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Posted by Equestrian Western Australia on 08/02/2018.

Dressage Competition Incentives for Clubs

In 2018, Dressage WA (DWA) is offering EWA-affiliated clubs (including dressage and adult riding clubs) the opportunity to apply for retrospective subsidies when running official dressage competitions (Participant and Competitive). The aim of this subsidy program is to help clubs meet the increasing costs of running competitions, such as judges, officials and prizes.

Your club could be eligible for up to $1000 per competition, depending on the number of tests ridden and the level of classes offered. The subsidy will only be offered for two events per club.

The table below summarises the subsidies available and the relevant eligibility criteria:

Subsidy Eligibility Criteria
$200 for 1st event
$400 for 2nd event
Minimum of 50 Participant and Competitive tests (Preliminary to Advanced) ridden & scored
$100 Minimum of 5 Small Tour (PSG and Inter I) tests ridden & scored
$200 Minimum of 5 Medium (Inter A and B) or Large Tour (Inter II and GP) tests ridden & scored
$200 Minimum of 5 FEI young horse/pony tests ridden & scored
$100 Minimum of 5 young horse/pony tests (4, 5 and 6-year-olds using EA test) ridden & scored
$100 Minimum of 10 freestyles

How to Apply
After your competition, please send a covering letter to DWA detailing your club details, competition summary and club’s banking information. You must also include the following supporting information to be considered for a subsidy:

  • Copy of the final competition draw
  • Copy of the final results, including scores/placings
  • Summary of prizes presented to competitors
  • Competition report and photos (in electronic format) for the DWA newsletter

Where does this funding come from?
These subsidies are provided through the Dressage Development Fund, which collects the levies applied to Participant and Competitive dressage tests. Dressage WA has responsibility for administering this fund and reinvesting the levies into initiatives that encourage further participation and growth in the sport.

More Information
Please contact DWA’s Club Representative, Leanne Pitcher [email protected].

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