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Equestrian WA Newsletter 30 October 2009


Please be advised the office will be closed 3 November, and 26-27 November for Professional Development.

Thanks and appreciation to everyone for attending the AGM on Thursday evening. Please click HERE to read the comprehensive 2009 AGM Report.

Collections 2009 and Handbook 2010 both to be published and distributed in January 2010.
If you would like to advertise please see our schedule of pricing as follows. 
COLLECTIONS  Technical Details and Booking Form & Rates. HANDBOOK Technical Details and Booking Form & Rates.
Bookings due date for advertising is  November 20.

Christmas shopping............ EWA Gear for Sale
Overnight or sports bags for sale. Black with gold EWA logo only $55.  Hoodies are verypopular, $'s still cool at nights!


 Polocrosse State Championships

(And in case you missed it last week........)  WA's own equine radio program.......
Every Tuesday from 6 to 7pm , can also be downloaded from the Internet


Perth Horse and Pony Club 50th Birthday
14 November 7pm - late
Flyer HERE 

Equestrian WA High Performance Pathways Presents
UWE SPENLEN - WA Tour 2009  
November 22nd—25th Coaching available at the SEC
November 26th & 27th Margaret River coaching & workshop   presentation
Wed Nov 25th Workshop: ”Moving Sideways:  Lateral movements and exercises, description, requirements, aims, essentials”
Doors open 5:30pm SEC - ALL WELCOME!
Cost: $10 per person; clinic participants & EWA Squad members FREE
Refreshments provided & bar open  
or call 9296 1200 to register your interest!

Uwe Spenlen is an experienced FEI (I) Dressage Judge who judges CDI***/CDI-W regularly around the world. He has been a judge for the prestigious FEI World Dressage Challenge in South and Central America, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Uwe is formally an active dressage rider who has also been educated by renowned riding instructors at Warendorf and Münster. He holds an International Instructors License and is board member of the dressage Committee of German Judges Association (DRV). He is well-known for the clarity he brings to judging of dressage, his emphasis on the ‘Scale of Training’ on as well as the focus on quality. He is admired for his efforts, over many years, to help improve the Australian dressage scene through clinics and events such as Equitana.


Advertise now in the premier equestrian year book “Collections 2009”
Equestrian WA’s annual magazine reaches 2400 EWA members and is available for sale to the public from the EWA office.  A celebration of the year’s achievements and events, Collections 2009 will be printed in January 2010 to incorporate 2009 EWA Awards Night and is highly valued as a collector’s item.
For year long exposure in a full colour, high quality publication promote your club, event or business by contacting Vanessa Fuchsbichler, Executive Assistant on  9296 1200 or emailing for booking rates and specifications. Bookings close November 20th.Technical Details and Booking Form

Riders and supporters, officials and event organisers get your stories in now and don't forget photos say a thousand words. High quality and jpeg format please.

Evie Buller (pic'd) riding Charlie Girl by Barnes Photography

Thank you to all 65 participants who attended the workshop on “the Trot Up” last Saturday at the State Equestrian Centre. Attendees were treated to many insider tips and gained expert advice from Australian Olympic Team Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Denis Goulding, Olympic Silver Medalist Sonja Johnson, EWA State Eventing Squad Rider Deon Stokes, and FEI Ground Jury member PollyAnn Huntington, and making a special appearance was National Eventing Coach Wayne Roycroft. Thank you to all our guest presenters who certainly made the evening as memorable as it was informative!
The next workshop will occur Wednesday November 25th on “Moving Sideways” featuring Uwe Spenlen…see more information below!
The 2009 Horseland Australian National Dressage Championships have begun!! GOOD LUCK to EWA Dressage State Squad combinations Roz Tippett & Broadstone Dramatik, Sharon Jarvis & Applewood Odorado, Sara Thean & D’Amour, Krysten Lituri & Centura Donnerquest, and Sophie Warren & Rialto. 
This year the WA State Team is comprised of Sophie Warren & Rialto in the PSG, Roz Tippett & Broadstone Dramatik in the Inter 1, Sara Thean & D’Amour in the Inter 2, and special thanks to Sally Trevenen who has volunteered her time as Chef d’Equipe. Watch for results at
Best of luck to you all, we know you’ll do WA proud!
The 2009 Australian International 3 Day Event begins next Thursday!
GOOD LUCK to all WA riders making the trek to Adelaide – this year WA boasts a strong contingent of ** and **** combinations, out to tackle the most challenging event in the southern hemisphere!
EWA Eventing State Squad combinations Sonja Johnson with Ringwould Jaguar and Parkiarrup Illicit Liaison, and Deon Stokes with Red Bull and Le Directuer, are entered into the prestigious CIC**** event, with Paula Caplehorn & BML Diplomat, Sophie Warren & Lets Impress, Elizabeth Moore & Tempus Fugit, and Leslie Stackhouse & Lost Treasure all entered into the CIC**. With such high entries, WA has been able to field a team for the inaugural CIC** & CCI** Young Rider Challenge, which is comprised of Tegan Lush & Tempus Fugit, Elizabeth Moore & Sebastian Bach, and Sophie Warren & Lets Impress. 
Best of luck to all competitors, and we hope those going to watch can cheer loud and proud for EWA! 
MOVING SIDEWAYS - - Lateral movements and exercises, description, requirements, aims, essentials”
Wednesday November 25th, State Equestrian Centre
Doors open 5:30 for a 6pm start.
Exploring the theory and practical components in lateral movements –
Cost: $10 per person, EWA Squad members free
RSVP’s essential! Register now by emailing or call 9296 1200
Coaching at the SEC Sunday November 22nd through Wednesday November 25th
LESSONS STILL AVAILABLE – all levels, all sports, all ages welcome! Find out why some of WA’s top Dressage, Eventing & Jumping riders train with Uwe each and every time he’s here!
For more information please contact or call 9296 1200
November 26th & 27th – MARGARET RIVER – Coaching available & Workshop on “Moving sideways - Lateral movements and exercises, description, requirements, aims, essentials”
Contact Penny Lee at iplee2@bigpond.com97573394, mobile 0419975552 or call
All potential Squad riders please note the Competition Criteria as required to attain a place on the Eventing State or State Young Rider Squad has been recently revised by the Eventing Committee.  
Please click HERE to see the 2010 Criteria in full or contact

Coming Dates:   
16, 17 & 18 November                        Level 1 Coaching School
Expressions of Interest are also called from Level 1 Candidates and Introductory Coaches interested in attending an intensive workshop covering Level 1 Coaching Activities. Eight candidates have now registered so this school will proceed. Download form HERE
Link to List of Currently insured NCAS Coaches:
Contact Jennine Smith EWA Office 9296 1200 or email for Registration Forms.
Alternatively these can be downloaded from


Dressage training prior to November Spring Festival
November 4 9.30am to 6pm  30 minutes $25
November 11 9.30am to 4pm 30 minutes $25 
Pre-event familiarization Friday November 13 from 1pm to 6.30pm (no charge – arena set up with judges dais, flags etc)  
Lights, camera, action, it’s show time at the SEC.
November is looking busier than ever with breed shows taking centre stage at the SEC. We welcome the WA Quarter Horse Association at the start of November, followed by the Arabians for their State Titles on November 7 and 8. Entries are at a record high and we are looking forward to some fireworks in the finals of that show. Hot on the heels of the Arabians at the end of November is the Appaloosa Club beginners show on November 28 and on Sunday, November 29, the APSB show will shine on the grass at the SEC.
Dressage riders are back too this month, in a full weekend of dressage competition in the Spring Festival on November 14 and 15. A huge program is planned and there will be plenty of young horses making their debut at this glamorous event.
But it is the eventers who will be making the running this month, with the long awaited Brigadoon II ODE on November 21 and 22. Get your position at the water jump or up on the hill to see the cream of WA cross country riders take on the Brigadoon course. Beautifully planned by Eventing WA, this promises loads of action and very fast times around the stunning course.
JumpCross takes off – Riders have taken to the JumpCross initiative and have just about booked out the first training day on November 28. There are a few spots left in the first group at 10am and in the third group at 12 noon. Contact the SEC to reserve your spot, only $22 for EWA member for the training, BBQ lunch and mini-competition on the day.
Stable news – The SEC would like to thank all our customers for their cooperation when booking stables. We have streamlined the process so that you can book with us directly including your stable fee and bond. We have been working hard to make sure we have the stables ready for people coming in very early or late at night, to have keys ready for them when they arrive. The stable bond is only payable if your stable is not cleaned out properly, removing all dropping and urine. There is NO need to remove all the bedding, only to properly remove all the waste and mess. Please contact our stable coordinator on 9296 1200 for more information.

(photo above by Ashley Macaulay , rider Jordan McAlpine)
Attention Students
Equestrian Australia Community Programs endorsed by Curriculum Council of WA
The Curriculum Council of WA has endorsed the following EA Programs and by successfully completing any of these, students can gain WACE unit equivalence.
CEQIHM        Introductory Horse Management
CEQHM1       Level 1 Horse Management
CEQHM2       Level 2 Horse Management
CEQIR           Introductory Riding
CEQGR1        Level 1 General Riding
CEQDR1        Level 1 Dressage Riding
CEQDR2        Level 2 Dressage Riding
CEQJR2         Level 2 Jumping Riding
CEQER2        Level 2 Eventing Riding
CEQIC           Introductory Coaching
Minimum entry age 12 years
Minimum entry age 15 years
Minimum entry age 12 years
Minimum entry age 15 years
Minimum age 17 yrs to register
18 years to attain certificate
Resources: Workbooks can be purchased directly from the EA National Office
Enrolments due: 7th August each year. Students can approach their school’s Curriculum Deputy to enrol them to gain credits toward their Secondary Graduation within the year of enrolment. Students may commence Courses prior to /after enrolment though must complete in the same year of enrolment.
Results deadlines: Due 2nd November (Yr 12) or 9th December (Yr 10 & 11) each year
On completion of Activity Assessments students should forward their Horse Management or Riding Certificates as evidence of attainment to EA National P O Box 673 Sydney Markets NSW 2129
RE Physical Education Studies - TEE Elective in schools
Did you know Equestrian Sports as part of Physical Education Studies are also now an elective subject for TEE in years 11 and 12 at school?
The news about the NCAS Certificates in schools is a major step in the acceptance of the NCAS Equestrian programmes as valued educational tools and now there are two pathways for young riders to pursue while they are at school. PE Studies TEE Elective commenced in 2008 and was offered again in 2009 and with the practical component for the three disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Showjumping.
1. Students should contact and discuss their options with the Physical Education staff at their school
2. Theory and practical components for PE Studies
3. Candidates for The PE Studies Practical exam will be asked to nominate their chosen sport early in
     the year
            (a) There are 14 "listed" sports - usually taught in the School and
            (b) A few "unlisted" sports (includes Equestrian) - considered by an Examination Panel.
If these sports are approved by this Examination Panel - candidates /students must prepare and submit a video portfolio that demonstrates their skills, drills and performances in their sport - candidates need to contact PE staff at their school for details
4. Equestrian sports included - Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing
Students / candidates contact their Physical Education staff at their school for further details
BEATS 2010
An exciting Program aimed at developing talented young riders in all aspects of equestrian riding and horse management following EWA pathways to elite athlete performance. The squad has been in existence since 1994, being continuously sponsored by Healthway and from 2007 has been very proud to have Prestige Loans as a major sponsor.
 This year enrolment in NCAS Courses at Introductory Level for both Riding Skills and Horse Management became mandatory and remain the foundation of horse management and ridden components within the BEATS Program.
Following the submission of applications, the coaching panel will review applications and invite a selection of
suitable candidates to a mounted assessment day held at the State Equestrian Centre. The mounted assessments
will be divided by sport. Each group will be observed by one member of each State Selection Panel for the High Performance Pathways, and coached by a current BEATS Coach. Following the assessment, the coaching panel & selectors will be to decide the final selections. In addition to the mounted assessment, the rider will be asked to sit down to a 10 minute interview, also held on the assessment day.
Application Forms are now available for BEATS 2010       Please download form HERE
Assessment Dates scheduled;
·         BEATS Perth: Wednesday 20th January
·         BEATS Geraldton: Wednesday 13th January
·         BEATS Southern Region Wednesday 27th January
RESULTS    More performances have come to hand for the following BEATS riders this Spring;

Royal Show Results
HACKING                  Emily Reudavey        3rd - Riding Pony Hack 13.2 - 14h
* 7th - Riding Pony MW 12.2 - 14h
                                                                        4th - Girls Pony Hack 12.2 - 14h
BREED Events           Emily Reudavey        6th - Handler, Riding Pony Breed
* 7th - Riding Pony Ridden - 13.2 - 14.2h
Fraser Bower                 5th PCAWA AM5 FOR HORSES OVER 14.2 HANDS
Oliver Gray                   6th PCAWA AM5 FOR HORSES OVER 14.2 HANDS
WA Showjumping Festival 16 – 18 October 2009
Harry Muir       5th – Youth Festival Final 1.oo m
                        2nd – Young Masters 80cm
                        1st -   Six Bar Under 21
(Note: EWA Office waiting on official score sheets. Showjumping results for both Serpentine and WA Showjumping Festival to be returned for publishing complete set)
Brooker Swan River Horse Trials 17- 18 October
Louis McWhirter          4th Junior Intro 2
Georgina Bower           5th Junior Intro 2
Katelyn Prendiville      4th Junior Pre Novice
Oliver Gray                  1st Junior Preliminary
Madeline Hart              5th Junior Preliminary
WASJA Patrons Cup weekend 24 & 25October
Fraser Bower               3rd Horse Six Bar
Congratulations riders and don’t forget the BEATS Awards luncheon at the SEC now on Saturday 12th December.
See you all there!


Albany Agricultural Society
13-15 November
Schedule and entry form please click following link HERE 


GO JUMP October Newsletter link HERE

Albany Agricultural Society
13-15 November
Schedule and entry form please click following link HERE 


All potential Squad riders please note the Competition Criteria as required to attain a place on the Eventing State or State Young Rider Squad has been recently revised by the Eventing Committee.
Please click HERE to see the 2010 Criteria in full or contact  
Equestrian Australia National Coach, Mr Wayne Roycroft, will be returning to WA October 23rd through 27th. All State Squad riders will be invited to attend October 23rd & 24th for Squad clinic. The National Talent Search will occur October 25th. October 26th & 27th will be a clinic for all 2009 National Squad listed combinations. National & State Squad riders please return your registration form as soon as possible to 
Any persons interested in the Australian National Talent Search please see  for further information!  
Go for 2&5 Harvey Yarrahdale CNC
31 October-1 November
Saturday is Novelty Night featuring  sack races, musical chairs, tyre race, obstacle race -all with great prizes
Food is available for $10 per head - prime Harvey Beef on the barbie - melt in your mouth!!!
Come along and have a fun night!
Go for 2&5 Brigadoon CNC** 
21st& 22nd November 2009
All entries have been automatically rolled-over to the above new date.
Please advise Entries Secretary by 6pm Wednesday 4th November if you wish to withdraw or change your entry.
Entries Secretary – Sue Smith or ph. 9296 4988 (email preferred)
Program HERE


PHILIPPE KARL Classical Dressage
Licensed Teacher Sylvia Stoessel from Switzerland
2 week clinic at Brookleigh 5th – 8th and 11th – 14th November
Spectators welcome, register at
Or visit for more details.

DRESSAGE SPRING FESTIVAL incorporating Horseland Young Dressage Horse Final, 2009 Narbethong Leaderboard Series , Indoor Championships and Associate Championships 2009
sponsored by  Healthway Go for 2&5
Please note amended timetable/entry fees all associate classes open to associate riders only. Training tests available for open riders.
Associate Tests and Training Tests entry fee $35
Saturday 14th November
FEI Open competition
Indoor Final Preliminary and Medium Classes
Associate Champ Novice and Medium Classes
Sunday 15th November
Horseland Young Horse Competition
Advanced, Novice and Elementary Indoor Champion Classes
Preliminary, Elementary and Advanced Associate Classes 
Entries close Wednesday 28th October
All enquires to Anne Taylor email or 0407581822
****SEC.........Pre-event familiarization Friday November 13 from 1pm to 6.30pm (no charge – arena set up with judges dais, flags etc)  

Indoor Qualifier Series Finals List
Dressage WA Promotions Inc
Follow the link to see who has qualified for the finals on 14th & 15th November HERE
Also check out the Narbethong Equestrian Park Indoor Qualifier leaderboard
Narbethong Equestrian Park have generously sponsored this event and there are great prizes to win. 

Perth Dressage Club Inc 
PDC is holding its Official, Associate and Training competition on 21st November at Walliston Pony Club.  
Official and Associate Classes in Preliminary – Elementary, as well as training tests.  It is a great day out in a relaxed atmosphere. 
Entry Form , Program and Waiver
Entries close on the 10th of November. 
Any queries please email

Coaching at the SEC Sunday November 22nd through Wednesday November 25th.
Lessons STILL AVAILABLE, all levels, all sports, all ages welcome! Find out why some of WA’s top Dressage, Eventing & Jumping riders train with Uwe each and every time he’s here!
For more information please contact or call 9296 1200
November 26th & 27th – MARGARET RIVER
Coaching available & Workshop on “Moving sideways - Lateral movements and exercises, description, requirements, aims, essentials”
Contact Penny Lee at or call 97573394, mobile 0419975552 

6 December 2009 at Riverside
Official: 1:C, 2:C, 3:C, 4:C, 5:A, PSG
Associate: 1:B, 2:B
$30 per test plus levies
Entries to: 90 McNeill Road, Champion Lakes, WA, 6111
Entries close: 25 November 2009
Eastern States Judge, Di Jenkyn
Enquiries: Amanda 9495 1665 or Marian 9390 7241
State Titles Date for 2010
In today’s market, having more than 2 weekends of Championships per year could only be a possibility if entry fees were significantly higher to cover the costs of venue hire. To separate the 2 major events, the Committee has planned April dates for the State Dressage Championships for the next 5 years, commencing this pattern in 2010. Read more.......
Dressage Development Fund
Dressage Club officials please note the next round of the Dressage WA's Dressage Development Fund will be opened in late November/early December.  The round for applications will be open for approximately 4 weeks to ensure clubs seeking funding for January/February can also be catered for.  
Revenue from 2009 competitions (that makes up the DDF) will not be fully received until the end of the year, hence the delay in releasing the application round until the total amount available is more clear. 
In the interim, club officials are asked to consider which of the Dressage WA priority objectives they might like to apply for funding under once the round opens.  Priorities for 2010 are:
- judge education
- regional development
- competition
For your information 2009 grants were used for judge education, competitions, asset purchase and website development.
Southern Solstice
Riders please note the very successful Southern Solstice two day dressage championship run by SDDC has been moved to 23 & 24 January.  While everyone else is melting in Perth why not consider coming south for a fabulous competition in a friendly atmosphere.  Great prizes and championship rugs await.  Entry forms will be on the SDDC website shortly witha closing date of 6 January.  Help to find accommodation and stabling can be arranged by the club Secratery. Go to for more information.

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