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2012 Equestrian Grand Final

       

 

Equestrian Australia is proud to present the 2012 Equestrian Grand Final. The Equestrian Grand Final is a spectacular multi-discipline event held at EQUITANA Melbourne 15-18 November at Melbourne Showgrounds.

This competition will showcase the ‘best of the best’ and include nearly 50 of the top riders from around the country. This premiere event will bring together Australia’s elite Equestrian competitors in Dressage, Jumping and Exhibition Eventing annually. Big prizes, big action, big excitement. 

Stay tuned to this page to keep up to date with all the news including the progressive point scores so you can find out who will qualify for the 2012 Equestrian Grand Final.

How do riders qualify?

Dressage - Fifteen of Australia’s best Grand Prix Dressage riders and horses will be invited to compete in the Equestrian Grand Final - Dressage. The selection of these combinations will be via a series of five qualifying events to be conducted Australia-wide. These are significant Dressage events in their own right held and hold a Grand Prix Freestyle.

From the five qualifying events, the twelve combinations with the highest percentages (from the GPF) will automatically qualify for the Final. Combinations may compete at multiple qualifiers, with only their best result to count. Equestrian Australia reserves the right to award “wild card” entries for an additional 3 riders.

Jumping – Eighteen of Australia’s best Grand Prix Jumping riders and horses will be invited to compete in the Equestrian Grand Final - Jumping. The best placed 15 combinations on the 2012 FEI World Cup point score (Australian League) will be offered a place at the Equestrian Grand Final (based on results from all FEI World Cup qualifiers held in Australia from 01 January 2012 to 15 October 2012). 

Equestrian Australia reserves the right to award “wild card” entries for the remaining 3 places in the Final. A rider may ride a maximum of two horses at the final.

Exhibition Eventing – Fifteen of Australia’s best Eventing riders and horses will be invited to compete in the Equestrian Grand Final – Exhibition Eventing. The selection of these combinations will from series of two qualifying events as well as by invitation. From the two qualifying events the top 4 riders will be automatically qualify for the final. Equestrian Australia reserves the right to award “wild card” entries for an additional 7 riders. In Exhibition Eventing a rider may ride any horse in the final that has completed two qualifying rounds at CNC2* events or above in the past 12 months, they do not need to qualify on this horse. 

 

 

Qualifying Events

DRESSAGE

Date

Event

22-24 Mar

PSI Dressage & Jumping with the Stars CDI-W (Werribee, Vic)

03 - 05 May

Sydney CDI3* (Horsley Park, NSW) 

  07-10 Jun

Melbourne 3Day Event CDI-W (Werribee, Vic)

27-29 Jul

Brisbane CDI

31 Aug- 2 Sep 

NSW State Championships (Sydney, NSW)

 

 

JUMPING

 

11 Apr

Sydney Royal Easter Show CSI-W (Sydney Showgrounds, NSW)

29 Apr

Weekend of World Cups CSI-W (SIEC Horsley Park, NSW)

07 Aug

Gatton CSI-W (Gatton, Qld)

15 Aug

Brisbane Royal CSI-W (Brisbane, Qld)

19 Aug 

Caboolture CSI-W (Caboolture, Qld) 

02 Sep

Gawler CSI-W (Gawler CSI-W)

13 Sep

Adelaide Royal Show CSI-W (Adelaide Showgrounds, SA)

02 Oct

Royal Melbourne Show CSI-W (Melbourne Showgrounds, Vic)

 

 

EVENTING

 

10 Apr

Sydney Royal Easter Show Exhibition Eventing class (Sydney Showgrounds, NSW)

22 Sep - 02 Oct

Melbourne Royal Show Exhibition Eventing class (Melbourne Showgrounds, Vic) 

 

 

Competition details for the Equestrian Grand Final          

DRESSAGE: The Final will be a CDI-W. The freestyle will be held as a night time competition, indoors. Total prize money $26,015
 
 
 
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JUMPING: The Grand Prix will be a CSI-W two-round competition held at night in the indoor arena. There will be a familiarisation jumping session he day prior to the competition. Total Prize money $26,000.
 
 
 
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EXHIBITION EVENTING: The Exhibition Eventing will be held on the Melbourne Showground main arena. This format has been especially designed for the Exhibition Eventing series. Dressage (up to 3-star level) will be held first and the riders will be seeded by their Dressage results. The Jumping will be run in reverse order of standing. The jumping will be one course combining cross-country and show jumps. The cross-country fences will be solid fences of up to Equestrian Australia 2-star dimensions [max height 1.15m (fixed) and 1.35m (brush)]. The show jumps will be up to 3-star dimensions (1.25m). There will be an optional joker fence of up to 1.45m (show jump). This will be a fast paced event testing the finesse, bravery and accuracy of horse and rider. Total Prize money $20,000.
 
 
 
 
 
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Go to the EQUITANA website for all ticketing information

 

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