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Equestrian Australia

February 2016

February 5, 2016

National Squads Announcement

Equestrian Australia has confirmed its High Performance Squads in the Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping and in the Paralympic discipline of Para-Equestrian.

In accordance with the Australian Olympic Team Nomination Criteria, athletes named on a High Performance Squad will form part of the shadow team of their respective discipline for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

National Recognition Squads with categories for senior and the developmental stages including youth have also been announced. 

Congratulations to all athletes.

Click on the links above to view the squads. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Four-in-hand drivers all ready for action at FEI World Cup Driving Final

Reem Acra Best Athlete Boyd Exell this weekend defends his FEI World Cup Drivng Title in Bordeaux. Boyd will be aiming for a record seven titles when he takes on the world's best in France. The Final will be broadcast live on the FEI YouTube Channel and on FEI TV. Read more Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Tops-Alexander on the podium at Zurich

Edwina Tops-Alexander has finished third in the Zurich round of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Western European League. Read MoreFacebook Like Button Tweet Button

Ariat Rider of the Month

Grade 2 Para-Equestrian Emma Booth is our Ariat Rider of the Month after her stunning performance at the Boneo Classic supported by NAB. In her first outing with her horse Mongelvangs Zidane, Booth achieved promising scores which has put her in a strong position ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Read about the success of Emma and other Para-Equestrian Riders in our review of the Boneo Para-Equestrian event Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Tomkinson takes charge at Boneo Grand Prix CDI

Maree Tomkinson has overcome a strong field to win the Grand Prix CDI at the Boneo Classic supported by NAB – an important event for Rio Olympic hopefuls. Read More Facebook Like Button Tweet 

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

EA Members acknowledged in Australia Day Honours list

Barry Roycroft (AM), John Winning (AM), Russell Ritter (OAM) and Judith Kilby (OAM) have been acknowledged in the recent Australia Day Honours list Read More Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Stephanie Mackillop declared National Young Rider Series Champion

Stephanie Mackillop has been declared the winner of the National Young Rider Selection Series for Jumping for 2015.

19 year old Mackillop finished first on the overall leaderboard with her horse Yirrkala Exclusive. Read More Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Hill wins the day but season honours belong to Chugg

Steven Hill riding Yalambi’s Bellini Star closed the curtain on the 2015/16 Australian League of the FEI World Cup after winning Sunday’s season ending Boneo Grand Prix, but it was Chris Chugg who stole the show after he was declared the year’s IRT Leading Rider. Read More Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

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

Also Making News

Committee Announcements

  • Sharon Jarvis appointed Para-Equestrian Rider's Representative More
  • Expressions of Interest are being sought for a Rider's Representative on the Australian League FEI World Cup Jumping Committee. Applications must be received by Friday 12 February More
  • Lorraine Cairns, Christine Gibbons and Dot Willcoxson have been elected to the National Driving Committee More
  • Tony Richardson and Gail Beattie have been returned to the National Vaulting Committee and Lyn Lynch has been elected to the Commmittee More
  • Linda Tanian and Anne Barnes have been returned to the National Endurance Committee and Matthew Walker has been elected to the Committee More

Other News 

  • Australian team announced in the Ocala Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup More
  • Young Riders selected for borrowed horse event in Gisborne, New Zealand More
  • Important information for Endurance competitors - it is now mandatory to record Novice Qualifications for all Endurance horse and athletes, prior to entering into FEI1* events More
  • Australian Driving Team support personnel appointments More
  • Australian Vaulting Team support personnel appointments More

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