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Equestrian WA

July 16, 2020



Equestrian WA is saddened to hear the unexpected passing of showjumping legend, Glen Bolger.

Glen was a very well respected member of the WA showjumping and equestrian community, and we extend our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the Bolger family and their friends.



Great news!

Members can now register horses via the MyEA member portal. You can also access the direct link here.



While most winter sports in Western Australia are back in action this month, more than one in three participants have not yet returned to playing venues.

A survey by SportWest, the peak industry body for sport in Western Australia, has revealed that registrations across sports (junior and senior) are down by 29per cent compared with the same time last year.

More than 65 per cent of State Sporting Associations that responded to the survey attributed the reduction in player numbers to the direct impact of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown of sport.

Nearly 35 per cent of respondents said affordability was the main driver for lower registrations, suggesting the economic impact of COVID-19 on households was having a flow on effect on community sport.

SportWest Chief Executive Rob Thompson said while community sport was getting back on its feet, the impact of COVID-19 would be felt for some time.

Click here to read full article

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.

Equestrian WA & Off the Track WA – South West Clinic

24 & 25 July 2020 | Busselton H&PC Grounds

Off the Track WA are excited to be working together with Equestrian Western Australia to present a series of events and clinics across the metro and regional areas specifically for off the track horses.

The second regional education clinic will be held on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July at Busselton Horse & Pony Club.

Entries are closing this Saturday 18 July. You will need to enter the Friday and Saturday classes separately if you wish to attend both days.



It's back! The Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship is an annual scholarship and is awarded to a very deserving Young Rider who has the talent and dedication in either dressage, showing, or eventing, but needs financial assistance to purchase a horse of their dreams.

Cheryl O’Brien from Remi Stud has put together a great team of supporters to help make this dream come true for one lucky young rider.

This scholarship is an amazing opportunity for a young rider to have entry into the equestrian industry with support from a variety of supporters.

Click here to read full article



Equestrian Australia has developed an exciting range of clothing designed for, and available exclusively to accredited Equestrian Australia Coaches and Officials.

Our range is available for pre-order NOW
The initial round of ordering will close at the end of July. At that time all orders will be collated and then manufactured and sent directly to you via Australia Post, delivery in LATE AUGUST

Check out the latest range of official EA apparel for registered EA Coaches and EA Officials




The National Show Horse Committee has agreed on an interim rule due to COVID-19, that at the discretion of the Organising Committee pursuant to all avenues being exhausted to secure Judges, unlimited home state Judges and more than two judges from one State, randomly selected by the EA National Office, can be used to officiate at the 2020 HOTY for the States of NSW, QLD, SA, WA.  This will still allow for eligibility to compete at the Nationals.

In the event that this rule is applied in Western Australia the Judges Panel, consisting of four WA Judges will be:


The decision as to which Judges Panel will preside will be made at the Close of Entries and will depend on the WA Government Restrictions at that time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  We are looking forward to a successful 2020 Show Horse WA Horse of the Year.

Val Mayger

Workouts for the following classes are now available on the website!

  • Leading Rein
  • Rider under 12yrs & Rider 12, 13 & 14 yrs
  • Rider 15, 16,17yrs, 18 to 25 inc & 26 yrs over

Please note that camping facilities can also be booked via the booking link too.





Helmet tagging is required for all Eventing competitors to check that their helmet is in compliance with the current accepted standards

No appointment is necessary for helmet tagging at the Equestrian WA office, however the office is only open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Mondays to Wednesdays and 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursdays.

Alternatively, you can also get your helmets tagged at Horseland Midland or on new helmet purchases at Saddles Plus.





The Hygain WA State Dressage Championships 2020 is the most prestigious event on the Western Australian dressage calendar and we would love you and your business to be a part of it!

Opportunities are limited, so secure your involvement early to avoid disappointment.

Click here for more information



Emma was a much valued Dressage judge for Equestrian WA and PCAWA.

Helpful in organising many events in the Pinjarra region and beyond, her enthusiasm and dedication to the sport was evident.
Emma was always encouraging and had a special skill for judging young riders.

Dressage WA sends heartfelt condolences to Emma’s family and friends.



  • 25 July 2020 - SRSJC Jump Club Day 
  • 02 August 2020 - Taminga Jump Club
  • 08 - 09 August 2020 - WA Showjumping Association - Winter Champs
  • 16 Aug 2020 - Moora District & Horsemen’s Association (MHA) Showjumping and Dressage Training Day
  • 15 - 16 August 2020 - Dryandra Showjumping Championships
  • 22 - 23 August 2020 - Swan River Showjumping Club
  • 29 - 30 August 2020 - Swan River Jump Club Championships
  • 06 September 2020 - Taminga Jump Club
  • 20 September 2020 - Hills Showjumping Association
  • 10 - 11 October 2020 - WASJA Patrons Cup
  • 24 - 25 October 2020 - Jumping WA State Showjumping Championships
  • 08 November 2020 - Southside Jump Club Diamond Championship
  • 16 - 22 November 2020 - Yalambi



RWWA seeking re-trainers for the Off the Track WA Program

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) will today release a tender for the provision of re-trainers to assist its Off the Track WA Retraining Program, supporting with the assessment, education and training of retired racehorses.

The Off the Track WA Retraining Program forms part of RWWA’s WA Racehorse Welfare Plan to further safeguard the wellbeing of thoroughbreds and standardbreds in the State.

The initial pilot program will recruit up to eight “Official Re-trainers”, who can meet the following scope of service:

a) The assessment, education and training of each horse supplied by RWWA, to a level where they can be sold, within the mutually agreed timeframe;
b) Provision of all daily care allocated, including feed, exercise, agistment and any other care needs;
c) Assistance with the sale process for all horses supplied for retraining by RWWA, including liaising and organising for potential buyers to view and trial the horse;
d) Provide a suitable standard of care for horses supplied by RWWA whilst in their care for retraining.

For further information and details on the full Scope of Services, please visit the Tenders WA website.

The program will be open to both thoroughbred and standardbred horses, who have been bred for the purpose of racing. Horses will be accepted into the program through a detailed application process, including veterinary checks and various acceptance criteria.

Horses accepted into the program will transition through RWWA’s Off the Track WA Estate in North Dandalup, where they will undergo a pre-assessment, prior to being allocated to an Official Re-trainer.

Anticipated time for the retraining and sale of horses is ten weeks, and will be supported by Off the Track WA marketing initiatives. Once the program reaches its capacity, a waitlist will be maintained, with horses accepted into the Estate to prepare for retraining as determined by RWWA.

In March 2020, RWWA released a tender for a re-trainer to operate from the Estate, which was withdrawn during the COVID-19 pandemic. This tender has been postponed indefinitely, with the Off the Track WA Retraining Program, which utilises several re-trainers taking precedence.

A dedicated live-in facility manager was appointed in March 2020, who is responsible for the day-to-day running and functions of the Estate.

For further information regarding RWWA’s WA Racehorse Welfare Plan, click here.

Tender Submission
Tender submissions must be lodged electronically via the Tenders WA website.

For any questions regarding the Tender please contact RWWA’s Procurement Coordinator Nikkita Jewell on 08 9445 5551 or

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

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