Committee Role

About Dressage Queensland

Dressage Queensland (DQ) is a voluntary, sport discipline sub-committee of Equestrian Queensland, dedicated to dressage. 

Dressage Qld is dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement and the promotion of dressage. Dressage Qld is a tax-exempt non-profit organisation with many different educational programs, along with affiliated local and regional clubs.

The Role of Dressage Queensland 

Dressage Queensland (DQ) is the controlling body for dressage riding in the State of Queensland. It is committed to the development and promotion of the sport from junior level to Olympic representation. It seeks to improve all aspects of competition to internationally accepted levels and provides a comprehensive service to its members.

What does Dressage Queensland (DQ) do?

  • DQ is a sports committee of Equestrian Queensland and is the controlling body for dressage in Queensland;
  • Represents dressage in Queensland at a National level;
  • Makes recommendations on rule changes and contributes to the formulation of rules through the Equestrian Australian Dressage Committee (EADC). Please note, we do not set the rules and are only able to provide recommendations to the EADC and not are able to reverse or change rules ourselves;
  • Represents and supports dressage Clubs in Queensland;
  • Represents Queensland riders at all levels;
  • Approves grading and downgrading of horses/ponies;
  • Maintains and approves the dressage calendar;
  • Liaise with our DQ Officials Sub-Committee (DQOSC) regarding the education of officials in QLD;
  • Supports the DQOSC to conduct education and exams for judges;
  • Provides training clinics for riders;
  • Establishes the dressage squads for Queensland;
  • Provides financial support for regional riders attending major QLD events;
  • Provides Annual Awards for Members;
  • Provides Performance Medals for our Members;
  • Conducts regular dressage events at its home ground at QSEC (managed by the Dressage Queensland Riders Sub-Committee);
  • Conducts or oversees events such as the QLD State Championships, the QLD Youth Rider Championships and the QLD Pony Dressage Championships;
  • Through sub committees, conducts major events such as the Brisbane CDI and any National Championships on rotation;
  • In conjunction with Equestrian Queensland, hosts the EQ/DQ Virtual Dressage Series;
  • Facilitates AOR competition at Regional Championship events;
  • Produces the online newsletter D-News, distributed to all members and subscribers;
  • Hosts an informative website

DQ has its competition grounds at the Queensland State Equestrian Center at Caboolture. Facilities include two international-standard indoor sand arenas, an indoor sand warm-up arena, four sand outdoor arenas, a scoring office and stabling. At QSEC the DQRSC conducts official dressage competitions most months, special competition days, riders clinics, Championship events and training days. Other special events such as the Brisbane CDI, Youth or AOR National Championships and other special events are also held at QSEC.