Looking to compete in 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




Australian National Working Equitation Ltd priority is the health and safety of its members and the community. With the current ever-changing situation regarding Covid-19, the Board has passed a resolution to provide amnesty to all State Associations and Affiliated Clubs regarding the following required activities outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding:

  • Number of competitions required
  • Judge clinics required

The amnesty will remain in place until new Commonwealth and State directives are issued.


2021 National Competition

The 2021 Australian National Working Equitation Competition is to be held over three days 22- 24 October at the Australian Equine & Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) in Tamworth NSW.

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