About National Squads

Equestrian Australia High Performance is funded by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) through the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and directly and/or indirectly by the Australian Olympic Committee. The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is the sole funder and investment body into Equestrian High Performance.  

All of these bodies are aligned to the AIS “Australia’s Winning Edge” strategy designed for Olympic High-Performance outcomes. The aims of the strategy are as follows:

  • consistent and sustainable success for Australian athletes and teams on the world stage
  • greater levels of accountability for performance results
  • improved governance structures and contemporary reporting and monitoring of performance
  • engaging, uniting, inspiring and motivating all Australians.

Australia’s Winning Edge states that: 

Investments will be prioritised to sports that demonstrate the greatest chance of short, medium and long-term success. Decisions will be based on credible evidence that takes into account recent performances and future potential, along with understanding the systems that will drive performance outcomes. 

Aligned with Australian Olympic Committee outcomes, AIS Athlete categorization and the AIS National Athlete Pathway Framework (FTEM Model), the aim is to optimize short, medium and long-term Australian podium success on the world stage though the identification and development of potential and current world-class athletes.

Equestrian Australia High Performance has structured the High-Performance Squads in accordance with the above to identify, monitor and maintain targeted athletes and/or athlete and horse combinations to ensure high-performance outcomes.

Related Links:

Australian Institute of Sport - Australia’s Winning Edge