Equestrian Australia is the national body responsible for horse sports in Australia. Equestrian is one of the few sports in which men and women compete as equals and one of only two Olympic sports that involves two athletes, equine and human (the other being modern pentathlon). The bond between the rider and horse is the key to a successful partnership and what makes the sport so exceptional.
For success at an elite level, Australian riders need to participate on the world stage particularly in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe. Because the welfare of the horse is paramount, the cost of training and competing overseas places a heavy burden on riders and their families.
The sport offers opportunities to compete in a number of disciplines:
Six projects have been set up to assist Equestrian Australia’s work in:
To help us maintain Australia’s standing as a top ranking equestrian nation, you can choose to fund one of these projects:
We have also established a special project aimed to make Eventing safer. This project will provide research and tangible outcomes that enable world-class risk management and safety practices for Eventing competitions.
Pathway Development Program Coaches and Officials: A well-developed coaching and officials education system, along with relevant professional development is an essential building block for our sport. Help us support our officials and coaches.
Equestrian Australia Emerging Talent and Development Fund: Provide support for emerging talented riders and advance their development towards competing on the world’s toughest sporting stages World Championships, Olympics and Paralympic Games
Para Equestrian Development Fund: The Para-Equestrian Development Fund has been set up to provide riders with opportunities they would not be provided with or be able to attend, such as HP Clinics, Larger Events or High Level Coaching. The funds will…