Looking to compete in working equitation?

Working equitation competition consists of four phases.

  1. Dressage – encourages harmony between horse and rider. Tests are conducted in a 20m x 40m arena.
  2. Maneability – horse and rider demonstrate how calmly, precisely and stylishly they deal with obstacles.
  3. Speed – a test speed, agility, athleticism using the same obstacles as the maneability phase.
  4. Cattle – tests the ability of the horse and rider to work cattle individually and with teammates.

Compulsory phases are dressage, maneability and speed.

Not sure what level is right for you? Refer to the working equitation RULES AND TESTS or come along to an Australian National Working Equitation Club event for help in gauging your skill level.

Participating in local competitions may lead you to aspire for our State and or National championships. UPCOMING EVENTS.


Looking for a Coach?

A regular session with a qualified working equitation Coach is a great way improve your riding and train your horse. Coaches generally work at one or more clubs where they will run a variety of group sessions or individual lessons.

List of Accredited Coaches TBA


Copies of rules and tests are available for download.

Rules and Tests



THE GARROCHA NEWS Summer 2021 – hot off the press!


2021 National Competition

Unfortunately, our National Competition which was to be held in Tamworth had to be cancelled due to ongoing Covid restrictions. HOWEVER – as you may know, the 1st ANWEL VIRTUAL UNOFFICIAL COMPETITION was held in October 2021 with fantastic enthusiasm and great results. The results are in and have been published on our Facebook page – have a look!

More News and Event Updates on Facebook

Our Facebook page is regularly updated with news and events.  You may also like to follow STATE ASSOCIATION Facebook pages.

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Congratulations to all riders, great effort 👏

Go Mark Mason Congrats

The new Garrocha News is out! Summer 2021 is chock full of entertaining and informative info, with a focus on Queensland. Check it out on our website or ... See MoreSee Less

The new Garrocha News is out! Summer 2021 is chock full of entertaining and informative info, with a focus on Queensland. Check it out on our website or

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Thanks heaps for sharing. 😁

The results are in! Thank you to everyone for participating to make this event so successful during difficult times. HCO have sent tests and results to all competitors! To our winners, you should be receiving your awesome prizes in the mail soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for putting on such a fun competition for everyone across Australia- mia and myself Found this challenging and fun - super event❤️

Thank you ANWE A lot of fun and a great incentive to keep the horses in work, during different times 😁

So much fun - and such a huge undertaking for ANWE to organise! Thank you!

Well done everyone... thankyou ANWEL for organiaing

Thank you ANWEL and we’ll done to all competitors.

Thanks ANWEL & Horsecompetitionsonline for organising the Competition. It was a lot of fun.

🎉 well done Anna Ford x

Thanks for posting Jenny Lem

Samantha Soltoggio

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