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Equestrian

Total investment 2015-16: $3,095,000 (high performance: $2,140,000; high performance – para $500,000; participation $420,000; other $35,000)

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 50% 

Both the equestrian and para-equestrian programs are rated as on track. Significant performance shifts have been made across both programs following reviews conducted after the 2014 World Equestrian Games. This has resulted in better management of both human and equine athletes and a greater commitment to high performance processes from all involved parties.

The eventing team participated in the 2015 Nations Cup and finished in third place overall. Athletes compete at various events throughout the year; the majority of these are overseas. A greater emphasis on performance analysis and direct coach-athlete feedback has been very positive.

In para-equestrian there has been a significant improvement in the athletes’ daily training environment over the past 12 months. Performance impacts will be assessed from the competition season which runs from October to January.

Governance

Equestrian Australia had some governance challenges in 2015 and is continuing to work towards adopting the MSGP. The establishment of a nominations committee and the completion of a skills audit of the board were both significant achievements to help progress the sport’s governance. Equestrian Australia requires constitutional change to become compliant with the MSGP and would benefit from a board evaluation.

2015 benchmark event // combined results from three-star and four-star events*

Medal target: 1

Actual: gold0 silver 0 bronze 1 total 1

* there were no world championship events in 2015. Result counted was the performance of the eventing team at the 2015 Nations Cup where the team placed third

2015 Paralympic benchmark event // CPEDI three-star Boneo Park

Medal target: 1

Actual: gold0 silver 0 bronze 2 total 2

Performance target

2016 benchmark event // Olympic Games

Medal target: 1-2

2016 benchmark event // Paralympic Games

Medal target: 1-3

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