Victoria Branch

2018 State Committee Members

Tess Ingram Ph 0400 769074
Secretary Christine Shanahan Ph 04277 60094
Show Secretary Lynne Salau PH 0412 551644

Angela Michel

Sharryn Jenkinson

Ph 0407 358 308 

Ph 0428 145649

State Reps

Lynne Salau

Christine Shanahan 

Ph 0412 551644

Ph 04277 60094 

AHAA Victoria 2018 State Show

The AHAA Victoria State Championships for 2018 will be held on 3rd and 4th March at Tatura Park.  Click on the links below for the program and entry forms.

AHAA EA Official Dressage Competition

Round 1 of "Dressage in the Park" Series will be held on Sunday 23rd April 2017 at Tatura Park.   More information can be found on the following link.

2017 AHAA National Championships

The 2017 National Championships will be hosted by the Victorian Branch and will be held on 3rd, 4th and 5th March at Tatura.  Entries are via Nominate.  Click below for the program.

AHAA EA Dressage Competition - 12 June 2016

Dear All Competitors, 
Please click the link below for information in relation to the upcoming AHAA EA Official Dressage Competition scheduled for Sunday 12th June at Tatura Equestrian Park.  Could you all please assist with the promotion of this event, which will assist us to promote more competitors to attend these great events that we hold every year at Tatura Park. 
Could you please email me your entry forms with copy of receipt as proof of payment as our preferred option of payment is Direct Deposit to the below nominated account as it assists with a more structured process for all competitors. 
Andalusian Horse Association of Australasia Vic Branch 
BSB: 633 - 000 
Account No: 124658618 
Reference: Use your name as your reference and please email or post copy of receipt of payment with your entries as no entries will be processed without proof of payment. 

To:   Tess Shanahan 
        AHAA Event Secretary 
        P.O. Box 9016 
        Traralgon  Victoria  3844 

We wish to also advise that once completion of the EA Official Dressage has occurred on the day, we will then open the arena up to unofficial tests for other interested competitors and the fee associated with these tests will be $30.00 per test.  Could uou please nominate on your entries the test/s you wish to enter out of the following catergories - Preparatory, Preliminary and or Novice tests. 
Stable fees and Facility fees will also be required to be paid.
All Non EA members will be required to sign the AHAA indemnity insurance form for the day of competition. 
I have attached below the dressage tests for this event and again we are offering all tests, due to the feedback that was received from you all, as the competitors. 

Entry Form 

Could all competitors please ensure that their individual entry forms are filled in correctly - including the PIC number, bridle number and horse and rider details as well as the competitors requirements on the day of competition such as stabling, powered site etc.  That would be greatly appreciated. 

Please note: Familiarisation of the Indoor Arena will only take place from 6:00am - 7:30am on Sunday 12th June 2016.   This will be the only opportunity. 

Many thanks in advance.  Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on either (03) 5624 2320 or mobile 0437 001 386. 

Kind Regards, 
Tess Shanahan.

Victorian Dressage Competition 2016

Host Club:            Andalusian Horse Association of Australasia 

Event Name:         AHAA Open, Official Dressage Competition 

Date:                     Sunday 17th April 2016 

Entries Close:        Sunday 7th April 2016 

Venue:                    Tatura Events Complex, Tatura Victoria 

Event Secretary:       Lyndsay "Tess" Shanahan 
                                  P.O. Box 9016, Traralgon Vic 3844 
                                  Telephone: 0400 769 074 

Tests - Official:      1.1,  2.1,  3.1,  4.1,  5.1 
Tests - Other:        Preparatory A 

Entry Fees:            $35.00 Preparatory, 
                               $45.00 per EA Test, 
                               $35.00 per EA Test for AHAA members. 

Test - AOR:            1st to 3rd at ALL EA OFFICIAL TESTS 

Additional Fees:    $7.00 per horse facility fee, DV levy included in Entry 
                               Stabling $22.00 per night 
                               Stable Cleaning $30.00 
                               Camping Powered $20.00 per day, 
                               Unpowered $15.00 

Prize Details:         Rosettes to 6th place. 
                              Award for highest placed AHAA combination each level. 

Other Details: 

  • Cheques made payable to AHAA Vic, EFT available on request
  • Entry on official EV entry form. Include stabling and camping
  • Events run under EA/EV Rules
  • Lunging is NOT PERMITTED in sand warm up arena or indoor.
  • Further information and Draw available on EV web site and at - go to State Branches - Victoria Branch page
  • The AHAA committee reserves the right to alter program, refuse entry and close classes at any time.

Please find attached below the dressage competition entry form that needs to be completed and submitted to Lyndsay "Tess" Shanahan by no later than Sunday 7th April 2016 to P.O. Box 9016, Traralgon Victoria 3844.

AHAA Victoria 2016 State Show

The AHAA Victoria State Show was held on 19th and 20th March at Tatura.  Click on link below for the results.

2016 Events & Clinics

Summer Horse Show (formerly the Summer Royal)

27/28th Garrocha Clinic with Davyd Castro. Contact Lisa Leitch via Facebook for information and bookings.

5th Classical Riding Clinic with Frederico Saramago and Melissa Van Der. Contact Kristen Fleet: for information and bookings.

19/20th March:  Victoria Andalusian State Show at Tatura.

Dates to be confirmed. AHAA Dressage Competition. Program and entry forms to appear shortly.

Dates to be confirmed. Classical Dressage with Sofia Valenca. Contact Kristen Fleet: for information and bookings.

Dates to be confirmed. AHAA Dressage Competition.

Dates to be confirmed. Lancefield Show.

Dates to be confirmed. Dandenong Show.

12th Baroque Horse Festival. Contact Lisa Leitch on Facebook for information and bookings.

Dates to be confirmed. National Buckskin All Breeds Show.

AHAA Victoria Protocol Day 13th June and Dressage Competition 14th June 2015 at Tatura Park

Click on the links below for the official draws for the Protocol Day and Dressage Competition.

2015 State Championships

The AHAA Victorian State Championships were held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March at Tatura Park. 

2014 Victorian State Championships

The AHAA Victorian Branch State Championships for 2014 were held on 15 and 16 March at Tatura.  The results are below:

2013 AHAA National Championships

The Victorian Branch hosted the 2013 National Championships at Tatura Park from 15 - 17 March.  Results and pictures can be seen by clicking the link below.

National Championships 2013

From the AHIC


The AHIC would like to bring to your attention an important issue regarding identification in the Revision of the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, which is under the Victorian Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986. The revision of the Code has reached its final draft and is to be presented to the Minister prior to being tabled in Parliament. In the section on Identification (see below) horses must not be branded using corrosive chemicals or hot irons under the minimum standards to avoid cruelty to animals. Whilst this revision of the Code is yet to be presented to Parliament it may be prudent for breed societies and organizations which currently use hot irons for identification purposes to consider an alternative method for the benefit at lest of their Victorian members.  

16 IDENTIFICATION Minimum Standards

S16.1 Horses must not be branded using corrosive chemicals or hot irons.

S16.2 Microchips must be inserted by a registered veterinary practitioner in accordance with the Domestic Animals Act 1994.

G16.1 Microchipping with animal owner details recorded on a Victorian Government licensed microchip registry, freeze-branding, DNA profiling and blood type profiling are acceptable methods of permanent identification.

G16.2 Hoof fire branding is acceptable as a short-term procedure.

G16.3 Horses should be permanently identified as early as management practices will allow, by persons experienced and proficient in performing the procedure.

G16.4 Where horses are kept at unoccupied premises, the contact details of the person in charge of the horse should be clearly displayed.

G 16.5Horse owners should regularly check that their contact details are correctly recorded with the licensed animal microchip identification registry.  This information will be available two days after the horse has been microchipped.

G 16.6In accordance with the Domestic Animals Act 1994, microchips must be inserted into the nuchal ligament halfway along the left hand side of the horse’s neck.