Membership Categories

 Competitor  Participant  Recreational  Supporter

 

Membership Full Year Half Year Joining Fee Upgrade (Half Year)
Competitive - Senior $335 $200 $50 $100
Competitive - Junior $225 $135 $0 $40
Participant - Senior $160 $100 $50  
Participant - Junior $145 $95 $0  
Recreational - Senior $100 $80 $50  
Recreational - Junior $100 $80 $0  
Supporter - Official $145 $90 $50  
Supporter - Owner $145 $90 $50  
Supporter - Coach $145 $90 $50  
Supporter - Other $145 $90 $50  

Full Schedule of Fees

Forms and Documents

Membership Structure

We recognise that everyone joins our sport for a different reason and that not everyone intends to compete at the highest level of the sport.

Whether you’re a volunteer, official, owner, coach or you just like to compete at the lower levels of the sport with your horse and have fun with your friends, we want to ensure there are appropriate categories for everyone.

There are four categories of individual membership; Competitor, Participant, Supporter & Recreational. The biggest difference between these categories and the decision that will govern your choice; is what level you wish to compete.

Supporters are those who do not wish to compete but aid in the facilitation of the sport such as coaches, official, owners and administrators.  Participants are those riders who wish to compete but prefer to stay at the recreational levels of the sport. Competitors are those riders who wish to compete at the higher levels and wish to qualify for State, National championships or international events. The Recreational membership is for those who do not wish to compete, own a horse or be a coach or official but would like the benefit of insurance.

The tables below will help you decide which category of membership is best for you.

Junior Competitive Members (aged 10-18) are able to apply for the Competitive EA/PCA Dual Junior Membership Refund of $50.00 ($25.00 for pro-rata renewals). To be eligible for the refund you must be a current member of Pony Club, provide us with a copy of your PCA receipt, or a copy of your PCA membership card and your credit card details, so the refund can then be processed

Recreational members are those who enjoy riding a horse in equestrian activities for pleasure, riding out or may be a member of an equestrian club. A Recreational member may have had limited association with EQ in the past and could be a member of an equestrian club that is outside of the seven EA sports and could participate at events within the closed club environment. The Equestrian Queensland Recreational member will now be able to ride with safety of 24/7 insurance.

Member Benefits 

Competition Structure 

In the State of QLD only, Interschool regional events from Rockhampton and north only require an EA Participant membership. For the QLD State Interschools Championships and all other Interschool events in QLD, they are classified as Competitive activities and EA Junior Competitor membership is required for entry.

There are a number of different categories of competitions that affiliated clubs can hold. These include:

Closed Events: club activities for club members to compete against other members of the same club. Clubs may invite EQ members to participate in these activities, however they may choose to allow their club members only.

Participant Events: EQ Participant & Competitor members may compete at these events in ‘below the line’ classes. No grading points are acquired for horses in these events, and EA horse registration is not required. Many EQ affiliated clubs will hold Club & Participant events, where both club members and EQ Participant & Competitor members may compete.

Competitive or Official Events: these are official events that acquire grading points for horses. Only EQ Competitor members may enter these classes, and horses must be EA registered, all registered owners of the horse must hold current membership and the horse must have the relevant performance cards.

Do I need to Join or Renew my membership?

If you have ever been a member of EA before, it is likely that you will only need to renew your membership, not join. In you are not sure you can contact the EQ office and we will be able to assist you.

If you have been a member before you will be able to renew your membership through your MyEA portal using your existing EA number, as a new member you will Join HERE.

Equestrian Qld Membership runs on a calendar year, so all memberships expire on the 31st of December. 
 For further information please consult the FAQ document or contact the EQ office.

Top Tips for a pain free renewal

  1. If you are a current member or have been a member of EQ  in the past, please ensure that you are renewing your membership not joining as a new member. (EA numbers are allocated once and are reactivated upon renewal)
  2. During the renewal process please ensure that your contact details, particularly email addresses, are correct
  3. Ensure that you provide your mailing address if it is different from your residential address
  4. Check that all horses for which you are the PRIMARY REGISTERED owner are listed on your profile with the correct status (active, retired, sold etc). If any changes need to be made (if you have gelded your stallion etc.) please contact the office to advise.
  5. Ensure that you circle/tick the competition licences that you will be needing for each horse in the new membership year. (Eventing cards are not issued). Licences will only be issued to horses that have microchips on record and all listed owners must be current members, before licences can be processed. Please also be aware that dressage cards cannot be sent if the horse does not have a Bridle Number.

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