Rules and Information


Equestrian Australia - Dressage Rules

New Grading System

The new grading system will be implemented effective from 1 January 2011

From 1 January 2011

  • all horses will be graded at the level they are currently with no grading points
  • all horses will begin accruing grading points when gaining 60% or better in a higher level that their graded level
  • a new performance card will be forwarded for all horses

As 1 January is the start of a new membership year for QLD/NT and WA a new performance card will be forwarded as horses registration is renewed

In relation to NSW, VIC, TAS and SA - performance cards will be sent out by EA Branch Office to  all horses that are currently registered and hold a Dressage performance card.

New Rules Governing Horse Ownership

All horses in NSW will be required to obtain a Property Identification Code (PIC) for the land on which the horses are kept. Even if you only have one horse, you will still need a PIC. For further information please read this flyer.


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Read this glowing report for APDC from Michael Bragge, Chairman of Dressage Victoria from his visit to the APDC Championship weekend.


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Have you ever thought about becoming a Dressage Judge?
Dressage NSW is always looking for people to become dressage judges and assist with officiating at our club days.  You would start as a probationary judge and after a short time you will be able to become a "H" level judge and if you are inclined you can increase  your knowledge and even aspire to becoming an Olympic judge. DNSW_Application_Prob_judge_HLevel


Do you need overnight accommodation close to Alexander Park Dressage Club?

Smithfield Stables  are offering an alternative accommodation for competitors rather than staying on the grounds for our competitions.  If you would like to use their stables please contact them direct to make your arrangements.


Do you need Transport to get to our competitions?

Websters Coachworks Hire Floats have Straight and Angle Load Floats available. If it's getting to a competition on the weekend, lesson during the week or just to move your horse anytime, they have Floats that will fit all types of horses including those extra large Dressage Horses.  Webster Coachworks also service, renovate and restore all floats.  If your float is in need of some TLC or your Rego is due and you're not sure you've got all servicing up to date give Rex a call on 0429 400 450 to discuss your needs.


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