Horse Registration


You can now register horses online, please see the link below. 

Online Horse Registration

For those who cannot complete the form online, please Download the Horse Registration Form

If Registration forms are not filled in correctly and completely - this includes ALL whorls, scars, markings and coat colouration) the form will be returned to you without being processed. It is in your best interest to make sure you are identifying your horse correctly.

Please ensure, before you send in the form, that the following information is complete. Incomplete or incorrect work will be returned.

  • All owners MUST be financial Competitor Senior, Competitor Junior, Participant Senior, Show Horse Competitor, Preliminary Dressage, Participant Junior, Commercial or Supporter.
  • All horses MUST be Microchipped to Australian Standard.
  • A copy of the Microchip Certificate is attached or the Declaration & Signature of Vet be completed on the horse registration application form. If submitting online, please upload this document or email/post the document.
  • All owners MUST sign the declaration form.
  • Please ensure that there is a contact telephone number on the form in case we have any queries.
  • Horse names must be unique. You cannot use the same name as another horse nor can you change the spelling slightly or use a variation of the same name e.g. Black Beauty and Blak Beauty. 
  • The form allows for five name choices. Your application for horse registration may be declined if you do not supply 5 name preferences. You can search horse names on the website here

Do not leave it until the day before your competition to register your horse. Please allow 1-2 weeks to receive your horse papers back.


Equestrian Victoria is pleased to announce a significant reduction in the cost of Base Horse registration from $70 to $25. We have streamlined our internal processes, making administration more efficient and allowing us to pass on the savings to our members. We have also simplified the requirements for Base Horse Registration, making it more affordable and manageable for riders. By registering their horses with EV, riders can help authorities track horses for biosecurity purposes and quickly contain any outbreaks, protecting all horses more effectively.


Starting July 1st, Horse Registration will be mandatory for all jumping classes, now including those competing 1.04m and below. While members jumping 1.04m and below will not require a jumping license, they will need to ensure their horses have Base Horse Registration at a minimum.

To register a horse for Base Horse Registration, riders must provide three images of their horse: nearside, offside, and front. They do not need to provide drawings of markings on the Base Horse registration. These changes will be reflected in the online registration process through Nominate. We are also developing a new manual form to simplify registration for those without online access.

Equestrian Victoria has made this step to minimise the cost impact for our members.

Base Horse Registration is for non-competing horses, and allows members to register young or breeding horses, secure their name and have their details registered for bio-security and theft security purposes. A microchip number will be required for all Base Horse Registrations.

If you wish to compete on a base registered horse you must upgrade the Base horse registration to a full Horse registration.  You cannot purchase a competition licence for a Base horse registration.

If you wish to upgrade your horse to a full competitive horse registration, you can now do this via your MyEA Portal. 

Only current financial EA members are able to register horses and all horses must have a microchip number, meeting the AS5018/5019.

If you cannot complete the Base Horse Registration Online, pleae download and complete the  Base Horse Registration-June2023.pdf


  • Lifelong Registration
  • Bio-security/Microchip database records
  • Participate in Open Participation activity
  • Registered by any EA member


If you wish to compete on a base registered horse you must upgrade the Base horse registration to a full Horse registration.  You cannot purchase competition licence for a Base horse registration. If you wish to upgrade this horse to a full competitive horse registration, please contact your branch to obtain the upgrade fee.

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All Horse Forms