Updated for 2020
How can I qualify to compete at the Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships?
There are currently three pathways through which riders can qualify to represent Victoria at the National Championships:
- Equestrian Victoria Interschool State Championships in the March/April School Holidays
- VEIS Qualifier events held throughout the interschool season, and the VEIS Grand Final held in June
- Interschool Eventing – Qualification events are run as part of EV Official Horse Trial Events
How do I qualify to compete at the EV Interschool State Championships?
To be eligible to compete at the EV Interschool State Championships held in the March/April School Holidays rider/horse combinations must provide evidence of participation in an Interschool event since the Championships of the year prior up to 1st March of the following year or as stated in the schedule. You do not have to compete in the discipline you wish to enter.
Qualifying participation events must meet one of the below requirements:
- On the ISV Calendar
- On the VEIS Calendar
- Interschool classes at the Victorian Youth Dressage Championships
Victorian Team Selection
Competitors from states other than Victoria are eligible to compete in the Equestrian Victoria Interschool Championships. As these are Interschool Events, rather than general EA young rider or junior events, riders will be representing their schools and therefore will very likely have to qualify in the state jurisdiction of their school.
Parents may wish to inquire with their schools what their policy is, if they are very close to the border. It is likely that schools have dealt with these issues before and can provide some form of clarification to parents about their policies on student representation. Interstate competitors will require a letter of permission from their school acknowledging that should an interstate competitor qualify for the Australian Championships, the competitor will represent Victoria at the Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships, and not the state in which they attend school.