Please view the Equestrian Australia Hot Weather Policy below.
Equestrian Australia Hot Weather Policy (pdf file)
Horses exercising and competing in hot environmental conditions can be affected by heat stress.
When environmental heat conditions are adverse, exercising horses require appropriate cooling measures to safeguard their welfare. The primary responsibility for the welfare of horses competing and exercising during hot weather lies with the rider of the horse. Riders must always take action to prevent, manage and treat heat stress in their horses. Event organisers are responsible for providing adequate facilities and information that riders need to safeguard the welfare of horses. Access to ice and cooling water during competition is a compulsory requirement that arises under certain environmental conditions…. READ MORE