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Equestrian WA

October 1, 2020

All voting members of Equestrian WA have received a notice calling for nominations for positions on the Board and our other committees that are becoming vacant at the end of the year.

This is a great opportunity for individuals to have an opportunity to ‘put back’ into our sport.

The Board of EWA has worked tirelessly to support our sport and the State Equestrian Centre.  And our Sports and other Committees do the same for their individual sectors.

Whilst we are all time poor, and volunteers – many of you have the ability to make a positive difference to our sport.

Our committees require leaders – if you know of someone who has qualities that will provide leadership to our sport, please approach them and suggest they nominate.

New ideas are the lifeblood of good Committees – we need passionate people to provide leadership and ideas.

The Board and CEO have worked closely with Sports Committees during the past few years, and will continue to provide support and leadership.

Whilst there are only a few positions on the various committees being open to election, all Committees also have some opportunities for appointing positions, so those who nominate and may not be successful in the election may be offered an appointed position – again these are not ‘closed shop’ positions – they are genuine positons to ensure there is a good balance of skills and representation on the committees.

We have a great sport, please consider who may help us make the sport stronger, grow participation and provide leadership into 2021 and beyond.

Nominations close on 20th October 2020.

Ron Fleming
Equestrian WA

Nominations are called for EWA Board and Committee members for the 2021 EWA Annual Elections

The following Board and EWA committee positions open;

EWA Board

  • Two (2) director positions 2021/2023

Dressage WA

  • Two (2) committee member positions 2021/2023
  • Two (2) affiliate positions 2021/2023

Eventing WA

  • Two (2) committee member positions 2021/2023
  • One (1) affiliate position 2021/2023

Jumping WA

  • Two (2) affiliate positions 2021/2023

Show Horse WA

  • Two (2) committee member positions 2021/2023
  • Two (2) affiliate positions 2021/2023

Coaching WA

  • Two (2) committee member positions 2021/2023


Notice is hereby given to the Members of Equestrian Western Australia Incorporated that the 2020 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 7:00pm on Tuesday 6th October 2020.

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 2nd May 2019
  4. To receive and if thought fit, adopt the 2019 Annual Report
  5. To receive and if thought fit, adopt the 2019 Financial Statements including the Balance Sheet as at 31 December 2019
  6. To appoint the Auditor for the 2020 Financial Year
  7. Notice of Motions
  8. Close of meeting

The next Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday 29th April 2021.

Following the meeting the EWA Board and CEO will provide a short overview of EA and the SEC.

Please note that a copy of the 2019 Annual Report will be sent by email to all members, tomorrow. A copy will also be made available on our website and social media platforms.

For a copy of the 2019 AGM minutes, please click here.



The Active Kids Grants aim to provide every child with the active childhood they deserve! By helping your club with additional funds to supply them with the equipment they need, we help can increase junior participation to your club. 

In light of recent events, the grants will be focusing on volunteer run grassroots and community clubs with young members aged under 20, with priority given to clubs in disadvantaged and/or rural communities.

Applications will be accepted from 1 September to 30 September with suggested grant values up to $10,000 to fund your projects that will acquire sporting equipment, sporting kits and uniforms.

Click here for more information



The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has partnered with the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) to deliver two professional development opportunities for women in the Sport and Recreation industry.

The department is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for these programs.

The two programs are:

  1. The Women in Leadership – Foundations of Governance: involves four, three hour workshops for women currently on boards and for those who are seeking directorship opportunities within the Sport and Recreation industry.  As a result of participating in the program women will have the confidence to take the first steps, and/or develop their governance knowledge further.
  2. What Women Can Do’: is conducted over two full days and two half days and provides a unique learning environment for women who currently hold or aspire to positions of leadership and influence within the Sport and Recreation industry.  Participants will be guided through contemporary ideas of leadership, career planning and negotiation management.


Workshops will be held at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, 246 Vincent Street, Leederville

Please lodge your Expression of Interest and return via email by the due dates to be considered for a place.

If you would like further information please contact: or by phoning 9492 9760.


Gary can now saddle fit your horse at the SEC! Better still there will be NO CHARGE for your saddle consultation! Any adjustments needed may have a $75 charge. PLUS wanting to trial a new saddle? Book an appointment at State Equestrian Centre and have no trial fee. We have an arena booked for you to test and ride on the following dates between 12pm and 4pm;

  • Friday October 30th
  • Friday November 27th

Call Saddles Plus now to book - 9526 2292

Not needing a saddle fit? Orders can also be placed online and you can collect at State Equestrian Centre during these times.



The marquees are going in, the arenas are being set up and we are in the final preparation stages for the 2020 Saddles Plus Interschool Equestrian Festival this weekend!

All draws have now been emailed to competitors. If you have missed the email you can find the discipline draws, team allocations, stable allocations and further information on our website.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!



Due to the Perth Polocrosse Club Tournament 2020 happening on the same weekend with Interschools at the State Equestrian Centre, please take note that the SVHPC/Polocrosse yards are unavailable to ALL Interschool competitors.

Horses must be in stables or in a float yard connected to your float.

The stables are only available on the 2nd October 2020 from 3:00 pm onwards.

Please also note that parking is only in the areas flagged in this map.

Due to the limited dates and rescheduling of events due to COVID-19, we sincerely apologize for the clashing of events on the same of the weekend!






The Jumping WA committee are holding a Jumping Steward Seminar on Saturday 3rd October at Brookleigh. This course will be to help accreditate stewards for the FEI* State Championship Show on the 22nd to 25th October. 

A stewards principle aim is to help athletes participating in jumping events do so with the utmost respect for their horses, officials, the public their fellow athletes and all those involved in the sport. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please call Amy Kippin at 0447 676 475 or email,


  • 04 October 2020 - Taminga Champ Show
  • 10 - 11 October 2020 - WASJA Patrons Cup
  • 22 - 25 October 2020 - Jumping WA State Showjumping Championships
  • 08 November 2020 - Southside Jump Club Diamond Championship
  • 14 & 15 November 2020 - Southside Jump Club Gold Show
  • 16 - 22 November 2020 - Yalambi




Capel Horse and Pony Club with the support of the Swan River Horse Trials Committee have secured a grant to purchase a water tank and reuseable water bottles and coffee cups for its major events.

Single use plastic water bottles make up 10% of all rubbish found by the cleanup Australia movement. Coffee cups and lids are the second biggest litter found in cleanups.

Capel Horse and Pony club does not have drinking water readily available and as such over 1000 throw away bottles of water can be consumed at its two major events.

Click here to read full article




Once the fog cleared it was a fantastic day at the Avon Valley ARC Unofficial Dressage Protocol / Training Day. We had a fairly small number of entries, which afforded a low stress environment to horses and riders. Entrants were encouraged to wear their matchy-matchy gear to add a bit of colour and fun to the day.

Tests ridden ranged from Preparatory to Elementary. All riders received some encouragement and tips from Judge Nicky Chetwin (the affirmative stickers on our test papers were a big hit!). Everyone came away with something learned and a smile, we will definitely be having another one soon! Watch this space.


Wanneroo Adult Equestrian Club would like to thank the competitors, judges and helpers for the ARCA COVID-19 Challenge. With 14 clubs and just under 80 competitors, the overall Hi-Point club trophy went to Brookleigh Adult Riders. The Handicap Trophy DAWA took out and overall Hi-Point rider of the day went to Coreen Maynard. A massive congratulations to everyone who competed in very trying weather conditions!

Brookleigh Adult Riders Club would like to thank the following sponsors

Enter the Spring Challenge for the chance to win a float camera from MCS Security!


Brookleigh ARC would like to thank Aspire Clinic WA for their sponsorship of the ARCA Spring Challenge with a gift voucher for a full body thermal scan - valued at $280. Kate from Aspire Clinic WA will also be there on the day offering massage and bodywork for all the humans attending!

With the latest easing of restrictions in Phase 4 by the WA Government, we have now reviewed and updated the following documents to support the gradual restart of the equestrian activities in WA.

We all want to get back to normal life as soon as possible. Ensuring our members, their friends and families remain safe and prepared is critical to achieving this.

One of the ways we can all play our part is to get the Australian Government's COVIDSafe app. While downloading the app is entirely voluntary, it has been highly recommended by both the Australian and WA Governments to assist our health professionals and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Equestrian WA is encouraging all members to consider downloading the app to help keep our community safer.

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

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Equestrian Western Australia's postal address is:
303 Cathedral Ave, BRIGADOON WA 6069
Tel: +61 8 9296 1200
Fax: +61 8 9296 1194

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