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Posted by Equestrian Australia on 27/10/2016.

Expressions of interest being sought from Endurance riders for 2017 Youth Endurance Championships and beyond

Following the recent excellent performance of the Australian Endurance team at the World Endurance Championships in Slovakia. Equestrian Australia is calling for further expressions of interest from endurance riders who wish to join the group working to represent Australia at international championship endurance events. 

These events include:

  • World Endurance Championships for Junior and Youth Riders 2017.  This event will be held in Verona, Italy from the 22nd – 24th September 2017.  
  • World Equestrian Games 2018, timing and venue to be confirmed.

The intent is to gather together riders who wish to prepare themselves for possible selection to represent Australia at these and future events.  EA will work with the riders and their horses to prepare them to successfully compete at these events. At this stage, the final requirements for qualification are uncertain, and there may be changes to the requirements. 

The current qualification criteria for are set out in the previous EOI’s HERE and HERE. Youth and junior riders must be turning 14 years of age or older in the year of the competition and will need to be taking all opportunities in Australia and also internationally to achieve qualification and exhibit high performance in preparation for the 2017 championship. Senior riders for the 2018 WEG should be aiming to finalise their qualifications during 2017.

Please note these events will be completely self-funded.  Riders will be responsible for the following costs:

  • Return airfares to the competition
  • Horse transportation and related costs
  • Transport to/from the airports
  • Meals and accommodation
  • Insurance (The EA National Office can assist with this insurance)
  • Entry fees and any other related expenses

If you are interested in riding at international Championship events and in representing Australia, we encourage you to submit an expression of interest using the below form. 

Expressions of Interest close on the 15th December 2016.

For any further information, please contact Stef Maraun at the Equestrian Australia Office on 02 8762 7777 or [email protected]

EOI_Verona2017.pdf

EOI_ WEG2018.pdf

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