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Officiating in Queensland

An official is a person who oversees a competition, or aspect thereof, by applying the rules of the sport. They may be rules directly relating to judgments on performance, time, score and/or upholding the principles of fair play and welfare of the horse. EA trains and accredits Officials at National level across a variety of disciplines. EA also liaise with the FEI in regards to international officials.

The Australian Sports Commission defines the role of officials as follows:
"An official is any person who controls the actual play of a competition by applying the rules and laws of the sport to make judgments on rule infringement, performance, time and score."
Officials play a key role in ensuring the spirit of the game and/or event is observed by all. Officials also ensure that all athletes develop through their chosen sport and guarantee the competition is conducted within the spirit of the rules. It is essential that officials provide all people of varying ages the best possible sporting experience, which will ensure their continued participation and development in sport. 

For more infromation on becoming an Official and maintaining NOAS qualifications - CLICK HERE

Officials Newsletters- All EQ Coach & Officials Newsletters are sent electronically. To subscribe to the EQ Coaches and Officials newsletter - click here


Gow Gates Insurance - Gow Gates is the insurance provider used by Equestrian Australia - click here to view the Gow Gates Equestrian website







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The Queensland Government provided $216,000 to
Equestrian Queensland under the
Industry Development Program
to get more Queenslanders
active through sport and recreation.