Open Assessment

Late bookings available at some venues.

Check the venues listing page here . . .


Any horse of any breed and age is eligible for an Open Assessment on the National Tour.  The horse does not have to be registered with any of the participating groups.  

Why get an Open Assessment?


You will receive an independent assessment from an internationally recognised expert assessor who will provide a score that can be compared both nationally and internationally. The National Tour assessor has viewed many thousands of horses and as a FN Judge is an expert in this field. 


The assessment will provide owners and breeders with valuable feedback from a very experienced assessor which can be used for quality control in breeding programs and to help you to achieve your own breeding goals and to provide an indication of the suitability of the horse for performance and future breeding purposes.

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2 phases -

conformation and free movement 

3 phases -

conformation, free movement and ridden 

3 phases -

conformation, free movement and free jumping 

4 phases -

conformation, free movement, ridden

and jumping 

Ridden assessment ONLY

Jumping assessment ONLY

Ridden and Jumping assessment ONLY

NEW  -  Australian National Quarter Pony Society Inc.

The Australian National Quarter Pony Society Inc. will be using the National Tour to assess eligible ponies for prestigious national awards.

To be eligible, ponies must be registered with, and owners members of the Australian National Quarter Pony Society.

If you have a pony who may be eligible for registration, please contact the Australian National Quarter Pony Society.


  • High Score Halter Quarter Pony

  • High Score Ridden Quarter Pony

  • High Score Jumping Quarter Pony

  • High Score Overall Quarter Pony

There are several ways in which a pony may qualify for registration with the ANQP :

  • Pony is between 11.2hh and 14.2hh (overheight exceeding 14.2hh up to 15hh are also accepted)

  • Pony’s build is of Western Type – even without any known or verified breeding 

  • Pony has previous registration with another Quarter Pony Registry

  • Pony is registered with an approved association 

  • Pony has a registered sire or dam with an approved association

  • All coat colours and patterns are accepted 

Learn more about the Australian National Quarter Pony Society Inc. at their web site.

High Score Ridden Awards

National High Score Ridden wins their choice of a Butterfly®  dressage saddle and bridle from National Tour Elite Sponsor dt saddlery Gmbh design & technik, Germany.


All horses and ponies who participate in the National Tour, regardless of registry or stud book are eligible.


NB : Winner and runner-up will be determined by the ridden phase score only.

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National High Score Runner-Up Ridden wins a pair of made to measure dressage or showjumping top boots sponsored by Mike Kosel, Berlin. 

Open Assessment Section Awards


The following awards, kindly sponsored by Tanya Hosford are available for all horses and ponies assessed in the Open section of the National Tour.

Winners will receive a saddle blanket, shin & bell boots and a halter.

  • National Open High Score Halter (conformation & at liberty)

  • National Open High Score Jumping

NEW - Open ridden and/or jumping assessments

Owners of horses and ponies can now book for ridden and/or jumping only assessments in the Open section of the National Tour.  No conformation/free movement assessment required.

Open Assessment Booking Form - Late bookings available at some venues.


If your pony/horse is registered with a listed breed group or registry on this page, please ensure you list the relevant details including registration number. If registered with any other stud book or registry, please list the name of the organisation and the registration number.  If not registered with any organisation, please list UNREG.


Payment of Open Assessment fees to be made through the

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