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Equestrian WA

May 2, 2019


An election will be held for the EWA Jumping Committee positions due to the number of nominations being greater than the positions vacant. There have been 9  nominations for the 4  general Committee positions and 3 nominations for the 2 Affiliate representative. Under the EWA Constitution “The Committee shall comprise:
a)      Six (6) members, four (4) of whom shall be elected by eligible General members and two by Affiliate Members who shall each be elected under clause 27;
b)      Up to and no more than five (5) eligible Members appointed by the Committee under clause 30.3c); and
c)       Up to and no more than two (2) additional non-voting members”

Voting procedure
General Committee positions;
EWA members that identified Jumping as their voting preference at the time of membership renewal will be sent emails with how to vote for the general Committee positions. Each member is eligible to vote once for one nominee.

EWA Affiliate positions;
EWA Affiliate members will be eligible to vote for the Affiliate representatives, one vote per Affiliate membership for an Affiliate membership representative. Affiliate members will be sent emails on how to vote or Affiliate positions.

The election will be held by electronic vote with information to be sent to all parties prior to the opening of voting on Monday 29th April, with the election closing on 16th May 4 pm.

The nominees for the WA Jumping committee are;
General Committee member nominees;

  • Caitlin Bolger
  • Lucy Galovicova
  • Renatta Haywood
  • Amy Kippin
  • Karen McInnes
  • Sarah Ozanne
  • Kevin Tully
  • Shawn Squire
  • Ben Wilson

Affiliate Representative nominee;

  • Jenni Ahmat
  • Nanette Hollis
  • Chelsea Kessey (McInnes)


  1. Find your electorate – if you are unsure which electorate you are in, you can find out on the Australian Electoral Commission’s website:
  2. Get the contact details for your representative here . If you live in the Canning, Hasluck or Pearce electorates, the opposition candidate is also listed.
  3. Email or write to your representative in your own words explaining why the centre is important to you. If you get stuck, click here for an example draft (however original emails will have more impact).
  4. Encourage your friends, family, colleagues or members of any groups you may belong to, to also show their support by sending an email or writing a personal letter to their federal member of parliament.
  5. If you need assistance or would like more information, please contact the Marketing Coordinator at




A big thank you to the City of Busselton for supporting Equestrian Sports in the South West with a Department of Sport funded Strategic planning forum. Our CEO was fortunate to attend a forum in Busselton with 12 local equestrian enthusiasts. The forum was coordinated by Pam Glossop and facilitated by Kim Buttfield.



Rider safety is of paramount importance to EA.

Correctly fitted helmets and body protectors may prevent, or reduce the severity of, injury if a rider suffers a fall.

EA has recently reviewed its current Eventing Rules in relation to Personal Protective Equipment and has resolved to make some new changes to promote rider safety.

Click here to read full article

Healthway grants to serve up healthier sporting clubs

Just a friendly reminder the online application form for the 2019 Healthy Sporting Club Program is now available!

Healthway is offering up to $4,000 in funding to Western Australian community sporting clubs, with a club run canteens or kiosks, competing in a recognised winter 2019 sporting competition.

Applications can be lodged through Healthway’s e-Application Form via the website portal.

Applications will close Friday 17 May 2019.

Clubs are encouraged to download the Application Guidelines or contact WA School Canteen Association on 9264 4999 or email for more details.

DLGSC: Every Club Workshop - Financial Management



Financial Management (Face to Face Workshop) – 8th May 2019 – 6.00pm to 8.30pm

The workshop is designed for anyone in your club that assists in the effective and efficient operations of your sport or recreation club and who is committed to improving the organisation and how it does things. The workshop will cover the following:

  • What is a budget and the role it plays for your club
  • Understand how to manage club funds – The role of the treasurer;
  • Planning for setting and operating budgets aligned to club activities;
  • Investigate the keys to financial stability – how to raise funds for the club;
  • Understand how to assess the financial position of the club.

To register for the face to face workshop please click HERE

Financial Management (Webinar) – 15th May 2019 – 6.00pm to 7.30pm
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is offering a webinar that will assist in the effective and efficient operations of your sport or recreation club and who is committed to improving the organisation and how it does things.

A webinar is a seminar or presentation that takes place on the internet and allows participants in different locations, through their computers or ipads to see and her the presenter, ask questions on a designated topic.

The webinar will cover the following:
• What is a budget and the role it plays for your club
• Understand how to manage club funds – The role of the treasurer;
• Planning for setting and operating budgets aligned to club activities;
• Investigate the keys to financial stability – how to raise funds for the club;
• Understand how to assess the financial position of the club.

To register for the face to face workshop please click HERE




Exemptions of the four-week time closure have been granted and you are now allowed to jump on the XC course until the Friday, 10th May 2019




160 competitors represented 51 schools in more than 650 class entries at the Saddles Plus Interschool Equestrian Festival and Combined Training Championship held at the State Equestrian Centre in the last week of April 2019. The event is a highlight of the year for many school age equestrian competitors with classes in jumping, combined training, show horse and dressage offered for both competitive and participant EA riders. The opportunity to be invited to represent Western Australia later in the year at the Australian Interschool Championships lures competitors from all over the state with strong contenders from regional areas such as the great southern, south west of WA and Geraldton all sending teams of competitors to the event along with usual strong local contenders Swan Christian College and Court Grammar.

2019 saw a differently formatted event with the Saddles Plus Combined Training Championship held on Wednesday 24 of April offering Interschool and Open classes for the first time in its history with 107 horses competing from CT1* to CT45. Due to the expansion of the dressage program and public holidays the event was held as a stand alone event before ANZAC day and provided many competitors a good “warm up” opportunity in dressage and jumping phases before the Saddles Plus Interschool Festival hosting dressage, jumping and show horse classes between Friday 26 to Sunday 28 April 2019.

The overwhelming comment from officials of all disciplines at the event was the quality and competency of the competitors who showed outstanding sportsmanship and horsemanship to achieve very good results from Primary level right through to Senior Secondary Classes. Another new initiative courtesy of Nominate was the use of electronic dressage scoring enabling riders to receive their dressage test via the inbox – a popular initiative that saved paper, time and scoring hours!

Swan Christian competitor Chelsea De Jonge performed consistently at Medium and Advanced scoring between 68%-70% with Savio H in her four tests to win both the Advanced and Medium Secondary Championships. Chelsea was also successful in the Show Horse section of the event winning the overall Secondary Show Hunter Championship with Savio H. The show horse section of the event was held on Friday 26 of April hosting experienced show horse judges Valrie Mayger, Robyn Vale and Dianne Bennit in Ridden, Rider and Led phases. 103 horse/rider combinations were judged on this day with the largest class being the Senior Secondary Working Hunter event. The eventual winner was Jacynta Morely riding Judaroo Espionage representing Byford Secondary College accrued 81.5 points across the three phases winning on a countback from Emily Anderson and Brohedydd Jack Sparrow IMP representing Court Grammar.

Saturday evening spectators enjoyed an exciting evening of entertainment at the Saddles Plus All Star Challenge. Inspiring rides from World Cup jumper Caitlin Bolger, FEI5* competitor Tegan Lush, FEI Dressage competitor Elizabeth Tollarzo and Australian Show Horse competitor Christine Lambert were well received and the horsemanship demonstrated by each rider swapping disciplines was outstanding.

Sunday saw the culmination of the championship jumping classes in the PETStock Bio John C Quest Arena. Izabelle Dobson demonstrated outstanding consistency throughout the event and was the eventual 120cm Championship winner with her horse Smiling Assassin.

The success of this event would not be possible without the outstanding support of its sponsors. The Saddles Plus Presidents Lawn offered a variety of shopping and food opportunities and new café at the State Equestrian Centre Mumalilli was well received by riders and officials alike! New sponsors North City Holden offered fantastic vehicles for the dressage judges as well as an interactive display on the Saddles Plus Presidents Lawn throughout the event and Careers in Racing mechanical horse was a popular attraction for young and old!

An event of this magnitude would not happen without the professional dedication shown by the officials and volunteers behind the event. Each day hosted 20-50 officials and volunteers lead by the Interschool WA Working Party who allocated countless hours checking entries, assisting officials, booking and managing volunteers, ordering and arranging ribbons, obtaining sponsorship and many, many other tasks that require the event to happen.



Just a friendly reminder that applications for State Interschool Team will close on the 31st May 2019.




The State Selectors determine the composition of all EWA Squads and the nomination of Individuals for team compositions. Selectors communicate as and when required. Essential qualifications, skills and knowledge is required for each sport discipline. Each year Selectors meet in December and June to determine squad selections and reviews.


1 Position Available for July 2019 – 2022.

3 positions available for July 2019 – 2022.


1 position available for July 2019 – 2022.


3 Positions available for July 2019 – 2022.

All interested applications and CV’s are to be emailed through to no later than COB Wednesday 17th May 2019




Dressage WA is pleased to invite applications to ride in the Carl Hester Masterclass on 14 October 2019.

Applications are open to all EWA members and horses must be EA-registered. You must have your video and application in to DWA by 31 July 2019.

Riders need to include a Youtube link to a video of approx. 5-6 mins showing their horse’s three paces on both reins and highlights. Make sure your video is set to public so Carl can see!

We are looking for horses and riders at all levels from young horse (4,5 & 6 year olds) through to Grand Prix, so get your forms in to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to ride with the world’s best.

Masterclass rider application forms and details of the process can be found at



Special Guest FEI 5* Judge Mary Seefried

Mary Seefried has been a highly respected National Dressage Judge for 30 Years and FEI 5* Dressage Judge  for 15 Years.

Mary has been appointed as Technical Delegate for Dressage at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games,
having also served as a member of the Judges Supervisory Panel for Dressage at the Rio Olympics.

DWA Development Series - Regional Riders Rumble & Pony Showcase - Warm-up Event Saturday 1st June
Preliminary to Grand Prix plus Part/AR, Pony, Para-Equestrian & Y/H
Practise your test for these Championship Events & familiarise with the SEC grounds/C-Quest arena.

Do you have a Young Horse 4 or 5 Y/O? (or Preliminary – Elementary level)
Hurry, only 2 places left - Protocol/Educational Intensive with 5*FEI & Young Horse Judge Mary Seefried Wed 29th May

Enter here



When: 2nd June 2019
Where: State Equestrian Centre, Brigadoon

This is a callout to regional and country dressage riders!
A dressage competition with a difference.
As well as competing for yourself, you will also be competing for your region!

The top four scores from each region are taken and added together, and whoever gets the highest wins Regional Champion!

Dressage WA has noted the fact that it can be sometimes daunting for country riders to travel so far, and compete against metro riders who have more access to metro facilities and competitions, and have come up with this innovative idea for an event with you in mind! In order to enter this event, you must live 100 km and further from Perth city. 

You also need EA membership, in either category of Adult Rider, Participant or Competitor.

We already have some amazing sponsors, please see our website link on Dressage WA website
Entries are now open on Nominate and close on the 15 May, or whenever classes fill...get in quick to secure your tests 😊. 

This weekend is set to be a blast!



Swan River Dressage 

  • 8-9 June 2019 - Dressage with Decorum Series 2
  • 7-8 September 2019 - Dressage with Decorum Series 3
  • 26-27 October 2019 - Spring Gala - 2 days of official classes - Dressage with Decorum Series Final

Dressage Association of WA
Training Days for 2019

  • June 9. Prep B, 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B and other tests on request
  • Sept 15. Prep B, 1C, 2C, 3C, 4C, 5C and other tests on request




The final day of competition at Sydney International Three-Day Event thrilled spectators in the Olympic arena with the contest tight right down to the wire.

The John Vallance designed jumping course proved challenging, resulting in considerable movement in the standings after the jumping phase. “This is a jumping course. The time was tight which had a big impact on the result. I really enjoyed building for the event, it was great to be able to have the horses jump in the big Olympic arena which really allows the horses to move along” explained John.

Click here to read full article



The competitive fires were lit today with riders bringing their ‘A game’ for the cross country phase at Sydney International Three Day-Event.

The weather provided clear blue skies for perfect viewing as the spectators gathered across the 5.8km of Mike Etherington-Smith’s magnificently designed cross-country course.

The Oceania Championship Australian Team combinations delivered stellar performances using the event as a preparation run ahead of the clash with New Zealand in Taupo from 10-12 May.

The Macarthur Automotive CCI4*-L, which is also an Olympic qualification event, saw Sam Lyle and Superclass move from 2nd to 1st place with a flawless cross country run.

Click here to read full article



The greatly anticipated Sydney International Three-Day Event certainly lived up to the high expectations with a beautiful sunny day providing a picturesque setting for the dressage competition on day one. Almost 500 combinations took to the arena at Sydney International Equestrian Centre for the opening phase of the competition.

Click here to read full article



The entries are listed, the courses prepared and the stables ready for the horses to move in. Competition at the 2019 Sydney International Three Day Event is set to begin.

Almost 500 horses will compete across the seven levels of competition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week.

The largest of the international classes is the Hills District Farm Machinery CCI2*-S with 44 competitors.

The prestigious Macarthur Automotive CCI4*-L class is the most coveted prize. Whilst the class is smaller due to so many horses being prepared for the Oceania Eventing Championships to be held in New Zealand early next month, the competition promises to be exciting.

Click here to read full article



Entries are open for Perth Horse Trials Association’s first event of this season, Wooroloo CCN-S (11-12 May), which is held at Wooroloo Prison Farm by kind permission of the Department of Corrective Services.

“We are so fortunate to have a unique and long standing relationship with the Department of Corrective Services which gives us access to the extensive area at Wooroloo Prison Farm to facilitate a top class cross country track over undulating terrain designed by our international course designer, Wayne Copping,” explains Event Director, Kerrie Robbins.

In 2018, PHTA engaged Ed Murphy as show jumping course designer, and his courses have been commended as challenging but fair by competitors. “We try to keep making improvements to the event experience and Ed’s expertise was a welcome addition to our event team,” continued Kerrie. Significant investment was also made into the event infrastructure last year, with a $20,000 upgrade to the cross country water complex made possible with generous support from BGC Quarries.

New for 2019, Wooroloo will also host a combined training class at 45cm, a great introduction for inexperienced riders and horses looking to get a taste for the event.  PHTA are upgrading medical cover for riders and spectators in 2019, with a dedicated trauma doctor on site to support the event paramedics, in response to the new Safety Initiatives being implemented by Equestrian Australia.   “We’ve always had a strong focus on safety, and this seemed like a wise step to ensure the highest possible level of medical support is available quickly should any accidents occur,” explained Kerrie.

Entries are open for all classes for Wooroloo CCN-S (11-12 May) from Ev65 to CCN4*  on Spectators are most welcome, entry is free with an excellent variety of refreshments for sale.

The event is signed off Old Northam Rd, 8km from Chidlow/Lake Leschenaultia turnoff.





Equestrian Australia is calling for expressions of interest from Endurance riders who wish to join the group working to represent Australia at international Championship endurance events.

Click here to read the full article.



Entries are coming in for the upcoming Autumn ARCA Challenge hosted by Avon Valley ARC! So far there are;

⭐️ 73 riders entered
⭐️15 different clubs represented
⭐️ the most riders from any single club is 12 (which just so happens to be almost half of their total membership!)
⭐️ two clubs are catching up with 11 riders each, and another has 10 entries
⭐️ the smallest club representation is 1 rider- a super courageous effort!

Who will have the most entries on May 26th? Enter now  to make sure your club is represented!


ARCA Challenges

  1. ARCA Autumn Challenge 26th May hosted by Avon Valley ARC (Northam)
  2. ARCA Winter Challenge 21st July hosted by Wanneroo AECI
  3. ARCA Spring Challenge 13th October 2019 hosted by Orange Grove ARC

Western Australian Horse Council Newsletter April 2019

The April 2019 edition of the Western Australian Horse Council Newsletter is available for you to download. Please click on the link here.

Articles included in this newsletter are:

  • How well do we know the rules when riding on the road?
  • Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale hope to become equestrian hub of the state
  • EWA Welfare Committee
  • Feasibility of a National Horse Trace-ability Register for all horses was passed in the senate.
  • Official Opening of the Warren Blackwood Stock Route

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

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