EWA & Off the Track WA Educational Clinics

Excellent opportunities are on offer for horses and riders across Western Australia to benefit from the expertise and experience of Equestrian Australia-approved coaches in the year ahead.

Equestrian Western Australia (EWA) in partnership with Off the Track WA (OTTWA) are thrilled to announce an extensive list of OTTWA coaching clinic dates for 2022.

It is hugely rewarding for EWA to be involved in the re-education journey for off track horses and riders and the partnership with Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) through their OTTWA program has been vital to the success of these clinics. We are proud to be part in the OTTWA initiative for retired thoroughbred and standardbred racehorses.

Alongside this season of OTTWA clinics, EWA is delighted to announce opportunities for the wider equestrian community to access and enjoy expert coaching. A day for all breeds is available at each regional clinic**.

OFF THE TRACK WA EDUCATIONAL CLINICS CALENDAR – 2022

2022 Dates

Clinic

Location

22 & 23 January

2 Days – Peel Region

Murray Regional Equestrian Centre

5 & 6 February

2 Days - Metro – Includes xc lessons

State Equestrian Centre

5 & 6 March

2 Days – South West Region

Dardanup Equestrian Centre

26 & 27 March

2 Days – Goldfields Region – Includes xc lessons

Esperance Equestrian Centre

9 & 10 April

2 Days – Avon Region – Northam ARC

Northam Equestrian Centre

30 April & 1 May

2 Days - Metro - Protocol tests, training rounds & XC training.

State Equestrian Centre

8 May

1 Day Metro – New combination clinic

State Equestrian Centre

14 & 15 May

2 Days – Great Southern Region

Albany Equestrian Centre

4 & 5 June

2 Days – Mid West Region

Geraldton Combined Equestrian Club

18 & 19 June

2 Days - Metro

State Equestrian Centre

2 & 3 July

2 Days – Metro South Suburbs – Includes xc lessons

 To be confirmed

9 July

1 Day Metro – New combination clinic

State Equestrian Centre

23 & 24 July

2 Days – Metro - Includes guided trail rides

Magenup Riding Centre

*Dates may be subject to change     *XC lessons will be offered when possible & subject to ground conditions

These clinics present a great opportunity for access to some of Australia’s best EA accredited coaches  for a minimal nomination fee of $30 per rider per day, which enables the rider to have up to four lessons per day (with a maximum of two lessons per horse).  The lessons offered directly assist riders and horses to make significant progress in a safe & enjoyable environment.

LESSONS ON OFFER IN 2022

  • Groundwork
  • Walk/trot, Prelim/Novice, and Advanced and above flatwork.
  • Poles, Jumping up to 45cm, 45cm to 60cm, and 60cm up to 80cm.
  • Cross Country – when possible, at certain locations and subject to ground conditions
  • Training Days – Protocol Dressage test, show jumping training rounds and cross country training
  • New Combination clinics – for riders who have not attended an OTTWA educational clinic for six months
  • Social Rides – offering groundwork, green flatwork and a trail riding opportunity. 

NEW IN 2022

As the clinics continue to evolve and include the feedback of riders, we have decided to open up Day 2 of each regional clinic to Non OTTWA horses, therefore the format for regional clinics only in 2022 is:

  • Day 1 – Exclusive for OTTWA horses only (OTTWA passport holders only)
  • Day 2 – EWA Clinic - Open to all horses

2022 Dates

Clinic

Location

22 January

OTTWA Regional Clinic-groundwork, flatwork, jumping

Murray Regional Equestrian Centre

23 January

EWA  Regional Clinic-groundwork, flatwork, jumping

Murray Regional Equestrian Centre

Booking link

Riders do not need be current Equestrian Western Australia members however a minimum Recreational Membership is encouraged for insurance purposes. A $30 discount is available for new and lapsed EWA members.  Click on the following links for more information on the OTTWA Passport and EWA membership:

OTTWA Passport - https://www.offthetrackwa.com.au/off-the-track-wa-passport/

EWA Membership - https://www.wa.equestrian.org.au/get-involved/membership-categories

For more information on the Off the Track program visit https://www.offthetrackwa.com.au/.

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