AOR Squad

The AOR Squad is designed to offer structured training opportunities to AOR dressage riders throughout our State and to integrate with the Senior and Development Squad activities

The Aims of the AOR Squad are to:

  • Provide a platform for riders to access top quality instruction
  • Provide a holistic approach to the athlete’s competition preparation by delivery complimentary education in all facets of the sport including horse management, ASADA, media and psychology
  • Develop a sense of camaraderie and professionalism in the Victorian dressage community

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

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SELECTION PROCESS:
To be eligible, riders must meet the following criteria:

  • Have competed at a minimum of two (2) official EV Dressage events as an AOR identified combination in the previous 12 month period
  • Submit two (2) scores within the selection period which satisfy the following minimum scores: 
    o For Preliminary level – minimum 62% 
    o For Novice level – minimum 62% 
    o For Elementary to Grand Prix level – minimum 60%

QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS:

  • Participation at all Official Dressage Competitions run under EA regulations will be accepted

GENERAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Selection is per horse and rider combination who have participated in official events as an AOR competitor.
  • Horses and riders must be sound and fit to satisfy competition standards. If this situation changes during the year, the Committee must be advised of these changes as soon as possible. If the horse or rider becomes unfit to compete due to injury or illness or other causes, the rider must contact the Squad Selectors with an anticipated recovery time and regularly communicate progress.
  • Riders must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and must be permanent residents of Victoria. 
  • Riders must be current financial members of Equestrian Victoria.
  • Riders must fulfill the requirements of the AOR status as published from time to time at equestrian.org.au
  • Both horses and ponies are eligible for selection
  • Provide a platform for riders to access top quality instruction
  • Provide a holistic approach to the athlete’s competition preparation by delivery complimentary education in all facets of the sport including horse management, ASADA, media and psychology
  • Develop a sense of camaraderie and professionalism in the Victorian dressage community
  • Riders must sign the Squad Contract and enclose this with their application
  • In the case where a rider or owner of the horse qualified does not comply with the Equestrian Australia rules, regulations and guidelines, including Athlete anti-doping and Equine Anti doping and Controlled Medication policies, during the selection period, this combination will not be eligible for Squad selection for a period of 12 months after the date of the sanction against them.

For this application, the qualifying period for scores is January 1st, 2020 to January 20th 2021.

Applications are due by midnight January 20th, midnight - no late or incomplete applications will be accepted. 

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CONTACTS

LIZZY SCHIRMER
Email: [email protected] Phone: 0431 264 136 
or
Ashleigh Ellen Phone: 0439 321 811

EQUESTRIAN VICTORIA
Email: [email protected]

 


 

 

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