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Equestrian WA

February 10, 2022

A gentle reminder about membership renewal

Membership renewals are due on 31st January. Please note that any member who has not paid their membership by 1st February 2022 will not be covered under our insurance, and all Officials who are not renewed, cannot officiate at events.


  1. All events and activities are to take place during the “Calendar Year” (1 January 2022 – 31 December 2022) and applications must be submitted by 4 March 2022.
  2. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  3. To be considered, all relevant sections of the application must be completely filled out.
  4. The maximum level of funding available for one event is $2,000 (excluding GST).

On receiving an application at it will be processed and forwarded to the Chair of the relevant discipline committee.

The discipline committees will review all applications (referenced to the EWASF criteria) for their discipline and rank the applications with a recommendation of successful grant recipients and suggested grant amount. The value of grant recommendation may be less than the funds requested in the application. Sport committees may choose to provide additional funding directly from their funds to supplement a recommended application.

All EWA affiliated clubs and EWA discipline committees are eligible to apply for EWASF grants. The total maximum value of applications recommended by the discipline committees from the EWASF cannot exceed the amount identified as available for each committee in each category.

The recommended applications will be presented to the EWA Board at the 5 April 2022 Board meeting for approval. Each discipline committee will provide list of recommended applicants by 28 March 2022.




Horses exercising and competing in hot environmental conditions can be affected by heat stress.

When environmental heat conditions are adverse, exercising horses require appropriate cooling measures to safeguard their welfare.

The primary responsibility for the welfare of horses competing and exercising during hot weather lies with the rider of the horse. Riders must always take action to prevent, manage and treat heat stress in their horses.

Event organisers are responsible for providing adequate facilities and information that riders need to safeguard the welfare of horses. Access to ice and cooling water during competition is a compulsory requirement that arises under certain environmental conditions.

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.

March – OTTWA & EWA - South West Region clinic registrations – bookings now live!

Off the Track WA & Equestrian WA are heading to the southwest region of WA in March, to conduct our very popular educational clinic at Dardanup Equestrian Centre!

To be held on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 featuring groundwork, flatwork, poles, rails and jumping lessons.
As these essential 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 

Your fantastic EA accredited coaches for this clinic will be:

  • PollyAnn Huntington – Groundwork & Flatwork Green
  • Colin Chantler – Flatwork Intermediate & Advanced
  • Kellie-Ann Crowe – Poles, Rail & Jumps.

Entries are now open on Nominate. Be sure to book your place NOW as these clinics fill up quickly. Registrations close midnight Tuesday, 22 February 2022.  For more information and to enter click here.


After a very warm start to the year, we are glad to see the successful delivery of the February OTTWA Classic Clinic on Sunday.

We were able to utilise many of the State Equestrian Centre’s great facilities across the day for the groundwork, flatwork, showjumping and cross country lessons. As always, a big thank you goes to our wonderful coaches, David Cary, Rebecca Thomas, Shaun Dillon and Wendy Barker. Their expertise and support are an invaluable resource for the development of retired racehorses and their riders.

Christie Lyn - Photographer was in attendance, capturing some great memories! Prior to 12.30 pm, she was photographing the cross country course, and after this time Christie was between the C-Quest, C-Quest Warm-Up and International Arenas. Photos are available for a discounted rate of $10, please see links below.

Have some feedback? Please click the link here for our clinic feedback form!


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

Your EA accredited coaches for this clinic are:

  • David Carey – Groundwork, Flatwork Green & Cross Country
  • Bec Thomas – Flatwork Intermediate & Advanced
  • Kellie – Ann Crowe – Poles, Rails & Jumps

Nominate entries will open at 3 pm, tomorrow (Friday 11th February). Be sure to book your place NOW as this clinic will fill up quickly. Registrations close midnight Tuesday, 22 March 2022.

For more information and to enter click here



The re-accreditation cycle from 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2022 is almost finalised, so please start preparing for the process that will ensure you have met the compulsory update requirements enabling you to re-accredit for the next 3-year period – 1/4/22 to 31/3/25.  The deadline is 31/3/22.

All documents can be found on the EA website HERE

Depending on your Discipline/s and role/s you will need to meet specific requirements as outlined in the individual Discipline Document.

A list of Courses, Seminars and Workshops attended from Mid 2019 can be viewed by logging on to MyEA.

  • Login in to MyEA - HERE.
  • Menu option on left of screen choose Member Details
  • Menu across top choose Activities

Our aim is to keep officials in the system. Should you find you have not met the compulsory requirements due to C-19 pandemic limiting course and event attendance, an opportunity to have your accreditation extended for a period of time to meet the requirements can be discussed. In this instance, we will work with individuals on a case by case basis.



On Saturday, 29th of January 2022, EWA hosted the annual High-Performance Forum at the State Equestrian Centre. HP Squad members from all disciplines attended along with some EWA members.

Read more


EWA Show Horse Leaderboard is on again in 2022.  First event for 2022 is Serpentine T Shirt Show on 26 February.

Other Leaderboard dates:

  • Gosnells – 25 April
  • Autumn Pageant – 8 May
  • Winter Gala – 12 June
  • HOY – 9-11 September

Other club dates will be advertised when they come on board.


The postponed 2021 Pryde's Easifeed Australian Jumping Championships wrapped up on Sunday after five days of thrilling competition at the Boneo Park Equestrian Complex on the Mornington Peninsula.

Whilst spectators picnicked ring-side under shady umbrellas or enjoyed the alfresco dining of Arilla Restaurant, the headline class of the show, the Pryde’s EasiFeed Australian Senior Championship got underway.

Queensland combination of Olivia Hamood and her beautiful mare Jane Fonda DVD handled the pressure magnificently to claim the Australian Jumping Senior Title. Second place went to five-time winner Chris Chugg with Cera Cassiago, while another Queensland combination, Sam Overton and Oaks Cassanova rounded off the podium in more


With the recent adoption of the National Integrity Framework (NIF) policy suite, Equestrian Australia is set to trial the Child Safeguarding Policy at the upcoming 2021 Pryde's Easifeed Australian Jumping Championships being held at Boneo Park this week.

The event, which runs from Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th of February 2022, will be the first to trial the implementation of the new NIF Child Safeguarding Policy. It will be a requirement that all attending coaches of athletes under 18 years of age are to provide their Working with Children Check (WWCC), or equivalent in their State, keeping the safety and security of our younger members a top priority. There will also be a Child Safeguarding Officer more

La Noir Equestrian Saddleworld Dressage Day is presented by Western Australian Dressage Young Riders Association. The dressage club is designed specifically for riders up to the age of 25 to encourage dressage as a sport and support junior and young riders in their dreams with the very best instruction and small group work.

This dressage day is an annual event for all age groups offering competitor classes from prelim to FEI and participant classes from Prep as well as club classes for our own members. We have a team competition for teams of 4 from schools and EA registered clubs, with lovely prizes and a club competition for our own riders. Plus a hobby horse dressage competition.

We offer lots of wonderful prizes and rosettes to third place, and ribbons in each class for the following age groups: 12 years and under, 13-15 years and 16-21 years. The competition is an interschools qualifier, leader board event and a qualifier for the DWA Invitational later in the year.


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.


Interschool competitors may compete in Eventing (WAYER, Brigadoon 1-3 April 2022) and Combined Training (State Interschool Equestrian Championships) and/or any other discipline subject to the rider and horse welfare.

However, if a Rider/Horse combination qualifies for the Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships in both Eventing and Combined Training, under the National Interschool Rules, they must elect to compete in either Eventing or Combined Training, not both.

The 2022 EWA and Saddles Plus Interschool Equestrian State Championship Classes and Participation classes EVENT SCHEDULE has been released.

Entries are now open on Nominate until 11.00 pm on Sunday 20 March 2022. 

This year, entries close 5 weeks before the event to enable sufficient time for qualifications to be checked, the draws to be managed, composite teams created and all the administrative work necessary to manage an event of this magnitude. We must advise that NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted.

Please ensure that you and your parents or guardian read the Event Schedule carefully as some things have changed. 

Please also note that merchandise (polo-shirt) must be ordered by 14 March 2022. This is a week before Interschool entries close.  Our manufacturer requires a 4 ½ week turnover time in order to print, cut, sew and deliver their product.  They are very busy at this time of the year as sporting teams gear up. No merchandise will be available for purchase at the event, so please get your order in early via the link here.

A reminder that the Interschool Eventing Competition will be held in conjunction with WAYER, Brigadoon on 1-3 April 2022.  Competitors will need to submit their qualification requirements as part of their entry in accordance with the Qualification document.

Entries will close approximately 10-14 days before the competition. Please keep an eye on the EWA website for information about this and on K Trials.


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.

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

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