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Equestrian Australia

Nov/Dec 2016

December 6, 2016

2016 Dual Crown Champions

The Equestrian Australia JUMPING Dual Crown Champion title was awarded to Andrew Lamb, riding CP Argento, after the FEI Jumping World Cup Qualifier in Adelaide, finale of the Dual Crown Series. Read more HERE.

The Equestrian Australia EVENTING Dual Crown Champion was awarded to Hazel Shannon winning the CCI4* at the Australian 3 Day Event on the same weekend in November. Read more HERE.

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2017 Rider's Goals

It is this end of the year period where we reflect on new goals for the following year... What are YOUR rider's goals for 2017 ? Hashtag #2017ridersgoals and nominate your friends on social media ! :-)  

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FEI General Assembly votes in favour of Olympic and Paralympic rule changes

The FEI General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed format changes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, which will now go to the IOC Executive Board for final approval in 2017. Read more HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

ARIAT 'DRIVER' OF THE MONTH : Exell above all in Stockholm !

Boyd Exell  has proved once again to be in a class of his own in the FEI World Cup™ Driving competition in Stockholm. The six times FEI World Cup™ Champion went into the second round with over 19 seconds advantage to József Dobrovitz (HUN) and passed the finish line with an even larger advantage to his Hungarian fellow competitor. Read more HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet 

Implementation of EA National Passport Document

At the 2015 FEI General Assembly, Article 137.2 of the FEI General Regulations was discussed and changes as outlined below will come into effect on the 1st January 2017:

Horses that are being registered with the FEI for the first time will need to be identifiable by the EA National Passport.

This process is being introduced internationally to improve horse identification and traceability at events, during international travel and throughout the horse’s career. It is very important that the document is completed correctly as certain pages will be sent to the FEI who will use this information as part of their review process to allow the horse to be able to compete.

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REMINDER : Helmet Regulations Updated

The helmet approved standards list has been updated in the Equestrian Australia General Regulations as from 19 October 2016. 

Judy Fasher, Chair of EA says, “Equestrian Australia is pleased to have aligned our rules with international standards for riding helmets. The new rules offer variety, combined with the most advanced technology available in the production and design of riding helmets.”

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REMINDER : January rule changes

Discipline rule changes will come into effect on 1 January 2017.

Equestrian Australia publishes the new rules during the month of October to allow a period for members to familiarise with the changes.

You can view the current and future rules for each discipline as well as a summary of rule changes that will take effect on 1 January HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Tinney takes the 3 Star at Wallaby Hill 3 Day Event

Stuart Tinney and 'Queen Mary' win the 2016 three star at Wallaby Hill International 3 Day Event with 64.20 penalties. Read more HERE.  Facebook Like Button Tweet 

Mary Hanna takes 1st and 2nd place in the 2016 Equitana World Cup Freestyle

Five-time Olympian, Mary Hanna, rode her two Grand Prix horses, Sancette and Umbro, to take first and second place in the Equitana World Cup Freestyle. Lesley Anne Taylor on Amicelli Gold scored 70.550 per cent for third place. Equitana is sixth of eight World Cup events in the Pacific/Asia League. Read full story HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

2017/18 Pacific League World Cup Dressage Final awarded to Boneo Park

Equestrian Australia announced in October that Boneo Park has been named as the host venue of the 2017/18 Pacific League World Cup Dressage Final. The event, which will be held in January 2018, has been awarded the rights to the Pacific League World Cup Dressage Final for one year. Read more HEREFacebook Like Button Tweet Button

US, Swedish and Dutch cities win hosting rights to major FEI events

The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals for the years 2020 and 2021 and the FEI European Championships 2019 in Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage were among the key events allocated by the FEI Bureau in Tokyo (JPN). Read more HEREFacebook Like Button Tweet Button

Vale Vince Corvi

Equestrian Australia (EA) is saddened by the passing of equestrian trainer and rider Vince Corvi and sends its best wishes and thoughts to the friends and family of Vince at this difficult time. Read more HERE.  Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

National Young Rider Selection Series update

Read the National Young Rider Selection Series November report HERE.              Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Can’t I just add salt to prevent my horse becoming dehydrated this summer?

Although body fluid regulation is complex and involves enzymes, hormones, and proteins as well as electrolytes, the basic concept revolves around cell hydration. If cells lose too much water, they die. It is therefore, important for the body to have an adequate supply of electrolytes, which means there could be times when supplemental electrolytes should be added to the diet of the horse.

The team at Kentucky Equine Research is here to help!  If you have any queries about your horse’s diet, electrolyte requirements or have problems getting your horse to drink, contact Kentucky Equine Research’s FREE Nutrition Consultation Service on 1800 772 198 or email

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Equitana Melbourne 2016

EQUITANA Melbourne 2016 has finished for another year and has delivered a perfect final day for the equine showcase. Read the wrap of the 4 days HERE.  Facebook Like Button Tweet Button



  • 2015 FEI Annual Report and new Event Calendar available HERE.
  • Rio athletes receive over a million dollars in AOC funding. Read HERE.
  • FEI President focuses on unique qualities of equestrian sport at FEI General Assembly. Read more HERE.


  • Statement for riders competing at the 2017 Boneo Classic. Read HERE.


  • During the FEI Bureau meeting in Tokyo, Boyd Exell was appointed as a member of the FEI Driving Committee. Read HERE.
  • Boyd Exell coming to Australia for a clinic in 2017. His experience and knowledge will appeal to all disciplines and all members so book your date now HERE.


  • Expressions of interest being sought from Endurance riders for 2017 Youth Endurance Championships and beyond. Expressions of Interest close on the 15th December 2016. HERE


  • Equestrian Australia's Selection Policy for the 2017 FEI World Vaulting Championships for Juniors has been released HERE.


  • Expression of Interest to hold the FEI Children's International Jumping Classic 2017 HERE.
  • Equestrian Australia’s National Jumping Committee in consultation with the State Jumping Committees is pleased to announce the formation of a Skills Based Jumping Committee. Read HERE.
  • Edwina, competing as part of the world's best riders, in the Longines Paris Master. Read HERE


  • Catching up with Caitlin Radford at the 2016 Dressage Champs. Read more HERE.


  • An update has been released in the Show Horse rules. Check it out HERE.

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