Information on Officiating in Queensland
Officiating in Equestrian Sports - extract from Equestrian Australia
Information about programs and courses officials.
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.
ATTENTION EQUESTRIAN QUEENSLAND OFFICIALS
Due to the nature of the insurance coverage provided by the sport nationally for those that are involved in a volunteer capacity, if you are required to account for any expenses and associated fees owing to you as a result of the duties you undertake at any event via a tax invoice, to ensure maintenance of your volunteer status you MUST attach a Statement by Supplier (Hobby Statement) to any such invoice. Failure to do so may impact on your status as a volunteer for the purposes of insurance should you have an accident while undertaking your officiating duties.
The attachment of the Hobby Statement indicates clearly you see any payment you receive for your services as being derived from a recreation interest or hobby, negating the need to provide an ABN or account for the payment as assessable income.
If on the other hand, you do record any fees you obtain through your involvement in this sport as assessable income, then you cannot for the purposes of insurance be classed as a volunteer and you will need to ensure you are protected through some other means at your own discretion.
This notice applies specifically to volunteers that are paid a fee for services provided. If you only receive a payment related to expenses incurred then your volunteer status does not come into question in this instance.
Gow Gates Insurance
Gow Gates is the insurance provided used by Equestrian Australia - click here to view the Gow Gates Equestrian website
Officiating News and Notices - click here
Other useful information:
Jumping / Eventing / Vaulting & Driving
- Step By Step Guide Now Available
- National Judging Accreditation Scheme
- Showhorse Judge Reaccreditation 2012 - Please complete and send your updating summary form into the National Office by mail, fax or email prior to 30/4/12, or you will be removed from the list of active judges from 1/5/12 and will not be eligible to judge until such time as the re-accreditation process has been completed through your State Judges Committee. Contact 02) 8762 7777 should you have any concerns.
Please note the following changes to the Show Horse Judges reaccreditation: Thursday, 20 December 2012; As of 1 January 2014, to align with the next reaccreditation period, Show Horse Judges will not be able to use dressage seminars for reaccreditation. This does not affect the upcoming reaccreditation period - Show Horse Judges are entitled to use dressage seminars for reaccreditation purposes until 1 March 2014. Following this time they must attend an EA Show Horse seminar. Because this rule change does not come into effect until 1 January 2014 the updated rules do not reflect this change, this amendment will be included in the next round of changes which will be published at the end of 2013.
- Step By Step Guide now Available
- Forms & Resources for EA NOAS Judges
- Dressage Judge Reaccreditation 2012
- Dressage Open Rule Book
Officials Calendar - CLICK HERE
Please note all EQ Coach & Officials Newsletter is sent electronically. To subscribe to the EQ Coaches and Officials newsletter - click here
To view previous EQ Coach and Officials Newsletters please Click Here