Voting for the EWA annual elections will take place from October 14th with voting closing on November 7th.
Members will receive voting instructions via email and will be able to vote through the MyEA online member portal.
EQUESTRIAN WA BOARD
There are two (2) nominations for the two (2) positions on the EWA Board of Directors. Due to one of the positions being a casual vacancy, an election will be held to determine the candidate that will fill the position of Ordinary Director (2020 – 2022), and the Ordinary Director's casual vacancy (2018 – 2020). The election will be held in accordance with EWA Constitution part 14.10. The candidate that receives the highest number of votes will fill the Ordinary Director position (2020 – 2022) with the candidate receiving the next highest number of votes filling the casual vacancy position (2018 – 2020)
The candidates are Ron Fleming and Anne Wilkins.
To be eligible to vote for the EWA Board you are required to be a Competitor Senior, Participant Senior, Supporter, Official, Owner, Coach, or Adult Rider member of EWA.
JUMPING WA COMMITTEE
There are six (6) nominations for the three (3) Elected Committee Member Jumping committee positions. Therefore an election will take place for the EWA Jumping Committee Elected Member positions.
The candidates are Amy Kippin, Lucy Galovicova, Shawn Squire, Karen McInnes, Jennifer Ahmat and Ben Wilson.
There were no nominations for the two (2) Affiliate Representative Member positions. Therefore, these positions are vacant.
To be eligible to vote for EWA Sport Committee, you are required to have nominated the Sport Committee or Sport Committees at the time of membership renewal to you wish to vote for.
SHOW HORSE WA COMMITTEE
There are two (2) nominations for the one (1) Elected Committee Member EWA Show Horse committee positions. Therefore an election will take place for the EWA Show Horse Committee Elected Member position.
The candidates are Jane Fisher and Bernard Jenkinson.
There were no nominations for the two (2) Elected Affiliate Representative Member position (2020 – 2022) therefore these positions are vacant.
To be eligible to vote for EWA Sport Committee you are required to have nominated the Sport Committee or Sport Committees at the time of membership renewal to you wish to vote for.
EVENTING WA COMMITTEE
There is one (1) nomination for the Casual vacancy (2018 – 2020) for Elected Committee Member EWA Eventing committee; therefore, no election will take place for the EWA Coaching Committee Elected Member position.
The successful candidate for the EWA Eventing committee is Philippa Collier.
There were no nominations for the one (1) Elected Affiliate Representative Member position (2020 – 2022) therefore this position is vacant.
COACHING WA COMMITTEE
There are three (3) nominations for the two (2) Elected Committee Member; therefore, an election will take place for the EWA Coaching Committee Elected Member positions.
The candidates are Gail Simms, Anna Latto and Diane Bennit
To be eligible to vote for the EWA Coaching Committee, you are required to be a Competitor Senior, Participant Senior, Supporter, Official, Owner, Coach, and Adult Rider member of EWA.
DRESSAGE WA COMMITTEE
There are no nominations for the two (2) Elected Affiliate Representative Member positions (2020 – 2022) these two positions are vacant.
WHEN THE RIDER IS HOT, THE HORSE IS HOTTER!
featured on Horseyard.com.au
A hot humid day. One rider. One horse. Both are exercising at a moderate level. Who is more likely to overheat?
It might surprise you to know that your horse gets hotter much faster than you and is more susceptible to the negative effects of heat stress.
Prof. Michael Lindinger, an animal and exercise physiologist at the University of Guelph, explains: “It only takes 17 minutes of moderate intensity exercise in hot, humid weather to raise a horse’s temperature to dangerous levels. That’s three to 10 times faster than in humans. Horses feel the heat much worse than we do.”
And the effects can be serious. If a horse’s body temperature shoots up from the normal 37 to 38 C to 41 C, temperatures within working muscles may be as high as 43 C, a temperature at which proteins in muscle begin to denature (cook). Horses suffering excessive heat stress may experience hypotension, colic and renal failure.
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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR 1-DAY FIRST AID COURSE
Equestrian WA is committed to delivering educational experiences to our members and the community. With that said, we are now taking expressions of interest from interested individuals who would like to attend a 1-day First Aid Course.
Please fill in the EOI form here and advise your preferred date from the list of times that you would be interested in attending. More details will be confirmed, once we have gained enough interest.
THREE JUNIOR EOI'S TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA IN BORROWED HORSE JUMPING EVENT (THAILAND)
Equestrian Australia has received an invitation from the Thailand Equestrian Federation (TEF) for riders to compete in borrowed a horse event in Bangkok from 17-20 November 2019. Equestrian Australia would like to invite members who meet the age category of 14 – 18 years of age this year, to indicate their interest to compete at these competitions. All interested riders will need to complete the Expressions of Interest form, to be considered. Further details can be found here.