MEMBERSHIPS

 

 

Western Dressage Association of Australia (WDA-AUS) is the national governing body responsible for setting national standards in all aspects of Western Dressage for Members, Branches, State Associations and Affiliates, thereby establishing unity in training and competing in this discipline.

WDA-AUS provides the foundation and structural framework supporting sport development and event organisation by the regional Branches, State Associations and Affiliates.

The membership year is from 1 July to 30 June each year.

 

 

 

Affilliates

 

Other incorporated organisations that wish to conduct Western Dressage events as part of their existing program may apply to become an Affiliate. An annual fee is paid to WDA-AUS and a formal agreement between WDA-AUS and the Affiliate is accepted. These Affiliates may conduct Western Dressage events as approved by WDA-AUS and subject to WDA-AUS Rules and Guidelines.

2020/2021  ANNUAL AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP FEE - $180.00

 

Regional Branches

 

Regional Branches enable groups of like-minded individuals to participate in local Western Dressage events. A WDA-AUS Sub-committee of at least three (3) current financial Senior or Associate Members is required to form and operate a Branch on behalf of the national Association. Individual Membership with WDA-AUS is all that required to participate in Branch activities and functions

 

Insurance Program

 

Private Events

All Australian Members will be covered by the national insurance program. This includes Public and Product Liability; Associations Liability and Voluntary Workers Personal Accident insurance. This excludes Personal Injury/Accident and Affiliate insurance.

 

 

Individual Membership

 

  

IMPORTANT ‘HOW TO’ MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION FOR 2020-21 YEAR!!!!

Members during 19/20 MUST follow the links in their automatic renewal notice emailed out from Nominate.

If you didn't receive a renewal notice, please contact the WDA-AUS office secretary@westerndressage.com.au  Don't create a new membership as it won't link to your licensed horse/s.

 

ONLY NEW members should join via the following link:    CLICK HERE

Individual Membership with WDA-AUS is all that required to participate in Western Dressage in Australia.

 

Senior Members – Annual Fee $90.00 (20/21 year discount)

  • Are over eighteen (18) years of age at the commencement of the Membership year

  • Are able to participate in all WDA-AUS competitions, events and activities and accrue grading/competition points

  • Have the right to be present, speak and vote at General Meetings

  • Have the right to apply to serve as a Member of the National Board or State Association or Branch Committees

  • May apply to become a WDA-AUS approved Judge

For the purpose of this document, existing Life Members are included as and considered to be, Senior Members wherever there is any reference to Senior Members in this Rulebook.

 

Associate Members – Annual Fee $90.00 (20/21 year discount)

  • May participate in all non-competitive WDA-AUS events and activities

  • Are not able to participate in any WDA-AUS competitions or accrue any grading/competition points

  • Have the right to be present, speak and vote at General Meetings

  • Have the right to apply to serve as a Member of the National Board or State Association or Branch Committees

  • May apply to become a WDA-AUS approved Judge.

 

Youth Members – Annual Fee $90.00 (20/21 year discount)

  • Must be eighteen (18) years or less at the commencement of the Membership year

  • Are able to participate in all WDA-AUS competitions, events and activities and accrue grading/competition points

  • Do not have the right to cast a vote at General Meetings

  • Are not able to serve as a Member of the National Board or State or Branch Committees except for a Committee to represent Youth Members

  • Are not able to apply to become a Judge

 

Event Only Membership – Fee per Event $15.00

  • Is required for participation in any events, activities and Non-sanctioned competitions where the individual is not a WDA-AUS Member or a Member of the host Affiliate organisation

  • Does not permit riders to be eligible for Sanctioned competitions and riders do not accrue grading/competition points.

 

 

 

 Horse Registration

HORSE COMPETITION LICENSE – Once only Fee $25.00

  • Horses must have a competition license to compete in sanctioned competitions.

  • Once only fee, stays with the horse for it’s entire life.

  • Rider does not have to be the owner of the horse.

  • Owner does not have to be a member of WDA-AUS.

 

 

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