Potential new WE club- south of the river

To All Working Equitation Enthusiasts


As you know, the State Body of Australian National Working Equitation in WA wants to see a working equitation club located south of the river. There has been a good response from interested riders. As a starting point, we need a club committee to get the new club up and running.


You are invited to attend a formation meeting at 2:00pm on Sunday 26 August to be held at Crissy Colletta’s property; 1 Phar Lap Drive Darling Downs (just off Rowley Road). Please come along, (with a plate) and lets get this club up and running.


Contact Ray for more details: raybrom@icloud.com


Working Equitation in Western Australia: 2018 so far

There’s a lot happening in the world of Working Equitation in WA at the moment. This new and upcoming sport is certainly popular. Let’s start with the clubs. Brookleigh Working Equitation club is full of members and holding regular clinics, rallies and events. The Brookleigh Club is even holding their first training competition on the 29th of April. This is great for riders and judges who need more experience. Keep up to date on Facebook with the Brookleigh Working Equitation Club. Wheatbelt Working Equitation Club (Facebook) and Capel Adult Riders are moving forward with their affiliation and club formation. There has also been interest in a Serpentine Working Equitation group. Please contact Lisa (click here) if you are interested. Keep your ears peeled for future clubs. If you are interested in forming a club or affiliating a current one contact ANWEWA.

Clinics and training days are happening regularly. Most recently the Albany District Riders hosted a two day clinic with Sue Buckley. Eight riders had morning and afternoon equitation lesson, as well as, a theory lesson. All obstacles were on show and provided much entertainment for the Albany riders. Sue will also be demonstrating our great sport to Gidgegannup Equestrian Association in April. If you are interested in learning more about the sport or having a clinic at your club please contact the state body ANWEWA.

Keep up to date by following ANWEWA on Facebook or becoming a member of your state body (see under the membership tab). Here are some Western Australian riders at Brookleigh and Albany.

October 2017 Training Competition

A fantastic day was had by all at the training competition on the 21st of October. Each participant rode a working  dressage test and a full obstacle course (or ease of handling) with 13 obstacles. Kelly Whitfield judged each rider in their dressage test and many newly accredited ANWE LTD judges scored the obstacles course. Each participant rode beautifully, received their marks and comments and was awarded a spot prize for their efforts. We would like to thank Ronlieeh Agistment Centre in Gidgegannup for hosting us! Thank you to those who came and rode, as well as, packed away. Some dedicated individuals even came from as far as Dardanup and Busselton for the day – we appreciate the effort!

All keep your ears open for the AGM next month at Sunninghill Equestrian Centre.

Demos. Demos. Demos.

Wow! What a great venue to conduct our most recent Working equitation demonstrations. The hard working committee of the Wagin Gymkhanarama extended an invitation to Nina Guelphi, Andrew Turnbull and Sue Buckley to conduct demonstrations of the obstacle and cattle phase of working equitation during their 2 day show on the 16th and 17th of September.  Our three working equitation experts worked with riders of all ages and those that participated received free coaching on a variety of obstacles. Andrew introduced riders and their horses to his mechanical cow called “Betsy”. It was great to listen to Andrew as he worked with the riders and their horses, instilling confidence in locking on to Betsy. The Gymkhanarama is now in its 3rd year, getting bigger each year. The Wagin Adult Riders and Pony Club had something for everyone: dressage, show jumping, mounted games, barrel racing and musical bareback riding and now working Equitation demos. They turned on lovely spring weather and extended a warm welcome to all. Many thanks to Wagin for inviting us. We enjoyed being a part of your 2 day show. Watch this space for what may happen next year!

Working Equitation at Dowerin Field Day

Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field day has recently passed us on the 30th and 31st of August 2017. Its a big agricultural expo located in the Central wheatbelt of Western Australia with everything from machinery to cement culverts, cuddly animals and of course the Equestrian Exhibit.

Over the two days of exhibits working equitation was demonstrated by one of our committee members, Sue Buckley (WA Delegate for ANWE Ltd ). Sue gave an insight into the lateral work and bending required for the obstacles. On Wednesday Sue gave Tracey Kreplins (another ANWE WA committee member, Treasurer) and her horse Sally some training with the gate and side pass pole in the indoor arena. On Thursday some kids from the Kellerberrin PC showed off working equitation in the indoor and outdoor arenas. The riders worked with 7 obstacles and even did some working dressage. All riders enjoyed themselves thoroughly, learnt some new riding skills and hopefully demonstrated how anyone and any horse can give working equitation a go!

Remember our Training Competition is happening on the 21st of October. Why not come down and try out the obstacles and working dressage with feedback from judges. Those who have completed the judges course recently it might be a good chance to practice your skills as a obstacle judge (it is an helper duty option for the day).





July has been busy for ANWE-WA!

Slowly, slowly are we creating a Working Equitation body in Western Australia. The Western Australian branch of Australian National Working Equitation Ltd has now formed. Hopefully people have seen or are attending the clinics that are being advertised by the Western Australian Branch.

Many of the committee members enjoyed the clinic at Magenup Equestrian Centre in July coached by Rebecca Desmond. There were five group throughout the day ranging from beginners to those who will happily canter around all the obstacles. Despite the rain we had a great day learning how to negotiate all obstacles. You can see Vicki Tappers’ fantastic photos here!

As the sport grows we are going to need judges. Many of the committee members and others interested in the sport recently attended the Judges clinic  last weekend ran by Glynis Dickson and Christine Fowles from the Australian National Working Equitation body. We had a fantastic day learning all the ins and outs of working equitation and its rules. (CLICK HERE FOR THE RULE BOOK!) We really recommend before any clinic or competition to read the rule book. After this informative clinic we have the first of the Western Australian judges getting ready to judge yourselves at working equitation competitions.

As the sport grows in Western Australia (and Australia) we hope you will get involved. There are a couple of ways to do this:

  1. Join ANWE-WA as a member! (Please see the membership page)
  2. Come along to a clinic or competition (See our events page)
  3. Form your own club! (Coming soon are clubs packs)
  4. Keep up to date with our website and Facebook page.


ANWE LTD WA recap letter (1)

A Working Equitation Association has begun in Western Australia in 2017.

As of this month we have incorporated our association and had our first committee meeting. We are very excited to be bringing working equitation to Western Australia. We have many plans burning along. Clinics for riding working equitation tests and competitions will be commencing this year. We even have a few shows in the planning. But bear with us as we find our feet! Please contact us through the contact page if you are interested in being a member or fence sitting at our clinics.