Maitland Park Rising Stars


2022 Selection Criteria   2022 Squad List   2022 Key Dates



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 10-21 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
  • Four 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
  • Mentor support from industry professionals including EA Accredited Coaches and the EWA High Performance & Athlete Development Officer
  • Social and networking opportunities among squad members to promote healthy relationships and squad cohesion


SMA Strength & Mobility For Equestrians


Aryan Ghasemi - Sports Development Manager (Athletes and Officials Pathways)