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Posted by Equestrian Queensland on 17/01/2024.
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2024 EQ Youth Development Camp - Wrap Up

Recently Equestrian Queensland (EQ) hosted the 2024 EQ Youth Development Camp on 12 - 14 January 2024, at Toowoomba Showgrounds and the delivery was assisted by Dressage Queensland, Eventing Queensland and Jumping Queensland.

The focus of the camp was to provide the Dressage Queensland, Eventing Queensland and Jumping Queensland Squad members under 25 years and other youth riders with the opportunity to come together to experience high performance education and further develop in their chosen discipline. 

The camp encompassed both ‘On-Horse’ and ‘Off-Horse’ sessions and spectator viewing throughout the event.

Equestrian Australia Accredited Coaches

  • Gary Lung EA Level 2 Dressage Specialist
  • Lesley Brodbeck EA Level 2 Eventing Specialist 
  • Rebecca Jenkins EA Level 2 Jumping Specialist

 On-Horse Sessions

  • Dressage Protocol with Cheryl Hering and Sandra Gilot 
  • Jumping Course Build and Jump round practice with Graeme Watts
  • Eventing timed pace practice  

 Off-Horse Sessions

  • Come and Try Carriage Driving/Backstep with Driving Queensland 
  • Vaulting with Fassifern Vaulters and Darryn Fedrick
  • FEI Fitness Inspection / Trot up Practice with by Mattea Davidson from Davidson Equestrian
  • Rider Fitness with Natasha Campbell from The Eventing Physiologist 
  • Individual Performance Planning delivered by Mattea Davidson from Davidson Equestrian
  • Welcome Dinner catered by Taste & Design Co, with panel discussion featuring Boyd Exell, Rebecca Jenkins, Lesley Brodbeck and Gary Lung
  • Guest speakers Brooke Dougall, Elizabeth Ballard and Isabella Parisi 
  • and more fun group activites

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone that assisted over the course of the weekend.  Many helped with setting up for lessons/sessions and in the jumping arenas assisted with picking up rails.

In particular the EQ Team would like to especially thank Kerri-Lee Ryder, Annabel and Emma Twine, Patrick Lowe, Sharni Harvey, and Dave Holland for assisting the EQ Team. 

We would also like to thank Toowoomba Regional Council for their support of this project. 

The spots for the camp fill quickly and the EQ Team are already planning for 2025.  If you were a participant or a parent who attended the 2024 EQ Youth Development Camp, we would love your feedback.  The feedback form can be found on the link or QR Code below! 

Feedback Form


 We look forward to next years camp! 

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