Not displaying properly? Click here to view online.

Equestrian Australia

May 2016

May 13, 2016

Keach creates history with Rio selection alongside Tops-Alexander

Show jumpers Edwina Tops-Alexander and Scott Keach, along with their respective horses Caretina De Joter and Fedor, have earned early selection on the Rio 2016 Olympic Team with their outstanding performances. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Rio hopefuls in Odense for first of two nomination events

Australia’s Rio hopefuls in Dressage will continue with their quest for team selection this weekend when they step out for the first of two nomination events.

Seven identified combinations from Australia, the US and Europe have made the journey to Odense (Denmark) for a chance to stake their claim on a Rio team positon of which there are four spots available. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet 

Ariat Rider of the Month

Olympic silver medallist Sonja Johnson has won the Sydney International Horse Trials CCI3* with her thoroughbred Parkiarrup Illicit Liaison, giving the West Australian confidence as she strives to make her second Olympic Team.

Johnson’s second horse Misty Isle Valentino finished in second place. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Sharon Jarvis, strong and determined on her #RoadtoRio

We caught up with Sharon Jarvis, two times WEG bronze medallist & Rio hopeful just after the Sydney CDI. She feels strong and determined on this #RoadtoRio journey that has been intense and challenging. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet 

Christoph Hess trains with #Rio2016 Eventing hopefuls

Australian based #Rio2016 Eventing hopefuls had the chance to work with leading German trainer and judge Christoph Hess ahead of the Sydney International Horse Trials​. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet 

How the Aussies finished up at Badminton

Two Aussie combinations progressed to the final day of competition at the 2016 Badminton Horse Trials.

2014 winning combination, Sam Griffiths and Paulank Brockagh finished the weekend on a positive note by producing a clear show jumping round which saw them finish with 69.40 penalties for an overall 29th position. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Rio 2016 Identified Combinations

Equestrian Australia’s (EA) Jumping Selection Panel (JSP) is pleased to announce the identified combinations that will be considered for selection to the Australian Jumping Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Ariat Technology Spotlight – 4LR™ and ATS®

Learn which Ariat footwear technology is right for you - 4LR™, ATS®, Cobalt VX™ or Spidertek PRO™. Find the right technology now at

When purchasing boots it’s important to consider how often they will be worn and for what purpose to ensure you get the best possible boot for you. Ariat offers a variety of footwear technologies to suit all levels of wear, from casual riding through to high performance riding. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Discover the full list of the 2015 Awards Night Finalists

Equestrian Australia has revealed each of the 2015 Sport Achievement Awards Night Finalists.

Check out who is in the running to win 2015 Gow-Gates Club of the Year, AIS Event of the Year or Ariat International Athlete of the Year Awards MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Driving Valkenswaard International organised by number one Boyd Exell

The home base in Valkenswaard (NL) of three time World Champion Boyd Exell was the central focus of the international Driving during the end of April. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Research study on the topic of horse nutrition and feed

PIER Marketing on behalf of an Equestrian Australia sponsor is currently conducting an important research study on the topic of horse nutrition and feed. Your opinion is really valued and it will only take about 10 minutes of your time.

There is a simple skill question at the end of the online survey and the 3 people whose answers are closest to the actual answer will win one of the following three prizes:

  • Prize 1: 12 month access to a horse nutritionist, plus 12 months supply of equine supplements (Up to RRP of $1,000)
  • Prize 2: 6 month access to a horse nutritionist, plus 6 months supply of equine supplements (Up to RRP of $500)
  • Prize 3: Double pass tickets to November’s Equitana event in Melbourne (winner to make own travel arrangements)

To start the survey, please click on the link below. You’ll need to complete the survey by 6th June 2016.

Click THIS LINK to start the survey. Read more here.Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Aussie Team finishes 9th at Linz Nations Cup

The Australian team of Chris Chugg (Cera Cassiago), Merrick Ubank* (Alantinus), Steven Hill (Yalambi’s Bellini Star) and James Paterson-Robinson (Amarillo) has finished ninth in the Linz round of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Event Rider Masters, new series

Aussie riders Chris Burton, Paul Tapner, Bill Levett and Sam Griffiths have made the cut for Leg 1 of the new Event Rider Masters series to be run at the Chatsworth International Horse Trials in Derbyshire on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May.

Launching in 2016, the Event Rider Masters is an exciting new series that will bring the sport of Eventing to life. The Event Rider Masters brings an unprecedented total of £350,000 in prize money and links six of the leading CIC***’s in Great Britain. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet 

Free Online Diet Analysis

The team at Barastoc want your horse to perform at its best and they believe this can be achieved by a balanced feeding program. By analysing your horse’s diet and taking into account their age, workload, type and body condition, Barastoc can help you to design a feeding program that meets all of your horse’s daily requirements. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button



  • Support the Aussie based Dressage riders campaigning for Rio with the Travel Fund now able to receive tax-deductible donations MORE


  • Coco Miles apponted World Cup Commitee Riders 


  • Aussies in action at Waregem CPEDI3* MORE


  • Nosebands in Equestrian sport – Equestrian Australia position statement. MORE

Follow us on Facebook,Twitter & Instagram

Get the latest News updates as they happen and go behind the scenes with our athletes on the #RoadtoRio 

Facebook :

Twitter : @EquestrianAus

Instagram : @equestianaus

If you're not following EquestrianAus on Facebook, these are just some of the updates you missed last month...

Equestrian Australia Equestrian New South Wales Equestrian Victoria Equestrian South Australia
Equestrian Queensland Equestrian Western Australia Equestrian Northern Territory Equestrian Tasmania

Equestrian Australia's postal address is:
Tel: +61 2 8762 7777
Fax: +61 2 9763 2466

Equestrian Australia recognises that privacy is important and that individuals have a right to control their personal information. If you send us an email message we will record your contact details. This information will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it. We will not use your email for any other purpose and will not disclose it without your consent. When users choose to join a mailing list their details are added to that specific mailing list and used for the stated purpose of that list only. Equestrian Australia members are automatically subscribed to the newsletter when they initially join Equestrian Australia or when Equestrian Australia receives their email address.

Copyright 2014, Equestrian Australia. This material is protected by copyright. The owners of the copyright in this material reserve all rights. Users must not copy, reproduce, frame, transmit, link to or otherwise use any of the material, including audio and video excerpts, without the prior written permission of Equestrian Australia.

Edit your subscription  |  Unsubscribe

Follow Equestrian Australia on Twitter Equestrian Australia on Facebook Equestrian Asutralia YouTube Channel Equestrian Australia Instagram
Equestrian Australia