Maitland Park EWA Rising Stars Program

 2018 Rising Stars Program Sponsor


The development of young riders has long been identified as crucial to the growth of equestrian sports. With young riders now making up 22% of membership and growing, the need to improve in the areas of junior development was identified. As such, Equestrian Western Australia has created the Maitland Park EWA Rising Stars Program.

The Program aims to work closely with WA's best young equestrian talent aged 17-21 years to provide a pathway for young riders aspiring to reach the ranks of a High Performance Squad and perhaps also National Selection sometime in the future. Riders will be selected for each year’s Rising Stars Program from across the state.

Program Benefits

  • A Rising Stars shirt
  • Five intensive two-day clinics at the State Equestrian Centre including mounted lessons and workshops on topics including horse management, goal setting, fitness training, and psychology
  • Marketing and networking opportunities, social media training and skills development to promote and develop the athlete's profile and equestrian career
  • Mentor support from industry professionals including EA Accredited Coaches and the EWA High Performance & Athlete Development Manager
  • Funded support for a select number of riders to attend Youth Development Clinics under the watchful eye of specialist EA Accredited Coaches

Criteria & Selection Process

   2018 Criteria   

Selection Process

Key Dates

10 January 2018  2018 Applications Close
24 & 25 February 2018  Rising Stars Clinic
24 & 25 March 2018  Rising Stars Clinic
18-20 April 2018  State Interschool Championships
26 & 27 April 2018  Rising Stars Clinic
10-12 July 2018  Rising Stars Clinic & Interschool Nationals Team Camp
1 & 2 December 2018  Rising Stars Clinic

2018 Squad Members

Surname First Name Horse Name
Albonetti Zenniah Bundaleer Harmony
Appleby Sophie Jimmy Recard
Baker Jamie Bling It To Me
Benbow Shania Mira Count Ya Blessings
Bettink Hayley Lexcen
Buktenica Olivia Cimeron Supernova
Clark Rachel Pindan
Collins Brianna Born to Excel
Cumming Emma Mrs Nortonknight
Cumming Emma Just Reilly
De Jonge Chelsea Aspen Way Royal Gala
De Jonge Chelsea Boy
Dique Ami Joshua Brook Kazimba
Dumbreck Harmony Frisos Pilgrim
Dumbreck Bonnie Leedale William Tell
Ettridge Teagan Jirrima Applause
Fellows Olivia X5
Fleckhammer Mia Penrhys Carbon Copy
Garz Victoria Magnus Maximus
Gee Chloe Torridon Limited Edition
Gielen Madison Devereaux Top Up
Gielen Madison Akecheta
Gielen Madison Valet De Carreau
Gough Ellie Kidaman Al Sirocco
Green Abby Barrabadeen Mystique
Grose Georgia Sandford Renaissance
Grov Kjersti Kinnordy Rhinegold
Grov Astrid BML Silhouette
Hall Lauren Flowervale Freedom
Hammer Teagan Lynwyn Park Matilda
Hammer Teagan What A Wally
Harding Tara Collier Street
Jones Ella Roseden Ella Blue
Lachenicht Nicola Bensons Cha Ching
Langley Samantha Yalamabi's Crescendo
Lilly Caitlen Wildwood Beyond Paradise
Little Megan Akuda Matata
Mc Queen Tessa Young Won Silver
Meakins Shannon Devereaux Speedy Gonzalas
Middendorp Ashleigh Joshua Brook Budweiser
Miller Ella Ok Kookaburra
Nicholls Siobhan Tika
Radecker Tanaya Talaq Citi
Reay Hannah Princess Fantasia
Reynolds Katrina Phoenix Quill
Ross Amy Ma Belle Ami
Rowe Lauren Charisma Royal Emblem
Rowe Lauren Beelo-Bi Moondyne Joe
Ruiz Olivia Holland Park Riviera
Smit Kayla Holy Roller
Smith Tazmin Beelo-Bi Moonlight
Smith Kate Arvada Hide "n" Seek
Smith Kate Star of Kingston
Thompson Kiera Miss Showgirl IDK
Trolove Eloise Kalaf
Trolove Courtney Tullynally Ruby Tuesday
Turner Erin Redline Classic Design
Versteegen Chloe Raylyns Eliza
Versteegen Chloe Classique Bean
Welsh Taylah San Rubin II
Williams Katelyn Mikennys Caruso


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Sharon Welsh
T: (08) 6365 1805
E: [email protected]