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EWA News

April 26, 2019


Notice is hereby given to the Members of Equestrian Western Australia Incorporated that the 2019 Annual General Meeting for Equestrian Western Australia Incorporated will be held at the Oceanfoam Room on the 1st Floor of the State Equestrian Centre, 303 Cathedral Avenue Brigadoon 6069, commencing at 7:00 pm on Thursday 2nd May 2019.


The Agenda of the Annual General Meeting is as follows:

  1. Meeting opening
  2. Apologies
  3. Acceptance of Minutes of the Annual General Meeting conducted on 10th May 2018
  4. To receive and if thought fit, adopt the 2018 Annual Report
  5. To receive and if thought fit, adopt the 2018 Financial Statements including the Balance Sheet as at 31 December 2018
  6. To appoint the Auditor for the 2019 Financial Year
  7. Notice of Motions
  8. Close of meeting

The next Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday 30th April 2020.

Following the meeting, the EWA Board and CEO will provide a short overview of the future challenges facing EWA and the SEC.


An election will be held for the EWA Jumping Committee positions due to the number of nominations being greater than the positions vacant. There have been 9  nominations for the 4  general Committee positions and 3 nominations for the 2 Affiliate representative. Under the EWA Constitution “The Committee shall comprise:
a)      Six (6) members, four (4) of whom shall be elected by eligible General members and two by Affiliate Members who shall each be elected under clause 27;
b)      Up to and no more than five (5) eligible Members appointed by the Committee under clause 30.3c); and
c)       Up to and no more than two (2) additional non-voting members”

Voting procedure
General Committee positions;
EWA members that identified Jumping as their voting preference at the time of membership renewal will be sent emails with how to vote for the general Committee positions. Each member is eligible to vote once for one nominee.

EWA Affiliate positions;
EWA Affiliate members will be eligible to vote for the Affiliate representatives, one vote per Affiliate membership for an Affiliate membership representative. Affiliate members will be sent emails on how to vote or Affiliate positions.

The election will be held by electronic vote with information to be sent to all parties prior to the opening of voting on Monday 29th April, with the election closing on 16th May 4 pm.

The nominees for the WA Jumping committee are;
General Committee member nominees;

  • Caitlin Bolger
  • Lucy Galovicova
  • Renatta Haywood
  • Amy Kippin
  • Karen McInnes
  • Sarah Ozanne
  • Kevin Tully
  • Shawn Squire
  • Ben Wilson

Affiliate Representative nominee;

  • Jenni Ahmat
  • Nanette Hollis
  • Chelsea Kessey (McInnes)


  1. Find your electorate – if you are unsure which electorate you are in, you can find out on the Australian Electoral Commission’s website:
  2. Get the contact details for your representative here . If you live in the Canning, Hasluck or Pearce electorates, the opposition candidate is also listed.
  3. Email or write to your representative in your own words explaining why the centre is important to you. If you get stuck, click here for an example draft (however original emails will have more impact).
  4. Encourage your friends, family, colleagues or members of any groups you may belong to, to also show their support by sending an email or writing a personal letter to their federal member of parliament.
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Rider safety is of paramount importance to EA.

Correctly fitted helmets and body protectors may prevent, or reduce the severity of, injury if a rider suffers a fall.

EA has recently reviewed its current Eventing Rules in relation to Personal Protective Equipment and has resolved to make some new changes to promote rider safety.

Click here to read full article

Healthway grants to serve up healthier sporting clubs

Just a friendly reminder the online application form for the 2019 Healthy Sporting Club Program is now available!

Healthway is offering up to $4,000 in funding to Western Australian community sporting clubs, with a club run canteens or kiosks, competing in a recognised winter 2019 sporting competition.

Applications can be lodged through Healthway’s e-Application Form via the website portal.

Applications will close Friday 17 May 2019.

Clubs are encouraged to download the Application Guidelines or contact WA School Canteen Association on 9264 4999 or email for more details.

DLGSC: Every Club Workshop - Financial Management



Financial Management (Face to Face Workshop) – 8th May 2019 – 6.00pm to 8.30pm

The workshop is designed for anyone in your club that assists in the effective and efficient operations of your sport or recreation club and who is committed to improving the organisation and how it does things. The workshop will cover the following:

  • What is a budget and the role it plays for your club
  • Understand how to manage club funds – The role of the treasurer;
  • Planning for setting and operating budgets aligned to club activities;
  • Investigate the keys to financial stability – how to raise funds for the club;
  • Understand how to assess the financial position of the club.

To register for the face to face workshop please click HERE

Financial Management (Webinar) – 15th May 2019 – 6.00pm to 7.30pm
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is offering a webinar that will assist in the effective and efficient operations of your sport or recreation club and who is committed to improving the organisation and how it does things.

A webinar is a seminar or presentation that takes place on the internet and allows participants in different locations, through their computers or ipads to see and her the presenter, ask questions on a designated topic.

The webinar will cover the following:
• What is a budget and the role it plays for your club
• Understand how to manage club funds – The role of the treasurer;
• Planning for setting and operating budgets aligned to club activities;
• Investigate the keys to financial stability – how to raise funds for the club;
• Understand how to assess the financial position of the club.

To register for the face to face workshop please click HERE


We've received several calls from interested parties wanting to participate in a First Aid course, therefore we’re now taking Expressions of Interest to hold another one on Friday 10th May 2019. So, if you've missed out in getting on the last course and would still like to do a course, please fill in the EOI form in the link below :)

**Please note: We require a minimum of 10 people to run this class, if we don't reach minimum numbers we will not run this course 







Brigadoon CCN ODE on 25th & 26th May is open on KTrials!





Due to unforeseen circumstances Mrs Margret Fricker will now be judging the Show Horse and Show Pony Ring at the Autumn Pageant on Sunday May 5



DWA Development Series Warm-up Event Saturday 1st June – practice your test for Sunday!

Preliminary to Grand Prix plus Part/AR, Pony, Para-Equestrian & Y/H

Plus Protocol/Educational Intensive with Mary Seefried Wed 29 & Thurs 30 May

Entries now open: Nominate



When: 2nd June 2019
Where: State Equestrian Centre, Brigadoon

This is a callout to regional and country dressage riders!
A dressage competition with a difference.
As well as competing for yourself, you will also be competing for your region!

The top four scores from each region are taken and added together, and whoever gets the highest wins Regional Champion!

Dressage WA has noted the fact that it can be sometimes daunting for country riders to travel so far, and compete against metro riders who have more access to metro facilities and competitions, and have come up with this innovative idea for an event with you in mind! In order to enter this event, you must live 100 km and further from Perth city. 

You also need EA membership, in either category of Adult Rider, Participant or Competitor.

We already have some amazing sponsors, please see our website link on Dressage WA website
Entries are now open on Nominate and close on the 15 May, or whenever classes fill...get in quick to secure your tests 😊. 

This weekend is set to be a blast!



Swan River Dressage 

  • 8-9 June 2019 - Dressage with Decorum Series 2
  • 7-8 September 2019 - Dressage with Decorum Series 3
  • 26-27 October 2019 - Spring Gala - 2 days of official classes - Dressage with Decorum Series Final

Dressage Association of WA
Training Days for 2019

  • June 9. Prep B, 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B and other tests on request
  • Sept 15. Prep B, 1C, 2C, 3C, 4C, 5C and other tests on request




The entries are listed, the courses prepared and the stables ready for the horses to move in. Competition at the 2019 Sydney International Three Day Event is set to begin.

Almost 500 horses will compete across the seven levels of competition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week.

The largest of the international classes is the Hills District Farm Machinery CCI2*-S with 44 competitors.

The prestigious Macarthur Automotive CCI4*-L class is the most coveted prize. Whilst the class is smaller due to so many horses being prepared for the Oceania Eventing Championships to be held in New Zealand early next month, the competition promises to be exciting.

The course has been beautifully designed by Mike Etherington-Smith (GBR) and has the flow and balance typical of his courses.

Horse and riders will be faced with 40 jumping efforts including multiple new challenges such as the Macarthur Automotive Main Arena Complex.

“This year we head in and out of the main arena which is an exciting and positive development. The intention with this is to use the main arena on each day of competition and to create a focal point without the need to walk a long way to see some of the action,” explains Mike.

The 5.8km course will require considerable stamina as it traverses the hills of the venue, but the going will be ideal making the track fast. So you can expect to see riders aiming to get inside the time allowed.

This will add to the test come Sunday when the fitness of the horses will be measured by how well they bounce back for the show jumping. Just two of the horses in this long format class are not full thoroughbred.

The Bates Saddles CCI4*-S will be a clash of the titans. This hotly contested class has 33 competitors including the majority of the Australian Squad named for the Oceania Eventing Championships. Olympians Stuart Tinney, Shane Rose and Amanda Ross will each be riding multiple horses in this class. 

Stuart is entered on a trio of enviable imported horses, the fabulous 7yo gelding Celebration (by Chin Champ), in-form wonder mare Wanda (Clearway) and finally 8yo Leporis (Lansino x Heraldik).

Shane will be aboard the talented 9yo Ultimate Velocity (Worrego Collateral Damage) as well as  Pumpkin (Statford Novalis).  Amanda will be riding the stunning Dicavalli Diesel (Donautraum), the superstar thoroughbred mare Koko Popping Candy (Bianconi) and her younger horse Dondialbo (also by Donautraum).

Adding further depth to the field Emma Bishop will be riding CP Issey Miyake, Tim Boland will be on Napoleon and Emma Mason will ride Warrego Marco Polo and they will be pushed by many other classy combinations.

A quick check on the performances of this bunch will have you head-scratching as to who the favourite could be.
The national level classes (60cm, 80cm, 95cm and 1star) will enjoy an entirely new cross country course which follows the direction of the 2000 Olympic track.  Course designer Sandy Lucas has even revamped and altered some of the Olympic jumps to suit the lower levels.

Elite thoroughbred stud Yarraman Park has joined Sydney 3DE as the sponsor of the Young Event Horse classes. Yarraman Park understands the importance of breeding quality horses for success across equestrian disciplines. The Young Event Horse classes will be held on Sunday.

The shopping village with live music, the Horseland Hospitality tent, the big screen, the kids zone, food outlets as well as the tailgate parking will all surround Arena 1 creating a busy centralised area.

For the first time day-stay competitors will be able to park their trucks in “priority parking” around Arena 1, saving them the long hike from the north truck park.

And don’t forget that the event will also host a CPEDI event for Para-Equestrian riders from Friday to Sunday.

So all systems are set to go for a big week at Sydney International Three Day Event.

Entry is free, the weather forecast is perfect so be sure to come and enjoy some of the best Equestrian action Australia has to offer.

See the full list of competitors at



Entries are open for Perth Horse Trials Association’s first event of this season, Wooroloo CCN-S (11-12 May), which is held at Wooroloo Prison Farm by kind permission of the Department of Corrective Services.

“We are so fortunate to have a unique and long standing relationship with the Department of Corrective Services which gives us access to the extensive area at Wooroloo Prison Farm to facilitate a top class cross country track over undulating terrain designed by our international course designer, Wayne Copping,” explains Event Director, Kerrie Robbins.

In 2018, PHTA engaged Ed Murphy as show jumping course designer, and his courses have been commended as challenging but fair by competitors. “We try to keep making improvements to the event experience and Ed’s expertise was a welcome addition to our event team,” continued Kerrie. Significant investment was also made into the event infrastructure last year, with a $20,000 upgrade to the cross country water complex made possible with generous support from BGC Quarries.

New for 2019, Wooroloo will also host a combined training class at 45cm, a great introduction for inexperienced riders and horses looking to get a taste for the event.  PHTA are upgrading medical cover for riders and spectators in 2019, with a dedicated trauma doctor on site to support the event paramedics, in response to the new Safety Initiatives being implemented by Equestrian Australia.   “We’ve always had a strong focus on safety, and this seemed like a wise step to ensure the highest possible level of medical support is available quickly should any accidents occur,” explained Kerrie.

Entries are open for all classes for Wooroloo CCN-S (11-12 May) from Ev65 to CCN4*  on Spectators are most welcome, entry is free with an excellent variety of refreshments for sale.

The event is signed off Old Northam Rd, 8km from Chidlow/Lake Leschenaultia turnoff.



Save the Date - 25 & 26 May

2 days of fabulous jumping Outdoors @ Brookleigh!
90cm to 1.40m classes with dedicated Youth, Junior, Young Rider and Amateur Qualifiers plus EWA Jumping Novice & Bronze Series.

Watch for our programme and entries to be posted online and on our website and Facebook pages soon. General entries will open by 10 May.

Enquiries please email or text Nanette at 0417-902-734





Equestrian Australia is calling for expressions of interest from Endurance riders who wish to join the group working to represent Australia at international Championship endurance events.

Click here to read the full article.




Now open on KTrials

Special Adult Rider classes at 80cm and 65cm available.



May 5, State Equestrian Centre

Show Horse classes for Adult Riders.Special ring for Adult Riders.

Entries close April 23, 9pm WST

Wear your club uniform
You don’t have to plait!!!


Entries are coming in for the upcoming Autumn ARCA Challenge hosted by Avon Valley ARC! So far there are;

⭐️ 73 riders entered
⭐️15 different clubs represented
⭐️ the most riders from any single club is 12 (which just so happens to be almost half of their total membership!)
⭐️ two clubs are catching up with 11 riders each, and another has 10 entries
⭐️ the smallest club representation is 1 rider- a super courageous effort!

Who will have the most entries on May 26th? Enter now  to make sure your club is represented!


ARCA Challenges

  1. ARCA Autumn Challenge 26th May hosted by Avon Valley ARC (Northam)
  2. ARCA Winter Challenge 21st July hosted by Wanneroo AECI
  3. ARCA Spring Challenge 13th October 2019 hosted by Orange Grove ARC

Western Australian Horse Council Newsletter April 2019

The April 2019 edition of the Western Australian Horse Council Newsletter is available for you to download. Please click on the link here.

Articles included in this newsletter are:

  • How well do we know the rules when riding on the road?
  • Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale hope to become equestrian hub of the state
  • EWA Welfare Committee
  • Feasibility of a National Horse Trace-ability Register for all horses was passed in the senate.
  • Official Opening of the Warren Blackwood Stock Route

EWA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Sport and LotteryWest.

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