The Equestrian Australia (EA) Annual Sport Achievement Awards and Hall of Fame will undergo a format change in 2018 and the awards gala for 2018 has therefore been cancelled.
"There will be no awards ceremony/gala evening in 2018," EA's press officer Jo McKinnon told Eurodressage. "We will see how the new format goes and make decisions on how things are handled beyond this year after that."
The federation will be trialling an online system that is aimed at better engaging its vastly located membership base and the wider equestrian community.
"Through this, our national champions, volunteers, administrators and legends will be more publicly and effectively recognised. It will enable us to better promote and endorse our high achievers through various multi-media platforms," said EA.
As such, there will be no official national awards ceremony function held in 2018.
"Already our state branches conduct their own very well attended ceremonies recognising the great contributors to our sport," EA added.
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