Next Competition is Official and Closed Restricted (CR) on Sunday 26 April 2020 – flyer / comp info will be out early-mid March 2020.
We hope to see you there!
General Information re NCEC events:
NCEC uses NOMINATE for entries to competitions and training days. If you are not familiar with using NOMINATE, please call Nominate staff on 07 3118 9555 (9-5 Mon-Fri) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominate website is www.nominate.com.au.
NCEC membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June each year and we offer Annual Awards to NCEC members who do well over the year at our competitions as per NCEC Annual Pointscore rules. Riders can take out NCEC membership at any time during the year if they wish to compete as a NCEC member and/or ride at the Xmas ‘member only’ comp.
Membership application is via Nominate See ‘Members’ page for further information on NCEC Membership.
NCEC Annual Pointscore Awards
NCEC Annual Pointscore information, rules and eligiblity can be found on the ‘NCEC Awards’ page.
All current dressage tests can be found at https://www.equestrian.org.au/dressage-rules
NCEC Rider Categories
Open & Amateur Rider (AR) – (plus Pony for official classes only, see notes below)
It is the riders responsibility to enter as an Amateur Rider (AR) by ticking the AR box when entering on Nominate – the default is Open
For Official classes only – It is the riders responsibility to enter as a Pony by ticking the ‘Pony’ box when entering on Nominate. Pony category takes precedence over AR/Open categories for placings.
NCEC Amateur Rider (AR) Rules
To be eligible to compete as an Amateur Rider (AR) at NCEC competitions, all riders must meet the following criteria:
- The rider must be a member of Equestrian Australia (EA) or a current financial member of NCEC.
- To qualify as an AR the rider must not have competed in an FEI Sanctioned CDI (PSG-GP) or CDI-W in the prior 3 calendar years.
- An AR must not have sponsorship, or remuneration (excluding prize money) above the value of $500 per annum for any services connected with the breaking, training and riding of any horse or pony in the last 3 years. This does not include instructing riders, provided that instructing is not the principle income.
- An AR’s principle source of income is not obtained from sponsorship, breaking, training, riding or coaching any horse or rider.
- The horse/pony must be primarily ridden and trained by the AR with only periodic ridden assistance by person(s) other than the rider – specifically the horse/pony must not have been ridden or trained by anyone, other than the AR rider during the 4 week period before the NCEC competition in which the rider is competing as an AR.
- An AR can be any age.
- If a rider does not meet the above criteria he/she must ride in the comp as an Open rider.
The NCEC Amateur Rider (AR) rules differ to the National Amateur Rider (AOR) rules as they allow rider of all ages to compete as an amateur rider and an AR can ride a leased / non owned horse/pony.
Official Classes – Official EA Classes will have Open, AR and Pony Categories for placings and prizes purposes. This is due to EA rules that ponies must have their own PONY category in OFFICIAL EA classes only. Given this the Pony category for Official Classes only will take precedence over other categories (AR and Open) for prizes i.e. riders will not get a prize for both their AR/Open and Pony placing.
In all Unofficial Classes there will only be 2 categories for placings and prizes – AR and Open.
Volunteers and Rider Participation in events.
As seems to be the message from all dressage clubs these days – the NCEC committee cannot run training/comp days without the help of volunteers and rider participation in various small roles – it’s just not possible with a small committee – so, as a condition of entry, we ask that all riders (or a nominated person) who enter NCEC events are available to do some volunteering at the event. We will do our best to make volunteer shifts as short and painless as possible, so that we can all can enjoy the day. Roles include gear check, running, set up and pull down of arenas as indicated on Nominate entry.
It is a requirement of Equestrian NSW that ALL dressage competitors have a bridle number to compete in dressage competitions – this includes EA Official / CR / CU classes. To obtain a bridle number please email email@example.com. The following information is required in the email: Horse Name, Registration Number (if the horse is EA registered) and Height, Owner and Riders contact details. If you have previously had a Bridle Number for another horse and it is no longer competing you may recycle this, however you will need to advise ENSW of that number in the email.
With new Official EA horse registration you will be automatically have given a bridle number if you purchase a EA Dressage Competition licence – if this is the case please contact ENSW for the horses allocated EA bridle number.
ENSW do not supply number holders for your bridle. These may be purchased at your local saddlery store.