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Posted by Corinne Wilson on 05/09/2019.

International Competition & Development Fund Policy & Procedure

History and Philosophy of the International Competition and Development Fund [ICDF] 

The International Competition and Development Fund was originally established by Equestrian Australia to recover funds expended in connection with the 1990 Stockholm World Equestrian Games, and to accumulate funds for Australian participation in future international competitions.  Funds were collected by EV by way of a levy imposed on all EV members throughout Australia.  A portion of receipts was traditionally set aside for use by non-Olympic Disciplines. 

The Fund supports projects and events that either clearly fall into the “international competition” category or can be demonstrated to further the “development” of the sport in general or of a particular discipline.
“Development” predominantly denotes workshops and seminars for the training of judges and officials, and other activities carried out for the development of competencies, including opportunities for skill practice
(through competitions and events).

In 2018 Equestrian Australia reviewed the ICDF Model and proposed a revised ICDF model which was not accepted by the EV Branches. As a result, EV advised the state branches that EV would no longer collect of the ICDF component of EV levies. In 2018, Equestrian Victoria determined that it would continue to levy Victorian members for the ICDF to ensure ongoing support for events and initiatives that had previously met or would meet the traditional ICDF model. 

Full Policy and Procedure details, incluidng the application form are available below:


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