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Equestrian WA

March 24, 2022


Equestrian WA's long-standing Chief Executive Officer Dwight Pedlow, has sadly decided to move on. Dwight has been working tirelessly for the past five years for the organisation and has worked hard to improve the equestrian sport.  The board would like to thank him for his services and acknowledge his contributions.

The board are currently recruiting for a new CEO.  The executive search firm, Lester Blades is appointed to help recruit a suitable candidate. Please find below the links to the role:

If you are interested or know of someone suitable, please contact James Fairbairn at Lester Blades.


The D’Arcy Slater Foundation congratulate the Discipline Winners and Over All Winner of the EWA D’Arcy Slater Foundation Services to Sport Award’ at the very successful EWA Awards Evening.
                        Jackie Lancaster              Dressage
                        Valrie Mayger                   Show Horse
                        Penny Dodd                     Show Jumping
                        Alan Campbell                  Eventing
With the ‘Services to Sport Award’ Won by the Late Jackie Lancaster from Dressage.
The Foundation is looking forward to their Winter round of Scholarships which will be opening in June /July 2022.

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.


Just a REMINDER that anyone attending the State Equestrian Centre will be required to sign in via the SafeWA app upon arrival from Saturday, 5 December 2020.

If you don’t have a mobile phone, a manual form will be available.

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

For registrations click here.


April - Avon Valley Regional Clinic - registrations NOW LIVE

Off The Track WA and Equestrian WA are excited to be attending Northam Equestrian Centre to offer the Avon Valley Region a weekend of our very popular educational clinics.
To be held on Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th featuring groundwork, flatwork, poles and rails/jumping.

As these fantastic clinics continue to evolve each year, we have decided to open up Day 2 of this regional 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 - EWA Membership is recommended but not compulsory

Your EA accredited coaches for this clinic are:

  • Shaun Dillon – Groundwork & Flatwork Green 
  • Bec Thomas – Flatwork Intermediate & Advanced
  • Kellie – Ann Crowe – Poles, Rails & Jumps

Due to current Covid 19 Government regulations sadly no spectators are allowed.

Nominate entries are now open. Be sure to book your place NOW as this clinic will fill up quickly. Registrations close midnight Sunday, 27th March 2022.

For more information and to enter click here


March - Goldfields Region - Clinic

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

To be held on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27 featuring groundwork, flatwork, poles, rails/jumps and cross country lessons.

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 - EWA Membership is recommended but not compulsory

Your EA accredited coaches for this clinic are:

  • David Carey – Groundwork, Flatwork Green & Cross Country
  • Liz Tollarzo (late change) – Flatwork Intermediate & Advanced
  • Kellie – Ann Crowe – Poles, Rails & Jump

Due to current Covid 19 Government regulations sadly no spectators are allowed.

Thank you to all that have registered, keep an eye on your email for the final schedule.




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.



West Australian para-equestrian athlete Sharon Jarvis confirmed she has reversed her retirement decision and will begin training to compete at her fourth Paralympic Games.

Jarvis made history at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, becoming the first Australian para-equestrian rider to compete in three Games.

Ahead of Tokyo, the 43-year-old had decided to call time on her international career following the more

Para Equestrian Showcase

Saturday April 3, 2022.
International Arena SEC



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. 

Entries have now CLOSED for 2022 Interschools.
We are really sorry, but we absolutely cannot accept any late entries or class changes.

Entries are HUGE!  The Draw for all classes is currently being done and will be available to be sent out next week.  Please keep an eye on the EWA website and in your emails.

Team Managers – we NEED YOU!
Please send Team Managers forms to Lindsay at

The Team Managers Form is available on the EWA website.

Stable bookings - don’t panic.  This is also in progress.

Helper Duties – will be available soon.

Bridle Number Holders – make sure you have them.

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.

Email – please read your email. It is our main form of communication to you.

Smile – it helps a lot even if a horse has trodden on your foot! 

Reminder that horses competing in the championship classes must be registered & riders must be EWA members.



We would like to know what you would like to watch on the big screen at the movie evening at the 2022 Saddles Plus Interschool WA Equestrian Festival.

Let us know your suggestions via the link here. Remember, movie options/suggestions need to be kid-friendly and suitable for all ages.



It has been determined that riders may compete on the same horse or pony in Eventing (WAYER, Brigadoon) and in Combined Training, subject to compliance with the discipline Rules, at the upcoming EWA and Saddles Plus Interschools Equestrian State Championships in April 2022.

It is recognised this is a deviation from previous years. EWA has consulted with other States and this change brings the WA competition into line with the position taken by those other States.



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

Have you always wanted to sponsor something at Interschools but been too afraid to ask?

Now is a good time. We can tailor sponsorship to suit you. Cash and prizes are particularly well regarded.

We are friendly, we are helpful, email or call us on 9296 1200.


We are now calling for EOIs for an Athlete Representative for the National Health and Safety Committee (NHSC). This has been posted on the EA Website HERE. It is also scheduled to go live on our socials soon. Please share this far and wide in your networks. All details can be found in the website link.

EA High Performance Eventing & Para-Equestrian Squads 2022

Following the commencement of a new Olympic and Paralympic cycle Equestrian Australia (EA) is pleased to announce the EA High Performance Eventing & Para–Equestrian Squads for 2022.

The EA High Performance Squads are categorised in alignment with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) high-performance strategy and encompass three levels:
• Gold (AIS athlete category – Podium)
• Green (AIS athlete category – Podium Ready & Podium Potential)
• Generation Next (AIS athlete category – Developing & Emerging)
Congratulations to all athletes who have been recognised on the EA High Performance Squads for 2022.

To see the list Click Here


  • The next measuring will be held at Perth H&PC grounds on March 13th from 7.30 am to 10.30 am
  • Measuring at the State Equestrian Centre for the All Arab show on March 19th is cancelled.


9th April - Dryandra Equestrian Encouragement Hack Day Click Here
10th  April - DAWA Training & Protocol Day
24th April - Gidgegannup Equestrian Association Open SJ Training Day Click Here

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

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