Dressage WA is again offering EWA-affiliated clubs (including dressage and adult riding clubs) the opportunity to apply for retrospective subsidies when running official dressage competitions (Participant and Competitive). The aim of this subsidy program is to encourage clubs to hold competitions and help them meet associated costs, such as venue hire, judges, officials and prizes. Your club could be eligible for up to $1240 per competition, depending on the level of classes offered and the number of tests ridden and scored. It is important to note that the subsidy is only offered for two events per club per calendar year and they must be run under and comply with EA rules. Applications must be received within 3 months of the competition date to be considered.
The Dressage WA Committee recommends the following reimbursement for accredited WA Dressage Judges.
A B levels $35 per hour
C D E F levels $30
G level $20 per hour
Travel costs should be reimbursed at 60 cents per km for the round trip (or negotiated when booking the official). It is advised that country clubs discuss travel costs with judges.
Does the DDF Levy apply to my competition?
The Dressage Development Fund (DDF) supports the development and growth of dressage in WA. The fund is pooled from a ‘Start Levy’ paid by riders for any horse/pony competing in Competitor and Participant Dressage competitions. This also includes and applies to any Restricted Classes. The Dressage ‘start levy’ is collected by the Dressage Event organisers and then forwarded to EWA where it is transferred into the DDF account. The Dressage Development Fund Start Levy is $8 for the first test and a maximum of $14 for 2 or more tests per horse per day. The DDF is paid when entering a horse/pony into a Dressage competition.
How many judges do I need for my Official Competitive or Official Participant Competition?
Official Competitive The ADC recommends that a minimum of 2 judges is to officiate at every Official Competitive competition. The following table does not apply to State or Australian Championships & the EA Dressage Rules should be referred to for Para-Equestrian events.
How do I check that the people that have entered my competition have up-to-date EWA Membership?
It is recommended that an event organiser send through a spreadsheet of entries to the EWA Office in plenty of time. The EWA Office will check the entries and will respond with a list of horses and riders that are not current so that the event organiser can contact them. A template is available here.