Club Affiliation

WHO IS IT FOR?

Equestrian clubs that support the membership and contribute to sport development of equestrian across the country. 

BENEFITS

  • Access to the most competitive Club insurance package
  • Use of EA sport rules & intellectual property (IP)
  • Easier access to EA Coaches and Officials
  • Ability to deliver EA accredited programs (such as Ready Set Trot, Horse Management and Riding)
  • Access to EA & State Communications
  • Ability to conduct closed activities/events

CRITERIA

In order to be affiliated with EA, any club or association with the exception of a) hunt clubs (see below), must meet the following National criteria: 

  1. Must be a “non for profit” organisation and incorporated under an Associations Incorporation Act or similar legislation
  2. Constitution must include among the club’s objects one or more of the following “primary purposes”: a. The conduct of competitions in one of more of the EA or FEI Disciplines. b. The breeding or exhibition of ponies or horses.
  3. On application, clubs or associations wishing to affiliate with the EA must provide: a. A copy of their constitution  b. A description of activities, including i. The nature and number of active days, especially of club events. ii. Membership numbers for the last financial year. Newly formed clubs should include existing membership numbers.

Hunt clubs must comply with requirements 1 and 3.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO AFFLIATE MY CLUB?

Affiliating your club is easy but there are a few things that we need to see first.

Along with a completed Application Form form, copies of the following must be provided as part of the affiliation application; 

  1. Proof of Current Incorporation. (Certificate and/or Proof of your Last Annual Statement lodged) 
  2. A copy of your Club Constitution. 
  3. A copy of Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency. (MUST be for $20,000,000 or more with a minimum of 12 months coverage) 
  4.  A copy of Risk Management Policy including Biosecurity Policy & Plan. 
  5. A description of club activities, including the nature and number of active days of club events. 
  6. A Full list of all the members of your club. 
  7. In completing this affiliation form, all clubs seeking affiliation, recognise and acknowledge that ALL affiliated events dates, regardless of discipline, must be ratified by the respective Equestrian Victorian Discipline Sub-Committee prior to publication or advertisement. 

Affiliations will not be finalised until all paperwork has been received and accepted by the EA State Branch office.

2021/2022 MEMBERSHIP FEES

  RENEWAL NEW/LAPSED
(lapsed after 31/10/21)
Club affiliates  295.00 325.00

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Joining is easy and can be done online. For those who are unable to join online, you may download and complete an application form.

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