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From 22 June 2021 To 02 August 2021

1 August - official competition - Prep C, B and C tests to Advanced, all FEI tests.

31 July - members only training day - Prep C plus the B tests and FEI tests.

Entries open now via Nominate and close 10pm 23 July.

ACTDA Official Competition (Sunday, 16 May 2021) - 17 March 2021

From 16 May 2021

Official Competition (official Prelim to Grand Prix, unofficial prep to Novice). Points qualify to EOY Points Score with fabulous prizes to 6th place.

Come and join us. Enter via Nominate. Entries close FRIDAY 1 WEEK BEFORE - SHARP. NO LATE ENTRIES PLEASE. Please assist us to plan well by entering early.

ACTDA Unofficial Day (Saturday, 27 March 2021) - 17 March 2021

From 17 March 2021

Tests will be scheduled 12 minutes apart. This will give riders and judges time to have a brief discussion at the end of the test. No ribbons or placings. Tests sheets will be available but will not be scored.

Enter via Nominate. Entries close MIDNIGHT THURSDAY 1 WEEK BEFORE - SHARP. NO LATE ENTRIES PLEASE. Please assist us to plan well by entering early.

ACTDA Annual General Meeting 2021 - 10 March 2021

From 10 March 2021

A reminder that the ACTDA AGM will be held via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 10th March at 7.30pm. A new committee will be elected and members will be asked to vote on a motion to fund the purchase of portable stables at Equestrian Park. All ACTDA members are encouraged to attend. As always we are looking for people to put up their hand to assist on the committee. There is a core group of hard working members who put up their hands year after year and we are all prepared to continue to help out as best we can. But many hands make light work so please consider offering to assist. If you are interested please email

Member Review Pointscore 2020 - 11 February 2021

From 11 February 2021 To 11 March 2021

Note all ACTDA Members:

Attached is the 2020 Pointscore for you to review. Please message us at if you have any questions. A reminder that to be eligible for pointscore you must be a current member in the two financial years of 2019/20 and 2020/21. HOYT Awards require that the horse has competed in at least two ACTDA competitions in the calendar year.

26/27 Sept Event - 21 September 2020

From 21 September 2020 To 28 September 2020

The draw for the weekend will be available Tuesday evening. We had over 300 entries so it has been really challenging. This means a number of the closed unrestricted tests will need to be held on the grass.

We are happy to welcome riders from all areas with the following proviso:

You must NOT attend if you have been in a Covid hot spot in the last 14 days and all riders MUST submit a Covid declaration prior to the competition and no rider should attend if they are feeling unwell. Covid hotspots are listed on the NSW Health website. The onus is on each rider to determine whether they should attend. Riders who are forced to scratch because they have been in a Covid hotspot will be refunded their entry fees.

Canberra Covid Classic Entries Closed - 25 August 2020

From 25 August 2020 To 15 November 2020

Entries for the Canberra Covid Classic have closed and the draw will be available on Monday 9 Nov. Thank you to Lark Hill winery who are sponsoring all our champions.

Important Information for Events - 17 August 2020

From 17 August 2020 To 06 November 2020
  1. The ACTDA has booked the competition area at Equestrian Park for exclusive use. This area encompasses the 2 sand pads and the 3 sand arenas, their surrounds and the area from the double gates to the road, inside the fence. The area is marked on the attached map in red.
  2. A maximum of 100 people are allowed in the competition area at any one time.
  3. The other areas of Equestrian Park are public areas and as such are subject to the rules that apply to all public areas. Competitors are reminded that social distancing is required in all public areas of the Park.
  4. The ACTDA will keep a record of all riders, grooms, officials and volunteers names and contact numbers. Only these people will be allowed to enter the competition area.
  5. All riders must email the name and contact phone number of their groom to by 5.00pm on Friday.
  6. Only one groom will be allowed per rider.
  7. The ACTDA will have a designated safety official who will be responsible for ensuring the ACTDA’s COVID-19 Plan is followed on the competition days.
  8. An ACTDA official will be responsible for monitoring the entrance to the competition area from 10.30am to 3.00pm on Training Days and 7.30am to 4.00pm on Competition days to ensure only people who are registered are allowed access.
  9. No spectators are allowed.
  10. All scoring will be electronic and results will only be available via Nominate.
  11. To limit interaction between competitors and officials, the gear check will not touch any rider’s equipment or come within 1.5m of the horse and rider.  The onus is on the rider to ensure they have the correct equipment eg whip of correct length.
  12. Any rider who wins a ribbon can email the club to ask for it to be posted. Riders will not be allowed to come to the office to collect ribbons.
  13. The ACTDA reserves the right to ask anyone who does not follow the instructions of the ACTDA Safety Official to leave the competition area.


If you are feeling unwell DO NOT COME. If you have been in a COVID-19 hotspot or feel you may have been exposed to someone who has been in a hotspot DO NOT COME.

These are challenging times and please respect your fellow competitors and look out for each other.

Please advise all scratchings to Sophie Emerson on 0400 449 136.

2nd August Competition Day - 17 July 2020

From 17 July 2020 To 03 August 2020

Hot off the Press!
Extra Official Competition Scheduled!!!
DNSW have agreed to let ACTDA run an additional August competition... that's right ... two official comps on two weekends in August. Sat 1st and Sun 2nd Aug - Members Only Training Day and Official Competition. Sunday 23 Aug ACTDA Official Competition (due to postponement of NCEC Competition day). ENTRIES OPEN THIS SATURDAY ON NOMINATE.

Membership Renewals -
From 07 July 2020 To 01 September 2020

Dear Members

Given the impact of COVID-19 and the cancellation of our May competition, the ACTDA committee has agreed to extend all 2019/20 memberships until 31 August 2020. This will allow members to compete at our proposed August competition. Renewals will be due on 1 September and fees will be reduced to reflect the shorter period.

New members are still welcome to join now. Standard membership fees applies and you will be covered for all 4 ACTDA competitions over the next 12 months (until 31 May 2021).

Membership Renewals Due - 21 September 2020

From 21 September 2020 To 30 November 2020

Membership renewals have been emailed. If you have not received yours could you please email the club or send us a message. Thank you