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Posted by Equestrian Queensland on 16/01/2019.

Qualification requirements for the 2019 EQ HOTY and EQ Child's HOTY

The EQ Show Horse committee have decided to put in place additional conditions to be eligible to enter the 2019 EQ Horse of the Year and 2019 EQ Child's Horse of the Year (HOTY). 

National Showhorse rules will also still apply.  These can be found on the EA National website. 


To be eligible to enter for the 2019 EQ HOTY and 2019 EQ Child's HOTY, a horse/pony (both open and show hunter and also lead rein) must have competed at at least one of the following events:-

Eligible Events

  • 2018 HOTY held at Toowoomba September 2018
  • Show Horse Queensland Youth & Hack Show 26 January 2019
  • Show Horse Queensland EQ Cup 3 March 2019
  • Show Horse Queensland Anzac Show 27 April, 2019
  • 2019 EQ HOTY will be accepted as a qualifier for the 2019 Child's HOTY


  • Riders and Owners must be current EQLD members at the time of qualifying.
  • Horses and ponies must be registered and hold a current EQLD Height Certificate on the day of competition.
  • Once a horse or pony is qualified it may compete in Open, Childs and Leading Rein classes for which it is eligible at Horse of the Year.

If you are a regional member (i.e. 400km from Brisbane) then an exemption to the Show Horse Queensland Committee can be applied for. 

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