be asked to submit a brief summary of their experience and also provide an image/s from the event.

CLICK HERE to be taken to the online form where you can submit your details. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

EA thanks its program partners and supporters

Equestrian Australia Equestrian New South Wales Equestrian Victoria Equestrian South Australia
Equestrian Queensland Equestrian Western Australia Equestrian Northern Territory Equestrian Tasmania

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