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Camden Equitation Inc - Dressage Competition

Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park

Camden Equitation Inc



Camden Equitation Inc


 INCLUDES ALL WEQ TESTS - WEQ tests will be run early morning!  NOTE THE WEQ TESTS WILL BE THE NEW 2018 TESTS.  To view the dressage tests go to the Australian National Working Equitation website or click on http://www.anweltd.com.au/forms--tests.html

We are the only dressage club in the Camden area that offer official competitive tests recognised by Dressage NSW as qualifying scores.

Riders of all levels welcome to enter and have a go at EA and Working Equitation dressage tests!


Date:  Sunday, 25th November, 2018

Closing Date for entries: Monday, 14th October, 2018



Enter via Exeter Street

Entry fee per test: $35

 Admin fee $10.00 (Non-Refundable) & Grounds fee $5.00


All riders must be current financial members of Camden Equitation Inc. or a current member of EA. Wearing of hard hats/boots is compulsory.




All events will be held in accordance with current EA National Dressage Rules effective 1st January 2016 and any subsequent amendments. The Committee may grant exemptions to the rules for special promotional competitions. The onus is on the competitor to know the rules. The conditions apply to all CEI competitions.

Media: Photographs and videos may be taken during the event and used for promotional or educational purposes.  Please advise the organising committee if you DO NOT wish photographs of you or your horse used in club media.

Members Discount: If a rider claims the member discount and is NOT a member, the ENTRY WILL BE SUSPENDED, until membership is received (within 7 days).   If no membership payment is received within 7 days, entry fees will be refunded except for the administration fee of $10.00. All riders must be current financial members of CEI or EA to compete.

Bridle numbers are compulsory.  Bridle and EA numbers, must be provided at the time of entry on nominate. Two bridle numbers, one on each side of the horse, must be clearly displayed while riding in front of the judge’s car.  Call EA NSW for your free bridle number 02 9620 2660 

Official Competitive Competitions (OC): Open to all EA Competitive members and attract grading points. Horses must have full EA registration and have a current licence to compete in competitive classes.  The owner must be a member of EA.
Closed Unrestricted competitions (CU): Rider must be a member of either Camden Equitation Inc. or EA (participation or competitive).
Closed Restricted competitions (CR): Rider must be a member of Camden Equitation Inc.
Riding on arenas prior to an event will cause elimination.

Amateur Owner Rider: Amateur Owner Rider (AOR) classes may be offered on any Official Competitive test.   Competitors must be current members of Dressage NSW (DNSW) to be eligible.  Competitors need to advise DNSW of their AOR status if they have not already done so with their DNSW membership application. DNSW will present awards to the highest ranked AOR of the leaderboard at each level at the end of the qualifying period at the DNSW Annual Awards Night in November.  Note the onus is on the rider to be aware of the rules and regulations regarding AOR egilibility.  DNSW will remove AOR status from riders found to be in breach of the rules.  For further information please visit the DNSW web site (http://www.dressagensw.equestrian.org.au/content/dnsw-increases-support-adult-amateur-ownerriders)

Entries: Entries are taken on a first in basis, and are only accepted via Nominate.  No late entries, a waitlist may be established at the discretion of the event secretary, but this will be used to fill early scratchings only and will not exist past the issue of the final draw.  Once the draw is issued there will be no changes.  On the day if there are any scratchings, then horses may be moved up the draw by the gear steward.

Scratchings: Scratching’s will be accepted up to the closing date of the event. Refund: A full refund less the administration fee will be given if scratched before the closing date in nominate.  After entries close, a fifty per cent (50%) refund will only be issued by providing a Veterinarian or Medical Certificate, to the Event Secretary within 48 hours after competition.


Dressage: two consecutive levels only per horse allowed.
Working Equitation:  Horses may compete at any level HC (non-competitive) but may NOT compete at any level lower than its current level.

Hors Concurs: Riders wishing to ride HC (non-competitive) must declare their intention in writing before the start of the test.

Preparatory classes: You must ride HC if your horse has previously won at any Preparatory tests. 

Age of the Horse – As per EA rules, horses must be a minimum of three (3) years of age to compete in Official Competitive classes.

Disputes: From time to time there is the need to lodge a protest in relation to the results of a competition. In these instances it is essential to follow the Protest Protocol, and the current EA Dressage Rules.  All protests must be submitted in writing to the organising committee within 30 minutes of the happening which gave rise to the protest, as per EA rules.  Such written protest must be accompanied by a fee of $50, which will be refunded if the protest is upheld. 

Tests:  Maximum of three tests per horse and competitors are limited to a maximum of four rides at any one event.

Callers: Callers are permitted.  Riders in Working Equitation Dressage tests with callers will be penalised 5 points.  Riders in Working Equitation Style phase with callers will incur a 5 point penalty.

Riders: Riders may be changed before the start of competition on notification to the Event Secretary.  The new rider must be a current CEI financial member or provide EA membership card. However, riders may not be changed if another rider has ridden the horse on the day. One rider per horse for the entire event.

Draw:  Every attempt is made to accommodate riders, horses and tests within appropriate time frames, and at rider’s requests, as recommended by EA.  However the organising committee reserves the right to design the draw in the most appropriate manner to suit all competitors.  The organising Committee has the final say regarding the draw and protracted discussions will not be entered into. The draw will be emailed to all entrants and available on the Camden Equitation Inc. website and FACEBOOK. Once the final draw is posted their will be NO CHANGES.  If there are scratchings on the day, then horses may be moved up the draw.
Insufficient entries: The Organising Committee reserves the right to delete or combine any competitions in the case of insufficient entries.

Oversubscription: In the case of oversubscription, entries may be limited and taken in order of receipt.

Cards: Registration and performance cards must be available on the day.

Ribbons: Ribbons will be awarded as follows, depending on the size of the class. Up to 5 riders, ribbons to 3rd place, up to 10 riders, ribbons provided to 5th place and 10 or more riders ribbons to 8th place.

Gear Check: Gear checks are compulsory.  For dressage competitions, riders and horses must be checked by the gear steward prior to each test.  For working equitation, riders and horses must be checked by the gear steward prior to entry into the competition arena, and no changes of tack or attire are allowed for the duration of the competition (saddles and bits may be changed for the cattle phase).  Elimination can occur if gear checks are not completed.  Nosebands MUST be sufficiently loose to fit two fingers standing away from the horse’s nose.  Failure to rectify a noseband that is too tight as directed by the gear steward or judge will incur elimination.

Dogs: All dogs must be kept on a leash. Dogs, children, prams etc. are not allowed in the actual competition and warmup areas.
Veterinary checks: Random swabbing may take place. If approached by the Official Steward/Vet Officer of the day, the person responsible for the horse must allow samples to be taken.

Competition Changes and Cancellation: In the event of the competition being cancelled due to inclement weather, entry fees will be refunded less the $10.00 administration fee. These fees are non-refundable. The CEI website and Facebook page will be updated in the event of change. For all changes after the closing date, all entered competitors will be emailed via Nominate.
No horses are to be ridden at the CEI competition or on competition grounds unless they are entered in the competition and the riders are financial members of EA or CEI with current disclaimers.

Any rider who fails to comply with these conditions of entry or a direction of any member of the committee may be eliminated.
Risk Warning and Disclaimer:

1.      Horse riding is a dangerous activity and can result in serious injury (including death) and loss.
2.      All persons who ride, or tend a horse on these grounds do so entirely at their own risk.
Neither Equestrian Australia, the Camden Equitation Inc committee, nor any member there of accepts any liability for any damage, accident, injury or illness (including death) to horse, owners, spectators and volunteers suffered by any person or property whatsoever.

Canteen available on the day


Preparatory A - Closed Un-restricted
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Preparatory E - Closed Un-restricted
15 left
Preliminary 1.1 - Closed Un-restricted
24 left
Preliminary 1.2 - Closed Un-restricted
25 left
Prelim 1.2 Closed Unrestricted - Pony Dressage Award $50
(Pony dressage award $50 - open to ponies only)
Preliminary 1.3 - Official Competitive
21 left
Novice 2.1 - Closed Un-restricted
34 left
Novice 2.2 - Closed Un-restricted
34 left
(Amateur Owner Rider)
Novice 2.3 - Official Competitive
Elementary 3.1 - Official Competitive
35 left
(Amateur Owner Rider)
Elementary 3.2 - Official Competitive
35 left
(Amateur Owner Rider)
Medium 4.1 - Official Competitive
35 left
(Amateur Owner Rider)
Medium 4.2 - Official Competitive
35 left
(Amateur Owner Rider)
Advanced 5.1 - Official Competitive
35 left
Grass Arena / Amateur Owner Rider
Advanced 5.2 - Official Competitive
35 left
Grass arena / Amateur Owner Rider
Working Equitation - Intro Dressage Test 1
14 left
Working Equitation - Intro Dressage Test 2
Working Equitation - Prelim Dressage Test 1
14 left
Working Equitation - Prelim Dressage Test 2
Working Equitation - Debutante W Test 1
15 left
Working Equitation - Debutante W Test 2
Working Equitation - Debutante F
15 left
Working Equitation - Consagrados 2
15 left
Working Equitation - Consagrados 1
15 left

Event Notes


Contact Details

Kimberley Richens
Camden Equitation Inc
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