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Equestrian WA

October 18, 2018




To all EWA members and SEC patrons,
Equestrian Western Australian (EWA), a not-for-profit organisation, has proudly managed the State Equestrian Centre (SEC) since it was built for EWA Members and the broader Equestrian community in 1985.

The SEC is now 33 years old and requires substantial remedial work and redevelopment to guarantee its future for the next 20 years. EWA in collaboration with reports commissioned by the WA Department of Sport have developed a SEC Redevelopment Proposal that identifies $15 million of required works and the need for a commitment to annual recurring funding for long-term facility maintenance.

EWA has a plan to obtain the required funding and has been actively promoting the SEC Redevelopment Proposal to Federal, State and Local Government. However, we need the support of all EWA members and SEC patrons to help us in this endeavour.

EWA will be contacting all members of the SEC community in the coming weeks to update you on our progress and to seek your support in advocating for this important upgrade.

From the EWA Board

Click here to view full proposal.






The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List). This List comes into force on 1 January 2019 and is published three months ahead of coming into effect so that athletes and their entourage have the possibility to familiarise themselves with any modifications. The 2019 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes explains the changes between the 2018 and the 2019 lists.

The List designates what substances and methods are prohibited in- and out-of-competition for human athletes in all sports. It should be noted that athletes who have a legitimate medical reason for using a prohibited substance or method that is on the List may apply to the FEI for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

We remind you that:
• FEI athletes can be tested anywhere, anytime.
• Athletes are responsible for the substances found in their body and the methods they use if these are on the List.
• The athlete's entourage may also be liable for anti-doping rule violations if determined to be complicit.
Consequently, if there is any doubt as to the status of a substance or method, it is essential that they contact the FEI or their National Anti-Doping Organisation for advice




Nominations for the election of Board, Sport Committees and Coaching Committee were recently called for in accordance with the EWA Constitution.

Elections will now be held for the EWA Board of Directors only as one for the nominees for the EWA Coaching committee has withdrawn their nomination. The Election will be held via Electronic Voting and all members will be notified via email when voting is open. Members that have indicated that they receive all EWA information via post will receive their ballot paper via post.

EWA Board
Due to the annual rotation of Directors there are two (2) position that will be filled.
EWA has received four (4) nominees and an election will be held, the nominees are;
Tyana Lawless, Anita Marchesani, Anne Wilkins and William Newton-Wordsworth

Elections will not be needed for the following Committees;

Dressage WA Committee
4 positions available, two nominees, no election will take place
The successful nominees are Suzanne Simons and Tracy Spackman

Eventing WA Committee
3 positions available, 3 nominees, no election will take place
The successful committee nominees are Ruth Ellis and Roxie Taylor, the successful Affiliate member is Peter McLachlan

Jumping WA Committee
4 positions available, one nominee, no election will take place
The successful nominee is Tracey Barber

Show Horse WA Committee
3 position available, one nominee, no election will take place
The successful nominee is Valrie Mayger

Coaching WA Committee
6 positions available, six (6) nominees, on election will take place
Diane Bennit, Gill Botten, Philippa Collier, Zoe Harrison, Rebecca Thomas and Liesl Wilding




Help us celebrate the best of the WA equestrian community by nominating for the 2018 EWA Awards. If you are a member of EWA and know of a deserving candidate, nominate them today! Winners will be recognised at the Annual Awards Night to be held early February 2019.

The award categories are:

•   Sports Star of the Year (Athlete 18+ years)
•   Junior Sports Star of the Year (Athlete under 18 years)
•   Horse of the Year
•   Para-Equestrian of the Year
•   Official of the Year
•   Coach of the Year
•   Owner of the Year
•   Volunteer of the Year
•   Administrator of the Year
•   Club of the Year
•   Event of the Year
•   Special Services to the Sport

Nominations close Friday 30 November 2018.


Goodbye & Good Luck Rhiannon!

Goodbye & Good Luck! It is with great regret we inform you all of the resignation of EWA staff member Rhiannon Bealey.

Rhiannon started with EWA in July 2013 assisting Elvira and the SEC team with stable & arena bookings and SEC Events. When the stable and the arena bookings went to an online system Rhiannon was keen to step up into the marketing and communications role. Which coincided with the launch of the Equestrian WA Website and the weekly electronic newsletters. Rhiannon moved into the role responsible for media relations, all press releases, and all written content on the EWA website from announcements through to colour and news stories that are also shared across our social media platforms including management of social media and the website. Rhiannon’s talents were on show every week and helped make it a success.

Rhi was one of the big guns behind the Awards night each year and her involvement along with Meredith is why it was such a big success.

As a keen horseperson Rhi also volunteered her personal time to help other organisers and clubs with their events, which was greatly appreciated by all she helped.

On behalf of EWA we would like to take this opportunity to thank Rhiannon for her contribution to our organisation, and we wish her every success in the future. She will be extremely missed!


11/10/2018              ***  DATES REMINDER  ***

Has your club got your dates in for 2019?

Expressions of interest close on the 19th October don't miss the oppurtunity to have the date you want by not being in the running?? E-mail to


Date/Time: 24 October 2018, 6:00-8:30pm
Location: Department of Sport - 246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA
Cost: Free
Register: Click here
More Information: Click here





Dressage WA is seeking expressions of interest from WA members competing at the 2018 Australian Dressage Championships at Boneo Park, Victoria, from 17-21 October. EOI to be submitted via the DWA website contact form here.


20 & 21 October - Busselton H&PC Sharyne Alberts Memorial Dressage Competition
21 October - OGHPC Show Jump and Dressage Competition 3
27 & 28 October - Swan River Dressage Series Final EA Event
27 & 28 October - Swan River Dressage Series Final Club Event
28 October - Riverside Park Dressage Series #3
28 October - Brookleigh Riding Club Closed Dressage Competition
3 November - Henty Riding Club Members Only Spring Dressage Day
3 & 4 November - Brookleigh Dressage Club Championship Series #3 Final



Equestrian in the Park Saturday 1st December

This is the equestrian social day of the year!

Come along and watch the State’s best eventers and show jumpers and have a great day out.

Ticket  prices are as follows:

The Platinum Lounge - $325 + Booking Fee
The Equestrian Lounge - $175 + Booking Fee
Both of the above are all inclusive food and drink

The McInerney Ford Riders Lounge - $75 + Booking Fee

Family Zone Family (2 adults, 3 U18) - $50 + Booking Fee

For more details on what each of these packages includes and to buy your tickets, head to the website.



The current standings for the 2018 Eventing WA Master Series Leaderboard have been updated. The purpose of this update is to ensure that all results included are correct. If you notice a discrepancy please email with evidence supporting your request.



20 October - Eventing in the Karc
27 & 28 October - Brigadoon 2 CNC
3 & 4 November - Murray Raywell Contracting CNC


Sit back and enjoy canapes and buffet lunch ringside while watching Western Australia’s top show jumping athlete’s jump for the State Senior Championship Title.

Canapes & Buffet lunch, beer, wine and soft drinks included.
On Sunday 4 November 2018 at 12:00pm

State Equestrian Centre
303 Cathedral Avenue, Brigadoon, WA 6069

Book Here


Equestrian WA are excited to welcome Healthway as naming rights sponsor for the Go for 2&5 WA State Jumping Championships 2018.
This event is shaping up to be huge with three days, three rings, 4 Champions titles, VIP Lunch and State Speed Derby. There is something for everyone with Adult Rider classes and heights starting at 45cm – don’t miss out on jumping at the last championship show of the year! The schedule will be available later this week with entries opening this weekend. Jump to it!



EOI to form Teams at the 2018 Australian Jumping Championships 7th – 11th November

This year Boneo Park is hosting the Australian Jumping Championships on the 7th – 11th November. We are looking to find out if there is any Perth Riders wanting to form a team that are attending this huge event.

1a. Teams nomination conditions
Team nominations must include full names of riders, full name of horses, draw order and Team Manager’s details.
The cost is $200 per team. Entry forms will be sent to state offices. Riders may only compete in one team for each age division.
The starting order of the Teams is determined by a draw in the presence of the judge and the Team managers at a time yet to be fixed.
A team constitutes three or four riders. A maximum of one team member may be from another state or nation only if the state has insufficient rider numbers available. The 3rd team position can be filled by a substitute rider.
The team’s competition will be conducted in conjunction with the first and second qualifying competition for the National Title Championship.
At the conclusion of the second round, the best three scores from each round are added together to determine the team score.
In the event of a tie for first or any subsequent places, the time taken in the second round for the three scores used will be added together and the team with the fastest time will be placed in front of Teams with equal penalties. There will be no jump-off against the clock. Eliminated horses may compete in the second round.
If two or more athletes of a team, participating with four athletes in the first or second round, are eliminated or retire, the whole team is eliminated.
If one athlete of a team, participating with three athletes in the first or second round, is eliminated or retires, the whole team is eliminated.
Team riders who have not qualified for the second round of the second competition of the Australian Championships will jump in the second round before all those athletes who have qualified for the second round of the competition.
If the fourth rider of a team cannot better their team’s score they do not have to start in the second round.

If you are interested please contact Sharon Welsh via email



Equestrian in the Park Saturday 1st December

This is the equestrian social day of the year!

Come along and watch the State’s best eventers and show jumpers and have a great day out.

Ticket  prices are as follows:

The Platinum Lounge - $325 + Booking Fee
The Equestrian Lounge - $175 + Booking Fee
Both of the above are all inclusive food and drink

The McInerney Ford Riders Lounge - $75 + Booking Fee

Family Zone Family (2 adults, 3 U18) - $50 + Booking Fee

For more details on what each of these packages includes and to buy your tickets, head to the website.




Equestrian Australia has received two invitations from the Thailand Equestrian Federation (TEF) and the Chinese Taipei Equestrian Association for riders to compete in borrowed horse events in November 2018.

Equestrian Australia would like to invite members who meet the age category of 14 – 18 years of age (year of birth 2000 - 2004), to indicate their interest to compete at these competitions. All interested riders will need to complete the Expressions of Interest form, one per event, to be considered. Further details can be found below:

Click here for further information.


19 to 20 October - Esperance & Districts Show
19 to 21 October - WASJA Hygain Feeds Patrons Cup Festival of Show Jumping
20 October - Eventing in the Karc
21 October - OGHPC Show Jump and Dressage Competition 3
27 October - Gidgegannup Show

27 October - Katanning Show
3 & 4 November - 2018 State Jumping Championships



RAS Qualifications - UPDATED

Competitors must have attended and competed in 4 RAS qualifying events, one of which must include an Ag Show. They do not have to have been placed but must have competed. Clubs will need to keep a record of Rider and Horse/Ponies that have entered and competed in the qualifying shows. The Royal and HOYS events do not count.



The Updated Leaderboards are now available.

Click Here


19 to 20 October - Esperance & Districts Show
19 & 20 October - Kelmscott Show
20 October - Kojonup Show
27 October - Katanning Show
27 October - Gidgegannup Show

27 & 28 October - Advanced Feeds Show Horse Council of WA Horse of the Year
2 & 3 November - Busselton Show
4 November - Wanneroo HPC Just for Fun Hack Day

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

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Equestrian Western Australia's postal address is:
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Tel: +61 8 9296 1200
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