Congratulations to the following riders who have been selected to represent QERA in the 2023 Tom Quilty Gold cup



Tracey Eastaughffe

Moondarra Elton

Alana Simpson


Aanja Hamelink

Picnic Park Klassiqua

Keiran Rowley

Rhythm Dancer

(Reserve) Stephanie Malmborg

Wattle Tree Gypsy




Karen Winkel

Ranek Boz

Karen Lee

Markus Romulus

Danielle Kendall


Maeve Paten

Box Hill Nitro

(Reserve) Virginia Barber

Barber riding Fevers Frederique




Noah Hoogland

Aloha Blue Opal

Eadie McWilliam

Limited Edition TE

Jarrah Kelly

Bendinni Rafiki

Molly Renner

Matta Mia Qaddara

(Reserve) Neeve Whittaker

Drumlin History

Tom Quilty 2023 - QERA State Teams - Expression of Interest

QERA will be represented by an QERA State Representative Team and a QERA Junior Team Nominations for these teams are now OPEN!

Closing date will be Friday 5 th May, 2023

To be eligible, you and your horse must be qualified to compete at the Quilty. The selection panel will look for these attributes when selecting team members -
  • Horse and rider’s combined experience and success in endurance;
  • Rider’s commitment to a positive team environment and horse welfare; and
  • The suitability of the Horse/Rider combinations fitness and soundness with regards to 160km competition.

When applying please provide

  • Your name and membership number;
  • Your horse’s name and AERA number;
  • Your contact details; and
  • A brief summary of your combined achievements (no more than 100 words).

Each team will consist of four members plus one reserve.

Selected team members will receive -

  • A QERA team vest
  • A QERA Archer Saddle Cloth

Team members will be required to be available for a team photo and any other necessary media over the course of the event. Please send your applications through to the QERA
Secretary, Sue Sutcliffe via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nominations close Friday 5th May, 2023

2021 Annual General Meeting

Nominations are now open for the State Management Committee.
Positions on the Committee will fall vacant according to the Rules of Incorporation.

Saturday 4th December 2021
Unit 7/41 Lavarack Ave
Eagle Farm, Brisbane Qld 4009

From 9am – 3pm (followed by the End of Year Awards)

There will be Five (5) positions to be filled -

Vice President, Secretary and three (3) Committee positions

Persons may nominate for either the Executive position OR a Committee position. 

Induction Document for all SMC positions:

Download the Notice of Meeting in PDF Format from here

Nominations and Notices of Motions for Discussion must be emailed to the Secretary by 5.00 p.m. Thursday 28th October, 2021.  Please note that all motions will be discussed at the AGM  and voting will take place after the event via Election Buddy (electronically)

Email to: The QERA Inc Secretary

Susan Sutcliffe

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Expression of Interest - Magazine Editor

Expression of Interest - Magazine Editor

This position is effective immediately.  The successful applicant must be able to work from home, have advanced computer skills and a good telephone manner when sourcing articles.   The State Management Committee will consider all applicants.  This position requires the successful applicant to have a skill set comprising of working with others, a background in magazine editorials and sourcing articles relevant to endurance riding.  The successful person does not necessarily have to be a member of QERA, but rather someone who has an understanding of our sport.  A family member or friend may also be interested in this position.  An honorarium fee will be paid to the successful applicant.

Position Description:

  1. Source all articles for magazine (quarterly magazine distribution)
  2. Paginate magazine
  3. Liaise with Graphic Designer to prepare draft copy/content 
  4. Send draft copy/content, once approved, to Printcraft for printing and postage of magazine
  5. Work alongside Advertising Portfolio Holder
  6. Invoice advertisers – working alongside QERA Treasurer
  7. Manage Magazine Facebook page

Please email your expression of interest, including a statement of your skills and experience relevant to the position, to the Secretary at the below email address.  

Expressions of interest will close 1st October 2021



QERA Secretary - on behalf of the Queensland State Management Committee

COVID-19 update: 8th August 2021


Dear sport and recreation colleagues,

This morning the Premier announced that Queensland’s lockdown which commenced at 4pm on Saturday 31 July 2021, will cease as scheduled at 4pm today, Sunday 8 August 2021.

The 11 LGAs impacted by the recent lockdown conditions include:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council.

While the lockdown will end for the abovementioned LGAs, a range of temporary restrictions have been advised and will be implemented from 4pm Sunday 8 August 2021, through until 4pm Sunday 22 August 2021, to ensure the continued safety of our communities.

At this time, it has been advised that:

  • community sport (including 'state leagues') cannot resume and will not be permitted for this next two-week period.
  • school sport and activities can proceed with only students from the same school.

Mask wearing is required at all times (including workplaces where physical distancing is possible) is required, except when:

  • you are alone or with members of your household
  • you are eating or drinking
  • exercising with your household or one other person
  • it is unsafe to do so. 

Clarity on the operation of sport, active recreation and fitness businesses, indoor and outdoor events, will be provided once the Public Health Direction has been updated. 

Please refer to the updated Roadmap which has now been published online, outlining the restrictions in place for Cairns, the 11 South East Queensland LGAs and the rest of Queensland. 

As you are aware, it is our intention to provide advice on the impacts of these restrictions to the active industry, so we will follow this email with further detail on the ongoing conditions once the Queensland Health website has been updated.

In the interim, please also monitor the Public Health Directions as the source of our advice.


From 4pm Sunday 8 August, the Cairns and Yarrabah Local Government Areas will go into lockdown for three days. The same rules will apply as the South East Queensland lockdown, however, two visitors will be allowed in homes. 

Residents in these areas must stay at home except for the following four reasons: 

  1. Obtaining essentials such as groceries or medications
  2. Essential work if you can’t work from home
  3. Exercise within your local area (within a 10km radius of your home, with no more than one person from outside your household)
  4. Healthcare, including to get a COVID-19 test or vaccination, or to provide help, care or support to a vulnerable person, or for an end-of-life visit to a hospital or aged care facility.

For sport, recreation and fitness organisations, this still means that during the lockdown period:

  • Organised community sport, recreation and fitness is not permitted
  • Non-essential businesses are not allowed to operate - this includes gyms, indoor and outdoor pools, recreation centres and PCYC sport and recreation programs
  • You can exercise away from your home, within 10km, with your household group and/or one other person not from your household.

You must carry a face mask with you at all times. You must wear a face mask at all times when you are outside your residence, unless:

  • you are alone in your car or with the members of your household
  • you are eating or drinking
  • you are participating in strenuous exercise
  • it is unsafe.

I understand the challenges that this extended lockdown presents to businesses and volunteer organisations, there is some assistance available for eligible small business with the introduction of the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants for lockdown-impacted businesses in Queensland.

It is important that we continue to act in an appropriate manner to ensure the safety of our communities and see us resume activity across Queensland as soon as possible.

Remember, if in doubt, wear a mask.

Now more than ever contact tracing is vital and mandatory for a number of sectors, including the active industry. For more information and to register for the Check in Qld app, visit


Andrew Sly
Assistant Director-General
Sport and Recreation

Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport