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Equestrian WA

June 25, 2020

EWA Board Update re-EA Voluntary Administration



The Board of Equestrian WA is committed to being an active party in the review of Equestrian Australia structure and is working hard to establish a strong consultative process that enables all of our members to be involved.

All State Branches have been trying to initiate such a review for some years, and we are very disappointed that the EA Board has been unable to focus on and work with us to achieve such a change.

Legally trained members of State Branch Boards have expressed concern about the process instigated by EA to place it in voluntary administration, and we are cautious of adding to the cost to members of the process by challenging it.

This letter from the Equestrian Tasmania Board to its members summarises the situation and concerns of the Board of EWA and others – please take the time to read it and should you have any questions or comments please direct them to me via the CEO email address



Volunteer-run club canteens only serving takeaway food are not required to undertake this mandatory training outlined in the State of Emergency Direction (unless sit down service is provided). This will hopefully assist clubs in getting back up and running, and ensure volunteers, who are more important than ever to our clubs, can get straight back into their roles. That said – anyone interested in completing the course is welcome to do so, and this has been provided by the State Government free of charge.

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.

Off the Track WA :4 & 5 July Educational Clinic & Training Day

This clinic and training weekend will be held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July at the State Equestrian Centre.

Saturday will host a number of lessons in our normal clinic format, Sunday will be run as training day including dressage protocol tests and show jumping training rounds.

You will need to enter the Saturday and Sunday classes separately.




The State Equestrian Centre's "Park and Ride" facility will be open from Saturday, 27 June 2020 onwards. However, you are required to make a booking and also pay a small fee of $7.50. The fees charged are to use cover the essential costs of ground clean-up and maintenance for you and your horses' safety and comfort. Please note that the State Equestrian Centre grounds are not a public area as it a leased to Equestrian WA with full legal rights as the lessee by the CoS; therefore if you are caught riding without a booking on the grounds, you will be asked to leave immediately as you are trespassing on private property.



We are pleased to announce that 2020/21 EA Club Insurance Renewals will open Monday 29 June 2020.

As this is a very short timeframe to re-renew your Club insurance, we can confirm that until 31 July 2020, insurance coverage is included for all Clubs currently insured through the EA insurance program. Please note, if a Club has not renewed by 31 July, they will no longer be an insured Club.

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This guideline aims to provide an operational framework to support members, in facilitating a healthy and safe return to all equestrian activities as soon as reasonably practical. A resumption of various equestrian activities will be in accordance with Australian and International regulatory requirements, along with Equestrian Australia (EA’s) COVID-19 Risk Response and Recovery Plan 2020 (18.05.2020). All of these processes have been developed with the best interests of all participants, their families and communities in mind.

‘Complacency and simply not disclosing any illness are the key factors likely to disrupt our sport. Remember, the spread of COVID-19 is preventable, provided we all take responsibility and be accountable for our own actions’.

The guideline can be found on our dedicated COVID-19 page.



We are pleased to announce that 2020/21 EA Coach registration will open Monday 29 June 2020.

We understand that this is a very short time frame to re-renew your coach accreditation so we will be extending all current coach registrations to 31 July 2020 – this includes extending insurance cover for all coaches who are insured through the EA Coach Insurance Program. Please note, if a coach has not registered by 31 July, they will no longer be an insured, accredited EA coach.

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  • 28 Jun 2020 - Great Southern Equine Veterinary Winter Woolies Show Horse & Hunter Event
  • 22 Aug 2020 - SHCWA Western Stars & The Rug Rack Debutante
  • 12 & 13 Sept 2020 - 2020 Show Horse WA Horse of the Year

    For 2020, the program has been condensed to just include National qualifying classes.No qualification is required to enter the 2020 EWA HOTY, however members must hold a current competitor membership with EWA and horses entered must have a current show horse licence.There are many opportunities to sponsor at this event. Please contact the EWA Show Horse committee if you are interested. Events like this rely on the generosity of businesses and individuals to be able to run these events.The schedule should be available early July 2020






Taskforce are  restarting our face to face judge education program and invite everyone to get involved. We look forward to seeing everyone over the next few weeks. Save the dates in your diary. More info to follow.

  • Wednesday 1st July 2020  Dressage Workshop All Levels with Gill Botten JE SEC 6pm sign in for a 6.30 start . Will count as an EA Dressage  reaccreditation workshop. Please attend this if you need a workshop this year. $15 EA Dressage Judges $20 non judges. See flyer in EA WA Newsletter for more information.
  • Saturday 1st August 2020 EA Dressage G/F Seminar SEC Wendy Barker SEC. This will be a reaccreditation seminar for judges and trainee judges. We welcome potential judges and supporters. Why not make 2020 your first step into judge training. 8.30 for a 9am start.
  • Sunday 9th August 2020 SEC Para Equestrian Seminar with Wendy Barker 8.30am for a 9am start . New judges are welcome to attend. Come along and support our talented team of WA PE riders and their horses. We will be showing all levels. Reaccreditation seminar for PE judges, may be counted as a workshop for non PE Judges. Coaches are invited. We will look at working with riders with EA Exemptions and PE riders.  Sneak preview freestyle.
  • Saturday 29 August 2020 Elementary/ Medium seminar Gill Botten JE Maitland Park. 9am for a 9.30am start  All welcome the seminar will cover lateral work requirements  at each level as well as the introduction of flying changes to test riding. Looking at the progression from elementary to medium.  Riders will benefit from attending, find out what the judge is looking for. More info to follow






The Spring ARCA Challenge, hosted by Brookleigh ARC, IS still going ahead! Held on the 18th October, it's time to re-learn those dressage tests and dust off your CD player for the Freestyles, Pas De Deux and Quadrille! More information to come, so keep an eye on our Facebook page.


Hoofbeats Magazine FREE June/July digital issue

The new issue of Hoofbeats magazine is out now as a digital magazine and it’s free to read.

All you need to do is register your email at Hoofbeats and they will send the details so you can read the free magazine on your preferred device.

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

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