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Add to your Calendar 22-07-2017 09:00:00 22-07-2017 09:00:00 Australia/Sydney JUDGES EDUCATION WORKSHOP JUDGES EDUCATION WORKSHOP Location not provided
22nd July 2017


The workshop will cover Codes of Conduct, Welfare of the horse & the role of the Yellow card. This will provide a solid background for Judges in these areas and how to deal with issues. This workshop has been approved by the ADJC to count as a workshop for existing and upgrading judges.

Presenters: Dr Cate Plummer (FEI Vet) and Chris Wallis (FEI Steward)

EA & ETAS Invite all interested NOAS and FEI OFFICIALS to an UPDATE SEMINAR “Creating a Level Playing Field”

Location: Travelodge Hobart, Sat 22.7.2017, 9.30am

Codes of Conduct and Yellow Cards Update by Steward General Christine Wallis
Chris rode in both Eventing and Jumping competitions for many years until she found herself volunteering at Pony Club and organising the Cape Paterson Horse Trials when her children started to ride around 30 years ago. These voluntary positions progressed to becoming a Technical Delegate for Eventing, which then followed on to Stewarding. It was this pathway that took Chris to a FEI Steward qualification in Eventing in 2004. Today, Chris holds the position of Steward General for Eventing in Australia and has been fostering new Stewards on their official pathway by way of conducting many Steward Seminars. She compiles a regular newsletter to keep Stewards across improvements and new rules within Eventing. She is passionate about continuing to promote a team aspect for all Eventing Stewards both at EA and FEI level throughout Australia. Chris has furthered her stewarding experience through becoming an FEI Dressage, Para-Dressage and Jumping Steward. She is a regular at events like Melbourne International 3DE as the FEI Chief Steward. Being a FEI official has allowed Chris to also travel to events and be involved in the International Stewarding teams at Work Equestrian Games in Kentucky and Normandy, London Olympic Games, European Championships, Tattersalls and Burghley. Chris has great pleasure in seeing Stewards work happily and effectively as a team in helping riders to respect the rules and regulations of the sport, creating a level playing field and supporting organising committees in successful running of their events. This discussion will focus on helping you build your skills when officiating and volunteering at equestrian events.

Horse Welfare and Medication Control Update by Dr Cate Plummer
Cate graduated from Sydney University in 1989 having previously completed a degree in Equine Exercise Physiology. Cate has been actively involved in mixed practice since then and has also been employed by Racing NSW as an official race day veterinarian. Cate has an interest in performance horses and has been an FEI accredited veterinarian for many years. Some of her appointments include Medication Control Veterinarian at the Hong Kong Paralympics in 2008 and the Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010. Cate commenced this year as EA National Medication Control Officer (NMCO). In this role, Cate is responsible for both the National swabbing scheme as well as FEI sanctioned events. Increasing swabbing opportunities at National events is on Cate’s agenda as a discussion with State and Organising committees of all discipline types. Cate has commenced providing update seminars to MCP Stewards, and is keen to foster education around the FEI Clean Sport programme including demystifying swabbing with talks underway for parents and children at a number of Interschool Competitions. This discussion will bring you up to date with changes to the FEI swabbing system and the impact on the National system. 

  • Open to All Members: Sat session limited to 40 people
  • Question Time at the conclusion of Saturday sessions
  • Bookings are required and must be emailed to the EA Pathways administrator by COB 14 July 2017 on relevant forms to: [email protected]

TAS - Invite for Officials Forum 2017.pdf