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Equestrian WA

September 22, 2022


Our WA superstars are ready to take the equestrian world by storm at next week’s Australian Interschool Championships being held in Sydney.

Preparations have reached fever pitch as our stars make their way over to New South Wales to represent our state with pride against the rest of the nation.

It was a very special week at the State Equestrian Centre, as some very precious cargo commenced the journey across the Nullarbor!

Thanks to drivers Glen and Chris, as well as Wayne and John at Combined Horse Transport – six of our team’s horses are now on the way to Sydney – travelling in comfort and style and in the best possible hands for the long journey!

Each horse is rested at professional spelling stations every four to five hours, and also has its own stainless steel feed and water which is refreshed at the same time.

The horses will have extended rest times and a chance to roam around in Adelaide and Melbourne, before arriving in Sydney on Friday evening.

The Australian Interschool Championships attracts more than 2,000 school based competitors, family, friends and supporters from right around the country.

Competitors, aged 5-18 years old, are required to qualify through from their respective State Interschool Championships. It is the largest equestrian grassroots program delivered nationally in Australia.

The full squad representing WA at the 2022 Nationals is below:

  • Abby Green
  • Alivia Coppin
  • Alyssa Scott
  • Amelia McDonald
  • Amy Lethlean
  • Amy Lockhart
  • Bianca Ettridge
  • Chaise Fowler
  • Chloe Gee
  • Ella McCrum
  • Erica Bell
  • Erin Greenwood
  • Isabella Day
  • Isla Bolton
  • Krystina Bercene
  • Lateesha Coppin
  • Meg Fowler
  • Mia Avila
  • Noah Woodyer
  • Reagan Hughan
  • Ruby Rae
  • Shania Benbow
  • Sophie Morrison
  • Uma Sky Fisher
  • Zoe Purser

Team Manager: Corien Ridley

Team Captain: Chloe Gee

Vice Captain: Shania Benbow

Equestrian WA will provide updates on the Australian Interschool Championships as we follow the progress of the future stars of our sport! On behalf of the equestrian community and everyone in WA, we wish our squad the best of luck!

Equestrian WA wishes to express its sincere gratitude and appreciation to Combined Horse Transport for their extraordinary support in enabling our squad horses to participate in the Australian Interschools Championships. For more information on Combined Horse Transport and the services they offer visit their website.


The excitement is building as the 24th Australian Vaulting Championships are now only a fortnight away!

As part of the build up to the championships, we've been taking a closer look at some of our West Aussie stars who are set to shine in Sydney.

This week we're profiling Rachel Ryan and Skyelah De Vries from REVA and Imogen Capelli from RDA Carine.

To learn more about this star trio, visit the Equestrian WA website!

A reminder about the full list of our WA stars which you will find below:

  • Matilda Yates (REVA)
  • Rachel Ryan (REVA)
  • Yindi Falconbridge (REVA)
  • Skyelah De Vries (REVA)
  • Elise Cox (REVA)
  • Olivia Barry (REVA)
  • Grace Joyce (REVA)
  • Zane Jakse (REVA)
  • Emmi Kneale (RDA Carine)
  • Imogen Capelli (RDA Carine)
  • Tia Kaiser (RDA Carine)
  • Annalyce Page (Dryandra PC)
  • Jenaveve Page (Dryandra PC)


The EWA Annual Election will be held on Friday 4 November 2022, closing at 11.59pm.

Nominations for the Board of Directors and Sport Committees are now open. Please visit the Equestrian WA website to access the nomination forms

Nominations for the Board of Directors and Sport Committees will close on Sunday 25 September at 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 2022.

This is the second year that the elections will be held under the new Committee By-Laws and is a great opportunity for individuals to give back to our sport.

The Board of EWA and the Sport Committees have worked tirelessly to support our sport and the State Equestrian Centre during these challenging couple of years.

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 you 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 open to election, all Committees also have some opportunities for appointing committee members, so those who nominate 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 continues to grow and develop, so please consider helping us to enable the sport to thrive in WA for generations to come.


Off the Track WA and Equestrian WA are pleased to bring you a multi-disciplinary OTTWA Clinic in the southern suburbs at Baldivis Pony Club.

To be held on Saturday 8 October, this clinic will feature groundwork, flatwork, poles, and jumping.

The OTTWA clinics offer an exclusive opportunity for owners of off the track Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds in WA to take advantage of our experienced Equestrian Australia accredited coache.

 Our coaches for this clinic are:
• TBC – Groundwork and Flatwork Green
• TBC - Flatwork Intermediate and Advanced
• Kellie-Ann Crowe  - Poles and up to 45cm, 45cm to 60cm and 60cm+

Nominate entries are now open. Be sure to book your place NOW as these popular clinics fill up quickly. Registrations close at midnight on Sunday 2 October

Nominate Entry Link:

For all your Dressage News please visit their Website!


Thanks to the Jumping WA Committee and High Performance representatives, a High Performance seminar presented by Ascot Equine Veterinarians will be held at the State Equestrian Centre next Friday 30 September at 6:30pm.

Lead by Dr Pete Harding, the seminar will focus on how we can keep our horses at their peak for competition by aiding recovery. Recovery is becoming increasingly important to the high performing athlete in a bid to reduce fatigue and enhance performance.

The SEC bar will be open for this event – and light food will be provided.

There is a small charge of $5 for the event. You must confirm your attendance for this event by registering on the Trybooking event page


The Show Horse Leaderboard has now been updated following the EWA Horse of the Year event a fortnight ago. Visit the Show Horse Leaderboard webpage to check our how our stars are tracking!

The results for Horse of the Year are also available via the same link above. 


Preparations for 2023 are now also underway as we look ahead to another bumper year in the world of Show Horse.

This includes the planning for the 2023 EWA Show Horse High Performance Squads (State Squad and Youth Squad).

In 2023, riders who have ambitions to be selected for the Show Horse High Performance Squads will not only have to display strong and consistent on-horse performances at relevant events in the last 12 months, but they will also have to meet criteria surrounding participation in clinics and off-horse criteria.

There will be an emphasis on riders’ motivations for being part of the squads, their short and long-term goals in the sport, their training schedule and overall participation within the Show Horse community.

All eligible WA riders will be reviewed by the State Selection Panel with successful applicants notified shortly after. We encourage anyone who has the ambition and determination to be a part of the Show Horse HP State Squad or Youth Squad to apply. 

For further information about the selection criteria, the squad selection process and to apply, please visit the Show Horse High Performance webpage.


The Masters Series Leaderboard and Newcomers Leaderboard have both been updated on the Equestrian WA website - making it easier to follow the progress of our stars in the Eventing world. Make sure to check them out. 


Equestrian WA is pleased to confirm our latest High Performance Eventing Squads, following the biannual review.

The purpose of our High Performance Pathway is to assist talented combinations to further their equestrian development, leading to the potential prospect of medalling at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Our Eventing High Performance squads include the State Squad, Recognition Squad and Development Squad. 

Congratulations to all athletes named on the squads - the equestrian community looks forward to following your journey. 

Equestrian WA will provide updates on the progress of our athletes in our High Performance Squads in the future. 

Please visit the Eventing WA webpage to view the full squads. 






Saturday 8 October 2022

Official Show Horse and Leaderboard Qualifier

Perth Polo Fields, Guildford

Saturday 8 October 2022

WA Arabian Horse Association Inc Ridden Horse of the Year

Perth Polo Fields, Guildford

Sunday 9 October 2022

WA Arabian Horse Association Inc Breeders Showcase

Perth Polo Fields, Guildford

Saturday 5 November - Sunday 6 November 2022

WA Arabian Horse Association Inc All Arabian Show

Perth Polo Fields, Guildford


Enquiries for all of the above events can be forwarded to

For more information on the WA Arabian Horse Association visit their website.

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

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