ABOUT WORKING EQUITATION
In 2020 the Gisborne District Adult Riding Club merged with Macedon Ranges Working Equitation.
Working Equitation is a fascinating and fun equestrian sport designed to promote classical riding principles and to showcase the working riding culture of different countries.
Working Equitation is a fun way to train seriously. It involves both flat work and obstacles similar to those encountered whilst working on a property. Training this way gives purpose to dressage - it makes more sense to the horses and it's fun for the rider!
Working Equitation is now well established as an international sport in 19 countries. It is overseen by the World Association for Working Equitation (WAWE), which governs the annual World Championship events.
3 Phase Equitation became an official HRCAV discipline from 1 September. Want more information on 3 Phase Equitation rules and saddlery/equipment requirements? See the HRCAV rules here: https://hrcav.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Three_Phase_Equitation_Rules.pdf
We are very lucky to have access to a number of outstanding instructors at our rallies during 2018. These instructors include:
Amanda Massie - Classical dressage and long-reining specialist, Working Equitation instructor and Medieval Skill at Arms expert.
Georgia Bruce – Georgia Bruce has over 20 years experience with clicker training.
Young horses, wild horses and horses with problem behaviours through to advanced performance in dressage, western, liberty and tricks.
David Mellor - Accredited Australian National Working Equitation level B judge for Maneability and is influenced by his fascination with Vaquero style horsemanship & old style classical dressage training.
Allison Dyson - NCAS Level 1 PCAA Coach at Pony Club, NCAS Level 1 RDAA Riding instructor at Riding for the Disabled Association & Working Equitation instructor.
Trish Kruse - Working Equitation instructor, HRCAV 3 Phase committee member.
Susie Walker - EA coach, ANWE accredited judge of Working Equitation and classical riding teacher. Student with Philippe Karl's Ecole de Légèreté (School of Lightness).
Nadine O'sullivan - Classical dressage coach.