About our Competitions

Sydney Dressage Inc. run 4 competitions per year from our home grounds at Sydney International Equestrian Centre. We strive for a relaxed friendly atmosphere and endeavour to make everyone feel welcome, whether you are a first-time dressage competitor or a seasoned professional. We offer both unofficial and official tests in Preparatory to Novice levels at all our competitions.

Draws are sent out before the competition date. For details regarding ‘how to scratch’, please see information accompanying the draw, or if the draw is not yet available, please email events@sydneydressage.org.

Sydney Dressage Inc. always offer stabling facilities for horses and accommodation for riders at on-site cabins. Please book at time of entering. For day-stay riders, parking information is provided with the draw.

Front of House is usually located at either the Event Square, Rider’s Retreat near the stabling or at West Tower and this information will also be provided with the draw, please see the SIEC Map.

For our lucky place getters, we award Open and Amateur Owner Rider places – be sure to collect your ribbon from Front of House after you receive your test paper.



  • Maximum of six tests per rider and three tests per horse, with no more than two consecutive levels per horse allowed e.g. Novice/Elementary. Please note if you enter more than one horse in the same test, depending on the numbers entered in that test, your ride times may be closer together than normal.
  • Riders must be a member of Sydney Dressage Inc. or Equestrian Australia to compete in Closed Un-Restricted classes.
  • Riders entering Competitive classes must be current competitive members of EA and horses must be registered and have a current license to compete in Competitive classes. Owners must also be current members of EA.
  • Riders who are Sydney Dressage Inc. members, but NOT Equestrian Australia members will be covered by Sydney Dressage Inc. Public Liability Insurance. Any riders wishing to have Personal Liability Insurance will need to obtain Equestrian Australia membership.
  • Callers are permitted.
  • Bridle numbers should be supplied with the entry and worn at all times. To obtain a bridle number for your horse, contact Equestrian NSW. The Dressage rule 1.15.10 states that two numbers are required – one on either side of the horse. They can be attached to either side of the bridle or saddle cloth when competing and they must be clearly readable. Bridle numbers must be worn during the event when the horse is either being ridden, lunged, led or is grazing.
  • If a horse is graded, it may only compete at its graded level or above, or HC in a lower level.
  • The draw will be posted on the Sydney Dressage website and Facebook page approximately one week before the event and will be emailed to competitors.
  • Refunds will not be given for scratchings received after closing date unless a doctor or veterinary certificate is supplied. 50% of the total entry fee paid will be refunded.
  • Stables are available for $45.00 each (includes 1 bag of shavings). Additional shavings $14.00 per bale (order under options). A stable bond of $85.00 is required and refunded if stable left clean. Cabins and camping sites also available.
  • If a rider pays member rates and is not a current financial member of Sydney Dressage Inc the entry will be cancelled and entry fees will be refunded except for admin fee of $10.00.
  • Competitors do have an option to join Sydney Dressage Inc. at the time of entry of an event.
  • Cabins are available at $58.00 per day and Powered Camping sites are available at $38.00 per day, please see Options for more information and bookings.



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