Ev NSW Youth Programme
Eventing NSW has a strong Youth Programme, running two training camps every year and group training in sport development in areas, north, south, west and Sydney.
In addition Eventing NSW supports and trains teams to represent the State at major events at Pre Novice, 1-star and Young Rider competitions.
Eventing Young Rider Summer School
This camp is open to maximum of 120 riders on a first come, first served basis and is held at the property of Roger and K-A Whyte at Moruya on the south coast in the Summer school holidays. For more information, contact the Secretary of Eventing, NSW, Vicki Burgess.
Eventing Young Rider Winter School
This camp will be held at the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park in July 2012. It is open to all junior and young riders and in 2012 hosted by the Camden Equestriad in conjunction with the Junior Committee.
Young Rider & Junior Development Squad Training Programs
The program focuses on group training for riders in cross country, jumping and dressage concentrating on sport development with a view to encouraging riders to produce quality and safe performances at the current level of the horse-rider combination. This training does not take the place of individual coaching on flatwork and jumping.
The program for 2012 is currently under review by the Junior Committee but it is anticipated that regional clinics will be run in the Easter and September holidays, again open to all riders who are members of Eventing NSW.
Encouragement Awards (Saddlecloth Patches)
Eventing NSW patches are awarded to rider who obtain THREE quality performances at the same level (from Introductory to 1-star). A quality performance is designated as a finishing score of UNDER 60 penalty points.
Annual Awards for Juniors
Junior Horse & Rider Awards
Recognition is given to the top junior rider and horse combination at the Equestrian NSW Annual Awards night calculated from a point score on all competitions throughout the year.
EA (NSW) Equi-skills Program
This program is supported by a number of instructors and while aimed at younger riders is also open to all amateur riders, senior and junior. It involves training in riding and horsemanship, using Work Books provided by Equestrian Australia. These work books are the same as those used for the Riding and Horsemanship modules of the NCAS accreditation for Introductory Coach and Level I Coach. Training may be obtained on an individual or group basis, making it affordable to riders on a budget by sharing the coach's skill with other riders on a regular basis. Coaches who support Equi-Skills include, Sharmayne Spencer, Carolyn James, Morgan Crane, Simon Kale, Sue Wilmington and Pamela Russell-Green. The cost to riders who are still at school is subsidised by Equestrian Australia.