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Equestrian WA

October 7, 2021

2021 EWA Annual Elections for the Board of directors and Sport committee representatives for the period 2022 to 2024

Voting will be open the second week in October via MyEA with voting closing at 11.59pm Tuesday 9th November, 2021.

Following the request for nominations elections will be held for the EWA Board of Director and the EWA Dressage committee.

EWA Board two (2) positions available with four nominations received.
Anne Avery
Anita Marchesani
Geoff Edwards
Polly Ann Huntington

Dressage WA committee five (5) positions available with seven nominations received.
Karen Davies
Graeme Dick
Heidi Mackinlay
Terrina Fairbrother
Elizabeth Wakley-Dawes
Mette Wendler
Paula Zammit

Coaching WA committee two (2) positions available with two nominations received.
The following candidates have been successful;
Gill Botten
Philippa Collier

Eventing WA committee four (4) positions available with three nominations received.
The following candidates have been successful;
Charity Magill
Peter McLachlan
Jacinta Withoud

Jumping WA committee four (4) positions available with two nominations received.
The following candidates have been successful;
Julia Conti
Didy Gundry

Show Horse WA committee one (1) position available with one nomination received.
The following candidate has been successful;
Valrie Mayger


On Sunday, the State Equestrian Centre in Brigadoon received an important visit from the Federal Minister of Sport, the Hon Richard Colbeck and West Australian MP, the Hon Ken Wyatt.

The State Equestrian Centre (SEC) has been the home of equestrian sports in WA for 35 years and has played an essential role for WA riders competing on the national and international stage.  It hosted World Cups and competitions at the highest levels for riders across the country in its glory days.

Read more


Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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 click here for further information.

Equestrian WA just had another wonderful Rising Stars Clinic.
We’d like to thank our Maitland Park Rising Stars Squad who attended this two day clinic at the State Equestrian Centre here at Brigadoon on 25th and 26th of September.

This was the last Rising Stars Clinic in 2021.

We’d also like to thank our dedicated coaches:Leisl Wilding, Bec Thomas, Shaun Dillon, Deborah Spencer and Emily Gray for the wonderful work they did with all our riders.

EWA would like to thank Maitland Park and Careers in Racing for their generous ongoing sponsorship which allows us to continue the journey for our talented Athletes in further developing their skills in riding and horse management.

Happy Riding and we look forward to seeing you all at the next year in the “Rising Stars”!


High Performance - Competitive Edge – 5th October 2021

Another great session on Competitive Edge – High Performance Off Horse component was held this week.

This week’s session was presented by Diane Bawden and Caitlin Bolger. It was about “Setting up a Business Website” and it covered all the basics of building a new website and how to make the current websites more effective.




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.

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




The Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) would like to acknowledge the unusual circumstances surrounding the 2022 Individual Athlete Program (IAP) scholarship selection process, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enquiries relating to the IAP selection policy and process should be directed to Laura Piromalli, Performance Services Program Manager or 08 9387 8166



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.

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

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


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 6 pm, 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!

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 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 - OTT Metro Clinic

Don’t miss out on our October metro clinic - registrations close tomorrow at midnight Friday, 8th October 2021.

Equestrian WA and Off The Track WA are pleased to bring this fantastic opportunity for our 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).

Be sure to book NOW as our metro clinics fill up quickly.
For more information and to enter click here -


EWA - OTT Esperance Clinic

‘Off the Track WA’ is coming to Esperance!

Equestrian WA and Off the Track WA (OTTWA) are proud to be bringing the fifth regional OTTWA clinic to Esperance Equestrian Centre over the weekend of November 6 & 7.  It has been a busy 2021 with successful clinics in Albany, Busselton, Geraldton & Murray.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Esperance and Goldfields owners of the off the track standardbreds and thoroughbreds to take advantage of our experienced EA accredited coaches - David Carey, Liz Tollarzo and Kellie-Ann Crowe.  This clinic will feature groundwork, flatwork (green, intermediate and advanced) and poles, rails and jumping.

Nominate entries are now open. Be sure to book your place now as these popular clinics fill up quickly. Registrations close Thursday, 29 October 2021.

For more information and to enter click here

Equestrian Australia Updates

Progress Report from EA Chair Mark Bradley

Equestrian Australia is very pleased to be able to reflect on the great progress that has been made by the EA team over recent months under the leadership of our CEO, Darren Gocher, and our Board, in a number of essential foundation areas which required urgent attention upon exiting voluntary administration in February this year.
Our focus has been across Board and committee governance; safety and risk management; integrity; financial stability and control, including the reinstatement and continuity of essential funding; and the continuity of EA’s standing and relationships with Sport Australia, Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), the FEI, Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and Australian Paralympic Committee (APC). Read More.

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

2021 Australian Jumping Championships

There’s some exciting news in relation to the 2021 Australian Jumping Championships, please find the news article live here:
New Dates for 2021 Australian Jumping Championships at Boneo Park | EA
Boneo Park has today advised the new dates for the 2021 Pryde’s Easifeed Australian Jumping Championships (AJC), with the 2021 event now being held 2-6 February 2022.

EWA EA Concussion Training for Clubs and OCs

The EA National Safety Manager, Meredith Chapman will conduct Training for EWA Club committee members and OCs 6pm, 11 October 2021, via Zoom.

Concussion training has commenced for our Accredited EA Coaches and Officials across Australia during 2021.

EWA is providing this opportunity for EWA Affiliated Clubs and Organising Committees to have the opportunity for Training on EA Incident Reporting and Concussion Protocols.

This online training includes an overview of EA Incident Reporting and Concussion Protocols, concussion health effects in sport and recovery requirements and practical demonstrations of the reporting process using MyEA and the requirements for removing a Concussion-on-hold status etc.

The training runs on average for only 30 mins followed by question time and we believe this training has been of great benefit and support for EA Coaches and Officials thus far.

EWA strongly encourages all of our Affiliated Club key committee members and Event Organising Committees members to attend.
Please pass on the Zoom meeting log on details to the representatives you wish to attend.

RSVP attendees to by 8 October.

Join via Zoom Meeting



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.


  • EWA Show Horse Awards Presentation

    Windy Creek Winery, Stock Rd, Herne Hill
    2 pm, Saturday 28th November

    Announcement and presentation of leaderboard winners and the bonus you've all been waiting for - THE TRIPLE CASH BONANZA!

    Come and wind up the show season with us. Everyone welcome. More information coming soon
  • 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.





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


  • Did you know – Helmet Tagging will be mandatory for all EA Affiliated Jumping events from 1 January 2022.

    Keep in touch with your local Jumping Club, State Equestrian Branch, and EA website to find out where you can get your helmet tagged ahead of the 2022 Jumping season.

  • 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

2021 Australian Jumping Championships

There’s some exciting news in relation to the 2021 Australian Jumping Championships, please find the news article live here:
New Dates for 2021 Australian Jumping Championships at Boneo Park | EA
Boneo Park has today advised the new dates for the 2021 Pryde’s Easifeed Australian Jumping Championships (AJC), with the 2021 event now being held 2-6 February 2022.




  • 8-10   WASJA Patrons Cup @ SEC
  • 9 & 10 Patrons Cup - Outside Bar Open from 11.30am
  • 22-24 JPEWA State Championship @ Serpentine H & P Club
  • 30      Southside Diamond Show
  • 30      Gidge Ag Show


  • 6-7   Taminga Championship Show @Taminga
  • 13    Southside Gold Show @ Serpentine H & PC
  • 14    Diamond Championship Show @ Serpentine H & PC
  • 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

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’.


The FEI are funding a three-year study, which aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the effect of different impairment types on performance in Dressage. This information will inform recommendations for an evidence-based, sport-specific Classification system for Para Equestrian Dressage.

The FEI are inviting all Para Dressage and Able-Bodied Dressage Athletes who might be interested in participating in the next stage of this research, which involves a biomechanics study to quantify performance measures from riders during ridden tests on a riding simulator. The study also involves the quantification of impairment, using tests from the current FEI Classification system, as well as additional clinical measures of impairment. This information will be used to investigate and define measures of impairment, measures of performance and the strength of association between impairment and activity limitation, which will be used to inform the development of the current Para Dressage Classification system.

Attached you will find a Participant Information Sheet, which includes further details about the study. If you are interested in participating in this study, please take the time to read this Participant Information Sheet to decide whether you would like to take part. If they do, the Information Sheet provides details about how to contact the researchers to arrange your inclusion in the study. More information can also be found on the FEI Classification Research Page.

Please do not hesitate to contact the FEI Para Dressage department or the Principal Investigator of the study, Dr Sarah Jane Hobbs ( if you have any questions.

Measuring Western Australia SHC, EA


Last measuring dates for 2021


10th - Albany
14th -16th - Esperance
16th - Busselton ( cancelled)
30th -31st.  Show Horse Council HOTY - SEC


13th - Busselton



Entries for the Spring Challenge are now OPEN - click HERE


10 October - Bakers Hill ARC - Showjumping Competition 

24 October - Brookleigh ARC - Showjumping Training Day

23 October - Magenup ARG - Encouragemnt Hack Day

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

14 November -  Wanneroo AECI - Fire & Ice Hacking and SJ Day


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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