ACTEA was established in 1970 as an umbrella organisation to represent all equestrians in Canberra and the local region in their endeavours at all levels of achievement.
ACTEA represents 20 affiliated groups such as pony clubs, showjumping, trail riding, dressage, horse trials and endurance.
- Promote horse riding as a recognised healthy recreational activity;
- Promote the development of equestrian facilities in the ACT;
- Assist the efforts of affiliated associations and clubs to obtain and improve equipment and facilities;
- Improve the standard of horsemanship in the ACT;
- Promote the views of the equestrian public;
- Encourage the support of equestrian activities by the Commonwealth and ACT Government and other persons and organisation.
ACTEA meets on the Second Thursday of each month at the Weston Club, 1 Liardet Street, Weston. Representatives of affiliated clubs are always welcome.
On this website you can find out which equestrian clubs are affiliated with ACTEA and how to contact them. You can keep up to date with news about ACTEA’s representative activities on behalf of horse riders in the ACT. ACTEA also has an award program for volunteers and young riders and you can find the nomination forms on this site.
The ACT Equestrian Association is party to a Memorandum Of Understanding with the ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate and the National Board of the Bicentennial National Trail
The ACT Equestrian Association is supported by funding from Sport and Recreation Services ACT.