Membership Categories

2024 Memberships 

Equestrian Queensland operates on a calendar year and all 2024 Equestrian Australia - Qld Memberships expire on 31 December 2024. 

All EA Senior members currently have the $55.00 Joining/Lapsed Fee waived.

Competitor      Participant      Recreational      Supporter  

Membership Category

Discounted Membership

before 31 Dec 2023

Early Membership           

 after 31 Dec 2023


after 31 Jan 2024
Competitor - Senior                  $380  $400  $455
Competitor - Junior*  $250  $265  $265
Participant - Senior  $200  $210  $265
Participant - Junior*  $170  $180  $180
Recreational - Senior  $145  $155  $210
Recreational - Junior*     $130  $140  $140
Supporter   $170  $180  $235

 Schedule of Fees


Forms and Documents

Membership Structure

We recognise that everyone joins our organisation for a different reason and that not everyone intends to compete. 

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 how are you currently involved with your equestrian activities. 

The supporter category is for those that aid in the facilitation of the sport such as coaches, official, owners and administrators. 

The recreational category is for those who enjoy riding a horse 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 disciplines and could participate at events within the closed club environment. 

The participant category is for those riders who wish to compete but prefer to stay at the recreational levels of the sport.

The competitive category is for those riders who wish to compete at the higher levels or wish to qualify for State, National championships or international events as well as being eligible for  State squads. 

Decide which category of membership is best for you.

All membership categories have 24/7 insurance. 

Any person who resides within 100 km of the Queensland border is eligible for Equestrian Queensland membership.

Member Benefits 

Membership Bylaws 







 Competitor EA/PCA Dual Junior Membership Refund

Junior Competitor Members (up to the year their turn 18) are able to apply for the Competitor EA/PCA Dual Junior Membership Refund of $50.00 ($25 for part year). To be eligible for the refund you must be a current member of Pony Club Australia (PCA).  Apply for EA/PCA Rebate 

QOTT Clubhouse Member Refunds

Equestrian Queensland (EQ) will offer first-time EQ members who are Queensland Off-The-Track (QOTT) Clubhouse members a $50 membership refund ($25 for part year) across the membership category of their choosing. EQ is also providing a $50 registration refund on EQ horse life registration fees for Queensland OTT horses that have been retired from racing within 12 months ($230 to $180). New OTT horse owners must be Clubhouse members. 

To receive your $50 membership refund ($25 for part year), you must be a first-time EQ member and provide EQ evidence by forwarding a copy of your QOTT Clubhouse membership approval from your Clubhouse registered email account.
This offer only applies to first time EQ members and is a one-off discount for your first year of membership.

For your $50 registration refund, you must provide EQ evidence by forwarding a copy of your QOTT Clubhouse membership approval from your Clubhouse registered email account.
This offer only applies to OTT horses that have been retired from racing within 12 months and new horse registrations.

Apply for QOTT Rebate 

QOTT Clubhouse Member Benefits

Competition Structure 

In Queensland, Interschool regional events from Rockhampton and north only require an participant junior membership. For the Queensland State Interschools Championships and all other Interschool events in Queensland, they are classified as competitive activities and competitive junior  membership is required for entry.

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

Closed Events: club activities for club members who may invite EQ members to participate in activities delivered by the club.  This can include competitions, clinics or workshops. 

Participant Events: EQ participant & competitive 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. We encourage all of our members to base register their horses for biosecurity purposes. Many EQ affiliated clubs will hold Club & Participant events, where both club members and EQ participant & competitive members may participate.

Competitive: these are events that attract both grading points or upgrading points for horses. Only EQ Competitive members may enter these classes, horses must be EA life registered, all registered owners of the horse must hold current membership and the horse must have the relevant competition licence, based on the discipline. 

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 (below) 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 only 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 tick the competition licences that you will be needing for each horse in the new membership year. Competition licences will only be issued to horses that have microchips on record and all listed owners are current financial members. Please also be aware that dressage cards cannot be sent if the horse does not have a Dressage Queensland bridle number.

  Membership FAQ's