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Posted by Equestrian Australia on 19/06/2024.

2024 Equissage National AOR Dressage Championships

The Victorian Amateur Owner Rider Committee in conjunction with Equestrian Australia and Equestrian Victoria, are thrilled to announce the 2024 Equissage National Amateur Owner Rider (AOR) Dressage Championships will be held 21/22 September at Boneo Park, Vic. This two day spectacular offers Amateur Owner Riders the opportunity to compete at their very own National Championships and win the coveted title of AOR National Champion in their division.  We are particularly grateful to Equissage for coming on board with us again this year to provide the naming rights sponsorship. Equissage have been incredible supporters of the Victorian AOR Group for the past few years, and we are truly grateful for their ongoing commitment.

Classes are available from Prelim to Grand Prix, and ponies will be catered for also with individual championships if there are a minimum of 6 entered, plus the OTT combinations will have their own special awards. Champions will receive embroidered rugs and there will be many great prizes on offer, plus lots of fun, friendship and support.

The Schedule is available now and has been posted on the Victorian Amateur Owner Facebook page, and will be available shortly on the website (currently under construction).

Entries are via Event Secretary and open 1st July and close Fri 23rd August, so don’t delay, get your entries in and be part of this special fun weekend competing against other friends and amateurs. As it’s a National Championship, qualifying scores are required:

Preliminary Level – one performance of 62% or higher 
Novice Level – one performance or 62% or higher        
Elementary Level – one performance of 60% or higher
Medium Level – one performance of 60% or higher 
Advanced Level – one performance of 60% or higher 
FEI Small Tour Level - one performance of 58% or higher
FEI Medium Tour Level - one performance of 58% or higher 
FEI Big Tour Level - one performance of 58% or higher 

And don’t forget to make sure you qualify as an Amateur Owner Rider as per the National Rule 4.6.1).  In Summary:

1) You need to be an amateur rider and not derive income from, breaking, training, coaching or riding
2) You need to be the registered owner of the horse, or part owner (or have a lease agreement in place).  Entries will be checked for compliance.
3) 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. This specifically includes the period 4 weeks up to and including the event

We thank all our sponsors as without their support, we could not put on such a great competition.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Kathryn O’Halloran
Event Director

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