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Equestrian WA

September 24, 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


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.

Equestrian Western Australia is pleased to inform that on the 15 September 2020, at a Special General Meeting of Equestrian Australia (EA), the State Branches decided to accept the proposed amendments to the Equestrian Australia (EA) Constitution.

In conclusion, the Administrators' Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) has been satisfied, and EA will not be put into liquidation.

Equestrian Western Australia looks forward to working with the interim EA Board in advancing to the next stage of EA's Governance Reform. The Administrators have confirmed the interim board will be in place within 45 days.



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.



The Wally Foreman Foundation and WAIS are pleased to advise applications for the Wally Foreman Foundation scholarships for 2020 are now open.

As of 2020, the Foundation will annually provide one scholarship to a maximum value of $15,000 for the purpose of pursuing international sporting success.

The Wally Foreman Foundation will consider applications for scholarships from registered Western Australian athletes, 16 and over, who have a specific financial need to assist their progress towards sporting honours. The criteria used to determine the suitability and funding priority of an application for a Wally Foreman Foundation scholarship are:

  • Current performance level of applicant.
  • Personal potential to reach elite level performance.
  • The importance of the specific event or equipment required to achieve the applicant's sporting goals.
  • Personal (or, if relevant, family) financial circumstances.
  • The level of financial support required.
  • Other funds received to support the specific need.
  • Reflection of community values in applicant's personal actions.

To apply for a Wally Foreman Foundation scholarship, athletes need to visit the Wally Foreman Foundation website and complete the following steps:

  • Read over the scholarship purpose and criteria to ensure that you may qualify and will benefit from a Wally Foreman Foundation scholarship.
  • Complete the online application form, ensuring that you have answered all questions accurately and honestly.
  • If you have any supporting documentation that you think will assist you in your application, please email

Please note that due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we realise that the plans outlined in your application may change. If you are successful in receiving a Wally Foreman Foundation Scholarship, the Foundation will work with you to determine an appropriate alternative plan. However, if this is not possible then your scholarship offer will be withdrawn.

Applications need to be submitted via the online application form by 5.00pm (AWST) on Wednesday 30th September 2020.

Should you have any queries regarding the scholarship application process please contact reception at the Western Australian Institute of Sport on (08) 9387 8166 or

Entries are now closed for the inaugural Equissage Equestrian Festival and we are thrilled to say that we have over 200 horses entered! We would like to thank our major event partner, Equissage, for their generous sponsorship of this show and all those competitiors that are coming along.

Whether you’ve entered or not, we invite all members of the equestrian community to come along for the Festival. There will be food trucks, a traders village and a licenced pop-up bar over the weekend. Come along and enjoy a day a day at the State Equestrian Centre.

All competitors should now have received an email with all the event information and exhibit numbers. If you haven’t received anything from us, please contact

There will be measuring at the State Equestrian Centre for the Equissage Equestrian Festival on the Saturday 26th September & Sunday 27th September.

  • 7.30 am - 10.30 am for both days
  • $15 per card
  • Please try to have correct money if possible
  • All horses / ponies to be presented in a bridle unless young stock unmouthed
  • Handlers must be 16 years and over in correct footwear


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 September 25th
  • 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 SVHPC /Polocrosse yards are unavailable on the Interschools weekend due to the Polocrosse championships event.

Please park in the paddock to the right of the driveway and use float yards or stables.

Apologies for the inconvenience. However, as the Interschools weekend were rescheduled due to the COVID-19 shutdown earlier this year, we had to share the date to make this possible!

Come along to the social event of the 2020 Saddles Plus Interschool Festival!

Join our sponsors, competitors and other families for a Mexican Fiesta. There’ll also be spot prizes for best dressed plus the SEC bar will be open for parents.

Ticket price of $20.00 includes tacos, a soft drink and dessert. For an additional $5.00 you can also get table seating on the balcony (maximum of 6 people per table)

The new kid on the cupcake block, The Bake King, is proud to sponsor the Interschools On-Foot Challenge.

Every competitor is invited to take part in this exciting off-horse event which will feature old favourites such as the sack race, egg and spoon race and more!

Competitors will compete for delicious cupcake treats and the glory of being named, “The Bake King On-Foot Challenge Champions”.

Entry is free and all ages are welcome (that includes parents!). Entries close at mid-day on Monday, 28 September 2020!



Photos courtesy of Christie Lyn Photography


Despite the COVID19 restrictions, which thankfully eased before the event, we were able to get the HOTY up and running.

The EWA Horse Committee is indebted to the sponsors who so readily supported the event and made it better than we initially thought it could be.

Please support all our sponsors and if you haven’t already done it – please thank them with an email if you won or placed in the class they sponsored.

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  • 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




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!


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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