Aussie success at World Young Rider and Junior Endurance Championships

In Abu Dhabi Brooke Warner,Georgia Toft,Alexandra Toft, Allix Jones
2011 World Young Rider and Junior Endurance Championships

Friday, 16 December 2011

Congratulations to the Young Rider Team that went to the World Endurance Championships in Abu Dhabi.

The team of four took their own horses to the competition.

Allix Jones finished second individually and our team finished 3rd overall.

The team consisted of:

Allix Jones and Castlebar Moonlight

Brooke Warner and Kunama Safira

Alexandra Toft   and High Society TE

Georgia Toft and Bremervale Arrogance

You can see all the results on this website

Name of Competition Date Rider Horses Position From Time
CH-M-YJ-E 120km Abu Dhabi (UAE) 10-Dec Allix Jones Castlebar Moonlight 2 87 5:19:03
    Brooke Warner Kunama Safira 16 87 5:59:52
    Alexandra Toft High Society TE 37 87 6:55:44
    Georgia Toft Bremervale Arrogance NQ  
    AUS TEAM – 3 of 24

Jamie Kermond wins the 2011 World Cup Series – Australian League

Winner of the 2011 World Cup series in Australia, Jamie Kermond
2011 Summer Classic – World Cup qualifier
Photograph:Franz Venhaus

Nicola Turner, Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The 2011 World Cup – Australian League winner was Jamie Kermond. – who was so far ahead on points he did not need to compete in the final competition at the Summer Classic in Sydney. Jamie will head overseas in January, firstly to the USA and then Europe in his bid for the London Olympic Games.

Sydney-based Jamie Kermond currently had an unassailable lead on the Australian League World Cup point-score following an impressive season.

His World Cup results included winning at the Toowoomba, Brisbane Royal and Melbourne Royal competitions, finishing second at Adelaide Royal and Sale and third at Sydney Royal and Gawler.

Whilst he did not compete in the final round his series win was formalised at the Summer Classic following the final competition of the series. As series winner Kermond has earned the right to represent Australia at the 2011/12 FEI World Cup Jumping Final in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands in April 2012.

Kermond plans to head to America in early 2012 with two horses (Colthaga and Valhalla) to compete in Palm Beach Florida for three months then go to Europe to ride at the World Cup Final and the Olympic selection events.

Colthaga is a 10-year-old grey Holsteiner mare by Colman out of Konstanza V11 (Barnaul)  owned by Jacqueline Cox. Valhalla 3 is a 9-year-old grey KWPN stallion by Quattro out of Ultraviolet (Clinton). Valhalla is owned by Des Russell of Victoria.

“I plan to ride Valhalla in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and most likely Colthaga in the Olympic selection events,” explained Kermond.

Jamie is no stranger to international competition having represented Australia at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen. At just 20 years-of-age he rode his then thoroughbred gelding Stylish King.

Originally from Warrnambool in Victoria, Jamie is now based at ‘Yandoo Park’ Ebenezer with his horses.

Colthaga is the horse I am campaigning for the Olympics. She has been going really well in all the important classes, but Valhalla is right up there too. He’s a really good back up horse,” says Jamie.

“To make and Olympic Team would be a dream,” added Jamie.

In second place was Queensland’s Billy Raymont who poloished off his season with a win at the Summer Classic  on  Ocean Beach NZPH. Tim Clarke (Vic) claimed third place.

The horse that won “Golden Grand”  – $1000 bonus money for winning the most points of the season was Coltango ridden by Tim Clarke.

Congratulations to Jamie for an outstanding season.

 Full World Cup results

 Standings for the Golden Grand (leading horse)

  1. Caltango was ridden by Tim Clarke (50)
  2. Colthaga by Jamie Kermond (48)

=3. Stardom by Billy Raymont (43)

=3. Valhalla by Jamie Kermond (43)

EQUNECT – the new EA information Communication Platform

Find out the facts on the ICT platform.

FAQs for getting onto equnect

How to get started on equnect

What is equnect and what does it mean for you?

Equestrian Australia has put together a ‘Questions & Answers’ document as well as a step-by-step guide to register on the system (see links above).

In brief  – in 2011 Equestrian Australia launched a new online membership site – equnect.

Owned and operated by Equestrian Australia and State Branches, equnect provides existing and new members a one-stop shop for all your membership needs.

By registering on equnect, members can enjoy:

  • Convenience of online membership renewals that will create streamlined service with a quicker response time than previously offered. Or ease for those new to the sport joining as a member for the first time.
  • Allows members to view all their personal information on their own page including horses, equnect events entered, results, purchases from the online shop etc. You can also change personal information like address/phone numbers etc online.
  • Automatic reminders when renewals are due – never again will you miss renewing your membership!
  • Once you are registered on equnect you can view all your registered horses on your profile page. In addition, you can also nominate other riders that might ride your horse(s) – removing all the messy paperwork.
  • Ability to register for those events listed on equnect – the system will automatically recognise you so gone are the days of filling in large amounts of paperwork or re-entering your details and the waiting to have them verified.
  • Within your profile, access to a calendar that can add as many events from State/National calendars as you’d prefer. You get to indicate what events you’re interested in.

PHASE 1 of equnect was released in November 2011, with improvements andadditions to the system to be unveiled in the coming months.

Register today on equnect to make full use of the system. To find out how to get started, see the links at the top of this page.

 equnect – Member update January 2012

Letter to membership from EA Chair & State Branch Chairs – August 2011

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

ICT Circular July 2011

EA partners with Inglis  press release June 2011

The Role of Equestrian Australia


Source: EA National Web

The Role of Equestrian Australia

EA is the peak organisation representing equestrian sports in Australia. The main function of EA is to provide a framework for equestrian competitions with fair rules and regulations for competitors.

EA has a number of roles including:

  • Servicing individual members and clubs through its state branches
  • Administering national rules, policies and systems
  • Representing the sport nationally and internationally
  • High Performance management
  • Communication, eduction and training
  • Promotion of equestrian sports


The Benefits of Membership

Training & Development Opportunities

At present EA facilitates programs for:

  • Coaches in the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). Coaches accreditation is available in most sports including:- Dressage
    – Eventing
    – Jumping
    – Vaulting
    – Carriage Driving
    – Show Horse
    – “Non-Jumping “ – incl. Show Horse
    – “General” – combining the Olympic disciplines
  • Riders in Development & High Performance Squads. These State and National squads have access to elite coaching and sport science resources including sports psychologists and nutritionists
  • Judges and Officials for all equestrian sports in clinics and seminars, including the National Officiating Accreditation Schemes (NOAS)

These programs will become more important as our sport progresses in Australia. We are continually addressing issues of consistency and standards.

Horse Registration & Performance Records

All horses are registered with EA for life through their Branch. Horses competing in “official” competitions have a performance card. Most results are maintained in a National database.


The National Office publishes monthly newsletters on its web site and, if you like, to your e-mail address. Also, EA Branches and some State Discipline Committees or Councils publish newsletters, a valuable resource for members.

Web Sites

The National web site is a valuable membership tool with access to the latest information including press releases, upcoming events, event reports and results, rule updates, FEI News, contact details etc.

Most Branches and many Discipline Committees and Councils also have individual web sites for more local news, either through this (National) web or independently.

Rules & Disciplinary Action (incl. Swabbing)

No sport can operate without a system of rules and their enforcement. Random horse swabbing at events and drug testing of elite athletes help to create a “level playing field”.