. Join with us in delivering Equestrian Sport to the Australian community, and access nation-wide programmes and opportunities shared by beginner riders and Olympians alike. The Equestrian NSW office is your branch in NSW and is there to administer the sport at a state level. This means the ENSW branch is your point of contact for all ENSW interschools activities.
EA Rules and Policies
FEI and EA Sport Committees formulate rules to regulate the sport in the interests of fair play, safety and horse welfare. EA Rules are regarded Australia-wide as the industry standard.
Only EA-affiliated clubs and schools are permitted to use EA rules.
EA policies comply with Australian and NSW government requirements via the Australian Sports Commission and various NSW departments and represent industry best-practice. EA policies such as the Member Protection Policy provide a safe sporting environment that complies with government legislation and codes of practice.
ENSW provides risk management advice and assistance to schools to ensure their event is conducted safely.
Judges and Officials
EA trains and accredits highly-skilled judges and officials in every state. Affiliated clubs and organisations receive access to the contact details of accredited officials when planning events and appointing officials.
EA trains and accredits Australia's best equestrian coaches who are registered with the Australian Government's NCAS scheme. EA NCAS coaches receive insurance coverage allowing them to coach at activity days of EA-affiliated clubs and organisations.
State and National Championships Qualification
Currently the NSW Interschool Championships accept all suitably competent riders into the championships if they are current ENSW members. In order to qualify for National team selection you must compete at the NSW Championships to selection standard.
Medication Control (Swabbing)
To safeguard the welfare of the horse and ensure a level playing field, swabbing of horses is carried out at randomly-selected EA-affiliated events throughout the year at the expense of EA. Swabbing is conducted at the NSW Interschool Championships and may be conducted at any affiliated competition.
Online Calendar of Events
All affiliated clubs and organisations are invited to submit a list of their events for inclusion, free of charge, on the Equestrian NSW web site to benefit both event organisers and competitors who wish to enter.
An Equestrian NSW montlhly e-newlstter is sent to all current members and keeps them up to date with what's happening in the equestrian world and new rules, regulations and results. NSW also has a annual yearbook which will features interschool activity throughout the year.
Affiliated and participating schools can access nutritional and horse care management information via our interschool programme sponsors, CopRice and NutriRice
Link to rules and risk management guidelines