Junior Program Overview

Ev NSW Youth & Junior Program

Eventing NSW has a strong Youth Program, running two training camps (January and July) as well as group training in areas around the state. These are advertised on the website and in The Eventer.

Eventing NSW supports and trains teams to represent the State at major events at Pre Novice, 1-star and Young Rider competitions.

A number of Resources are available on this site to assist junior riders in their eventing. These include Rules information, Annual plan, XC jump types, Glossary of dressage terms, and Competition record sheet.
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Eventing Young Rider Summer School

This camp is open to  maximum of 120 riders on a first come, first served basis and is held at the property of Roger and K-A Whyte at Moruya on the south coast in the Summer school holidays. For more information, contact the Secretary of Eventing, NSW, Vicki Burgess.

Eventing Young Rider Winter School

This camp is usually held in July of each year in the Sydney area (Camden or SIEC).  It is open to all junior and young riders. Some discounted places are available on application for riders who need to travel long distances and special circumstances.

Young Rider & Junior Development Squad Training Programs

The program focuses on group training for riders in cross country, jumping and dressage concentrating on sport development with a view to encouraging riders to produce quality and safe performances at the current level of the horse-rider combination. This training does not take the place of individual coaching on flatwork and jumping and is available to any junior member of Eventing NSW.

The program for reviewed annually by the Junior Committee and clinics are run in the following areas:
Central West (Mudgee)
New England (Armidale or Tamworth)
Highlands or Albury-Wodonga

usually in the Easter and September holidays, where the timetable allows.

Encouragement Awards (Saddlecloth Patches)

Eventing NSW patches are awarded to rider who obtain THREE quality performances on the same horse and at the same level (from Introductory to 1-star). A quality performance is designated as a finishing score of UNDER 60 penalty points.

Annual Awards for Junior Horse & Riders

Recognition is given to the top junior rider and horse combination at the Equestrian NSW Annual Awards night calculated from a point score on all competitions throughout the year.
An award is also presented to the highest placed Junior rider competing at Pre Novice (EvA 105) level. 

EA (NSW) Equi-skills Program

This program is supported by a number of instructors and while aimed at younger riders is also open to all amateur riders, senior and junior. It involves training in riding and horsemanship, using Work Books provided by Equestrian Australia.

These work books are the same as those used for the Riding and Horsemanship modules of the NCAS accreditation for Introductory Coach and Level I Coach. Training may be obtained on an individual or group basis, making it affordable to riders on a budget by sharing the coach's skill with other riders on a regular basis.

Many eventing coaches support Equi-Skills which is strongly supported by Equestrian NSW.