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Equestrian WA

September 26, 2019



The Wally Foreman Foundation and WAIS are pleased to advise applications for the Wally Foreman Foundation scholarships for 2019 are now open.

As of 2019, the Foundation will annually provide one scholarship to a maximum value of $15,000 for the purpose of pursuing international sporting success.

The Wally Foreman Foundation will consider applications for scholarships from registered Western Australian athletes, 16 and over, who have a specific financial need to assist their progress towards sporting honours. The criteria used to determine the suitability and funding priority of an application for a Wally Foreman Foundation scholarship are:

  • Current performance level of applicant.
  • Personal potential to reach elite level performance.
  • The importance of the specific event or equipment required to achieve the applicant's sporting goals.
  • Personal (or, if relevant, family) financial circumstances.
  • The level of financial support required.
  • Other funds received to support the specific need.
  • Reflection of community values in applicant's personal actions.

To apply for a Wally Foreman Foundation scholarship, athletes need to visit the Wally Foreman Foundation website and complete the following steps:
• Read over the scholarship purpose and criteria to ensure that you may qualify and will benefit from a Wally Foreman Foundation scholarship.
• Complete the online application form, ensuring that you have answered all questions accurately and honestly.
• If you have any supporting documentation that you think will assist you in your application, please email

Applications need to be submitted via the online application form by 5.00pm (AWST) on Wednesday 2nd October 2019.

Should you have any queries regarding the scholarship application process please contact reception at the Western Australian Institute of Sport on (08) 9387 8166 or



Winners of the 2018 Equestrian WA perpetual discipline trophy winners, please ensure that you return the trophies back to the EWA office no later by 23rd November 2019.



Sunday 29th September 2019
State Equestrian Centre, Brigadoon
$20 non PE Judges.
BYO lunch

Riders and supporters are encouraged to come along. Let your friends know.

We have a dedicated group of Para – Equestrian Dressage riders in WA and we are encouraging more riders to get involved.
We have seen a steady increase in numbers and with that a  growing quality of performances in the horse rider combinations.
Come along and find out how high the skill levels need to be for each level.
Many riders compete in open EA Competitive Dressage as well as Para –Equestrian Competition.

The day will be an update reaccreditation seminar for existing Para Equestrian Judges and will count as a workshop for other judges.
We would like to encourage more of our EA judges Elementary and above to become Para Equestrian Dressage Judges. It is an enjoyable part of judging. Our riders are enthusiastic and show high skill levels when it comes to asking their horse to do the job.

This year some of our Para riders have been able to work with or be judged by some of the best judges in the world. Our very own Australian  FEI 5* Judges Mary Seefried, Suzie Hoevenaars and Maria Schwenessen. Val Mayger has encouraged new riders to join the ranks. We are quietly confident that our WA  riders will do well in the future.

We are fortunate to have two FEI PE Judges in WA. Wendy Barker and Lisa Baker both of whom travel overseas judging.

We would like to support our Para Equestrian riders on their chosen pathway.

We need more Para Equestrian Judges.

More info or



Carl Hester MBE
"Through the Levels" Masterclass
Monday 14 October 2019

Only 4 weeks left until the Ultimate Master of Dressage, Carl Hester MBE, touches down in Perth for his renowned “Through the Levels” Masterclass at the State Equestrian Centre on Monday 14 October! How exciting!
We’ll be announcing the lucky riders chosen for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity over the coming weeks, but in the meantime don’t forget to grab your tickets from TryBooking before they sell out. 

We know it’s a ‘school night’, but don’t stress about dinner because we have it covered. There’ll be a range of food choices on offer both before and during the event, including Indian, Mexican and burgers, along with the all-important bar and a coffee van. Bring your wallet too, because there’ll be plenty of goodies for sale at the La Noir Saddleworld, Spooks Riding, Pimp My Pony and County Saddlery trade stalls. We’ll also be selling $5 raffle tickets, giving you the chance to win a PDS saddle from the Carl Hester Collection kindly donated by La Noir Saddleworld, and special event caps which are great for Carl to sign for only $20.

Gates open at 2.30pm before the masterclass class kicks off at 4.30pm. The evening concludes with an autograph session.
This event is proudly brought to you by Dressage WA, in conjunction with Leesa Murray and Piaffe. We would like to thank our generous event sponsors La Noir Saddleworld, Spooks Riding, Performance Vehicles Australia (Equi-trek) and Barbagallo Land Rover.

For more event information visit Dressage WA


Swan River Dressage 

  • 26-27 October 2019 - Spring Gala - 2 days of official classes - Dressage with Decorum Series Final




  • Brigadoon 2 ODE - 2nd/3rd Nov, classes from 3* to 65cm, including ARC classes



  • Taminga Jump Club Championship Show - October 6th 2019




The final ‘Commit to Coaching’ four day intensive course was a great success with a number of trainees successfully completing their personal coaching goals. The group lessons challenged some trainees, particularly in the areas of moving them around the arena safely and setting up their exercises in order to achieve their lesson goals. Overall, the trainee’s enthusiasm and support of each other throughout the course was very impressive. The response from those offering to be volunteer ‘demo’ riders was amazing with 35 riders giving up their time to ride for the trainees over the four days. Their riding standard was excellent and gave the trainees ample opportunity to develop their coaching skills. Some of the riders came each day. We couldn’t have managed without them.

Click here to read full article.



Entries are steadily coming in for the ARCA Spring Challenge hosted by Orange Grove ARC. Have you got yours in? It's great to see the numbers in the higher and team classes. Where are our Preparatory riders?! Orange Grove will be running a healthy canteen on the day and there will be a coffee van on site. You can submit your entry via Nominate.


Featured Events

Bakers Hill ARC are holding an unoffical dressage competition on the 6th of October, offering the same tests as the upcoming Spring Challenge. The perfect opportunity for one last practice! 

Eastern Wheatbelt Riding Club are running an Encouragement Breed Show Trilogy to support the equestrian sections at their local Agricultural Shows. Entrants who attend all three shows will go into a special prize draw and there are lovely sashes and rosettes on offer. Ag Shows are an EXCELLENT environment for desensitisation of young or green horses, and because the classes are inhand there is no pressure to ride! You can find entry forms on the EWRC website or by e-mailing


Upcoming Events



Expressions of interest are being sought for a Two Day Technical Large Animal Rescue Course in 2020 and a One Day Refresher Course for participants from any of our four previous LAR Courses.

Learn how to safely rescue animals from difficult and dangerous situations.
Vet Ed points and a recognised accreditation certificate will be awarded on completion.

Dates will be dependent on the availability of the trainer.

Cost for the  course will be $200 / day and includes lunch and morning and afternoon tea.

Contact: Diane Bennit       
Ph: 0409 083 617

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

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