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2021 Oceania Eventing Championships cancelled

    The winning Australian Senior Gold Team in Taupo, NZ at the 2019 Oceania Championships



Equestrian Australia and Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) have advised that the Oceania Championships, contested very second year at Senior and Young Rider level between the two countries, will not take place this year.

The Oceania Championships 2021 were scheduled to run in conjunction with Melbourne International 3 Day Event in Australia in June. However, despite careful planning and the recent introduction of the travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, there is still significant uncertainty regarding Covid-19, which makes staging the campaign untenable at this time.

“It is most certainly not the outcome either team was wanting,” says Equestrian Australia High Performance Pathways Manager, Will Enzinger.

“We really value the Oceania Championships and what it brings to both countries. It allows competitors to experience Championship level competition in the Southern Hemisphere and is an important component in the development of our athletes”.   

“We remain committed to hosting a world-class Oceania Championships for all competitors as soon as is practical and will continue discussions with ESNZ post Tokyo 2020.”

Three riders from New Zealand – Clarke Johnstone, Maddy Crowe and Bundy Philpott – will be competing at the Sydney International Three Day Event in May