Explanation of Classes & Memberships

Competitive:  You MUST be a Competitive member of EA.  Your horse must be registered and have a current Competition Licence (previously called Performance Card).   Grading points can be accrued and recorded.
Participant:  you MUST be a Competitive OR Participant member of EA.  Your horse does not need to be registered nor does it need a current Competition Licence.  Grading points are NOT accrued. 
Closed Unrestricted:  you MUST be a member of AHDC or EA.  However if you only have EA membership you cannot compete at Elementary level or above in Closed Unrestricted classes without being a member of AHDC.  (Text Sally (Secretary) on 0429 190 653 for further information).  No grading points are accrued at this level.
AHDC members can claim Member Discounts on all tests in all categories – Nominate will prompt you to tick the appropriate boxes.

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​​​​All entries via Nominate:  www.nominate.com.au

From 1 March 2021:
Entries close on the Wednesday 11 days before a competition. Late entries will be accepted until midnight on the Friday 9 days before a comp. The draw commences on the Saturday 8 days before a comp so late entries will ONLY BE AVAILABLE available if there is a suitable scratching. Queries to the Draw Secretary: text 0400 289 481 (text = shiftworker).

Late entries will be NOT be accepted under any circumstances after 9 pm on the Friday 2 days before the competition. All entries are via Nominate.  Queries regarding Nominate to Secretary:  text 0429 190 653 (text = shiftworker).

Day Membership (for people new to dressage or very casual competitors) - $5 per rider - if you are not an EA/AHDC member you can apply for Day Membership twice only during a calendar year.  After that you will need to join AHDC (or EA) to compete.  ***On Competitive comp days, EA only riders in CUR classes riding Elementary or above must be AHDC members (EA rule).  Riders in these classes are exempt from the twice a year Day Membership rule.***

Nominate will recognise that you are not an EA/AHDC member and ask you to renew membership.  Scroll and select "One Day Membership" (not "Senior" or "Youth") in the Membership Category at the top of the page and proceed through.  You will need to nominate a helper day as this is part of the annual membership process (but won't apply to Day Members).  


 12 September - Closed Unrestricted, Golden Oldies
· Tests:  Prep A, Prep C, Prelim to Advanced As and Bs

9 - 10 October - Spring Festival:  Competitive, FEI, Young Horse, AOR, Participant classes
· Tests: Prelim to Advanced Bs and Cs, FEI, Young Horse 

14 November - Closed Unrestricted
· Tests:  Prep A, Prep C, Prelim to Advanced As and Bs
· Entries close Wednesday 3 November

 12 December - Competitive, Participant, Closed Unrestricted
· Tests:  Prep C, Prep D, Prelim to Advanced Bs and Cs
· Entries close Wednesday 1 December