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Equestrian Australia

April 2016

April 14, 2016

Dream run for Chugg at FEI World Cup Jumping Final

Rio 2016 hopeful Chris Chugg has produced a solid performance against the world’s best at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Goteborg over the Easter weekend, riding to a top 10 overall finish.

Partnering with Cristalline, a horse owned by Chugg’s partner Gabrielle Kuna, the 55 year old achieved promising results against a strong field boasting Olympic and World Champions.

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Oatley and Hanna do Australia proud at FEI World Cup Final

Australian Dressage riders Lyndal Oatley and Mary Hanna enjoyed successful outings at the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final, held in Goteborg and concurrently to the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Photo FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst

Ariat Rider of the Month

Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) and her feisty 13 year old bay mare Lintea Tequila rode a stunning class to claim the top spot in the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Miami Beach. Set against the backdrop of the iconic Miami Beach, equestrian enthusiasts and beach-goers packed the grandstand and lined the arena to watch the stars of show jumping battle it out as the 2016 season got underway. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Photo Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Australia fourth at Fontainebleau Nations Cup

The Australian team of Andrew Hoy (Cheeky Calimbo), Chris Burton (Haruzac) and Bill Levett (Improvise) competed in the opening round of the FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series for 2016 finishing fourth in a field of nine nations. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Last week for Clubs to submit their application for a share of EA's Development Grants

Clubs have less than a week to submit their application for a share in EA's $30,000 Club Development Grants. What would your club do with a share of $30,000 in funding assistance for equipment, facilities or membership recruitment? APPLY NOW Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

In 2015 the Apple Isle Carriage Driving (AICD) Club in Tasmania purchased a set of International Standard Carriage Driving cones incorporating 54 cones and matching weighted yellow balls.

Rio nomination event at Sydney CDI

Rio Para-Equestrian hopefuls have converged to Sydney CDI for the third and final Australian nomination event in a last attempt to post strong scores before the team is announced in May.

The event coincided with the Deauville CPEDI3* - the first of four European nomination shows which was attended by a host of Australian riders contesting nomination in the northern hemisphere. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Hearn wins Sydney CDI Grand Prix Freestyle

Sue Hearn riding Remmington won the Sydney CDI Grand Prix Freestlye in front of a packed indoor arena at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre on Saturday evening. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Gow-Gates launches new Risk Management iPhone Application

Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers is pleased to announce it has launched the new Equestrian Risk Management iPhone App designed for Equestrian Clubs to assist events running safely and efficiently. 

The Gow-Gates Equestrian Risk Management iPhone App enables clubs to identify, assess, quantify, manage and monitor Equestrian risks on Event Days efficiently using their iPhone.

The App is FREE to download.

To download the App visit the Apple App Store and search “Gow Gates Equestrian” or follow the links from

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New look National Young Rider Selection Series launches

A new-look National Young Rider Selection Series has been developed for 2016.  The series offers Young Riders in Jumping an opportunity to compete in a national series in which they obtain ranking points which will contribute to an overall leaderboard. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Matt has his sights set on Rio with new partner Valinski S

30 year old two time Olympian Matt Williams, had a great round in the 1.60m Grand Prix at the CSIO4* in Wellington, FL (USA) at the beginning of March. MORE  Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

How Tall Boots should fit ?

With ARIAT - Fit is important when it comes to English tall boots. Find your perfect pair of high performance boots today at

When buying new tall boots, it is important that they fit properly. A guide to a good fit HERE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Dressage and Jumping with the Stars 2016 - Familiar Faces and Future Stars

And that’s a wrap, the 2016 edition of DJWTS concluded on Sunday 20 March with a Young Horse Seminar presented by Dutch 5* judge Francis Verbeek, who was supported by Dr Ulf Möller and guest rider Matthias Rath from Germany. The trio and their fellow judges and riders had a very busy week, judging and assessing Australia’s best young horses and ponies in the National Young Dressage and Jumping Horse Championships and supporting events. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Journal of an Endurance rider : the Journey to Verona 2017

A young Endurance rider, Rebecca Radny, shares with us her journal towards the 2017 World Youth Endurance Championship in Verona, Italy.

"The philosophical phrase ‘it isn’t about the destination, it’s about the journey’ is one that can undoubtedly be applied to the process of working towards international competition. Years of careful planning, hours upon hours of training and qualifying, not to mention the emotional rollercoaster that comes with our endurance passion, is invested into getting the athlete and the horse onto the world stage." MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Equestrian Australia Awards Night 2016 will celebrate Rio

The 2016 Equestrian Australia Sport Achievement Awards Night, incorporating the EA Hall of Fame, will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and the National Sports Museum (NSM) in Melbourne on Friday 10 June. BOOK YOUR TICKET BEFORE THE 6 MAY Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Australia Post helps to deliver the 2016 Paralympic Team to Rio

he Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) is proud to announce Australia Post as a Major Partner and the official postal and logistics supplier of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Six nations make Olympic and Paralympic débuts at Rio 2016 equestrian events

A total of six nations will be making their Olympic and Paralympic debuts at Rio 2016 when they field athletes for the equestrian disciplines of Jumping, Dressage, Eventing and Para-Equestrian Dressage. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

High Performance Squad athletes and horses

WITH IRT - Every horse is an individual, and, like people, some travel better than others.  Some horses are already experienced flyers while others are new to the experience. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button



  • Equestrian Australia's Selection Policy for the National Carriage Driving Squad 2016 has been released. MORE


  • Equestrian Australia is announcing the Long list for the 2016 FEI World Vaulting Championships for Seniors. MORE


  • Equestrian Australia is announcing the Long list for the 2016 FEI World Endurance Championships for Seniors. MORE
  • Announcement of the 2016 Equestrian Australia Endurance Championship MORE
  • UAE National Federation update / FEI World Endurance Championships READ


  • FEI SPORTS FORUM - Olympic format debate serves as reality check for equestrian sport MORE
  • EA congratulates the three Jumping Riders who have been selected to represent Australia in the Hongcheon Borrowed Pony Event (Korea) on the 22nd – 24th May 2016. MORE
  • FEI Bureau Spring in-person meeting - main decisions HERE
  • The FEI will join some of the world’s top international sports organisations in Berlin (GER) Germany next October for the Fifth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport. MORE

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