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Equestrian Australia

September 2016

September 13, 2016

Rio 2016 wrap : A bronze tops off Rio campaign

With a bronze in their bags Australia’s eventing team leaves Rio eager to begin their campaign for gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. READ THE FULL STORY Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Aussies ride home for team bronze

Stuart Tinney was unable to recapture the glory days of the Sydney 2000 Olympics but he and teammates Sam Griffiths and Chris Burton still managed to hold on for bronze in the team three-day event at Rio’s Deodoro equestrian centre.

With Shane Rose eliminated from competition in the cross country phase, the three remaining Aussie riders had to be in top form as they entered the final day of show jumping in gold medal position. Read about the final day of Eventing HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Eventing Highlights

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top 10 finish for Tops-Alexander

Edwina Tops-Alexander has finished equal ninth at the individual show jumping after knocking one rail in the final round of competition at the Olympic Equestrian Centre.

The 42 year-old triple Olympian and her 13 year-old mare Lintea Tequila, were looking good until they knocked the rail at fence 9A – just two fences from the finish.

“I’m extremely happy with her performance, I had a great feeling from the beginning with her,” she said. Read more HERE.Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

James Paterson-Robinson and Amarillo finished 53rd, one place behind accessing the final day of competition.

Scott Keach and Fedor finished 58th with an unfortunate fall on the water.

Matt Williams and Valinski S progressed to the final day of competition and finished 28th.

Dressage team finish ninth

Australia’s four-member dressage team placed ninth in the team’s event and did not qualify for the Grand Prix Special.

Lyndal Oatley and Sandro Boy achieved a score of 70.186 percent placing them 36th in the individual rankings, which was the best of the Aussies.

“I was super happy with him, he was focused on me and concentrated,” said Oatley.

Photo credit Jon Stroud Media

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Mary Hanna’s horse Boogie Woogie 6 recorded a personal best Grand Prix score of 69.643 per cent.

“He’s been doing Grand Prix for less than a year so I couldn’t be more thrilled with him,” said Hanna.

Kristy Oatley “In the trot work he was really with me and then he just hit canter and got a little bit too energetic and wanted a little bit too much. It’s a positive thing in the end, you just have to learn how to control it.” Score: 68.900 per cent.

“It felt wonderful getting dressed this morning and to be wearing the Olympic rings. It felt very special. It was such a thrill to put the uniform on this morning.”

Sue Hearn rode to a score of 65.343 per cent.

Now time for our Para-athletes !

All Paralympic action is on 7TWO and streamed online via 7Live: and the 'Olympics on 7' App' for Android and Apple iOS.Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

The Eventing Team special

One hour special with our Aussie Eventing Team, Shane Rose, Stuart Tinney, Sam Griffiths and Chris Burton featuring interviews with our boys during the training camp before Rio. This special is exclusive to Horse & Country TV. WATCH Facebook Like Button Tweet Button


Announcement - Equestrian Australia Dual Crown Series

Equestrian Australia is excited to announce the introduction of the Dual Crown in 2016, a new National Series in Eventing and Jumping.

It will offer athletes the opportunity to collect points at officially sanctioned events with prize money and incentives on offer to those riders who top their respective discipline’s leader board at the end of the series. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

ARIAT RIDER OF THE MONTH Chris Burton winning Burghley

In taking the title of the Land Rover Burghley International Horse Trials, Chris became the first Australian rider to win Burghley for more than a decade and also ticked the important personal box of scoring his first four-star win on British soil.

“On Wednesday morning I walked along Winners’ Avenue looking at all the plaques with the names of all the old boys on them. I thought then how good it would be to add my name to the line,” he said. Read more HEREFacebook Like Button Tweet Button

Boyd Exell came, saw and conquered the World Championhips

Boyd Exell did what he had to do in Breda. The defending World Champion was the only one who drove a clear cones round in the time allowed and was crowned individual World Champion four-in-hand driving for the fourth consecutive time. A record, because his biggest opponent Ijsbrand Chardon also won the title four times, but with some years in between. Exell has been unbeaten since 2010. Read more HEREFacebook Like Button Tweet Button

International Helmet Awareness Day 2016

We prepare to celebrate the seventh annual Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day on Saturday, September 17th. Read MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Passion, Commitment, Love. Does this sound like someone you know?

At Barastoc we believe in helping young riders follow their dreams, so we’re offering 12 young riders the opportunity to become part of our team and join our Barastoc Junior Riders Squad.

Every month we will announce a new winner. If you are not successful this time, don’t worry, your application will be kept, so there is no need to apply for a second time.

Throughout the competition period, you’re welcome to try and get the judges attention on Facebook or Instagram by showing us your #juniorsquadspirit by posting photos of yourself and your horse and using the competition hashtags #BarastocJuniorSquad #JuniorSquadSpirit

If you haven't already, apply today.

We wish you all the best of luck !

2016 World Young Horse Championships wrap-up

The Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses took place this year in Ermelo (NED) from 28-31 July 2016.

Simone Pearce, who is based in Europe, went through to the final and placed eleventh with her 5-year-old Fine Time. "I was very happy with this year's championship. I was very happy and proud to make it to the final" Read more HERE.Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Samorin, the kingdom of endurance

From September 15th to 18th, it is an exceptional event which will take place in Samorin, Slovakia on one of the most modern European riding center, x-bionic® sphere, the Longines FEI World Endurance Championship 2016. Read more HERE.  Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

KER ClockIt Sport: Changing the Face of Equine Fitness

Most riders assess the work intensity of their horses subjectively, usually by the amount of work completed and the physiological response to the work, such as breathing patterns and degree of sweating.

With recent technological advances, however, riders no longer have to depend on subjectivity or guesswork to gauge work intensity.

Researchers at Kentucky Equine Research (KER) have fine-tuned a way to accurately assess work intensity through a smartphone app called KER ClockIt Sport. 

KER ClockIt Sport is available on iTunes and the Google Play store.  For more information, see

Read more HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet 

Rio 2016 equine athletes had world-class veterinary care on tap in Deodoro

The world’s best equine athletes at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro were poised to help their human companions win medals for Eventing, Dressage and Showjumping, and as they focused on the prize they had access to a hi-tech veterinary facility like no other. Read HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button


RIO 2016

  • Behind the scene - The Rio Diary READ
  • The most recognisable running shoes in the Olympics aren't on Usain Bolt's feet. MORE


  • Equestrian Australia (EA) subscribes to the FEI Code of Conduct for the welfare of the horse and strongly endorses the notion that at all times the welfare of the horse must be paramount. MORE
  • 2022 FEI World Equestrian Games - EA has decided not to submit a bid for 2022. MORE
  • Equestrian Australia response to swabbing at Rotterdam. MORE
  • Equestrian Australia supports Australia's Winning Edge. MORE
  • Your input needed to grow, plan and evolve. In conjunction with our State branches, Equestrian Australia has commissioned an Economic and Social Impact Study of equestrian sport. MORE
  • Join the Equestrian Australia Team. Positions vacant HERE
  • The National Animal Health Surveillance and Diagnostics (NAHSD) Business Plan 2016–2019 has been approved for release. MORE


  • Calling for 2017-18 Nominations to the ADC. MORE
  • Dressage NSW is delighted to include a CDI-W into the competition programme in 2016. READ


  • 2017 FEI Rule Book - proposed changes to Endurance. MORE

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