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Equestrian WA

November 4, 2021

2021 EWA Annual Elections for the Board of directors and Sport committee representatives for the period 2022 to 2024


Vote Now via MyEA 

voting closes at 11.59pm Tuesday 9th November, 2021.

Following the request for nominations elections will be held for the EWA Board of Director and the EWA Dressage committee.

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Welcome to the 2021 Equestrian Western Australia Survey.

This survey has been created as a way for EWA to understand what is important to our members, non-members and SEC users to ensure our services and programs remain relevant to your needs in an ever-changing environment.

This survey is voluntary, confidential and should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Responses will not be identified by the individual, rather compiled together to analyse trends to help EWA, the SEC and our elected committees fulfill their responsibilities with evidence-based decisions.

The following prizes will be award to 4 randomly-selected respondents, in order of draw:
1. $250 EWA voucher
2. $250 EWA voucher
3. $50 SEC voucher
4. $50 SEC voucher

(Note: the EWA vouchers can be used towards memberships, horse registrations, transfers etc.)

If you wish to be included in the lucky draw, you will need to provide your contact details at the end of this survey. The prize winners will be drawn on 5 November 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on (08) 9296 1200 or email

To participate in the Survey Please CLICK HERE


Nominations are now being sought for 𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 to be awarded at the 2021 Equestrian Western Australia Awards Night on Friday 4th February 2022!

Nominations are closing at 12 pm, Sunday 28 November so get them in now via your MyEA portal before it's too late!

Competitive Edge

Tuesday 2nd November was a big night for all the High Performance squad members at the Competitive Edge programme with a very informative session presented by Dr Warwick Vale on all things equine drug testing and horse medication control.

Warwick who is currently the AVA (Australian Veterinary Association) President, is no stranger to the Equestrian competitive scene and has performed the swabbing process for many years here in WA as well as the big stage at the Olympic Games and the attendees were furnished with stories and examples from all over the country and the world.
This Competitive Edge session holds the record for our longest session running well over 2 hours, however the engaged audience stayed with the session firing questions at Warwick through the night with no such thing as a stupid question! The process is the same regardless of the sport whether it be Vaulting, Show Horse, Dressage, Para, Eventing, Endurance or Jumping. All our equine athletes are subject to the same rules.

Some of the Key take home messages were:
All riders at all levels whether EA or FEI can be requested to present their horse for a swabbing. There were some 80cm horses competing at Brigadoon II put through the process!
The stewards and the vets at the events are there to help you and help maintain the welfare of the horse.
You must always have your horse’s registration papers with you at competition, so always have these packed in your tack box!

The FEI website has a very helpful app called Clean Sport available here:
And just like with Human Supplements be careful what Herbal supplements you feed your horse and sometimes these can have ingredients that are not labelled.
Equestrian Australia has some helpful information here:

The FEI’s Equine Prohibited Substances Database and website can be found at

A copy of the recorded session has been sent to all squad members, in case you have not received it or if you’re just interested to learn more contact EWA’s Sport Development Manager Aryan Ghasemi to receive a copy.




All bookings can be made online.

CLICK HERE for more information and to make a booking

All bookings can made online. CLICK HERE for more information and to make a booking.


Join us for a Summer Off The Track social ride.

Equestrian WA and Off The Track WA are looking forward to a day of education and relaxation at our south of the river summer social ride.

Based at Magenup Equestrian Centre, join EA coach, Colin Chantler, for groundwork and green flatwork lessons. Then head out with experienced guides on a leisurely ride around the beautiful Jandakot Regional Park.

Nominate entries are now open. Be sure to book your place quickly as we have limited spots available and this popular clinic will fill up quickly. Registrations close midnight on Tuesday,  November 30, 2021.

For more information and to enter CLICK HERE

Equestrian Australia Updates

The Equestrian Australia AGM is coming up and we want you to get involved.

The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Equestrian Australia Limited (ACN 077 455 755) (EA) is scheduled to be held Wednesday 15 December 2021 (notice of meeting will follow over coming days).

At the AGM, two Elected Directors will be elected. Following the 2021 AGM, the EA Board may appoint an Appointed Director.

There will be vacancies for the position of 'Elected Director', with EA First Directors Michelle McLean, Lucy Galovicova and Alex Vallentine retiring. They are eligible to be considered to be appointed as an Appointed Director and to nominate to be elected as an Elected Director.

Eligible Participating Members of EA are now invited to nominate themselves or another Eligible Participating Member of EA for one of the two Elected Director positions to be elected at the 2021 AGM.

EA is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and we encourage people from a wide range of relevant skills and backgrounds to apply.

If you are interested in nominating please complete the form linked below form and return it to by no later than 3 November 2021.

EA Participant Member Elected Director Nomination Form


Equestrian Australia Media Release

EA Takes the Lead in Adopting National Integrity Framework.

Equestrian Australia (EA) is proud to be one of the first Olympic sports in Australia to be adopting the Sport Integrity Australia National Integrity Framework (NIF). This is a massive step forward for Equestrian and, as part of a strong collaboration with Sport
Integrity Australia, will start to address many of the key issues impacting our sport for decades.

The implementation of the Framework as one of the responses to mitigating integrity threats to the sport of Equestrian, is an extremely proactive step. In a letter sent to EA, Sport Integrity Australia CEO, David Sharpe, congratulated Equestrian Australia onofficial approval and adoption of the National Integrity Framework.

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Calling for EOI'S for the EA Driving Committee now open.


The proposed date for the 2022 Interschool Equestrian State Championships is Thursday 21 April 2022 to Saturday 23 April 2022.  This is the second week in the school holidays.

Please try to obtain your qualifications well before the event; there are still a number of shows before the end of 2021 at which prospective Interschool competitors can compete.

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 at the time of obtaining your qualifications. Entries for the Interschool Championships will likely close mid-March 2022.


For those that have entered:

Video Submissions:

Saturday 6th November - Monday 15th November 

Tuesday 16th November - Monday 22nd November

Find the full schedule here.



EWA Show Horse Awards Presentation
Sunday 28th November 2021

2.30pm to 5.00pm

Windy Creek Estate Winery, Stock Rd, Herne Hill

Leaderboard Prensentations 
and the drawing of the TRIPLE CASH BONANZA Loyalty Awards.

Finger Food Provided. NO BYO.

Drinks MUST be purchased form Windy Creek Estate.

$10 per person - RSVP 21st November 2021 - 4.00pm

Book NOW via TryBooking.



Show Horse WA HROY Feedback
To our Valued Show Horse Competitors,

The Show Horse Committee endeavours to conduct the best shows it can and the EWA and Endeavon Products Horse and Rider of the Year is very important to us all.  In 2021 we tried a different program format but, as we are already thinking about 2022, we want to know what you think. Can you give us your feedback? There are some short questions, and your responses will be confidential. The survey closes on 28 October 2021.

For the survey please click HERE


  • All Show Horse Leaderboards now updated - please click - HERE

Reminder to Clubs – for points to count towards the Leader Board, Results and Levies must be received by the EWA office within 14 days of the event.




6 -7 Dressage Busselton Horse & Pony Club
14 Dressage  Albany Agricultural Society

5 Dressage Transitions

*All dates subject to change




  • Did you know – Helmet Tagging will be mandatory for all EA Affiliated Jumping events from 1 January 2022.

    Keep in touch with your local Jumping Club, State Equestrian Branch, and EA website to find out where you can get your helmet tagged ahead of the 2022 Jumping season.

  • Current LEADER BOARDS NOW on the EWA website - HERE

  • RIDERS REP - Riders do not forget that Les Bunning is your Riders Rep. Les is there to talk to if you have any concerns whatsoever, big or small in regards to the event, general rules or welfare of horse or rider. Les can take concerns back to the organising committee or Jumping WA Committee

2021 Australian Jumping Championships

There’s some exciting news in relation to the 2021 Australian Jumping Championships, please find the news article live here:
New Dates for 2021 Australian Jumping Championships at Boneo Park | EA
Boneo Park has today advised the new dates for the 2021 Pryde’s Easifeed Australian Jumping Championships (AJC), with the 2021 event now being held 2-6 February 2022.




  • 6-7   Taminga Championship Show @Taminga
  • 13    Southside Gold Show @ Serpentine H & PC
  • 14    Diamond Championship Show @ Serpentine H & PC
  • 19-21  Yalambi Spring Champs @ Yalambi Farm
  • 20     Wanneroo Ag Show @ Wanneroo Show Grounds


  • 4-5   Dryandra Showjumping @ Dryandra TBC

*All dates subject to change


  • Eventing WA is on facebook ... join us HERE to stay updated on all things EVENTING, including the "Monday Rules" and "Tuesday-Three-Day-Tips" by some of our top WA Eventing riders! 
  • Head over to the EWA website for all updated leader boards -> HERE (updated 16/09/2021)




WA Farm Shop FEI Eventing Grand Slam Leaderboard.

Drumroll please.....

The results have been finalised and our winners determined in the WA Farm Shop FEI Grand Slam!!!!
The final leader boards for this series are now online at the link below.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors for bringing this initiative to life!!!

Please take the time read the information sheet regarding point’s allocation & bonus points, and then check your points and let us know if you believe there to be an error by Friday the 5th of November (this Friday)!!
Placings for these leader boards will be to 3rd, with winners and place getters awarded their prizes at the Eventing WA awards night!!

Milne Feeds Online Seminar

Zoom information will be emailed to registered particpants closer to the day.

Measuring Western Australia SHC, EA


Last measuring dates for 2021


13th - Busselton - Pending



A reminder about the upcoming ARCA AGM on Friday November 26! All Clubs should be represented. Keep an eye on the Reps Group for updates.


14 November -  Wanneroo AECI - Fire & Ice Hacking and SJ Day

13 November - AGM & Awards Presentation - Dressage Association of WA

City of Swan SEC Dust Suppression Install

Thank you City of Swan new works at the SEC

City of Swan Dust Suppression project.

In late 2020 the City of Swan provided a grant for the application of ArenaKleen a dust suppression product for all of our non-grass surfaces. Due to Covid related delays the project was completed 15 October 2021.

Many benefits will result from the City of Swan support of this project, the Indoor arena, Indoor warmup, undercover area, C-Quest and C-Quest warmup, International arena and round yards will no longer require watering saving both water, power to run the retic, retic repairs and labour to set up watering.
The ArenaKleen treatment will also result in a dust free surface at all times with important benefits of no dust in the air to effect horse or rider performance and a much better environment for spectators. We also envisage greatly reduced dust settling in the Indoor arena seating areas this should make event preparation more efficient.

ArenaKleen is used widely on equine arenas worldwide, the product was trialled on the C-Quest to ensure the required performance. The material is inert and bonds to the arena surface particles, when the surface is treated it rides like it has been watered, denser as if it has been watered.
The initial treatment will last about 12 months and we have sufficient product for a top-up when required, this would result in an additional 2 years performance.

General purpose field upgrade supported by City of Swan and the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries

The 2.1 hectare General purpose field will be upgraded with works starting 8 November. For the first time a major renovation of the grass surface will take place, in preparation the old reticulation pump and controllers have been replaced with a new generation variable speed/auto pressure systems pump. This is both more efficient and will better suit our requirements resulting in reliable watering of the GP field. The pump upgrade is part of a DLGSC grant to support the SEC.

Lovegrove Turf Services has been contracted to upgrade the grass surface as part of a City of Swan operational support grant for the SEC.

The surface will be renovated with their Field Topmaker removing the top 40mm of grass, then the surface will be Earthquake Decompacted, following this the surface will be top-dressed, levelled and additional Kikuyu applied as needed. The surface should be ready for use in March 2022. Lovegrove’s are also contracted to maintain the grass during the recovery period and for all of 2022.

This upgrade will result in the surface returning to a primarily Kikuyu with some Couch surface with the treatment and removal of other weeds. The root system of the Kikuyu and Couch remains after the Topmaker removes the 40mm surface this results in a quicker recovery of the grass. Where identified additional Kikuyu will be added to the field.

The Earthquake Decompactor will de-compact the soil resulting in better drainage and soil health.

EWA would like to acknowledge thesupport of the City of Swan and Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries for these projects.


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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