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Equestrian WA

June 18, 2020

To our WA members, parents, supporters and equestrian enthusiasts,

The Board of EWA was as surprised and alarmed as you were at the news receive suddenly last week in regards to the voluntary administration of EA.  We had received no prior information regarding this from EA, and we are all currently working hard to stay on top of developments as they happen. Our Chair, CEO and Vice-Chair have been attending almost daily evening meetings with the other state branches and the Voluntary Administrator (VA), and an all of Sports committee meeting was held this week on Tuesday to keep our local sport committees informed and up to date.

For answers to your questions about the VA process and what it means, please download the FAQ document found here.

We on the EWA board- Ron Fleming (Chair), William Newton-Wordsworth (Vice-Chair), Anne Wilkins, Anne Avery, Roslyn O'Halloran and Anita Marchesani would like to thank you for your support so far.  This has been a challenging year for us all, and uncertainty around the future of the SEC and our sport here in WA over the last couple of years has been difficult.

We would like you to know that as a board, we fully support the VA process, and look forward to a complete restructure of the governance of EA.  That may mean moving to a fully centralised model where there are no more state boards, or it may mean a hybrid version, with shared services out of head office, and still independent state boards. These are just two options, there are many other models, with their advantages and disadvantages to consider.

The EWA board, along with the other state branches, has been calling for reform of EA and governance for some time.

It is our intention to consult widely with you, our members, as part of the restructuring process, and a formal process for this will be put in place shortly.

The VA will not be responsible for the restructure itself, it can (and likely will) recommend a restructure, but that must occur in consultation with you, our members, the state branches, the WA Department of Sport and Recreation, Sport Australia and other key stakeholders.

We would like to caution you to be wary of opinions shared on social media, that may or may not be factually correct.  The VA is independent of any politics or agendas, and the information they are providing can be trusted.

We are positive about the VA process, and the restructure that will come. It’s an opportunity for a new beginning and a bright future for the sport.



As restrictions are slowly easing and equestrian activities slowly resuming, it would be highly appreciated it if you contact Meredith Tenger from the Equestrian WA office to let her know of your planned events or any tentative dates to avoid any clashes etc. Thank you!


With the latest easing of restrictions 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.

Off the Track WA Educational Clinic - 27th & 28th July

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.

This upcoming clinic will be held on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June at the State Equestrian Centre offering lessons in flat work, ground work and jumping with EA Accredited coaches.

Please note COVID-19 procedures will be in place at the event, these will be emailed to participants after the close of entries.

You will need to enter the Saturday and Sunday classes separately if you wish to attend both days and you will only be able to attend a morning session or afternoon session to control the numbers of participants attending the venue at one time.



To avoid disappointment, we recommend you to book your training/riding sessions in advance as we are closed on Mondays and will continue to close on every Monday for the next 6 weeks!

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.

Please note that all other areas except for Park & Ride are open for bookings on other days unless specified otherwise on the booking portal. 

Also note that every person entering the State Equestrian Centre would require a booking to comply with the government's contact tracing requirement.

Thank you!


  • June 21 - Riverside Riding Club
  • June 21 - Geraldton Combined Equestrian Club
  • August 22 - SHCWA Western Stars & The Rug Rack Debutante
  • September 12 & 13 - 2020 Show Horse WA Horse of the Year

    For 2020, the program has been condensed to just include National qualifying classes.No qualification is required to enter the 2020 EWA HOTY, however members must hold a current competitor membership with EWA and horses entered must have a current show horse licence.There are many opportunities to sponsor at this event. Please contact the EWA Show Horse committee if you are interested. Events like this rely on the generosity of businesses and individuals to be able to run these events.The schedule should be available early July 2020



  • July 25 & July 26 - Gidgegannup CNC
  • August 1 & 2 - Gidgegannup CNC




Australia’s World Young Horse Selection Policy for the 2020 Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses being held in Verden (GER) on the 9th - 13th December 2020, has now been released.

To view the selection policy and download an Expression Of Interest form please click here



Taskforce are  restarting our face to face judge education program and invite everyone to get involved. We look forward to seeing everyone over the next few weeks. Save the dates in your diary. More info to follow.

  • Wednesday 1st July 2020  Dressage Workshop All Levels with Gill Botten JE SEC 6pm sign in for a 6.30 start . Will count as an EA Dressage  reaccreditation workshop. Please attend this if you need a workshop this year. $15 EA Dressage Judges $20 non judges. See flyer in EA WA Newsletter for more information.
  • Saturday 1st August 2020 EA Dressage G/F Seminar SEC Wendy Barker SEC. This will be a reaccreditation seminar for judges and trainee judges. We welcome potential judges and supporters. Why not make 2020 your first step into judge training. 8.30 for a 9am start.
  • Sunday 9th August 2020 SEC Para Equestrian Seminar with Wendy Barker 8.30am for a 9am start . New judges are welcome to attend. Come along and support our talented team of WA PE riders and their horses. We will be showing all levels. Reaccreditation seminar for PE judges, may be counted as a workshop for non PE Judges. Coaches are invited. We will look at working with riders with EA Exemptions and PE riders.  Sneak preview freestyle.
  • Saturday 29 August 2020 Elementary/ Medium seminar Gill Botten JE Maitland Park. 9am for a 9.30am start  All welcome the seminar will cover lateral work requirements  at each level as well as the introduction of flying changes to test riding. Looking at the progression from elementary to medium.  Riders will benefit from attending, find out what the judge is looking for. More info to follow



  • 27 June - Swan River Showjumping Club: Jump Club Day

Hoofbeats Magazine FREE June/July digital issue

The new issue of Hoofbeats magazine is out now as a digital magazine and it’s free to read.

All you need to do is register your email at Hoofbeats and they will send the details so you can read the free magazine on your preferred device.

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

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