SEC FACILITY FUNDING PROPOSAL
STATE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
FACILITY FUNDING PROPOSAL
To all EWA members and SEC patrons,
Equestrian Western Australian (EWA), a not-for-profit organisation, has proudly managed the State Equestrian Centre (SEC) since it was built for EWA Members and the broader Equestrian community in 1985.
The SEC is now 33 years old and requires substantial remedial work and redevelopment to guarantee its future for the next 20 years. EWA in collaboration with reports commissioned by the WA Department of Sport have developed a SEC Redevelopment Proposal that identifies $15 million of required works and the need for a commitment to annual recurring funding for long-term facility maintenance.
EWA has a plan to obtain the required funding and has been actively promoting the SEC Redevelopment Proposal to Federal, State and Local Government. However, we need the support of all EWA members and SEC patrons to help us in this endeavour.
Our EWA membership can no longer fund the required maintenance of a 33 year old facility. The ‘Home of Equestrian Sport in WA’ is at serious risk of closure, unless we receive the necessary funding. Without the redevelopment and this essential funding, EWA will need to decide whether the current lease with the City of Swan, which is up for renewal at the end of 2020, is resigned.
WA has a strong and successful equestrian community and the SEC is central to this success. It is the home for riders from grass roots to Olympian and Paralympian level, organisations such as Riding for the Disabled, Pony Club, Perth Polocrosse, and numerous equestrian groups and community groups.
EWA will be contacting all members of the SEC community in the coming weeks to update you on our progress and to seek your support in advocating for this important upgrade.
From the EWA Board
Full Proposal available on the EWA Website
EWA ANNUAL ELECTIONS
Nominations for the election of Board, Sport Committees and Coaching Committee were recently called for in accordance with the EWA Constitution.
Following the calling for nominations elections will be held for the EWA Board of Directors and the EWA Coaching committee. The Election will be held via Electronic Voting and all members will be notified via email when voting is open. Members that have indicated that they receive all EWA information via post will receive their ballot paper via post.
Due to the annual rotation of Directors there are two (2) position that will be filled.
EWA has received four (4) nominees and an election will be held, the nominees are;
Tyana Lawless, Anita Marchesani, Anne Wilkins and William Newton-Wordsworth
Coaching WA Committee
6 positions available, seven (7) nominees, an election will take place the nominees are;
Diane Bennit, Gill Botten, Philippa Collier, Zoe Harrison, Gail Simms, Rebecca Thomas and Liesl Wilding
Elections will not be needed for the following Committees;
Dressage WA Committee
4 positions available, two nominees, no election will take place
The successful nominees are Suzanne Simons and Tracy Spackman
Eventing WA Committee
3 positions available, 3 nominees, no election will take place
The successful committee nominees are Ruth Ellis and Roxie Taylor, the successful Affiliate member is Peter McLachlan
Jumping WA Committee
4 positions available, one nominee, no election will take place
The successful nominee is Tracey Barber
Show Horse WA Committee
3 position available, one nominee, no election will take place
The successful nominee is Valrie Mayger
** Indoor Arena Open Saturday 13th October **
Rare opportunity to book the Indoor arena on a Saturday! Spots will fill up very fast book now!
TWO JUNIOR EOIS TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA IN BORROWED HORSE JUMPING EVENTS (THAILAND & TAIPEI)
Equestrian Australia has received two invitations from the Thailand Equestrian Federation (TEF) and the Chinese Taipei Equestrian Association for riders to compete in borrowed horse events in November 2018.
Equestrian Australia would like to invite members who meet the age category of 14 – 18 years of age (year of birth 2000 - 2004), to indicate their interest to compete at these competitions. All interested riders will need to complete the Expressions of Interest form, one per event, to be considered. Further details can be found below:
EWA AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN
Help us celebrate the best of the WA equestrian community by nominating for the 2018 EWA Awards. If you are a member of EWA and know of a deserving candidate, nominate them today! Winners will be recognised at the Annual Awards Night to be held early February 2019.
The award categories are:
• Sports Star of the Year (Athlete 18+ years)
• Junior Sports Star of the Year (Athlete under 18 years)
• Horse of the Year
• Para-Equestrian of the Year
• Official of the Year
• Coach of the Year
• Owner of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year
• Administrator of the Year
• Club of the Year
• Event of the Year
• Special Services to the Sport
Nominations close Friday 30 November 2018.
CLICK TO NOMINATE
POSITION AVAILABLE: MARKETING COORDINATOR
EWA is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic full time Marketing Coordinator to join our small team based at the State Equestrian Centre in Brigadoon. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of communications, marketing, advertising, fundraising and promotional activities for both EWA and the State Equestrian Centre. Applications close 11 October 2018.