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Welcome to the May edition of Evolve

Dear Coaches and Officials,

The education team is gearing up for our biggest FEI courses of the year, with the FEI Eventing Officials and Eventing Stewards courses at Werribee over the long weekend in June. Both of these courses have attracted strong numbers resulting in waiting lists.

The new format and refreshed content in the Coach Educator/SSTA workshops has been positively received by CE’s and SSTA’s at both the Queensland and Tasmanian workshops. With three of the scheduled seven workshops now completed we are pleased to announce that 3 new SSTA’s and 2 new CE’s have been accredited.

Just a reminder to our coaches that Coach Renewals are due 30 June 2015, which is fast approaching. Coaches will receive an email link in the first week of June to enable online renewal. If you require a hardcopy of the Renewal form, please contact the Education team.

Until next month,

Gina Haddad,

Education Manager, Equestrian Australia

INSIGHT FEI Reem Acra 2015 World Cup Dressage Final

FEI 4* Dressage Judge Maria Schwennesen recently officiated at the FEI Reem Acra 2015 World Cup Dressage Final held in Las Vegas, USA. The event was held in conjunction with the FEI Longines World Cup Jumping final. Maria has provided us with an insight into her time officiating at this event...MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button


Tamsin Adcock, 45 years old, is a EA Level 2 General Coach and Coach Educator. She is an E level Dressage Judge and has been a South Australia Coach Committee member for the last 10 years. MORE Facebook Like ButtonTweet Button

COACH OF THE MONTH is a new series in our Evolve News. It is a way on highlighting the EA coaches and educators who work with dedication and passion all over Australia.

Coach registration renewals

Renewals are due 30 June 2015. Coaches will be able to register online again this year. The automated email has not been sent yet, it will be sent in the first week of June to all current and 2014 expired coaches.

The process is simple but please feel free to contact the national office if you require a hardcopy of the renewal form. education@equestrian.org.au

EA Club Development Grant 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

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

INSIGHT Para-Equestrian Forum in Germany

Nations from all Olympic Groups, Paralympic athletes, experts, managers, judges, classifiers and vets from 22 countries were welcomed to the FEI’s first Para-Equestrian Forum last month in Essen, Germany, in conjunction with Equitana. Julia Battams, EA National Performance Director for Dressage and Para-Equestrian attended the forum and provided us with an insight ... MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Officials - We want to hear from you!

Chris Wallis at the London 2012 Olympic Games

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?  

Insights will tell the stories of international competitions from an Officials perspective.

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

If you are interested in recounting your time abroad as an official, please visit the EA website to submit your details. 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.

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