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Posted by Equestrian Queensland on 08/05/2020.

2020 Marcus Oldham Australian Interschool Championships Cancelled

In collaboration with Equestrian Australia (EA) and EA State Branches, Equestrian Queensland (EQ) and Interschool Queensland (IQ) have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Marcus Oldham Australian Interschool Championships scheduled for 28 September – 3 October 2020 in Toowoomba, Queensland.

We acknowledge that this decision will disappoint many families, members and particularly year 12 students who have been looking forward to participating in their final Australian Interschool Championships competition.  The decision to cancel the Australian Interschool Championships has been made due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the current COVID-19 situation. The decision also provides an opportunity for State Branches to plan and potentially deliver local and or state based interschool events in September/October 2020 that will support a greater number of interschool participants across Australia, subject to state government advice and public health directions.  

EQ in partnership with IQ is pleased to advise that arrangements are currently underway to hold the 2020 Pryde’s EasiFeed Interschool Queensland State Championships in Toowoomba between 28 September – 3 October 2020, subject to directions and advice from Queensland Health.  Our commitment is to make the State Championships a marquee event on the 2020 calendar and provide our members and particularly our year 12 students with a wonderful and memorable event in their final year. 

What we do know is that due to COVID-19, the 2020 Pryde’s EasiFeed Interschool Queensland State Championships will be different to the State Championship events of previous years and we are pleased to confirm that the IQ committee and EQ have already commenced planning to ensure the best possible event and outcomes for all IQ participants in 2020.

In the coming weeks IQ will release further information in regard to new initiatives to support and encourage as many interschool members as possible to participate at the 2020 Pryde’s EasiFeed Interschool Queensland State Championships.  These initiatives will include reducing qualifying requirements, whilst always considering the safety and welfare of riders and horses as paramount. 

We thank you for your continued support during this challenging period and we encourage members to contact the EQ office on 3891 6611 or [email protected]  if we can be of any assistance.

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