Horse FAQ

Prices

How much does it cost to register, transfer, change a horse's name etc?
Please refer to the Horse Fees section of the 2017 Fee Schedule page for prices.

Registration

Does my horse need to be registered?
Your horse needs to be registered if it will be competing in the following state competitions:

  • Dressage - Official classes
  • Eventing - EvA95 and above
  • Interschool - EWA State Interschool Championships
  • Jumping - 1.05m and above
  • Show Horse - EWA Horse of the Year

Horses may also need to be registered when competing Interstate. Please refer to the event entry conditions for information on registration requirements.

What is the difference between 'Full' registration and 'Base' registration?
Full registration is for horses who compete in official competition. Base registration is ideal for horses who don't compete officially (eg. pleasure horses, broodmares), to secure a name, or if the owner would like their horses details on record for biosecurity purposes.

How do I register a horse?
Before you submit a registration application for your horse, please ensure that the following pre-requisites are met:

  1. All owners must be current members of EWA.
  2. The horse must be microchipped to Australian Standards. Your veterinarian will be able to check if your horse is microchipped and microchip if required.
  3. You must consider 5 name preferences. You cannot use the same name as another horse, nor can you change the spelling slightly or use a variation of the same name (e.g. Black Beauty and Blak Beauty). Owners of horses previously registered using initials or prefixes can continue to register horses using these. New owners wishing to register horses using initials or prefixes will be assessed on application.

Once these pre-requisites are met you can complete the Registration Form and submit this to the EWA office along with the relevant supporting documentation.

Can I register a horse online?
No, you must submit a Registration Form.

Do I need to supply 5 names to register a horse?
Yes, you must supply 5 names in your order of preference. Applications without the required amount of names will be returned.

How do I change my horses registered name?
Complete the Change of Horse Name Form and submit it to the EWA office.

How long does it take to receive my registration certificate?
Your request for a registration, transfer, name change, or lease notification will go into effect the day the paperwork and fees are received by the EWA office. The process can take up to 30 business days in order for the request to be processed and for a new certificate to be printed and mailed to you.

I have lost my horse's registration certificate. How do I obtain a replacement?
Complete the Replacement Registration Certificate Form and submit it to the EWA office.

Owner Transfer

I have bought a horse that is registered with EWA. How do I transfer the horse into my name?
If you have purchased a horse that is already registered with EWA, you must transfer the horse into your name. Please ensure that the following pre-requisites are met before applying for a registration.

  1. The new owner must be a member of EWA.
  2. You must get the horse's original Horse Registration Certification signed by the previous owner and the new owner. If you do not have the original Horse Registration Certificate, or are not able to contact the previous owner to get the certificate signed, you must complete a Replacement Registration Certificate Form.

Once these pre-requisites are complete you can send the original signed certificate (or Replacement Form) to the EWA office with a cheque for the $40.00 transfer fee. If you cannot send a cheque you can call the office on (08) 9296 1200 and provide your card details. You will be sent a new Registration Certificate once the transfer has been completed.

Leasing

I am leasing a horse that is registered with EWA. How do I notify EWA of the lease?
The Lease Notification Form must be signed by lessee and lessor and submitted with the horse's Registration Certificate and Competition Licenses. The Lease Notification Form must indicate a start date and end date of the lease period. For competition purposes, the lease is effective the date that the form (with required signatures) is received in the EWA office. Once the lease is registered with EWA, the horse/pony must be entered under the ownership of the lessee. EWA must have written confirmation by both parties if a lease is extended or if the lease is terminated prior to the expiration date. EWA does not get involved in the terms of the lease.

Updating Details

How do I update my horse's details?
You can change your horse's details online using your MyEA account. If you don't have a MyEA account you can submit horse detail changes by email to [email protected].

Competition Licenses

What are Competition Licenses?
Competition Licenses (previously known as "Performance Cards") enable a horse to compete in official events and competitions at the below levels.

  • Dressage - Elementary and above
  • Eventing - EvA95 and above
  • Interschool - EWA State Interschool Championships
  • Jumping - 1.05m and above
  • Show Horse - EWA Horse of the Year

Horses and ponies do not need a performance card to take part in "Participant" classes at competitions (to see which classes fall under this category, click here), or to attend training days.

A horse's competition license(s) must be renewed at the start of each calendar year if the horse is going to compete. You must purchase a License for each discipline if you compete in multiple disciplines.

If you are competing in Dressage competitions you will require a bridle number. This will be provided with your Dressage Competition License.

How do I purchase a new Competition License for my horse?
If your horse is already registered under your name, you can purchase a Competition License online using your MyEA account. You can also complete the Competition License Application/Renewal Form and submit it to the EWA office.

How do I renew a Competition License for my horse? 
You can renew your horse's Competition Licenses online using your MyEA account. You can also complete the Competition License Application/Renewal Form and submit it to the EWA office.

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