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What we do

Equestrian Australia (EA) is the peak body for the administration of Equestrian Sport in Australia. The commitment to success is encouraged at every level of the sport and is reflected in world-class results at Olympic level.

To date, Australian Equestrians have won 9 Gold, 4 Silver and 8 Bronze medals at the Olympic & Paralympic Games. Our athletes have achieved great victories at peak international Equestrian events and as a result Australia has earned the reputation as an elite Equestrian nation.

A big part of this success is the tireless commitment and excellence shown by our sport’s administrators, coaches, officials, volunteers, owners and our athletes of all ages performing at all levels as well as the importance placed on sportsmanship and the welfare of horses.

For the Love of the Horse

In April 2017, Equestrian Australia (EA) has finalised its four-year Strategic Plan. Central to everything, is “For the love of the horse”, with our vision and six key priorities inextricably linked to this. Each component of our strategy is deliberately connected to emphasise the unified, consistent, measured and proactive approach required for the advancement of Equestrian sport.

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Strategic Priorities 2017-2020

Deliver value to our members

We recognise the landscape of participation is changing. EA needs to become more meaningful and connected within the community. This will be achieved through increased levels of communication and user-friendly digital resources while seeking to provide greater flexibility for access into the sport through the development and execution of highly effective pathways for athletes, coaches, and officials.

Continuously improve member safety and horse welfare

We will be leaders in safety and risk management practices and policies and will champion the implementation of safety initiatives across Australia for horses and riders.

Lead high performance

We will implement a two-tiered High-Performance plan centred on the “current cycle” to focus on medal delivery at Tokyo 2020 and the “future cycle” to identify talent and implement a development program integrated with the State branches and Australia’s Winning Edge (AWE) objectives. We will also develop both athletes and horses for future elite levels, across all disciplines, to ensure we remain globally competitive.

Increase the visibility of equestrian across Australia

We will identify opportunities to highlight and promote equestrian sport in an effort to raise its profile across Australia. We will build and foster relationships with external stakeholders and corporate partners to ensure we remain current for our members. We will initiate change in our business to constantly improve the environment in which we operate, to ensure we maximise the visibility of the sport.

Strengthen our foundation

We will build a financial and cultural foundation from which the sport can extend its reach and capacity. Strong governance, effective leadership, efficient procedures and best practice administration management will ensure we achieve success.

Behave as one

We will work proactively with all levels of the sport including state branches, members, organising committees and volunteers to collaborate and achieve the best outcomes for the sport.

Each of these priorities are supported by a detailed operational plan that will adapt and evolve over time to ensure that Equestrian sport advances and grows throughout Australia over the next four years and beyond.

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