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Equestrian WA

December 12, 2019

Have you renewed your membership?

Membership renewals are now open. Thank you for your support and hope that you had a great year with us! We’re so excited about the new year that we have partnered with Milne Feeds to offer you some incredible incentives for early renewals!



The 2019 Awards Night tickets will be available for purchase soon. Be sure to get them as soon as it goes on sale to be eligible in the Early Bird prize draw. A lucky winner will win either a 2020 Equestrian WA Membership or a one night’s stay in a Deluxe King Room at the Westin Perth with breakfast for two in Garum.



The Equestrian WA 2019 Awards Night would not be possible without the support of sponsors. With that said, we are still on the look-out for a Naming Rights sponsor and also Silver Sponsors for the following categories:

  • Administrator of the Year
  • Event of the Year
  • Official of the Year
  • Owner of the Year

Click the link here for more information or e-mail



EA has a good Hot Weather Policy that is applied to all EA Competitions, but it’s also a great tool for you to use when deciding how and when to work your horse in the heat.  The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature gives you an indication of the risk to your horse’s health and wellbeing by taking into account temperature and humidity.

As your horse’s physiology is better at creating heat than loosing heat, your horse will overheat faster than you will on any given day.

As a general rule, if you feel hot, your horse feels hotter.

Damage to muscles and tendons can occur with just a few degrees raised temperatures in the body, so sometimes it’s better to take time off on these very hot or humid days and miss a workout, than it is to work and potentially impact your horse’s welfare.

For example, today in the Swan Valley it will reach 39 degrees with a 37% humidity.  That gives us a WBGT rating of 37, which according to the EA Hot Weather policy is a very high risk.
The policy states that for a day such as today: “These environmental conditions are very high risk and are probably not compatible with safe competition.” And also, “Aggressive cooling measures are compulsory for all horses” which would include lots of iced water and fans, and possibly hosing horses with two cold hoses for 20-40 minutes.
The EA Hot Weather Policy for implementation at competitions and EA events, but it’s a useful tool for all riders and horse owners to keep as a reference to help you make good decisions on these hot days to prioritise the welfare of your horse.
We’ll be sharing some examples of what the WBGT rating will be for various days throughout the summer.  Download your copy of the EA Hot Weather Policy here.  


Off the Track WA Dressage and Jumping Competition
January 18 2020, State Equestrian Centre

Participate in an encouragement competition in dressage and jumping.

For more information and to enter visit




As we are anticipating high temperatures and a risk of high fire danger, the State Equestrian Centre will be closed for any bookings/hire this weekend.

However, the centre will be available as a temporary evacuation site if an emergency breaks out.

Please look after your horses on these hot days by keeping them cool and hydrated!




by Emily Hepton

I’ve watched Emily Gray and Jocular Vision go around the 5* at Adelaide for the last few years and always cheered her on along with the rest of Western Australia. After returning home from Melbourne where I had been a working pupil at the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre and previously groomed for Rebecca Thomas at FEI level, the opportunity came up to help Em with her 5 horses I was up for the challenge.

We have spent the last few months getting up before dawn to get horses worked in preparation for the Australian International 3-Day Event in Adelaide. November came and we all piled into the truck and drove across the Nullarbor. It was my first trip across in a truck with horses and my first time grooming at the AI3DE - not to mention for a 5* rider. We had Emily’s two top horses, Rio Tonto in the 3* and Jocular Vision in the 5*. We went into the stables on the Tuesday and prepared for the event to start on the Wednesday, the next 5 days were an absolute whirlwind. Between keeping the horses happy, cleaning gear, preparing them for each phase, 10 minute boxes and trot ups we had our work cut out!

On Saturday night word got back to the stables from the riders party that I had won An Equestrian Life’s Groom of the Event award chosen by the vets for presenting the neatest and cleanest horses! Being part of team Emily Gray Equestrian at the AI3DE was a great experience and receiving the award made it extra special.






Monday, 16 December, 329 Cathedral Avenue at 7pm

SRSJC Sponsors & Members welcome to attend. Please RSVP attendance by Friday, 13 December.

Members to vote on accepting SRSJC’s updated Articles of Incorporation, in line with Associations Act of 2015, and on the resolution to change SRSJC’s financial reporting year to years starting 1 January and ending 31 December.

Enquiries please email or contact Emma at 0418 756 208.



If you have selected jumping as an interest when renewing your membership, please take the time to pick your preferred rider's representative to sit on the Showjumping committee via this survey here.




Congratulations to all our competitors who competed at the EA Australasian Show Horse and Rider Championships held in Werribee last weekend.

WA riders and horses came away with the following results:

  • Rosedale Country Fair owned by Rachel Langley ridden by Jenna Hall Champion Child's Large Show Galloway
  • Celestine Apollo owned by Lauren King and Chloe Moon ridden by Jane Gundry Champion Medium Show Pony
  • Harrington Park Melody owned by Emily Johnson ridden by Codie Lambert 3rd place Medium Show Pony
  • Broadwater Park Toy Soldier owned & ridden by Michelle Bowden Reserve Champion Large Show Hunter Galloway
  • Jane Napoli winner Fashions on the Field leading SN Arcadia owned by Sara Naylor.



Congratulations to owner Rachel Langley &  Rosedale Country Fair's win in Childs Large Show Galloway ridden by Jenna Hall in a quality class.






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.

  • Dressage
    2 Positions available January 2020 – 2022.
  • Eventing
    2 positions available from January 2020 – 2022.

All interested applications and CV’s are to be emailed through to no later than COB Monday 6th January 2020


“The EWA Coaching Committee would like to wish all EWA Coaches a safe and happy Christmas and New Year, and a successful 2020”




With the end of 2019 fast approaching, you might be thinking about your riding goals for 2020. With ARCA affiliated clubs opening up their membership for next year, AGMs and joining days all happening, now is the perfect time to choose YOUR club for 2020. Join the 790 riders and 23 clubs affiliated with ARCA  - check out our website for a club near you! 

Featured Events

Avon Valley Adult Riding Club will be holding their Hunter Trials event again on March 29th 2020. Hunter Trials comprise a jumping course of both cross country and show jumps with some timed skills obstacles thrown in for good measure! Examples of skills obstacles could be a gate to open an close, a slip rail which the rider has to dismount, open and close, then remount (don't worry - we will provide a mounting block!), a bridge to cross etc. We will have various height classes on offer. Camping will be available. Like AVARC on Facebook for updates.

Upcoming Events



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

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