Jumping Victoria Development Squad

Aims of the Jumping Victoria Development Squad are to be:

  • Develop Show Jumping Skills.
  • Consolidate Competition confidence (e.g. warm-up approaches, important course walking techniques etc)
  • Educate riders regarding Show Jumping etiquette/standards/rules
  • Increase knowledge of horse management in relation to feeding/nutrition/shoeing and overall wellbeing of the competition horse
  • Expand Show Jumping cohort connections and strengthen show jumping "friendships"


Selection Criteria for the Jumping Victoria Development Squad includes:

  • Possibly competing regularly at EA events/competitions but at below 115cm
  • Emphasis still at interschool or PCAV level competitions
  • Building experience at major competitions (interschool nationals, ASJC, etc.)
  • Possibly have established coaching relationship, but less likely to receive @event support
  • Limited or newly established show jumping cohort connections


Four squad levels as detailed:

- Development Squad 1 1.10 – 1.20m
- Development Squad 2 1.00 – 1.10m
- Development Squad 3 0.80 – 1.00m < experience
- Development Squad 4 0.80 - 1.00m > experience

  • Minimum attendance 3 of the five clinics per annum; cost charged per attendance.
  • Riders assigned to a specific squad development coach
  • Guest coaches introduced for specific lessons (e.g., flat work, fitness work)
  • Horse management skills enhanced
  • Social/team building exercised


  • Applicants must be current financial members of the EA and are eligible to participate as squad members until December of the year in which they turn 21 years old.
  • Cost is $200 per weekend inclusive of venue facility fees (yard for horse) and camping charges. This payment is for three riding sessions and any other supplementary training/ guest speakers that are timetabled and option for breakfast on Sunday morning.
  • Additional horses may be accommodated if numbers permit and will be billed at each Squad as required.
  • Riders must agree to fully participate in funded squad activities as per the signed Squad agreement.
  • Once selected you will receive a letter to advise you of which squad you will be in and your coach.
  • You will then need to book online your attendance and make payment at time of booking. Bookings will cut off 2 weeks prior to each squad weekend. (Portal for this to be advised)


Application for the 2018 Development Squad is now open.   Queries or questions should be forwarded to Nina Lewis 0419 513 788 or [email protected]

Jumping Vic Development Squads Application