ANNOUNCEMENT RE EWA JUMPING COMMITTEE & EXTRAORDINARY ELECTION OF JUMPING COMMITTEE
A meeting was held on Monday 18th March with all members of the EWA Jumping committee present, the EWA Chair and CEO also attended this meeting. Some members of the Jumping Committee raised concerns that some jumping members were dissatisfied with how the sport of jumping was being managed. The tenure of committee members was raised, and the CEO clarified that all members of the committee fell within the requirements of the EWA Constitution.
After considerable discussion whereby all members of the committee had an opportunity to speak, it was decided by vote that the best way forward was for all of the current members of the Jumping Committee to stand down and call for an election of a new committee. All members of the committee are welcome to nominate for the forthcoming election.
EWA would like to assure our members that the Jumping committee has at no time breached any governance obligations or code of conduct or behaviour.
Essential business of the Jumping Committee will be administered by 3 of the previous committee and the CEO of EWA in the interim.
EWA would like to acknowledge the work of each member of the Jumping Committee and recognises the importance of all volunteers on our Sports Committees.
To be eligible to vote for Committees at EWA Annual elections or extraordinary elections the following applies as per EWA Constitution 27.6; “Subject to this Constitution, each Member shall be entitled to vote for each Committee only as nominated by the respective Individual Member at the time of their annual membership renewal.”
Nominations for all elected positions are open from today 21st March, and nominations close 5 pm, 4th April, election 4 pm, 16th May.
Skills ideally required by nominees for the Jumping committee include expertise in Governance, Finance, Communications, Marketing, EWA Officials, coaching and HP programs.
As per the EWA Constitution 31.4, elected members will hold office only until the next Annual Election.
EXTRAORDINARY ELECTION OF JUMPING WA SPORT COMMITTEE
In accordance with the EWA Constitution, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an extraordinary election will be held for the EWA Jumping Committee at 4pm Thursday 16th May 2019
Jumping WA Committee
• 4 Elected Committee Member positions (2019 – 2019)
• 2 Elected Affiliate Representative Member positions (2019 – 2019)
Completed Committee Nomination Forms must be returned to the EWA Office by 5:00pm Thursday 4th April 2019.
EVENTERS AND PARA-EQUESTRIANS RIDE AS ONE ON THE ROAD TO TOKYO 2020
Event riders and Para-Equestrian athletes vying for Tokyo 2020 team selection will ride side-by-side at Sydney International Horse Trials on 25th -28th April 2019.
Sydney International Horse Trials will play host to not one qualifying event for Tokyo 2020, but two, combining qualification opportunities for riders from both Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.
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CLAREMONT THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTRE HEAD COACH M’LISS HENRY INDUCTED INTO WA WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME
M’liss Henry – chief coach and founder of Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre was inducted into the WA women’s hall of fame on Thursday, March 7.
The 75-year-old has had an extraordinary life filled with achievements.
M’liss grew up on a rural station in Condoblin, central NSW. After her schooling at age 17, she returned to help run the family station during a drought.
At age 21, M’liss was selected as a reserve to go to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, where only men were selected to actually ride for the equestrian team. M’liss recalls change rooms weren’t even constructed for women because they didn’t expect there would be any females there.
Following the Olympics, she travelled the world extensively and rode racehorses for trainers in both India and France.
After returning to Australia, M’liss married before moving to Perth, where she found Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre (CTRC) in 1972, which became the first Riding for the Disabled in Western Australia.
CTRC grew as a paddock in Mt Claremont which only operated on a part-time basis, to a now 9-acre complex, complete with permanent stables, yards, paddocks and a 70x30 indoor riding arena. It remains in the heart of Claremont and provides a unique service which wouldn’t otherwise be accessible so close to the CBD
46 years later, M’liss still continues to passionately run the riding centre 5 days a week, coaching 160 clients. She encourages all riders to learn to ride to the best of their ability and to bring about self-change and integration in society.
Some of M’liss recent accomplishments include:
2008, M’liss was awarded an OAM for services to community and people with a disability.
2008/9, M’liss accompanied Aimee Blakiston to England, France and Italy to compete in the Para Olympic dressage events in the hope of qualifying for the Paralympic games in Hong Kong.
2014, took 2 riders to the Hope Cup in Taiwan.
2015, coached and accompanied WA rider Sara Cann to Special Olympics in Las Angeles.
2017, awarded Coach of the Year for the WA Disabled Sports Association.
2019, Special Olympic Equestrian Coordinator for WA
M’liss is humbled by the award.
“I’m totally overwhelmed and surprised. It is a great honour.”
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