Friends of Ballarat Eventing Association is a not for profit community group which has been operating for over 14 years. Friends of Ballarat Eventing Association conducts several events to raise funds which are applied back into equestrian sports equipment and capital improvements at the Victoria Park Equestrian Precinct in Ballarat.

Friends of Ballarat Eventing Association aims to promote and develop the sport of “Eventing”.   Eventing is a triathlon for horse and rider which consists of three distinct phases:

·       Dressage

·       Show Jumping

·       Cross Country


Members of Friends of Ballarat Eventing Association are a group of friends that come from a variety of backgrounds and each contributes to the group their own area of expertise.  This friendship and collective skill base are evident in the vibrant nature of the events the group run. 


Horse Trials

This year on May 1st and 2nd we held the 2021 Marcus Oldham Autumn Horse Trials
in place of our regular International Horse Trials. Our need to limit the number of riders did not limit the success of this well- attended and enjoyable event.

Enjoy the Livestream of the event with thanks to Sound and Light Concepts (SLC) Ballarat.

Enjoy a few of of the highlights of our 2021 Marcus Oldham Autumn Horse Trials kindly supplied by Felicity Clay Photography


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The Marcus Oldham Ballarat International Horse Trials are held in Victoria Park over three days on the second weekend of May every year. The event attracts approxmately 440 horse/competitor combinations from across Victoria and Interstate.

This event is one of Victoria's premier equestrian events and attracts riders from elite Olympic standard through to junior riders starting their competitive careers.

We host a cocktail evening for our Sponsors and competitors, a substantial Trade Village that caters to riders and our 2500 spectators and three days of spectacular sporting performance


The annual Hickstead and Training weekend has become a 'not to miss' event for riders from around Victoria and beyond. Generally the first event of the Summer/ Autumn season, it is a major fundraiser for the Ballarat International Horse Trials. 

The ability  to train the course the day before is a unique opportunity to start the season off on a confident note for new combinations and also for those wishing to move up a level. Held in a friendly and relaxed environment a dressage test along with a short course of showjumping and cross country is fun for both horse and rider.  


Friends of Ballarat Eventing Association are able to offer a fast paced fun winter training opportunity by providing instruction and competition over two days utilising the fantastic facilities of the Victoria Park Equestrian Precinct. Saturday is a day of instruction and Sunday offers a combination of cross country and showjumping in Hunter Trial format. The nature of this competition means even on the coldest of Ballarat days competing can still be enjoyed. 


Friends of Ballarat Eventing Association aim to ensure that Eventing is a fun and safe sport for all levels of rider.

To this end we offer clinics throughout the year with qualified instructors who can engage and stretch the capacity of participants. These clinics are advertised on our social media sites and on this website



Friends of Ballarat Eventing
Friends of Ballarat Eventing


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4CYTE Horse

Revolutionary joint support supplement

The Haymarket Ballarat
The Haymarket Ballarat

Providing supplies for your horse all weekend

OTT Thoroughbred
OTT Thoroughbred

For the Ideal Equestrian Athlete


Professional advice and professional products

Ultimate Pumps and Irrigation
Ultimate Pumps and Irrigation

For expert installation

Sharp Accounting
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Small changes, BIG results – Lets begin

Southern Stars
Southern Stars

For all your specialist eventing needs

Southern Cross Nine
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Western Plains Pork
Western Plains Pork

Naturally the Best!

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Adding Value

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Your partner in Food Services

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Watch your entire CC Ride!

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Your business is our business

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Become a valued partner

Everyone who is involved with creating any event knows that volunteers, supporters and sponsors are the key to ensuring a great event. FoBEA are grateful that we have a fantastic backing in all three categories!  That said, making sure things are fresh and interesting is important, and new ideas, people and organisations are vital for our future. The size and quality of our events are attractive to businesses who want to connect with the diverse demographic that constitutes Eventing competitors and spectators. If you would like to be a partner with Friends of Ballarat Eventing Association please make contact through this website. The following links have some helpful information to get you started!

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