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Equestrian WA

April 22, 2022

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Dear Member,
Please see attached information regarding the EWA Annual meeting to be held 7pm 28 April, at the SEC.

A Special General meeting will immediately follow the AGM to amend the Constitution to enable the Board to appoint up to three appointed directors.

The 2021 EWA Annual report including the audited Financial Statements will be available to members approximately 10 days prior to the AGM.

Following the AGM and SGM the Board will present an update on EWA/SEC and answer questions from members.

At the conclusion of the Board presentation members are encourage to join the Board to farewell CEO Dwight Pedlow, light finger food and refreshments will be available.

For more information please click here.



Zac Acott has been appointed as the new CEO for EWA. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Sports Management and Marketing) degree from Curtin University.  He is a positive, energetic and driven individual.

Zac’s first role after university, in 2012, was as Development Officer for Canoeing WA. The organisation had around 3,000 members, with funding coming predominantly from government grants as well as membership.

In 2014, Zac was offered the opportunity to join the Fremantle Dockers.  Over the next four years he gained broad experience in a variety of areas that included membership, marketing communications as well as operations.  In his final role, he reported to the Membership Manager, leading a team of seven staff.

Seeking career progression as well as more hands-on challenges, Zac joined Swimming WA in 2018 as a Competition and Pathways Manager.  This role had a particular focus on high-performance and also events management.  Reporting the General Manager, Zac led a small team in this role.

Zac joined Subiaco Football Club in 2019 as Corporate Partnerships & Business Development Manager. 

Zac is excited by this potential opportunity to step up into a CEO role.

Zac has had a career-long passion for sports management.  He is keen to utilise this experience in a new sporting discipline, and a role in which he feels he can make a significant difference for the benefit of the members.

EWA Sport Fund ROUND 2

The EWA Sport Fund has been established to support EWA Clubs and EWA Organising Committees in funding State events/activities from Grass roots to Competitive level.

Funds are collected by way of a levy imposed on all EWA Senior and Junior Competitive members, Officials, Senior and Junior Participant and Adult Riding members.

The Fund supports events that promote high level events and/or grass root participation.

Funds raised in 2021 through Sport fund levies paid as part of EWA membership was $21,820. The funds raised in 2021willbe distributed in 2022.

Funds that were not allocated in 2021 have been carried forward to 2022.

Round 2 applications are being called to enable clubs to apply for grants for funds that were not allocated in the initial request for applications in 2022.

Total funds initially available, Competitive levies (2021) of $11,335for the Competitive Competition criteria with Dressage, Eventing, Jumping and Show Horse committees; each receiving $2,834for grants in this category. Participant levies (2021) of $10,485initially available for the Participant& Grass roots criteria with Dressage, Eventing, Jumping and Show Horse committees; each receiving $2,621for grants in this category.

Funds available for grants in ROUND 2

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Meet the Community Engagement team.

The Community Engagement team is made up of five dedicated, diverse and passionate individuals who collectively bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from various sectors including education, health, and sport.

The role of the team is to increase awareness and understanding of the WWC Check; providing individuals and organisations with the knowledge required to better protect and support the children of Western Australia (WA), through workshops, webinars and consultations. One of the ways we get the message out about the WWC Check is our website and it's a good place to start if you are wanting more information.

We look forward to meeting you soon.



The EWA & SEC office will be closed Thursday the 21st & Friday the 22nd due to the Interschool State Championships.

Interschool competitors please direct all questions and queries to the Helper/Volunteer tent.


We will be back to normal business hours on Tuesday the 26th April after the ANZAC Day public holiday.

Thank you for your understanding.

State Equestrian Centre - Arena Surface Upgrade Project 2022 Tender's Open.

Equestrian Western Australia is seeking tenders from suitably qualified individuals or business to provide a quote for each of the State Equestrian Centre arena surface upgrades options.

For a copy of the tender Scope of Works Click Here

Tenders are to be lodged by 5pm, Friday 6 May 2022 and sent via electronic mail to EWA CEO


Please note:

The General Purpose field is CLOSED due to some grass renovation. Apologies, but this means surrounding arenas may also be closed as it is a safety concern with them using heavy machinery. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Keep an eye on the website and social media for updates.


A Friendly reminder! 

Dogs must be on a leash on at all times! This is a safety issue.

Win one of three Bates saddles of your choice to the value of $5995.

The saddle brand of champions, Bates Saddles offer highly specialised saddles for every discipline.

Underneath the finest quality European leather, you will feel the power of innovation. The instantaneous comfort, optimal balance and seamless contact with your horse enables full concentration on aids. Born out of total dedication to deliver saddles for sheer performance, Bates Saddles will raise your expectations forever.

Winners will be able to choose from any model in the Bates Saddles range, including the latest high-performance models, the Bates Artiste, Bates Victrix and Bates Advanta. View the full range of Bates saddles at

High Performance

We are very glad to announce the new sponsor, ”Ascot Equine Veterinarians” in support of EWA’s Jumping High Performance Squads.
This great partnership will ensure ongoing commitment in preparation for high level competition in all Jumping HP Squads in Western Australia.
Ascot Equine Veterinarians and Equestrian WA’s missions and values align and together we look forward to being able to provide our squads the best support possible.

In response the popularity of the Off the Track WA (OTTWA) Clinics we are proud to open the registrations for the first New Combination Clinic. This clinic is exclusively for horse and rider partnerships that have not been to an OTTWA Clinic in the last six months, ensuring the wider off the community the chance to join us. We encourage those who are not familiar with a clinic or competition setting to join their fellow off the track community members for a great day of learning.

Groundwork, flatwork and jumping lessons will be delivered by EA accredited coaches, accommodating for various horse and rider levels.

Registrations are available through and will close on 25th April at Midnight. 
Not sure what an OTTWA Clinic involves, click here to learn more.


OTTWA & EWA – Metro Clinic and Protocol Training - clinic registrations OPEN NOW.

The season is gaining momentum and now is a great time to get training. Our first metropolitan clinic and training day is a great opportunity to gain tuition from popular OTTWA coaches on day one, followed by the opportunity to test your skills in dressage protocol tests, jumping training rounds and cross-country on day two.

To be held on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday May 1st featuring groundwork, flatwork, poles, rails/jumps and cross country lessons.

• Day 1 – OTTWA Metro Clinic
• Day 2 – Protocol tests, Jumping Training rounds & Cross Country Clinic

Your EA accredited coaches for this clinic on Day 1 are:
• Dianne Colley – Groundwork, Flatwork Green
• Bec Thomas – Flatwork Intermediate & Advanced
• Jenny Manuel – Poles, Rails & Jumps

Your EA accredited Judges and coaches for protocol and Training are:
• Wendy Barker – Protocol Tests – Prep A, Prelim 1A and Novice 2A
• Kellie-Ann Crowe – Training Rounds, 45cm, 60cm and 80cm
• Bec Thomas – Cross Country Training, Environment and 60 to 80cm.

Nominate entries are now open. Be sure to book your place NOW as this clinic will fill up quickly. Registrations close midnight Monday 25th April 2022.


May – OTTWA & EWA – Great Southern Region

Equestrian WA and Off The Track WA are excited to be returning to Albany Equestrian Centre to offer the Great Southern Region another weekend of their very popular educational clinics.

To be held on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday May 15th featuring groundwork, flatwork, poles, rails/jumps.

As these fantastic clinics continue to evolve each year, we have decided to open up Day 2 of this clinic to All horses, therefore the format for this clinic is:

• Day 1 – Exclusive for OTTWA horses (OTTWA passport holders only)
Day 2 – EWA Clinic – Open to all horses and breeds

Your EA accredited coaches for this clinic are:
• Colin Chantler – Groundwork, Flatwork Green.
• Liz Tollarzo – Flatwork Intermediate & Advanced.
• Pollyann Huntington – Poles, Rails & Jumps.

Nominate entries OPENING SOON.. Be sure to book your place NOW as this clinic will fill up quickly. Registrations close midnight Wednesday, 4th May 2022.

State Regional Athlete Support Program (RASP) Education Series for 2022.

The Goldfields Sports Development Network is pleased to present the wide State Regional Athlete Support Program (RASP) Education Series for 2022.

The RASP education Series aims to provide Goldfields high performance athletes, coaches and officials continued professional development opportunities locally in the Goldfields. The Education Series will provide specialised education to further develop knowledge and skillset to assist athletes, coaches and officials to achieve at a higher level.

The GSDN would like to invite the Goldfields athletes, parents, coaches and officials to participate in the upcoming Webinar education session on the 5th May 2022 at 6.00pm with guest speaker Nikala Smith , former West Coast Fever and Perth Orioles player and current Southside Demons WANL player to learn the important role goal setting plays in the development of young athletes.

It will be a great opportunity to develop their skill and knowledge to help them improve towards their goals in their chosen sport.

Further details regarding this session can be found on the GSDN Facebook page and attached flyer.

The session is FREE although registration is essential. Please encourage your athletes to RSVP to to register. Don't let them miss this great opportunity!

Click Here

CE/SSTA Course for EA Coaches

Equestrian Victoria, on behalf of Equestrian Australia, is pleased to be conducting a Coach Educator (CE) and Skill Specific Trainer and Assessor (SSTA) Course for EA Coaches.

After a very long break between courses, there is now a chance for you to become a Coach Educator (CE) or Skill Specific Trainer and Assessor (SSTA).

If you are a currently registered EA coach and have been so for no less than 5 of the previous 7 years (Level 1 for at least 3 years) you are able to attend this EA endorsed SSTA training course and if assessed as competent, complete the subsequent requirements to become a SSTA.

If in addition, you have been a registered Level 2 or 3 Coach for at least the last two (2) years, and have been a registered SSTA for at least the last two (2) years you are able to attend this EA endorsed CE training course and if assessed as competent, complete the subsequent requirements to become a CE.

Bookings are now open at TryBooking



Calling all Riders and Club Representatives!!!!

Have you got queries on how to make our sport better???  Have you got questions but don’t know who to ask???  Do you want to know how it all works???

Come along this Sunday, 24 April at 6pm on the President’s Lawn of the SEC to the Riders Meeting / Club Forum run by your Jumping committee.

Have a chat to our hard working committee and some of our club representatives.  We’re hoping to get them all there so please don’t miss out on this opportunity. 

Clubs – this is your chance to hear from the riders as to what they would like to see at shows and also what works.

We will have an Agenda but will also have plenty of time for a Q&A.

Jumping Committee



A reminder to everyone that at all EA Affiliated Jumping events Helmet Tagging is now mandatory. There was a period of leniency in January and February and this period has now more


  • Gosnells – 25 April
  • Autumn Pageant – 8 May
  • Riverside Advanced Feeds Gala Hack Day 15 May
  • Winter Gala – 12 June
  • HOY – 9-11 September
  • WAAHA – 8 October
  • Albany Horsemans 9 October
  • Perth Horse & Pony Club - 16 October


  • Workouts to the Stable Affairs EWA Newcomer are now available online here. The program is now on Cavaletti and Nominate
  • Autumn Pageant – program now on Cavaletti and Nominate



The Show Horse 2022 Handbook has now been updated and is now on the EWA website. Please read it carefully as some things have changed.   Our three shows this year are:

  • Autumn Pageant (and Newcomer) on Sunday 8 May 2022
  • Winter Gala on Sunday 12 June 2022
  • Horse and Rider of the Year on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2022



Following on from the popularity of these two initiatives last year, the Show Horse Committee will again be conducting the Triple Cash Bonanza and Spot Prizes at its shows in 2022.

The Triple Cash Bonanza is a random draw for a prize pool of $1,000 for all eligible EWA members. To be eligible for the Triple Cash Bonanza you must attend and compete at the Autumn Pageant, the Winter Gala and Horse and Rider of the Year. Please note that competing in a Newcomer event does not qualify as not everyone has a Newcomer.

You are eligible if you own any horse or pony which has competed at all three shows. It does not have to be the same horse or pony.  You are eligible if you ride and compete at all three shows even if you do not ride your own horse or pony.  Your name will go into the random draw at the Show Horse Awards function to be held provisionally in November and you could win the top prize of $500, or one of four prizes of $125.  Come along and support all our shows to be in with a chance for this great prize draw.

The random draw for Spot Prizes at the three shows last year was also a popular concept. One of our Committee members prepares these and they are drawn on the day of the show.  Listen to the public announcements and you could be the lucky winner.

Enquiries -


Wooroloo Bush Fire Rescue

"Wooroloo Bush Fire Rescue🔥

📢 Calling all volunteers  - We need you! 📢

February Wooroloo Bushfires have left the small committee at Perth Horse Trials, with a tremendous job ahead. Can you help us get one of WA’s favourite events back on track for 2022? 🏇✅

🗓When? Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April

📍Where? Wooroloo Competition Grounds

Equipment Needed:
🔹Whipper Snippers
🔹Lawn Mowers
🔹Tractor with Slasher

Don’t forget:
☀️ Sun protection
💧Water bottle

BBQ Lunch & Refreshments provided for all who attend 🥓🧃
Please message Perth Horse Trials via email if you can attend.
Whether your contribution big or small, every bit counts 🙌🏼"

WAYER is the first event in the WA Farm Shop FEI Eventing Grand Slam for 2022. Horse and rider combinations in all * classes are eligible to earn points in this exciting Leaderboard designed to link the five FEI events held in Western Australia.

The Grand Slam has been designed to help raise the profile of FEI events for the benefit of riders and sponsors alike, to encourage WA’s national, international, and Olympic hopefuls with the kind of atmosphere they can expect at top level competition, and to help the five Organising Committees with additional funding needed to run an FEI event.

Results will be tallied after WAYER and the next competition will be Dryandra, followed by Wooroloo (Perth Horse Trials), Fairbridge (Southern Hills Eventing) and the final placings will be decided at Capel (Swan River Horse Trials).

WA Farm Shop is proud to be associated with the Eventing Grand Slam for the second year in a row and wishes all riders a safe, successful and healthy 2022.

Para-Equestrian Squad Lists 2022
State Squad

Chelsea De Jonge - NEP Gold Class  
Sharon Jarvis - Lord Lemrak 
Rosa-Lee Principe - PWP Rise Of Memphis 
Andrew Forbes - Royal Magic
   Review Apr 22

Recognition Squad
Shannon Brookes - Santona VH and Regazaire
Rosa-Lee Principe - Balgownie Bathilde 
Mercedes Portaro - Five Karats
Suzin Wells - Kendall Park Odyssey

Review Apr 22




The Interschools WA State Championships WILL proceed in accordance with the State Government COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Sport and Recreation (Community Sport).

Equestrian WA is in the process of developing a specific COVID-19 Safe Plan which will take into account any further Government directives closer to the date of the event. 

Interschools countdown – we are a go!!!

Good luck to everyone competing!

Only horses and ponies which are competing at Interschools are permitted on the SEC grounds from 20 -23 April 2022. Please do not bring your unbroken 2yo Warmblood colt which would you think would like the experience of the show. 

Show Horse Workouts - Show Horse - Working Hunter

Helper Duties – we are still needing helpers! If you can spare some time please see Sharna at the helper tent or go onto via the link you received originally.

Bridle Number Holders – make sure you have them.

Dressage tests – make sure you learn the correct test for the class or classes you have entered. It would be awkward if you did a half-pass at B when you were just supposed to halt.

Measuring – measurers will be in attendance on Saturday 23 April 7am to 10am for measuring Interschool horses and ponies only. Please do not bring the aforesaid 2yo Warmblood colt.

Helmet tagging – make sure it’s done. Tagging will be available at Interschools.

Your Discipline Rules – make sure you know the Rules. There have been changes to the National Jumping Rules.




Please note that the 2022 WA Interschools Championships will proceed as scheduled unless advised otherwise by the Government and public health authorities. Equestrian WA and the State Equestrian Centre will ensure that all reasonable care is taken into consideration and will adhere to the latest COVID-19 regulations to ensure that the event is safe for all involved



Equestrian Australia High Performance would like to remind all Dressage, Eventing, Jumping, and Para-Equestrian athletes that the expressions of interest deadline for those aiming for the 2022 FEI World Championships is Friday, April 15th.

Any athletes yet to declare their intentions to campaign for Australian Team Selection for the 2022 FEI World Championships should contact the relevant discipline manager before the deadline.


Dressage athletes should contact: EA High Performance Dressage Manager, Brett Davey,

Eventing athletes should contact: EA High Performance Sport Consultant, Erin O’Neill,

Jumping athletes should contact: EA High Performance Jumping Manager, Todd Hinde,

Para-Equestrian athletes should contact: EA High Performance Para-Equestrian Manager, Stef Maraun,

A copy of this announcement can also be found on the EA website at

The Australian Squad announcement for the 2022 Oceania Championships has been extended and will now be released on 13th May 2022.

Although the 2022 Oceania Championships Selection Policy states that the Squad announcement will be made on 20th April 2022 a decision has been made, in consultation with the National Eventing Selectors, to extend the timeline.

In these unprecedented times, and in light of the lack competition opportunities in some areas of Australia as a result of recent flooding, the Oceania Squad will now be announced on 13th May 2022. All applicants have been informed of this development.

The 2022 Oceania Championships will be held in conjunction with the Melbourne International 3 Day Event from 9th – 13th June 2022 where Australia will field two Senior Teams and one Young Rider Team.

The 2022 Oceania Championships Selection Policy can be found by clicking the link below.

This announcement can also be found on the EA website at


April 23rd (Saturday) SEC EWA Interschools.  7am- 10am
April 25th ( Monday ) Karinya Park 7am-10am
May 8th SEC 7am-10am
May 15th Riverside 7am-10am
May 28th SEC SHC Classic  7am-10am
May 29th SEC SHC Classic  7am-10am


24th April - Gidgegannup Equestrian Association Open SJ Training  Day Click Here  
1 May - Gidgegannup Dressage Club - Autumn Competition Click Here     
14 May - Avon Valley ARC - Hunter Trials Click Here
15 May - Peel Metropolitan ARC - Show Jump Training Day Click Here
4/5 June - Gidgegannup ARC - Clinic Weekend - Click Here
18 June - Magenup ARG - Dressage & Show Jumping Series Event 2 Click Here


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

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