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Equestrian WA

December 16, 2021

I have recently had the privilege of being elected to the board and the honour of being appointed to the chair.

First, I would like to acknowledge the big shoes that the outgoing chair, Ron Fleming, has left to fill. Ron has invested a phenomenal amount of time and energy in guiding the organisation during a challenging and unprecedented tenure. During my relatively short time as an appointed director, Ron has managed us operationally and financially through the ongoing Covid crisis that has faced the sport, guided us through a myriad of complex issues and challenges raised by Equestrian Australia being placed in administration during 2020 and supported the equestrian community during the Wooroloo bushfire. Ron has worked enthusiastically and tirelessly, and I can only hope to give justice to his legacy.

I would also like to thank EWA CEO Dwight Pedlow and his team. Dwight and his crew have dealt with those challenges and more at the coalface. It is often a thankless role, and Dwight has selflessly led the organisation forward.

The Board of 2021 should also be recognised (Ron Fleming, Anita Marchesani, Anne Wilkins, William Newton-Wordsworth, Rory Hovell and Roslyn O’Halloran). They have all bought diversified skills, experience and opinions to the table. They have made an enormous emotional and time investment in taking on the role and made significant inroads in moving the organisation forward.  Special thanks to outgoing elected members Anita and William. I have greatly enjoyed working with you both.

And huge kudos to those sports and official committee members for their tireless efforts during the year. I was not involved in the sport very long when I realised it was more a lifestyle than a pastime.

Finally, I wish all the riders, officials, competitors, parents, owners, supporters, sponsors and others involved in the sport, a safe, happy Christmas and New Year.


Geoff Edwards
Equestrian Western Australia Inc. Chair



Equestrian WA is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our annual awards night scheduled for February 04 at Perth’s Crown Ballroom.


We would also like to thank all members that have submitted their nominations. Voting is now open and available via your MyEA profile and will close on 31st December 2021.


If you received a perpetual trophy at our 2020 Awards Night, we would appreciate it if you could return them to the office before the Christmas break or the first week after the office reopens. 


Have you ever wanted to be a sponsor at the EWA Awards Night? Now’s your chance!

The 2021 EWA Awards Night preparations are in full swing, and we have two of our prestigious platinum awards, Athlete and Young Athlete of the Year, looking for a sponsor?

Would you like to co-sponsor? Maybe we can help?

If you are interested, please email,au, and we will forward you a copy of the sponsorship proposal.

Please Note - The General Purpose field is CLOSED due to some renovation of the grass. Apologies but this means at times 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.

Keep an eye on Facebook, social media and the website for any specials.

Check online for all available dates and timeslots.

All bookings can be made online.

CLICK HERE for more information and to make a booking


Excellent opportunities are on offer for horses and riders across Western Australia to benefit from the expertise and experience of Equestrian Australia-approved coaches in the year ahead.

Equestrian Western Australia (EWA) in partnership with Off the Track WA (OTTWA) are thrilled to announce an extensive list of OTTWA coaching clinic dates for 2022.....Read more here.


Equestrian WA and Off The Track WA are excited to launch another successful year of educational clinics, starting 2022 at Murray Regional Equestrian Centre!

To be held on Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23 featuring flatwork, poles, rails, jumps and groundwork lessons.

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

  • Day 1: 22 January – Exclusive for OTTWA horses (OTTWA passport holders only) - groundwork, flatwork, jumping
  • Day 2: 23 January – EWA Clinic – Open to all horses - groundwork, flatwork, jumping

Your EA Accredited coaches for this clinic will be confirmed in early January.

Nominate entries are now open. Be sure to book your place NOW as these clinics fill up quickly. Registrations close midnight Tuesday, 11 January 2022.

For more information and to enter click here.


It was a perfect day for a quick lesson before a relaxing trail ride in the beautiful Jandakot Regional Park. We were well looked after by Gillian and all the crew from Magenup Adult Riding Club, including a fun Christmas BBQ lunch. Can't wait to return next year, and be sure to check out the 2022 dates out now!


Are you involved in an event committee, or do you love competing with your off the track horse? You can encourage off the track competitors and recognise their achievements through OTTWA event sponsorship. Applications are now open for competitions held in the February to July 2022 period in WA.

Sponsorship is available for events of all disciplines held across WA which encourage the participation of retired racehorses.

Make sure you encourage your favourite events to apply!

Click here to learn more.

Applications close on Sunday 19 December, 2021.



  • Fascinating news for all HP squad members ( Dressage, Para-Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Vaulting and Show Horse). Let’s start the year with a day filled with very informative Off-Horse sessions.
  • The HP Forum will be on January 29th at the State Equestrian Centre. Keep an eye out on your emails for all details and the schedule for the day.


Equestrian WA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Friday, 11 February 2022 at 17:00pm WA time.

Matt is going to present the new rules for eventing both FEI and EA. This session is open to all riders to join and Dial-in details can be found here


Equestrian WA is pleased to announce the horse and rider combination that are successful in their selection for the 2021/22 Equestrian WA Eventing Squads

Join Jumping WA for a fun evening to kickstart the 2022 season!

Date: Saturday 08 January 2022
Time: 05:00 pm
Venue: The Camfield, 1 Roger Mackay Drive, Burswood

Ticket information

  • Senior: $82.50 (+$0.50 ticket fee) - includes 2 complimentary drinks of either beer, wine or champagne
  • Junior: $61.50 (+$0.50 ticket fee)
  • Canapes included in both ticket prices
  • Juniors must accompanied by a parent or guardian


Do you think you have the qualifications to "run" the 2022 Interschool Championships?

For a complete position description, please e-mail

The 2022 Interschool Equestrian State Championships' will be held from Thursday 21 April 2022 to Saturday 23 April 2022.  This is the second week of the school holidays. Please note that the 2022 Qualifying document, Interschool Card 2021-2022, and 2022 Exemption Application are now available on the Interschool WA website.

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 when you obtain your qualifications. Entries for the Interschool Championships will likely close in mid-March 2022.


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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Equestrian Western Australia's postal address is:
303 Cathedral Ave, BRIGADOON WA 6069
Tel: +61 8 9296 1200
Fax: +61 8 9296 1194

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