Horse Services

Register a Horse 

Registering a horse with EQ enables the owner to accquire a valid competition licence, allowing that horse to participate in above the line activities. The certificate of registration is a means of identifying the horse and establishing ownership of the horse for competition purposes only. Before you submit a registration application for your horse, please ensure that the following information is complete. Incomplete or incorrect work will be returned.

  • All owners must be current Competitor, Participant, Supporter or Commercial members of Equestrian Queensland.
  • The horse must be Microchipped to Australian Standard.
  • You must include a contact telephone number on the form so we can contact you if 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. You can check to see if the name is taken by searching the EA Database.
  • You must supply 5 name preferences.
  • Prefix Initials are not permitted, neither are numbers, punctuation marks or special characters.
  • If a horse has been registered with another recognized breed society, it may be EA registered using that name.  This rule also applies to horses being imported into Australia. To use the name, you must supply a copy of the certificate.

 You can register your horse online or by submitting the Registration form to the EQ office.

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Transfer A Horse

If you have purchased a horse that is already registered, you must transfer the horse into your name.To transfer a horse into your name you must be a current financial member of EQ. Before you submit a transfer application for your horse, please ensure that the paperwork is complete as incomplete or incorrect forms will be returned.

If you transfer from another state to Queensland your horses will automatically be transferred with you however, you will need to request Queensland competition licences and bridle number (if applicable) for the horses you are currently competing ‘above the line’.

To transfer the horse into your name you must submit either the ORIGINAL certificate of registration, signed by both the previous and new owner to the EQ office with payment OR submit a completed transfer of ownership form.


Medication Control/Swabbing

Swabbing is the testing of a horses urine and blood samples to ensure that all horses are competing under the national EA and FEI competition rules without being influenced by prohibited substances. Anti-Doping programs seek to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about sport. This intrinsic value is often referred to as "the spirit of sport"; it is the essence of Olympism; it is how we play true. The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind, Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport.

In Queensland neither event organisers or riders are charged for MCP (Medication Control Program) as it relates to the national medication control/swabbing programs with their event nominations, instead $50 from each horse registered in Queensland goes toward the costs associated with this. In 2016 EQ officials performed MCP testing at 17 events, testing just over fifty horses over six EQ sporting disciplines.

For more information about Medication control in Queensland CLICK HERE