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Equestrian WA

January 27, 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.


We have sold over 90% of the tickets our Awards Night. Get them now before they close at 11:59 pm, 30th January or before they sell out!

We would like to sincerely thank our generous sponsors and supporters for the 2021 Equestrian Western Australia Awards Night!  We are grateful for your generous support and contribution!

It is not too late to be a part of our fantastic lineup of sponsors. Please contact if you are interested and would like to celebrate the achievements of our homegrown equestrian riders.

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.

Need your helmet tagged, horse measured or microchipped? Be sure to come down to the State Equestrian Centre on Saturday 29th January.

  • Helmet tagging and measuring will both commence at 9 am!
  • Measuring costs are $15 per Annual or Limited certificate and $75 for Life certificate - if eligibility criteria are met. Please bring the correct money if possible.
  • There will be time slots for microchipping. Bookings are available via Nominate here
  • For more enquiries, call Nick Campbell at 9296 1200 or email

The first Metro OTTWA two day clinic for 2022!

February – OTTWA Metro clinic registrations – now live!

Off the Track WA and Equestrian WA are pleased to bring you a multi-disciplinary OTTWA Clinic. To be held on Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6 at the State Equestrian Centre. This clinic will feature groundwork, flatwork, poles, rails, jumping and introductory lessons to cross country for the Eventing enthusiasts!

The OTTWA clinics offer an exclusive opportunity for owners of off the track standardbreds and thoroughbreds in WA to take advantage of our experienced EA accredited coaches:

  • Groundwork / Flatwork Green – Shaun Dillon
  • Flatwork Intermediate / Advanced – Bec Thomas
  • Poles and up to 45cm / 45cm to 60cm / 60cm+ – Wendy Barker
  • Cross Country Environment / Cross Country 60cm+ – David Carey

Nominate entries are now open. Be sure to book your place NOW as these popular clinics fill up quickly. Registrations close at midnight on Tuesday, 1 February 2022.

For more information and to enter click here.

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.


Sport Australia recently launched their inaugural online Director Education Course ‘The Start Line’ aimed at sporting Directors from the grassroots level, right up to National Sport Boards. It is designed to both upskill current sport Directors and prepare new Directors for the requirements of being an important member of a Board. The course provides valuable insights and practical examples from governance experts and current sporting Directors.

To access the course, click on this LINK to take you through to the Sport Australia Sport Governance Education and Training webpage.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) and Sport Australia welcomes you to share the course link within your organisations (Associations and Clubs), across your networks as appropriate.

The course also supports the ongoing governance and leadership education and training opportunities provided by DLGSC.

It is critical to stay at the forefront of knowledge and being open to continuous learning and development to support the sporting community in Western Australia.

If you do require any assistance accessing the course or have any questions, please contact Sport Australia directly through the Sport Governance and Organisational Enhancement team via


The Para-Equestrian Panel has been ratified by the EWA Board and is made up of Lisa Baker, Elaine Greene, Sharon Jarvis, Val Mayger and an elected PE Riders’ Representative.

You are invited to nominate a PE rider or express your interest in filling this role.

This person would represent all our PE riders, speak for you and bring your ideas to the Panel.  Ideally, this person would be competing regularly and be in a position to receive your ideas either in person or by email or telephone.

Please send nominations/expressions of interest, with a short resume, to Val Mayger at by Tuesday, February 1 and we will organise an online vote.

We would like to have this position filled as quickly as possible.


Amendments to the EA Dressage Rules which support the change to the marking of technical faults in EA tests, as approved by the EA Board as of 1 January 2022, have now been updated in the 2022 EA Dressage Rule Book.

Updated versions of the Rule Book can be located on the Dressage Rules and Test Page of the EA Website...find out more

The 2022 Saddles Plus 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 ensure your 2022 Membership and any new horse registrations as soon as possible to avoid a last-minute rush. Also, check that your qualification for the Interschools are accurate and are up to date. The Event Schedule will be released in early February, and entries for the Interschool Championships will likely close mid-March 2022.


Please note that the Interschool Eventing Competition will be held with WAYER 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.

So get your horses out of the paddock and run a brush over them as soon as you can.

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.


Next Tuesday, February 1st at 5:00pm AEDT, Equestrian Australia (EA) Performance Support and Wellbeing Manager, Alison Alcock, will be delivering an education webinar on Human Anti-Doping.

All EA members are invited to attend the event where Alison will cover the human anti-doping rules and the obligations of competitors and support personnel, as well as how to check if your medication or supplement is on the prohibited list.

The webinar is open to all EA members regardless of membership category, discipline or competition level.

To register for the webinar please click HERE

It is recommended participants download the ‘Sport Integrity Australia App’ prior to the webinar in order to take part in the interactive components of the session.


The annual 2022 FEI Online Eventing Risk Management and National Safety Officer (NSO) Seminar, was held online on 22 January 2022.

While all the National Federations are invited to share their Health and Safety progress within Eventing and across the sport general, only three National Federations presented, including Equestrian Australia (EA).

Equestrian Australia NSO, Meredith Chapman was in attendance and was the speaker for EA during the seminar.

Topics discussed included introducing Horse Form Index, frangible devices, updates around improving XC design, future of eventing (sport changes, social licence and biosecurity), horse welfare, medical updates and the 2024 Olympic Games.

EA provided an update on our Coronial Recommendations progress and roll-out. We also gave a brief overview of Eventing stats for 2021, and how Eventing is leading the way, with many health and safety initiatives now being adopted and implemented by our other disciplines.

Watch the recording of the full conference now.


Body image, breast health and nutrition are among the new educational resources being launched by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) today to support female athletes in both sport and in life. 

The education modules are part of the AIS Female Performance and Health Initiative (FPHI), an Australian leading program launched in 2019 to raise awareness about matters specifically relating to female athletes.

Following the success of the first modules launched in 2021, six new topics specific to female athletes – body image, nutrition, bone health, pelvic health, breast health and low energy availability – have been added to the AIS FPHI online learning page.

AIS Acting CEO Matti Clements said: “The AIS is intent on providing a leadership role in supporting female athlete health and more

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

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