From the CEO

I hope this message finds you all well and looking forward to the longer, warmer days ahead.

In the national office we are on a journey of continuous improvement, striving to enhance our processes in every aspect of our organisation to enable us to deliver the best possible service to our members. 

Jodie McKeone marvels in the Marathon at World Championships

Jodie McKeown marvels in the Marathon at World Championships | Equestrian Australia.

New National Interschool Committee appointed

A new National Interschool Commitee has been appointed to assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities relating to the promotion and development of Interschool in Australia. Click below for more information.


EAs incident report Form 08 is mandatory to report all incidents, that occur at an EA affiliated equestrian activity and must be completed within 24hrs. Form 08 must be completed by the Medical Service Provider (MSP) in attendance.

Winter Sun greeted FEI Jumping Course Designers

An intense three days of instruction and discussion greeted the 12 candidates who were seeking to upgrade their qualifications as course designers in jumping. The course was directed by John Vallance (AUS) and Gerrit Beker (NZL) on behalf of Equestrian Australia as the hosts.

Coach of the Month
Lesley Brodbeck

Lesley Brodbeck is an EA Level 2 Eventing specialist and Australian 3DE Rep and has been nominated as the EA Coach of the Month for August! Click below to read more about Lesley and her coaching journey and philosophy.

New EA National Passports

We are introducing new EA National Passports with a lifetime validity to eventually replace the existing National Passports which currently expire every 4 years. The new National Passports will start being issued on 2nd October 2023.


With the weather warming up, it’s a great time to check out the range of summer merchandise options available for coaches and officials as well as for general use. You can view the full range and order online at the link below.

Mandatory Working
with Children Check

The 1 July deadline for the mandatory Working with Children Check’s (WWCC) for all EA Officials has now passed. To act as an Official at an EA Event your WWCC must be submitted to EA and your membership must be current.


The notice of the 2023 Annual General Meeting has been issued to be held held on Monday 9 October 2023 at 7pm. Voting Members will be advised if the Annual General Meeting will be a Telecommunication meeting or as a hybrid in-person and Telecommunication meeting.

Pamela Watson (NSW) – EA Dressage Steward – Level 1
Gregory Steward (VIC) – FEI Para Dressage Steward – Level 2
Anthony Sweetland (NSW) – EA Jumping Judge – Preliminary
Emma Longford (NSW) – EA Jumping Judge – Level 2
Susannah Neame (QLD) – FEI Para Equestrian Classifier – Level 1
Robert Stewart (NSW) – EA Jumping Course Designer – Level 2
Bill Parker (SA) – EA Jumping Course Designer – Level 1
Jeff Evans (SA) – EA Jumping Course Designer – Level 2
Richard Mitton (QLD) – FEI Eventing Technical Delegate – Level 1
Richard Mitton  (QLD) – FEI Eventing Steward – Level 1
Julie Kirpichnikov (NSW) – EA Vaulting Judge – Level 1
Susanna Verco (SA) – EA Jumping Course Designer – Level 1
Aran Ghafouri (NSW) – FEI Jumping Course Designer – Level 2
Arsalan Ansari (NSW) – FEI Jumping Course Designer – Level 2
Rebecca Henry (QLD) – FEI Jumping Course Designer – Level 2