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Equestrian WA

May 21, 2020

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.


The State Equestrian Centre (SEC) has several zones to train in, and all bookings can be made online -- Some zones will be available for booking later tonight.

Please note that you will need to provide your personal details when making the booking. It MUST be made in the name of the person attending so we have a record in case any patrons becomes ill with a suspected case of COVID-19. Please also note that your details may be shared with the local public health authorities should it become necessary. If you do not consent to this, you will NOT be permitted on site.

Although restrictions have now been eased, it is still important to cease non-essential activity and stay at home as much as possible, therefore we kindly request that you DO NOT bring spectators or any other non-essential parties as we only allow for two people per horse.

You are required to ‘Get in, Train, Get out’, therefore please DO NOT arrive more than 45 minutes before the booking time and depart promptly when no longer active. Socialising or group meals is strictly prohibited.


WA Premier Mark McGowan announced phase two of the easing of lifestyle restrictions, imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will get underway from Monday, May 18.

It mentions the following in regards to sports,

  • Non-contact community sports and training allowed for no more than 20 people.
  • Outdoor and indoor fitness classes with minimal shared equipment can take place limited to 20 people.

The easing of these restrictions will enable Equestrian WA to implement the following actions;

  • The opening of the EWA office to the Public from Monday 25th May, opening times Monday to Wednesdays 9 am to 5 pm and Thursdays 9am to 12 pm. 
  • The opening of the State Equestrian Centre for training purposes from Monday 25th May, seven days a week 9am till 5pm, please the SEC protocols (in the COVID-19 Info page) and note all riding at the SEC requires an online booking.
  • Advice to Clubs and coaches that training is allowed for no more than 20 people and can commence from Monday 18th May as outline by the WA Government.

To support the gradual restart of the equestrian activities, EWA has produced the a set of documents which is available via the COVID-19 Information page on our website.

These documents will also be reviewed as WA Government Covid restrictions are updated.

We look forward to seeing more and more activity in the sport over the coming weeks and thank you for your support.


Visit the EDU-Lounge and check out the new informative articles and also join EA Level 2 General Coach & Coach Educator (CE), Philippa Collier, and leading equestrian rider and physiotherapist, Emily Gray on some simple exercises which you can do at home!

Everyone is welcome to join in, and it’s free to access.



We hope you have all been keeping safe, well and healthy. 

As we continue to adjust to the new approach in which we navigate closer to a postponed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, a renewed sense of optimism has emerged around the globe with many countries continuing to ease confinement restrictions and some equestrian activities being resumed. Whilst this does not include equestrian competition here in Australia many of our domestic athletes have welcomed the changes in regulations which now allow lessons and off property training to take place in some States. This positive step forward is reassuring in that further training can now occur while we continue to abide by social distancing and health regulations in order to minimise the spread of COVID-19.

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Due to the uncertainty in the sport at this time, all efforts are being made by Equestrian Australia (EA), the EA Jumping Committee and Boneo Park, to determine how the 2020 Pryde’s Easifeed Australian Jumping Championship scheduled for 4-8 November can proceed.

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At this stage we still cannot confirm a date for the 2020 Horse of the Year.

However, we felt that we should keep you informed about our 2020 and 2021 Newcomers Events.

Even if we were to hold the 2020 Newcomers later in the year, those of you who have eligible horses and ponies, would not have had an opportunity to actually take them out. From the survey that you completed for us, there were a number of suggestions that both Newcomers events could be held in 2021.

Taking this suggestion on board, the committee has decided that the 2020 Newcomers, for horses and ponies holding a 2020 Newcomers Card, (after the close of entries 29 May 2019 to what would have been close of entries for 2020, 26 April 2020) will be held at the EWA Autumn Pageant in May 2021.

The 2021 Newcomers, for horses and ponies holding a 2021 Newcomers Card, will be held at the EWA Winter Gala in June 2021 for licences issued to horses and ponies after what would have been close of entries for 2020 (26 April 2020) to close of entries in 2021. (Date to be confirmed)

This will give all competitors the opportunity to show their horses and ponies before their Newcomer event.


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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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