Equestrian Western Australia Events

The Equestrian Western Australia Annual Awards Night

The annual EWA Annual Awards brings members together to celebrate the major achievements of our home-grown sports stars and luminaries from the seven sports under the EWA banner - Dressage, Eventing, Interschool, Jumping, Show Horse, Para-Equestrian and Vaulting. Each year the EWA Awards honour those who have made an outstanding contribution to the WA equestrian community as an athlete, coach, administrator, owner, club, event organiser or volunteer from both metropolitan and regional areas.

Interschool Equestrian Festival

In 2005, Equestrian Western Australia held its first full-scale Interschool Championships at the State Equestrian Centre, Brigadoon. An overwhelming response saw over 350 entries, with competitors coming from schools as far away from Perth as Geraldton, Kalgoorlie and Albany. More than 1500 spectators, competitors and children contributed to the festival atmosphere as they watched primary and secondary school riders compete as individuals and as members of school teams during three days of dressage, show jumping and show horse events. Competitors ranged from the state’s most promising young riders to those who had never before competed at a show of this magnitude.

Having proved hugely successful, Interschool Western Australia (ISWA) has grown over the last twelve years, and is now firmly established as an event on the WA school and equestrian calendars and is held over 3 days. This prestigious competition enabling young athletes to showcase their equestrian skills and qualify for the National Interschool Championships. In 2018 introduced participation classes for interschool competitors to participate in this competition enabling young athletes to experience this exciting competition.

WA State Dressage Championships

The State Dressage Championship is the most prestigious event on the Western Australian dressage competition calendar. Each year, equestrians from all over the state attend the event held at the State Equestrian Centre.

About 150 individual entries compete in classes from Preliminary to Grand Prix and Para-Equestrian. Adult and Young Rider, professional and amateur riders will enter the event, each dedicated to the demanding yet elegant sport in which men and women compete on equal footing. Last year 157 riders rode over 510 tests, with many helpers and spectators attending to support the riders and to enjoy the range of shopping at the Trade Hub.

The event is held over three days and will also feature freestyles (dressage to music) at all competitor levels.

A regular feature of the State Championships is the associated The Trade Hub that attracts competitors and spectators over the course of the competition. This is a shopper’s paradise and a great opportunity for sponsors to showcase their product and/or services. Presentations and results will be posted in the Trade Hub, which will encourage riders to explore the shops throughout the day.

WA State Jumping Championships

The Western Australian State Show Jumping Championships is held over 3 days at the State Equestrian Centre, at Brigadoon in the Swan Valley.

Jumping's precision, partnership and thrill have made it one of the most watched sports at the Olympic Games. Equestrian is the only elite sport in which woman and men of widely varying ages compete equally against each other. The event where the state titles for juniors, young riders, amateurs and senior athletes are decided.

WA's State Jumping Championships represents the pinnacle of our sport, gathering elite competitors to ambitious youngsters and talented adult amateurs from throughout WA who demonstrate truly remarkable partnerships between horses and riders. The passion and celebration of show jumping by both competitors and spectators have made it a thriving annual social event that echoes the generally rising interest in the equestrian sport.

EWA Horse of the Year

EWA Show Horse is one of the many equestrian sports of Equestrian Australia, Show Horse is best summarised as a horse being beautifully conformed, of high quality, a magnificent mover and having lovely manners and paces.

The Horse of the Year is held over 3 days at the SEC with horses, ponies, adults and children all competing to represent Western Australia at the Australasian National Show Horse and Rider competition in Victoria in December each Year.

Equestra

Equestra Festival and Show aim to celebrate the bond between horse and human. Its inception in 2018 was enormously successful with more than 3000 attendees experiencing the thrill of horse and rider enjoying a variety of activities such as barrel racing, jumping, side saddle, vaulting and trick riding. The event serves as a platform for all facets of equestrian and local businesses to demonstrate their skills, products and services in a single afternoon. This family-friendly event offered something for everyone including a bouncy castle, pat a unicorn and bucking bull for kids and beer garden for adults. The Equestra 2019 show is set to be more thrilling as ever with acts currently confirming their attendance. This show is a thrilling and inspiring showcase of equestrian pursuits and sports that is not to be missed.

Young Event Horse of the Year and Eventing Grand Prix

The purpose of this event is to provide owners, riders and breeders with the opportunity to showcase the eventing potential of their 4, 5, 6 and 7-year-old horses. Young Event Horse classes encourage trainers and breeders to produce and present the correct type of young horse with the potential to develop into an elite event horse. 2018 saw the event conducted under a new format with three phases completed consecutively in a single arena.

This new format this year incorporated the assessment of event horses in a three-phase single performance consisting of a flatwork workout, jumping course and hand gallop and was popular with participants and spectators alike. WA's Young Event Horse of the Year offers breeders, trainers, owners and riders the opportunity to showcase their young horses in an encouraging environment rewarding well-trained horses showing potential to become elite eventing horses.

Traditionally held on the second day of the event the WA Eventing Grand Prix, a fast-paced, entertaining event promoting the sport to the wider community. The event comprises of approximating 15 jumps both Show Jumps and Cross Country situated in a large arena offering exciting ringside viewing of the fast paces event.

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