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Equestrian WA

September 2, 2021

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.

The Board of EWA and the Sport committees have worked tirelessly to support our sport and the State Equestrian Centre during times of a challenging 12 months.

Our sport is built on the support of volunteers – many of you have the ability to make a positive difference to our sport. The Board and Sport committees require leaders – if you are willing and able, please nominate or if know of someone who has qualities that will provide leadership to our sport, please approach them and suggest they nominate.

New ideas are the lifeblood of good Committees – we need passionate people to provide leadership and ideas.

Whilst there are only a few positions on the various committees being open to election, all Committees also have some opportunities for appointing committee members, so those who are nominated and may not be successful in the election may be offered an appointed position – again these are not ‘closed shop’ positions – they are genuine positions to ensure there is a good balance of skills and representation on the committees. Nominations for appointed committee members will be called for following the elections.

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

Squad Riders -

SAVE THE DATES for our next Competitive Edge sessions:

Tuesday, 7th September 2021 – 7pm
Tuesday, 21st September 2021 – 7pm

Remember to check your emails for the Zoom invite!

ALL SQUAD RIDERS (including Rising Stars & Interschools National Team) please note that Competitive Edge is part of your squad attendance obligation as Off-Horse-Component.

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 10th September
Friday 15th October

Talking Horses 91.3 Sportfm, Wednesday 8th September between 6 and 7pm

‘Talking Horses’ on 91.3 Sportfm -  Special Guests on Wednesday 8th September between 6 and 7pm will be the Royal Agricultural Society Councillor in Charge of ring events Andrew Williams and leading WA National carriage driving coach and judge Marg Langan.

Marg has been involved in educating, showing and breeding a variety of breeds including American Saddlebreds and Hackneys and other different horse breeds. She has held a number of Carriage Driving committee positions at Federal, State and Club level, as well as the RAS and Arabian Horse Societies.  

As a business owner working in the equestrian industry most of her free time is given to judging or coaching at various carriage clubs across Australia and overseas. She has judged twice at the Sydney Royal Show and also judged at the Adelaide Royal Show.

The Councillor in Charge of Ring Events  - Andrew started volunteering at the Perth Royal Show in 2006 as Marshal for the horse section.  In 2008 he became a Councillor and after a number of years working in other sections, primarily cattle, he returned to horses where he became assistant Councillor for horses in 2018 and then Ring Master in 2019.

Outside of the Royal Agricultural Society, Andrew has had a widely varied career and is currently working for Uniting Care West.   Although he has ridden horses in the past, his current passion is cycling.

The 2021 Perth Royal Show will be different, in terms of what’s happening, but also the physical footprint of the grounds. For horses this means no breed classes and restricted hacking. Show Jumping, Pony Club and Carriage Driving will still be going ahead.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation there may be caps on attendance of the Perth Royal Show each day - so make sure you get your tickets soon!

Coming to Mandurah - free WWC Check training!

The Working with Children (WWC) Screening Unit is presenting two free workshops in Mandurah on Thursday 9 September 2021.  

The workshops will be run in partnership with the City of Mandurah and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and aim to help organisations improve their WWC Check compliance.

If you manage WWC Checks in your organisation, then these interactive workshops are for you! An evening session will cater specifically for the sport and recreation sector while the afternoon session is open to all community organisations.

The workshops will cover:

• the features of a WWC Check
• who needs a WWC Check
• how to deal with adverse decisions
• record keeping requirements and other useful tools
• child safety and the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

The workshops will be held at the Mandurah Bowling and Community Centre.

Numbers are limited, so be quick to secure your place.
The community workshop will be held from 1:00 - 3:30pm.


The sport and recreation workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:30pm.


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

Dates for Concussion Training for Coaches, Officials, OCs and Clubs

New Dates for Concussion Training for Coaches, Officials, OCs and Clubs

Concussion training has commenced for our Accredited EA Coaches.

This online training includes an overview of EA 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 thus far.

Upcoming training dates for Concussion for Coaches, Officials, OCs and Clubs:

  • Monday 27th September 19:00 AEST (Registrations close 12pm on 22.09.21)
  • Wednesday 17th November 13:00 AEST (Registrations close 12pm on 15.11.21)

We welcome comments from those of you who have attended the training to date and encourage others to participate.

Register 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.



Important Information to all Competitors

There have been changes to the order of classes on Saturday and Sunday for Horse of the Year.  No change to class order on Friday.  Please refer to email sent to all competitors via Nominate on Monday 30 August for full details.

Friday lunch will be after Class 10

Saturday classes will be in the following order:
Class 15 – Rider 18 years up to inc 25 years
Class 17 – Large Show Hunter
Class 16 – Small Show Hunter
Class 18 – Small Show Hack
Class 19 – Large Show Hack
Class 20 – Rider 15, 16 & 17 years
Class 21 – Off the Track Ridden Thoroughbred
Class 22 – Child’s Small Hunter
Class 23 – Child’s Large Show Hunter
Class 24 – Child’s Small Show Hack
Class 25 – Child’s Large Show Hack
Class 26 – Rider 26 years & over

SUNDAY classes will be in the following order:
Class 27 – Large Show Pony
Class 31 – Small Show Galloway
Class 32 – Large Show Galloway
Class 34 – Large Show Hunter Galloway
Class 33 – Small Show Hunter Galloway
Class 28 – Large Show Hunter Pony
Class 29 – Child’s Large Show Pony
Class 36 – Child’s Small Show Galloway
Class 37 – Child’s Large Show Galloway
Class 35 – Rider 12, 13 & 14 years
Class 30 – Child’s Large Show Hunter Pony
Class 38 – Child’s Small Show Hunter Galloway
Class 39 – Child’s Large Show Hunter Galloway


2021 Hygain State Dressage Championships

Check out this year’s program for the Hygain WA State Dressage Championships - containing all you need to know on the event - download HERE

✨key contacts
✨arena map
✨class times (draw not included - please download separately at the link below)
✨Freestyle times on Sunday




3,4-5 Dressage DWA State Championships
18-19 Dressage Orange Grove Gala Dressage Weekend

03 Dressage DWA Grassroots
9-10 Dressage Swan River Dressage
10 Dressage Margaret River Horse & Pony Club - Dressage Series 3
10 Dressage GCEC
30-31 Dressage Brookleigh Dressage Club - Spring Into 2022

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


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



4         Chapman Valley Ag Show @ Nabawa Show Grounds
4-5      Swan River Annual Championship @ Brookleigh Estate
9         GCEC Midweek Show @Woorree Park
11       Northampton Ag Show @ Northampton Oval
           Northam Ag Show @ Northam
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 17/08/21)


18-19 Alcoa CCI-S (Pinjarra) - EvA80 – CCI4*-S

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



3rd and 4th -  2021 Hygain State Dressage Championships - SEC  7:30 to 10am

10th and 11th -  Endeavon 2021 Horse and Rider of the Year SEC 7 to 10am

Northam Ag Show - Entries extended to 9th September 2021

Northam Ag Show - Entries extended to 9th September 2021

Looking for schedules and entry forms? Find them online HERE

Or if you need a paper copy you can pick one up at

🎈Northam Library
🎈Northam Florist
🎈Avon Valley Contracting
🎈Northam Feed and Hire



Entries for the Spring Challenge are now OPEN - click HERE


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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