About Equestrian Tasmania


On a local level Equestrian Tasmania is involved with the administration of horses and members and the organising bodies that deal with individual disciplines (such as Eventing, Dressage, Show Jumping and Show Horse) plus many Riding Clubs, Riding for the Disabled, and our newly formed Carriage Driving Club.

Currently the Tasmanian Branch is planning for the future and helping state governing bodies in developing evolutionary programs, initiatives and competitions so that horse sports may prosper in Tasmania.

Equestrian Tasmania lease 300 acres in Lauderdale from the Clarence Council. The site is being developed as a multi use centre including the local pony club.

Board members are working closely with other Equine organisations and Councils around the state to develop state of the art multi use equestrian grounds.

Equestrian Tasmania is proud to be supported by Sport and Recreation Tasmania.

Equestrian Tasmania is the recognised Olympic Equine Sport provider in the State. To ensure these Sports are professionally delivered in the state the ETas Board has 3 Affiliated Sports Associations (see extract below from the Constitution) being Dressage Tasmania Inc (DTas), Tasmanian Show Jumping Assoc Inc (SJTas) and Tasmanian Eventing Association Inc (TEA).  Other Sports are governed by Sub Committees of the Board. The Tasmanian Equestrian Centre is also managed by a Sub committee of the Incorporated User groups.


57.1.Equestrian Sports Associations recognise the authority this constitution vests in the Board of Equestrian Tasmania and its right to delegate aspects related to the management and conduct of all equestrian sports under its control as per Rule 33. Any such delegated Authority from the board of ET may be revoked from any Sports Association at any time as may be determined by simple majority vote by the board.

These rules apply to those bodies formed to administer the sports of Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, and any other additional body formed for the purpose of administering any other horse sport recognised as such by the FEI and which has been admitted as an Affiliate Member of the Branch.

57.2.Each Sports Association shall administer the day-to-day affairs of the particular horse sport including the conduct of horse events for an on behalf the Branch and/or National body.


I.           Each Sport’s Association shall advise the Board on matters pertaining to the particular horse sport when requested and may recommend to the Board and the Branch on all matters it deems necessary.

II.         The Board and the Branch may receive or seek recommendation from Equestrian Sports Associations when dealing with issues of policy, rule changes, selectors, team officials and various other State and National matters before making any final decision.

57.4.  The Constitution or Rules of Equestrian Sports Associations shall not be in conflict with any aspect of the Branch

Rules. In the event of conflict in the interpretation of the powers, authorities or rights of the Equestrian Sports Associations, the Branch rules shall have precedence over the Equestrian Sports Associations Constitutions or Rules. The Constitution or rules of Equestrian Sports Associations shall not be varied without approval of the Board.

57.5.  The Boards or Committees of Equestrian Sports Associations shall be elected democratically. All Equestrian Sports Associations shall submit to the Branch a copy of their Annual Report and of their Annual Financial statements not later than 21 day after their preparation and signing.