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Equestrian WA

September 23, 2021


The Equestrian Western Australia Awards for 2021 will enter a new phase.
We are wanting our Members to vote to decide the Discipline winners and the overall winner for the listed categories:
Club of the Year - Coach of the Year - Event of the Year - Special Services to Sport - Official of the Year - Volunteer of the Year
• Nominations open – Thursday 16 September 2021
Via the MyEA Portal.
• Nominations close – Sunday 28th November 2021
• Announcement of Nominees – Tuesday 30th November 2021
• Voting opens Monday 2nd December (All members voting must have been financial during the 2021 Membership Year)
• Member Voting closes Monday 20th December 2021
• Gala Presentation Friday 4 February 2022

Click here for more information.

2021 EWA Annual Elections

2021 EWA Annual Elections for the Board of Directors and Sport Committee Representatives for the period 2022 to 2024

The EWA Annual Election will be held on Tuesday 9th November, 2021 closing 11.59pm.

Nominations for the Board of Directors and Sport committees will OPEN 2 September, 2021

Nominations for the Board of Directors and Sport committees will CLOSE 30 September 11.59pm.

EWA is calling on members for nominations for positions on the EWA Board of Directors and Sport committees that are vacant at the end of the 2021.

This is the first year that the elections will be held under the new Committee By-Laws and is a great opportunity for individuals to have an opportunity to ‘put back’ into our sport.

We have a strong sport that is once again growing, please consider helping us to make the sport successful into the future.

ALL FORMS and further information can be found - HERE

All Nomination forms to be sent to

Nominations close on 30 September 2021.


High Performance - Competitive Edge

On Tuesday 21st September we had another excellent Competitive Edge session for state squad riders this week with former event rider Lana Brandli of South West Nutrition Services

Amongst other things Lana talked about the Importance of planning meals for competition, just like riders plan to take the feed for their horse they should be planning to take their meals. There was discussion on the importance of hydration and how poor hydration will inhibit the riders ability to make decisions. Also mentioned was how with younger riders how important it is for parents to take an active role in this regard.

It was wonderful to have our great Paralympian Sharon Jarvis who just recently returned back from Tokyo Paralympics join us and quickly tell us about the eating arrangements for the Tokyo Games.

ALL SQUAD RIDERS (including Rising Stars & Interschools National Team) please note that Competitive Edge is part of your squad attendance obligation as an Off-Horse-Component. These sessions which have been produced by National High Performance are being rolled out in each state.

Success at our sport is about more than sitting on our horses.

The next WA CE session will be on the 5th of October, however we have been offered a chance to join Queensland on the 28th of September where Olympic team silver medallist Kevin McNab will be talking on self-confidence and performance.

This will be at 5pm WA time.


The Wally Foreman Foundation and WAIS are pleased to advise applications for the Wally Foreman Foundation scholarships for 2021 are now open.

Each year the Foundation provides 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

Please note that due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we realise that the plans outlined in your application may change. If you are successful in receiving a Wally Foreman Foundation Scholarship, the Foundation will work with you to determine an appropriate alternative plan. However, if this is not possible then your scholarship offer will be withdrawn.

Applications need to be submitted via the online application form by 5.00pm (AWST) on Friday 11 of October 2021.

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

EWA’s Lisa Baker announced as an inaugural member of the EA High Performance Para-Equestrian Panel

EA High Performance Welcomes New Para-Equestrian Panel
The Equestrian Australia (EA) High Performance Program (HP) is pleased to announce the inaugural members of the EA High Performance Para-Equestrian Panel.
The EA High Performance Para-Equestrian Panel has been established to oversee the short and long-term strategy for achieving sustainable medal-winning performances in the sport of Para-dressage on the world stage
Appointed to the EA High Performance Para-Equestrian Panel is:
• Dani Fraillon (Chair)
• Sally Francis
• Lisa Baker
• Anna Muldoon
The new panel brings a wealth of both equestrian and Para-sporting experience, which will help guide the Program towards future Paralympic and World Championship success.
Dani Fraillon, Chair of the new HP Para Equestrian Panel, is a consultant specialising in leadership, organisational culture and inclusion. She is a retired PwC Partner and currently the COO of Get Skilled Access, founded by Dylan Alcott. She has worked in the disability sector for 28 years in both professional and volunteer capacities.
Sally Francis has worked with Australian Para-equestrian teams since 1994, serving as Chef d'equipe at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, Official at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, and Assistant Coach at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.
Lisa Baker is a trained FEI Para-dressage steward as well as an FEI3* Para-dressage judge. In addition Lisa is a strong advocate for equality, and a leading voice for her community in WA Parliament.
Anna Muldoon is an expert in the Para-sporting field and has held numerous positions within Paralympics Australia including Development Coordinator, Classification Coordinator and Classification Manager. Anna also acted as the Logistics Coordinator for Australia at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
EA High Performance Director, Chris Webb said:
“We are delighted to welcome Dani Fraillon, Sally Francis, Lisa Baker and Anna Muldoon to EA High Performance, and look forward to seeing the HP Para-Equestrian Program flourish further under their expertise and guidance.”


Jessica Shaw MLA is pleased to extend a warm invitation for our Sporting Grants Forum, designed to help local clubs secure funding and grow their knowledge about available grants.

The event will be held in the Coolamon Oval Pavilion at 6pm, Wednesday 27th of October. We will be joined by representatives from Community Sporting Recreation and Facilities Fund (CSRFF) and the City of Swan, who will outline the range of available grants and provide you with skills and advice on grant applications to maximise your group’s chance of success.

Registration is free through Eventbrite and is limited to 2 representatives from each organisation. Please note that the forum is open only to sporting groups based within the Swan Hills electorate. You can register for tickets here;

Feel free email or call the office at 9296 7688 if you have any questions about the event!

Bates Saddles and EWA join forces to support the WA Equestrian High-Performance Squads

We are very glad to announce our new partnership with Bates Saddles in support of our Equestrian WA High Performance Squads. This prestigious partnership will ensure ongoing commitment in preparation for high level competition over multiple equestrian sporting disciplines in Western Australia. Bates Saddles and Equestrian WA’s missions and values align and together we look forward to being able to provide our squads the best support possible.

Bates high end saddles and products have been the choice of equestrians for many years, their success lies in identifying the changing needs of horses and riders and creating saddles to address this.
As part of this new partnership with Equestrian WA, Bates Saddles will be supporting the following squads:
• Equestrian WA Dressage/Para-Equestrian Squad
• Equestrian WA Eventing Squad
• Equestrian WA Vaulting Squad
• Equestrian WA Show Horse Squads

For more information, please contact Aryan Ghasemi - Sports Development Manager (Athletes and Officials Pathway) on 08 9296 1200 or by email:

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS)

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) is an initiative supporting regional athletes who have progressed into the high performance pathway of their chosen sport and are pursuing regional, state and national representation.

Eligible regional athletes can receive funding for out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses directly related to competitions and programs in accordance with the performance level categories and eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines.

To be eligible for this, the regional athlete must be aged 13 to 21.

For complete details and to submit an application, please visit:


A reminder to all patrons that Pets MUST be on leads and controlled AT ALL TIMES.



EWA is seeking a Caretaker for the State Equestrian Centre, the position requires a motivated person or preferably a couple to fulfil the role as outlined in the Position description. Click here
The SEC Caretaker will be required to live on site in the Caretaker house and would be required to perform after hours and weekend duties. The successful applicant will be required to work 14 hours per week, this is a paid position, and a rental agreement for the Caretaker house will be required. The rent for the caretaker house would be equivalent to the Caretaker remuneration.
Please note that while a dog/cat would be permitted no horse agistment is available.
Applicants are to email CV, referee, to


EWA is seeking a Marketing and Communications Coordinator to join our team. They will be responsible for designing and implementing marketing and online communication strategies, ensuring contractual sponsorship’s marketing arrangements are met, and working with the team with coordinating the promotion of associated events as required.

Please follow the link for further information.

Click here for more information.





Need some practice on the grass before the Royal?

A selection of jumps will be set up on the grass. You change your heights.

Available days Tuesday the 21st to Friday the 24th September.



EWA - OTT Metro Clinic

October metro clinic registrations – now live!

Equestrian WA and Off The Track WA are pleased to bring you a multi-disciplinary Off The Track educational clinic. To be held on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17 at the State Equestrian Centre, this two day clinic will feature flatwork, poles, rails, jumping and ground work lessons.

Your coaches for this clinic will be Colin Chantler (groundwork and green flatwork), David Carey (intermediate and advanced flatwork) and Kellie-Ann Crowe (poles, rails & jumping).

Nominate entries are now open. Be sure to book NOW as our metro clinics fill up quickly. Registrations close Friday, 8 October 2021.

For more information and to enter click here -


EWA - OTT Esperance Clinic

Off The Track is coming to Esperance!
6th & 7th November – Esperance Equestrian Centre.
Bookings opening soon!

SADDLES PLUS - FREE Saddle consultations at the SEC


FREE Saddle Consultations at the SEC – SAVE $100 👏🏻😍 Dates listed below:

International arena 12pm to 4pm – call us now to Book - 08 9526 2292

(A charge of $75 will apply to each Saddle needing adjustments)
Wanting to try new Saddles? Book now this is totally FREE👏🏻
Stock orders can be placed online and collected at SEC during these times (Saddle fit not required) We can also bring any stock customers wish to look at just contact us!!

Friday 15th October

EA Health and Safety Progress Update August 2021

Have you read this: EA Health and Safety Progress Update August 2021

Equestrian Australia (EA) aims to provide a healthy and safe environment (competition and training) to protect riders, horses, coaches and officials.

In 2019, a Coronial inquest following two rider fatalities resulted in 31 recommendations to be implemented to improve safety across the sport of Eventing. This opportunity for EA to raise the level of health & safety across the entire sport has been fully embraced.

Since 2019, EA has done a lot of work in the health and safety space. We have developed, and continue more - HERE

EA - Health and Safety Survey

Calling all coaches, officials, organising committees, EA affiliated clubs and schools, show societies and commercial affiliates; we want to hear your thoughts.

If you fall into one of these groups, the EA National Safety Manager would like to hear your thoughts and feelings about your Health and Safety needs for equestrian sport.

You are invited to participate in a short survey that will take approximately 5-10 minutes.

We know everyone has different opinions, values and beliefs about what health and Safety means to them, so this is your chance to have your say.

Your response will be anonymous and we do not collect identifying information such as your name, email or IP address.

All data collected for this survey will be stored at EA’s National office and all results will be analysed as a group.

Thank you in advance for participating in this valuable survey, let’s continue to strive to improve our sport together.

Start the survey HERE



The proposed date for the 2022 Interschool Equestrian State Championships is Thursday 21 April 2022 to Saturday 23 April 2022.  This is the second week in the school holidays. 

Please try to obtain your qualifications well before the event; there are still a number of shows before the end of 2021 at which prospective Interschool competitors can compete. 

Please also ensure that your 2022 Membership will be up to date as early in the new year as possible and any new horse registrations are complete at the time of obtaining your qualifications. Entries for the Interschool Championships will likely close mid-March 2022.


All Show Horse Leaderboards now updated - please click - HERE



Reminder to Clubs – for points to count towards the Leader Board, Results and Levies must be received by the EWA office within 14 days of the event.







3 Dressage DWA Grassroots
3 Penny Hill Park Rising Star Award                                          
9 -10 Dressage Swan River Dressage
10 Dressage Margaret River Horse & Pony Club - Dressage Series
10 Dressage GCEC

6 -7 Dressage Busselton Horse & Pony Club
14 Dressage  Albany Agricultural Society
17 -21 Dressage JTF Steven Clarke

5 Dressage Transitions

*All dates subject to change

Dressage Newsletter


Current LEADER BOARDS NOW on the EWA website - HERE


RIDERS REP - Riders do not forget that Les Bunning is your Riders Rep. Les is there to talk to if you have any concerns whatsoever, big or small in regards to the event, general rules or welfare of horse or rider. Les can take concerns back to the organising committee or Jumping WA Committee



24/29  Perth Royal Show @ Claremont Show Grounds

1-3     Horseland Young Horse Show
8-10   WASJA Patrons Cup @ SEC
22-24 JPEWA State Championship @ Serpentine H & P Club
30      Southside Diamond Show

6-7   Taminga Championship Show @Taminga
13    Southside Gold Show @ Serpentine H & P Club
19-21  Yalambi Spring Champs @ Yalambi Farm
20     Wanneroo Ag Show @ Wanneroo Show Grounds

4-5   Dryandra Showjumping @ Dryandra TBC

*All dates subject to change


Eventing WA is on facebook ... join us HERE to stay updated on all things EVENTING, including the "Monday Rules" and "Tuesday-Three-Day-Tips" by some of our top WA Eventing riders! 

Head over to the EWA website for all updated leader boards -> HERE (updated 16/09/2021)



16-17 Swan River CCI-S (Capel) - Ev45 – CCI4*-S
30-31 Brigadoon 2 CCN-S - Ev65 – CCN3*-S

*All dates subject to change

Eventing WA - Values and Behaviours

A message from the chair of Eventing WA, Peter McLachlan:

‘Eventing in WA has a rich history of success, camaraderie and a sense of community and the 2021 Eventing Committee is pleased to launch The Eventing WA Values and Behaviours to provide us all with a way to ensure we continue to evolve and develop the Eventing Community into the future’.

Measuring Western Australia SHC, EA



30th & 31st Show Horse Council HOTY - SEC 7am to 10am



Entries for the Spring Challenge are now OPEN - click HERE


10 October - Bakers Hill ARC - Showjumping Competition 

24 October - Brookleigh ARC - Showjumping Training Day

24 October  - Avon Valley ARC - Hunter Trials - Entries are open  


Just a REMINDER that anyone attending the State Equestrian Centre will be required to register their contact details upon arrival to the facilities, from Saturday 5 December 2020.

Download the Safe WA app on your phone prior to arriving at the SEC and Scan the QR codes which will be at entrances around the buildings.

Get the app HERE

If you don’t have a mobile phone a manual form will be available.

From Saturday, 5 December 2020 the Western Australian Government will be implementing a stringent COVID-19 contact tracing procedure. This is in line with the State’s relaxation of the hard border policy.

Selected businesses and venues are required to keep a contact register of ALL visitors. This includes indoor sporting centres, entertainment venues and community facilities. Equestrian WA has sought clarification on equestrian venues and have been advised that most facilities will be required to participate in the mandatory “SafeWA” QR contract tracing register.

The same hygiene, social distancing and COVID Safety Plan measures remain in place for all venues. We have again reviewed and updated the following documents to support the gradual restart of the equestrian activities in WA.

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

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