Not displaying properly? Click here to view online.

Equestrian WA

July 9, 2020




With the latest easing of restrictions in Phase 4 by the WA Government, we have now reviewed and updated the following documents to support the gradual restart of the equestrian activities in WA.

We all want to get back to normal life as soon as possible. Ensuring our members, their friends and families remain safe and prepared is critical to achieving this.

One of the ways we can all play our part is to get the Australian Government's COVIDSafe app. While downloading the app is entirely voluntary, it has been highly recommended by both the Australian and WA Governments to assist our health professionals and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Equestrian WA is encouraging all members to consider downloading the app to help keep our community safer.

Equestrian WA & Off the Track WA Metro Clinic with Show Horse Educational

17 July 2020 | State Equestrian Centre

Off the Track WA are excited to be working together with Equestrian Western Australia to present a series of events and clinics across the metro and regional areas specifically for off the track horses.

Come along and join us for a day full of helpful hints to prepare your horse for a show and your workouts at the show. Our wonderful coaches, will show you how to get your horse looking its best and show off to the judge in no time!

This upcoming clinic will be held on Friday 17 July at the State Equestrian Centre. Entries closing on Saturday 11 July!

Equestrian WA & Off the Track WA – South West Clinic

24 & 25 July 2020 | Busselton H&PC Grounds

Off the Track WA are excited to be working together with Equestrian Western Australia to present a series of events and clinics across the metro and regional areas specifically for off the track horses.

The second regional education clinic will be held on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July at Busselton Horse & Pony Club.

Entries are now open and will close on Saturday 18 July. You will need to enter the Friday and Saturday classes separately if you wish to attend both days.



Dear Equestrian Western Australia members & State Equestrian Centre patrons,

We hear that there are a lot of questions that you have in regards to the State Equestrian Centre (SEC). You may have heard of the redevelopment proposal. Still, you might not have an understanding of how the centre works currently and how it may work in the future. You might have concerns about the maintenance of the property, and how it is used by riders such as yourself. You might be concerned about how the Equestrian Australia (EA) current situation affects the future of the SEC and the grounds.

Equestrian WA (EWA) is preparing a document of Frequently Asked Questions to be available shortly for all members and non-members who are interested in the future of the SEC.

If you would like to ask a question that you feel is of interest to the equestrian community to be answered, please click the link and submit your question there.



It's back! The Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship is an annual scholarship and is awarded to a very deserving Young Rider who has the talent and dedication in either dressage, showing, or eventing, but needs financial assistance to purchase a horse of their dreams.

Cheryl O’Brien from Remi Stud has put together a great team of supporters to help make this dream come true for one lucky young rider.

This scholarship is an amazing opportunity for a young rider to have entry into the equestrian industry with support from a variety of supporters.

Click here to read full article



Equestrian Australia has developed an exciting range of clothing designed for, and available exclusively to accredited Equestrian Australia Coaches and Officials.

Our range is available for pre-order NOW
The initial round of ordering will close at the end of July. At that time all orders will be collated and then manufactured and sent directly to you via Australia Post, delivery in LATE AUGUST

Check out the latest range of official EA apparel for registered EA Coaches and EA Officials



EA Offical Top Up Insurance for 2020/21 is now OPEN!

Do you require Officials Top-Up Insurance?

If you earn an income for officiating or officiate at non EA affiliated events, then yes, you should consider this.

This benefit to your Equestrian Australia Official affiliation, allows you to take out additional insurance which will cover you for:

  • Personal Accident;
  • Public & Products Liability; and
  • Professional Indemnity
    Whilst undertaking duties as an equestrian Official under your EA accreditation whilst you are earning an income or at non-affiliated events. Simply put, earning an income means you receive a payment for your services as an Official (Judge or Course Designer).

Click here to read more



From 1 July 2020, ASADA will cease to exist as an organisation and will merge into Sport Integrity Australia – this new agency will become Australia’s National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO).

Given this change, Equestrian Australia’s Anti-Doping Policy will be updated to ensure the anti-doping operations of Sport Integrity Australia are recognised.

To ensure that Sport Integrity Australia is the recognised entity for the current anti-doping policy from 1 July 2020, the attached variation document has been adopted and approved to replace all references to ASADA with references to Sport Integrity Australia.

To find out more click here



We are pleased to confirm that Public and Products Liability and Personal Accident insurance for individual members has been renewed from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Under the Liability cover, EA members are insured for up to $20,000,000 at all times whilst engaged in non-income earning equestrian activities including your legal liability to compensate third parties for personal injury or property damage. An excess of $2,500 applies to each and every claim arising from third party property damage.

The insurance is effective at the point your State Branch confirms your membership details and payment.

The Personal Accident cover provides protection 24 hours, 7 days a week in respect of all hazards which a member is exposed to whilst engaged in non-income earning equestrian activities, excluding travel to and from such activities except for travel directly to and from events and club activities where that club holds the EA Club Insurance.

Click here to read full article



EA Coach registration for 2020/21 is now OPEN!

To register, please visit MyEA.

All current accredited EA coaches will have received an email with detail of the 2020/21 registration process, what’s new, what to expect in 2020/21 and a review of the year that was.

If you have any questions, please contact the EA office on




The Show Horse WA Committee is pleased to announce the Judges’ Panel for the 2020 HORSE OF THE YEAR on SEPTEMBER 12/13.


These judges were randomly selected by the Equestrian Australia National office.

Workouts for the following classes are now available on the website!

  • Leading Rein
  • Rider under 12yrs & Rider 12, 13 & 14 yrs
  • Rider 15, 16,17yrs, 18 to 25 inc & 26 yrs over

Please note that camping facilities can also be booked via the booking link too.





Helmet tagging is required for all Eventing competitors to check that their helmet is in compliance with the current accepted standards

No appointment is necessary for helmet tagging at the Equestrian WA office, however the office is only open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Mondays to Wednesdays and 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursdays.

Alternatively, you can also get your helmets tagged at Horseland Midland or on new helmet purchases at Saddles Plus.



  • July 25 & July 26 - Gidgegannup CNC
  • August 1 & 2 - Gidgegannup CNC
  • August 22 & 23 - Wooroloo CCN - entries will open on Ktrials within the next week!




Emma was a much valued Dressage judge for Equestrian WA and PCAWA.

Helpful in organising many events in the Pinjarra region and beyond, her enthusiasm and dedication to the sport was evident.
Emma was always encouraging and had a special skill for judging young riders.

Dressage WA sends heartfelt condolences to Emma’s family and friends.



The EA Dressage Committee (EADC) and Equestrian Australia (EA) wishes to notify our members that the continuing COVID19 pandemic has led us to confirm the cancellation of the 2020 Australian Dressage Championships.

The EADC would like to thank the keen, hard-working volunteers who have put in so much effort over the past months to revive the event. We set a deadline of end of June, however we always knew the challenge they were facing might prove too much, and we know you will understand and thank them as well.

Read more here





As of the 1st July EA Jumping Rules will follow FEI Jumping Rules per hind boots, saddlery and spurs.

There is a short video available which has been made by Horse Sport Ireland which can be seen HERE , it clearly explains hind boots and spurs allowed or not allowed now and next year which is also applicable for all EA competitions.


  • 25 July 2020 - SRSJC Jump Club Day 
  • 2 August 2020 - Taminga Jump Club
  • 8 - 9 August 2020 - WA Showjumping Association - Winter Champs
  • 15 - 16 August 2020 - Dryandra
  • 22 - 23 August 2020 - Swan River Showjumping Club
  • 29 - 30 August 2020 - Swan River Jump Club Championships
  • 06 September 2020 - Taminga Jump Club
  • 20 September 2020 - Hills Showjumping Association
  • 10 - 11 October 2020 - WASJA Patrons Cup
  • 24 - 25 October 2020 - Jumping WA State Showjumping Championships
  • 08 November 2020 - Southside Jump Club Diamond Championship
  • 16 - 22 November 2020 - Yalambi




Information about the SPRING CHALLENGE will be released in the coming weeks. To stay up to date, make sure you click GOING on the event page on Facebook!


RWWA seeking re-trainers for the Off the Track WA Program

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) will today release a tender for the provision of re-trainers to assist its Off the Track WA Retraining Program, supporting with the assessment, education and training of retired racehorses.

The Off the Track WA Retraining Program forms part of RWWA’s WA Racehorse Welfare Plan to further safeguard the wellbeing of thoroughbreds and standardbreds in the State.

The initial pilot program will recruit up to eight “Official Re-trainers”, who can meet the following scope of service:

a) The assessment, education and training of each horse supplied by RWWA, to a level where they can be sold, within the mutually agreed timeframe;
b) Provision of all daily care allocated, including feed, exercise, agistment and any other care needs;
c) Assistance with the sale process for all horses supplied for retraining by RWWA, including liaising and organising for potential buyers to view and trial the horse;
d) Provide a suitable standard of care for horses supplied by RWWA whilst in their care for retraining.

For further information and details on the full Scope of Services, please visit the Tenders WA website.

The program will be open to both thoroughbred and standardbred horses, who have been bred for the purpose of racing. Horses will be accepted into the program through a detailed application process, including veterinary checks and various acceptance criteria.

Horses accepted into the program will transition through RWWA’s Off the Track WA Estate in North Dandalup, where they will undergo a pre-assessment, prior to being allocated to an Official Re-trainer.

Anticipated time for the retraining and sale of horses is ten weeks, and will be supported by Off the Track WA marketing initiatives. Once the program reaches its capacity, a waitlist will be maintained, with horses accepted into the Estate to prepare for retraining as determined by RWWA.

In March 2020, RWWA released a tender for a re-trainer to operate from the Estate, which was withdrawn during the COVID-19 pandemic. This tender has been postponed indefinitely, with the Off the Track WA Retraining Program, which utilises several re-trainers taking precedence.

A dedicated live-in facility manager was appointed in March 2020, who is responsible for the day-to-day running and functions of the Estate.

For further information regarding RWWA’s WA Racehorse Welfare Plan, click here.

Tender Submission
Tender submissions must be lodged electronically via the Tenders WA website.

For any questions regarding the Tender please contact RWWA’s Procurement Coordinator Nikkita Jewell on 08 9445 5551 or

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

Dressage Western Australia Driving Western Australia Endurance Western Australia Eventing Western Australia Interschool Western Australia
Jumping Western Australia Para-Equestrian Western Australia Reining Western Australia Show Horse Western Australia Vaulting Western Australia

Equestrian Western Australia's postal address is:
303 Cathedral Ave, BRIGADOON WA 6069
Tel: +61 8 9296 1200
Fax: +61 8 9296 1194

Equestrian Western Australia recognises that privacy is important and that individuals have a right to control their personal information. If you send us an email message we will record your contact details. This information will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it. We will not use your email for any other purpose and will not disclose it without your consent. When users choose to join a mailing list their details are added to that specific mailing list and used for the stated purpose of that list only. Equestrian Western Australia members are automatically subscribed to the newsletter when they initially join Equestrian Western Australia or when Equestrian Western Australia receives their email address.

Copyright 2014, Equestrian Western Australia. This material is protected by copyright. The owners of the copyright in this material reserve all rights. Users must not copy, reproduce, frame, transmit, link to or otherwise use any of the material, including audio and video excerpts, without the prior written permission of Equestrian Western Australia.

Edit your subscription  |  Unsubscribe

Equestrian Australia on Facebook
Equestrian WA