Pryde's EasiFeed Victorian Development Dressage Squad


The Dressage Victoria Development Squad is designed to be a pathway into the Pryde’s Senior Dressage Squad and to offer training and education opportunities for combinations who have achieved specific performance goals throughout the previous 12 month period, but who are not yet eligible for Senior Squad selection.


  • Provide a platform for horse and rider combinations to regularly access top class dressage 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 team
  • Provide a pathway to the State Dressage Squads


Eligible scores will be taken from the preceding 12 months, i.e. for the July 2019 intake, eligible scores will be from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, and for the December 2019 intake, from 15 December 2018 (after the Dressage Festival) to 14 December 2019.


  • Selection is per horse and rider combination who have attained qualifying scores.
  • 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 eligible to represent Victoria if requested. Riders must be permanent residents of Victoria.
  • Riders must be current financial members of Equestrian Victoria.
  • No freestyle scores are eligible
  • No HC scores are eligible
  • Horses and ponies are eligible for selection
  • Riders must agree to fully participate in squad activities as per the signed Squad agreement
  • Riders will be asked to sign the Victorian Dressage Development Squad Athlete's Agreement upon approval of their application to indicate their acceptance
  • 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.
  • Combinations who are accepted onto the Development Squad must not be a member of any other Victorian Squad.
  • Riders must agree to notify the Dressage Development Squad Committee if they choose to apply and accept a position as a combination on another Victorian Squad.


To be eligible, riders must meet the following criteria:

  • 3 best percentages equal to or above the minimum qualification percentage (see below). 3 scores from the same level OR qualifying scores from the graded level and the level above will be accepted. For example: 2 Medium scores of 67%+ and 1 Advanced score 65%+ OR 1 Medium score of 67%+ and 2 Advanced scores of 65%+
  • Scores must be achieved from a minimum of 3 different qualifying competitions


Scores from all Official Dressage Competitions run under EA regulations will be accepted


EA - Elementary to Medium 67% or greater
EA - Advanced 65% or greater
Prix St Georges and Inter 1 63% or greater
Inter A and B 61% or greater
Inter II & Grand Prix 61% or greater
Young Horse (5, 6 & 7 year olds) 7.0 or greater at Young Horse classes



Congratulations to the following combinations who have qualified for the Pryde’s EasiFeed Victorian Dressage Development Squad.



Sue Thompson

Casino De Luxe (Elem)

Kate Purcell

Barrabadeen Grandeur 

Sharon McCombe

Ruby Wax 

Faye Hinchliffe

Wyronga Park Premier 

Phillipa Molnar

Bloomfield Sorrento 

Melissa Hoskins - Taaf

Revelwood Martini 

Sharon Atkins 

Jaybee Aces

Jane Gordon

Freedom R 

 Allison O’Neill

Roseglen Toytown 

Javais Ham


Jess Hivon

Greenoaks Weltman

Katrina Bolmat

Staughton Vale Belmiro

Ashley Atwell

Champagne Perrier

Bianca Dolly Joyce


Jorja Adams

Wildlife 6 

Rachelle Wilson

SPH Donner Cara

Rachelle Wilson

CJP Winchester

Lucy McNutt

Thamesbourne Sunsmart




Rachelle Wilson - [email protected] 


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