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Equestrian Australia

October 2015

November 9, 2015

Finalists in the Equestrian Grand Final Announced

Experienced and emerging riders in the Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing and show jumping will converge on #Adelaide, #South Australia for the fifth staging of the Equestrian Grand Final (#EGF15) when the event takes place as part of the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event (#Aus3de), happening from 19-22 November. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Aussies feature in list of finalists for FEI Awards

Ready Set Trot, the junior participation program which is making it easier for more young people to have a go at equestrian sports has been named as a finalist in the prestigious FEI Awards. Also featuring among the list of finalists is Boyd Exell who is up for Reem Acra Best Athlete and Imogen Mercer, the groom of Olympian Sam Griffiths. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Outcomes of the 2014/15 EA AGM

The EA Annual General Meeting was held in Sydney on 17 October, bringing together EA’s members, those being the six state branches, for an annual review of the organisation’s operations. View the 2014/15 EA Annual Report

State representatives were presented with a progress report on the organisation’s key achievements, of which some include:

  • 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.

Ariat Rider of the Month - Brett Parbery

Brett Parbery is our Ariat Rider of the Month after he won his third Australian Grand Prix Championship at last month's Saddleworld Australian Dressage Championships held in Sydney. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet 

ADC Performance Medals

The Australian Dressage Committee’s (ADC) performance medal presentation at the Saddleworld Australian Dressage Championships has becoming an annual tradition and this year’s presentation saw 16 horses receive the prestigious gold medal. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

The Power of Pink Dressage & Showjumping

Tweed Valley Equestrian Group held a Breast Cancer Fundraiser, The Power of Pink Dressage & Show jumping on the 10th & 11th of October at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds. The event now in its seventh year was awarded Community Event of the Year by Tweed Shire Council in 2011, twice a finalist in Equestrian Qld's Event of the Year and a finalist in The Wonders of Women awards. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Indulge in Adelaide's fabulous food and wine scene

Adelaide is a dynamic and evolving city that’s ready to be discovered. Foragers will find world-class food and wine experiences on their doorstep that draw on the best local produce and talent. With rolling hills and spectacular sandy beaches just 20 minutes from the city centre, Adelaide offers a simple yet luxurious lifestyle unmatched by any other.
As food and wine capital of Australia, Adelaide has a smorgasbord of experiences to offer the most curious food-lovers. In the heart of the city there are many unique eateries serving the freshest local ingredients prepared by some of the world’s finest chefs. Match that with South Australia’s iconic wines and craft beers for a full taste of South Australia’s gourmet culture. 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

Drought and Green Drought Feeding for Horses

It doesn’t matter where you are in Australia at the minute – much of our country is dry with lower than normal rainfall over the past few months.  Whether your paddocks are dry and brown or your paddocks are green but there is no growth, there are a number of important considerations we need to be aware of to ensure our horses are able to maintain optimal gastrointestinal function. MOREFacebook Like Button Tweet Button

Huge entries and world class competition for Aus3de

A huge number of entries have been received for the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de), Australia’s premier equestrian event, with an exceptional calibre of horses and riders set to compete in the heart of Adelaide, from Friday 20 November- Sunday 22 November 2015. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet 

Red Range CEI3*

More success for Endurance rider Ben Hudson after he won the Equestrian Australia Endurance Championship, 3* 160 km event which was held at Red Range on 24 October. The winner of the Equestrian Australia Best Managed horse was Tayla Hadzi (left). MOREFacebook Like Button Tweet Button

Also Making News

  • National Dressage rules will come into effect on 1 January 2016. Changes to the rules can be viewed HERE
  • National Eventing rules change on 1 January 2016 MORE
  • World Cup Jumping Committee Appointments MORE
  • National Show Horse Committee Riders Representative Announcement MORE
  • National Show Horse Rule 5.4 - Clarification MORE

Celebrate the love of sport

Ever felt too old to play sport? Ever thought to yourself that you’ve been away from the game for too long? Well, there’s no time for never according to the latest video from the Australian Sports Commission. #NoTimeForNever MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

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