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What Category Do I Need?

There are three categories of individual membership; Competitor, Participant & Supporter. 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 table below will help you decide which category of membership is best for you.

  • In the discipline of Show Horse only EA affiliated Ag Shows are exempt form Show Horse entrants requiring EA membership. Entrants into all other official Club or affiliated events require EA Participant membership at a minimum
  • In the State of QLD only, Interschool regional events from Rockhampton and north only require an EA Participant membership. For the QLD State Interschool Championships and all other Interschool events in QLD, they are classified as Competitive activities and EA Junior Competitor membership is required for entry

As a competitor member of EA you are able to enter any classes in the Yellow or white section provided you also meet the additional conditions. As a Participant member you may only enter classes in the white section.

For more detailed information on each category please see the membership structure.

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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