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Posted by Equestrian Victoria on 03/01/2017.

Importing a horse from Overseas and registering with EA?

Imported horses

Owners of foreign horses imported into Australia must provide documentation on the previous jumping performances of the horse to the relevant EA State Branch. There will be an appeal system if the automatic allocation is not appropriate for the imported horse. Imported horses ages will be determined as at 1st January for horses born in the northern hemisphere, and as at 1st August for horses born in the southern hemisphere. Imported horses must be assessed by the Points Panel within 3 months of their importation.

·       5 year old  and below- 0 points

·       6 year old – 16 points

·       7 year old - 40 points

·       8 year old and above - 80 points

Owners wishing to have an imported horse rated differently to the age rule above must provide the following information on the Click here for application form - grading of imported horses to Sara Latham at the National Office on [email protected]

  • Horse name and description details
  • Written request stating the number of points that they wish the horse to be allocated on import.
  • Full record of jumping results the horse has achieved in the last 3 years (preferably from the National Federation of the country from which the horse originated)

This information will be assessed by the Imported Horse Points Panel and a decision on the horse’s points will be advised within 5 working days provided all of the correct information has been submitted.

The following criteria will be applied by the Points Panel when allocating points for imported horses:

  • Junior or YR classes - Performances in these events will NOT attract points
  • Young Horse classes - A1 (clear rounds share prize money) classes below 1.15m in height will NOT attract points or A1 (clear rounds share prize money) classes 1.15m and above in height WILL attract points where there were 5 or less clear rounds.
  • Open classes - 1st-3rd placing’s in classes above 1.05m WILL attract points 
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