How to become a Member

Levels of Membership


Competitor membership is available to those that participate and contribute to the competitive environment of equestrian sport. A competitor member (Senior or Junior) is permitted to compete at all levels of the sport. You can register a horses and purchase competition licences. You have voting rights for Board elections and at AGMs.

  • For official Dressage, you must be 12 years or older on the day of competition in Official Dressage or 10 years or older if riding in Official Pony Dressage.
  • For Eventing EvA80 classes in NSW are open to riders in the year of their 8th birthday or older, for EvA95 classes the rider must be in the year of their 8th birthday or older and for graded classes (i.e. junior EvA105) you can compete from the beginning of the calendar year from which you turn 13.
  • For official Jumping, you must be turning 12 in that calendar year.
  • For Saddlehorse, you need to be a Competitor Junior or Senior member to compete at the HOTY show.
  • For Vaulting a person may compete in official competition from the beginning of the calendar year in which they turn 6.


Participant membership is available to those who actively participate and contribute to grassroots and recreational/hobby equestrian sport activities including recreational, casual and trail riding. You are able to compete in certain categories - unofficial/ungraded classes ,e.g. Intro classes in eventing if you wish to; or for those people wanting to take advantage of the insurance and who just ride for pleasure; or those who are just interested in the EA and want to be kept up to date with our newsletters, voting rights. 


Supporter membership is available to those that contribute to the competitive environment of equestrian sport but do not participate in competitions, this category covers owners, non-competing coaches or volunteers. They are recognised as having a significant contribution to the sport and give back through their various areas. EA accredited officials only (your name must appear on an officials list with one of the EA disciplines) who do not compete or own horses. Official membership does give you voting rights for Board elections and at AGMs.


Commercial membership is available to businesses or groups which align with EA to access EA services for a commercial benefit; people wanting to register horses in the name of their company or family name for example However anyone competing the horse officially will need to be a financial member in their own right.


Refunds will only be offered in the event of operational error by the member or the ENSW branch. This does not apply to the member having a change of mind with regards to their membership status.  Refunds will only be given on transaction discrepancies over $40.  An administration fee of $40 will apply on all refunds if given.

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Application Forms

2018 Membership Application.pdf

2018 Affiliation Membership Application.pdf

Scale of Fees as at 1 January 2018

New members who join from 1 January 2018 will pay reduced rate for the remainder of the membership year.  Members who are renewing from the previous year will pay the full renewal amount.

Scale of Fees 2017-2018 reduced rates.pdf