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Equestrian WA

November 21, 2019

Tickets are selling like hot cakes and only 2 weeks to go!

Only 18 days until award nominations close

If you know someone that deserves recognition for their success or contribution to the WA equestrian community, nominate them for an Award and they could be selected as one of the finalists recognised at the Equestrian Western Australia Awards Night being held 7 February 2020.

Nominations close 11:45 pm, 08 December 2019.

For information on the selection process, selection panel and award categories, please refer to the EWA Annual Awards Policy (pdf).


We are pleased to announce the following sponsors for the 2019 Equestrian WA Awards Night.

Coach of the Year 

(Midland, Bunbury, Kelmscott and & Perth

Volunteer of the Year

Club of the Year 

Horse of the Year, Para-Equestrian of the Year 


Special Services to the Sport 


Young Athlete of the Year
Brigid Woss

We are also seeking Expressions of Interest for a naming rights sponsor of the evening. If you are interested to be a naming rights sponsor or to sponsor an award, please contact,


Trails WA aims to encourage more people to enjoy the great outdoors by making it easy to find a suitable trail experience in Western Australia. They are aiming to make some improvements to their website and app and would love your feedback.




Marcus Oldham College has announced three new scholarships in Equine Management to help open up exciting career pathways for graduates, over a cross-section of equine industries.

Marcus Oldham’s Diploma of Equine Management is a one-year course, internationally recognised by major sectors of the horse industry and aims to equip students with the practical husbandry and business skills necessary for a successful career in the equine industry.

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EWA and Off the Track WA are excited to be working together to present a series of events and clinics across the metro and regional areas specifically for off the track horses in the coming months. The first of these will be held on Saturday 14 December at the State Equestrian Centre offering lessons in flatwork, ground work and jumping with EA Accredited coaches as well as a lecture “From Racehorse To Riding Horse” with equine behaviour expert Jonathon McLean.


What horses are eligible to participate in this initiative?

All horses participating need to be registered with the Australian Stud Book. Both name and  unnamed horses are welcome but unnamed horses will need to provide either brands or a microchip number when registering to verify identification

How much does it cost to participate in the clinic or events?

There is a nomination fee of $25 per rider which enables the rider to up to four lessons/classes (maximum of two lessons per horse).

Do participants need to be an EWA member?

No, the clinic is open to all equestrians however a minimum recreational membership is recommended for personal accident insurance.

Where can I register to attend an event or clinic?

Registrations will be available online at approximately four weeks prior to each clinic or event. Pre-registrations are essential.

Event or clinic enquiries: Sara Botten 08 9296 1200
Off the Track enquiries: Suzy Jackson 08 9445 5371



There has been a great deal of interest in the first national safety conference on equestrian sport organised by Pony Club Australia.

Registrations are now open for the conference, to be held in Melbourne on Saturday February 1, 2020.

Designed for all those involved in equestrian sports - decision makers, coaches, officials and participants, the attendees will have the chance to hear from some of the top experts in the fields of rider and workplace safety and horse welfare.

Attendees will also be able hear about current research and learn what safety changes are being made already or are in the pipeline.

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Please note that the submission for the 2020 event dates are due NOW, and to be e-mailed to Meredith Tenger at


Celebrate the achievements of the 2019:

  • Dressage WA Leaderboard winners
  • Pryde's Easifeed Freestyle Leaderboard winners
  • WA State Dressage Championship Award winners
  • Dressage WA Medal winners

Enjoy a night under the stars with friends as we reflect on the year that was 2019.

This event is subsidised by Dressage WA.

Location: Ingot Hotel, 285 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont WA 6104
Time: 6pm-9pm
Price: $25 ticket (incl GST) + processing fees (not included in price)

Limited tickets available. Ticket sales close 12 December or until sold out.

For more info, contact Steph Munro at 0418902295 or




Could you please cast your eyes over the Leaderboard results and let me know if there is any errors you have found before the final results are announced. Please email should any changes need to be made by Friday 22nd November. After this date no more changes will be made and the winner will be announced in the newsletter and awarded at the EWA Awards night in February.









All Club Representatives are invited to join us for the 2019 AGM being held on Saturday December 7th at The Coffee Hut in Herne Hill. Come to the meeting and then head off to Equestra!  We will reflect on the 2019 Challenges, accept nominations for Clubs to host Challenges in 2020 and recognise those riders who attended all three Challenges this year. 


High Point Riders at all of the ARCA Challenges are presented with a beautiful woolen rug. Pictured is Didy Massey, member of the Dressage Association of WA, who won High Point Rider at the Spring Challenge.

To be eligible to ride at an ARCA Challenge, your club needs to be affiliated with ARCA. With the year winding up and many riders and clubs looking forward to 2020, now is an ideal time to think about joining an affiliated club or affiliating your club with ARCA. You can find information about clubs who are currently affiliated on our website . If your club wasn't affiliated in 2019 but you'd like to join ARCA in 2020, please get in touch

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

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303 Cathedral Ave, BRIGADOON WA 6069
Tel: +61 8 9296 1200
Fax: +61 8 9296 1194

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