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Equestrian Australia

December 2015

December 23, 2015

Season's Greetings

Equestrian Australia wishes its members and supporters a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the festive season.

Please be advised the national office will be closed from midday 24 December 2015 and will reopen on Monday 4 January 2016.

We look forward to assisting you in the New Year.

Year In Review

In our 2015 Year in Review we've collected some of the top stories to hit social media during the year. Check it out

Equestrian Australia CEO Announcement

The Board of Equestrian Australia (EA) is pleased to announce Ms Paula Ward as its next Chief Executive Officer MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Success for Exell at FEI Awards

Australia's own World Driving Champion Boyd Exell is equestrian's man of the moment after being honoured by the sport's international governing body, the Federation Equestre International (FEI). MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Ariat Rider of the Month - Shane Rose

Shane Rose sets his sights on Rio after winning Adelaide CCI4*. The Olympic silver medallist is a step closer to fulfilling his goal of representing Australia at the Rio Olympic Games after topping the leaderboard in first and second position at the Australian International Three Day event. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

#Aus3DE TV highlights coming to your small screen on New Years Day

7TWO will broadcast all the higlights from the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event, from #Adelaide #SouthAustralia including highlights from the Equestrian Grand Final. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Have your say on the Hendra Working Group's recommendations

Equestrian Australia’s Hendra Working Group has presented its report to the EA National Board who now invites feedback on the recommendations.

Members who wish to provide feedback on the recommendations should use the online form, available via the link below. Feedback may be submitted up until 15 February 2016 at which point it will be provided to the Board for consideration.

The recommendations and online feedback form is available on the EA website

Meantime Equestrian Australia has been advised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that it will permit the continuation of a notification lodged by EA allowing event organising committees to require Hendra vaccination as a condition of entry. MORE

Duo Mary Hanna and Umbro show excellent form in the CDI-W Pacific League Final at Saddleworld Dressage Festival

Olympian Mary Hanna and Umbro won the Pacific League World Cup Final CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle at the 2015 Saddleworld Dressage Festival with a score of 73.725% after winning the Grand Prix. The combination pleased both the judges and the crowd with a technical choreography and earned the right to represent Australia in the World Cup Final in Gothenburg (SWE) in March 2016. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

First Para-Equestrian Rio qualifier a success

Australia's Para-Equestrian hopefuls have impressed at the first Rio Paralympic Games nomination event held at the Saddleworld Dressage Festival. Pictured left is London Paralympic gold medallist Joann Formosa on her way to first place with her very new mount GB Winchester. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Read all the NEWS and Interviews of the Para-Equestrian riders on the #RoadtoRio HERE.


English Essentials – Ready. Set. Show

The Ariat® Show Collection feature some of the most innovative pieces of equestrian apparel and footwear you will find in the equestrian marketplace. Ariat utilizes advanced fabrics with the most up to date premium technology available. Ariat's designers create equestrian apparel with fabric characteristics that help equestrian athletes perform at their peak. MORE  Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Young Riders dominate Dressage at #EGF15

Young Riders have dominated the Equestrian Grand Final for Dressage with the Young Rider team taking out the team’s event and youngest competitor Morgan Duell winning the individual Championship. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

#EGF15 - Crowd favourite Jones wins Exhibition Eventing thriller

Megan Jones won the Gow-Gates Exhibition Eventing Grand Final held at the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event in Adelaide, South Australia. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Queenslander Ubank wins IRT #EGF15 Jumping Grand Final in Adelaide, South Australia

Queensland rider Merrick Ubank riding Alantinus won the IRT Jumping Grand Final in Adelaide, putting on a spectacular show at the Australian International Three Event which hosted the Equestrian Grand Final for the first time. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Lyndal Oatley sets new Australian record in Sweden

An in-form Lyndal Oatley and her London Olympic mount Sandro Boy have set a new Australian record at the Sweden International Horse Trials CDI-W Grand Prix.

On their way to a top five finish the pair received a score of 72.800% in the Grand Prix which eclipses Oatley's previous personal best of 72.680% which came at the 2014 Deauville CDI3*.

It is also the highest Grand Prix score attained by an Australian combination. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet 

Exell wins FEI World Cup Driving in Geneva for the eighth time

Reigning FEI World Cup™ champion, Boyd Exell from Australia, won the FEI World Cup™ Driving Leg in Geneva for the eighth time in his career this morning. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet 

Exell in a class of his own at FEI World Cup Driving season-opener in Stuttgart

Defending champion, Australia’s Boyd Exell, proved to be in a class of his own once again in the opening competition of the 15th season of the FEI World Cup™ Driving series in Stuttgart, Germany. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Exell claims second win in a row at inaugural FEI World Cup Driving leg in Madrid

Boyd Exell claimed his second win in a row with victory at the inaugural edition of FEI World Cup™ Driving in Madrid (ESP) MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

The Nationals - Australasian Show Horse Championships

Many competitors & spectators enjoyed the 30th year of competition at the Australasian Show Horse & Rider Championships, at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre, Victoria. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet 

Interview with Sarah Joyce, Team Barastoc

" Showjumping has always been a family activity for us, and we have been lucky enough to have such nice horses. Recently moving away from home for Uni and owning a horse that is more suited to Dressage, I have found a new love for the perfection and elegance of this discipline." MORE

" Showjumping has always been a family activity for us, and we have been lucky enough to have such nice horses. Recently moving away from home for Uni and owning a horse that is more suited to Dressage, I have found a new love for the perfection and elegance of this discipline." MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Also Making News

Committee Announcements

  • Australian Dressage Committee - Prue Spurrett and Hannie Byrne have been appointed to the Committee MORE
  • National Vaulting Committee - Tony Richardson and Gail Beattie have been returned to the committee and Lyn Lynch has been elected to the Committee MORE
  • NCAS - Sandy Lucas has been elected to the National NCAS Committee for a two year term MORE

Other News 

  • The Jumping selection policy for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been released. MORE
  • 2016 & 2017 Australian Interschool Equestrian Championship Hosts Announced MORE
  • The Australian Dressage Championships will be held from 23-26 October 2016 MORE
  • Expressions Of Interest for Rider's Representative for the National Endurance Committee MORE
  • Australian Endurance Information Weekend in January. Forward your expression of interest HERE
  • Long Lists for upcoming World Endurance Championships and World Equestrian Games MORE
  • Equestrian Australia invites Vaulting members to take part in a survey and record their preference for the next National Vaulters' Representative. TAKE THE SURVEY
  • Australian Vaulting Team Personnel Appointments MORE
  • The Australian Dressage Committee wishes to advise that a rule change planned for 2016, regarding height certificates for ponies will be deferred until 2017. MORE
  • From April 6 to 9, the 2016 Sydney CDI will be the final chance the nation’s top combinations will have to qualify in Australia for the Olympic dressage team. READ

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