Source: EA National Web www.equestrian.org.au

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.

Newsletters

The National Office publishes monthly newsletters on its web site www.equestrian.org.au 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”.