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Pryde's EasiFeed Open EA Dressage

Saturday 17th October, 2015 - Werribee Park, NEC

Official Competitive classes

  • 4 yo Young Horse/Pony

  • 5 yo Young Horse/Pony

  • 6 yo Young Horse/Pony

  • Preliminary 1.2 and 1.3 *

  • Novice 2.2 and 2.3 *

  • Elementary 3.2 and 3.3 *

  • Medium 4.2 and 4.3 *

  • Advanced 5.2 and 5.3 *


Closed Unrestricted classes

  • Newcomer Preliminary 1.2

  • Newcomer Novice 2.2


* Preliminary to Advanced include separate AOR classes

Official Results

Australian Sports Pony Registry
Australian Sports Pony Registry

Newcomer Dressage Horse/Pony - Conditions of Entry


  • Horse/Pony need not be registered with an EA state branch or the ASPR.                                             

  • Competitor must be at least a Participant member of an EA State Branch or a member of the ASPR.

  • Horse/Pony must be a minimum of 4 years of age.

  • Newcomer is a horse/pony that has competed in the dressage arena for no longer than 12 months preceding the date of the event that is offering the Newcomer class.

  • All riders must declare on the entry form that the horse/pony is a genuine newcomer in regard to the above definition.

  • Rider must be aged 10 years or over for ponies or 12 years and over for horses, as at the date of competition.

  • EA National Dressage Rules apply in all respects except where stated otherwise within these rules.

  • Horses/Ponies graded Elementary or above or who have earned upgrading points at Official Elementary or above are ineligible

  • Ponies must not exceed 148 cms without shoes

  • Horses must be over 148 cms without shoes

  • Class is open to professional and non-professional riders

  • Test will be ridden individually and shall consist of one round only

  • There is no qualifying required to compete

  • The competition will run in two sections :


        - Preliminary Newcomer - Horse/Pony must not have

          earned any upgrading points at Official Novice or above

        - Test to be ridden is the Preliminary 1.2


        - Novice Newcomer - Horse/Pony must not have earned any

          upgrading points at Elementary or above.

        - Test to be ridden is the Novice 2.2


  • Horses and Ponies will compete together in each class with separate awards for Horses and Ponies.

  • Combination may enter both levels.



In order to qualify as an amateur owner rider, all riders must declare that they meet the following criteria:


1. The rider must be a Competitive member of their state branch of Equestrian Australia


2. To qualify as an Amateur Owner/Rider the rider must not have competed in an FEI Sanctioned CDI (PSG- GP ) or CDI-W in the prior 3 calendar years.


3. The horse must have a life registration with Equestrian Australia.


4. The horse/pony registration lodged with Equestrian Australia must reflect the name of the amateur owner rider as owner of the horse. Leased horse are only permitted if the  registration papers reflect the lessee as the “owner”


5. An amateur owner rider must not have sponsorship, or remuneration ( excluding prize money) above the value of $500/annum for any services connected with the breaking, training and riding of any horse or pony in the last 3 years.


6. An amateur owner rider’s principle source of income is not obtained from sponsorship, breaking, training, riding or coaching any horse or rider.


7. The horse/pony must be primarily ridden and trained by the rider/owner with only periodic ridden assistance by person(s) other than the owner. Specifically the horse/pony must not have been ridden or trained by anyone, other than the owner, from the closing date of entries to the day of the event, for any event in which the rider wishes to compete as an amateur owner rider.


8. The rider must be aged 21 and over – can enter in the calendar year in which they turn 21.


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