Western Australian Endurance Rider's Association Inc.

A family friendly sport that upholds the principles of sportsmanship, horsemanship and the spirit of endurance riding as embodied by the motto "to complete is to win"


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Hi members, please note there is a new document you will need to fill out this year to enter a ride.

Its the Horse Health Declaration, the 3 day one will be most applicable to WAERA rides. It is located in the forms section of this website, Click on the main Documents tab and scroll to the bottom. You will need to bring this with you on the day of the ride. NO FORM NO RIDE..... THIS INCLUDES NON MEMBERS HORSES ALSO.  

There is also a new AERA Life time Distance Scroll Application form in the same place, If you have achieved over 10,000k's or above please check out this form and get it to the appropriate AERA person, an achiement such as this needs to be recognised...

Please not there is a new Helmet standard, this is the statement release from EA.

Equestrian Australia can advise that Helmet Standard EN1384 will remain effective until 31 December 2016. In addition, a new standard VG1 has been added to the General Regulations effective immediately. As of 1 January 2017 helmets with the EN1384 standard will not be permitted under EA’s General Regulations.

As per the EA General Regulations, Equestrian Australia highly recommends the use of helmets that conform to Australian Standard AS/NZS 3838, as this standard provides for more stringent testing and further periodic retesting.


WAERA would like to take this opportunity to thank the many sponsors that helped to make our recent State Championships a huge success.
Frances Overheu – Heavyweight Best Conditioned 160km
Kerry Gibbs – Middleweight Best Conditioned 160km
Dixon Smith – Lightweight Best Conditioned 160km 
Budget Stock Feeds – Heavyweight Best Conditioned 80km  
Budget Stockfeeds – Third Heavyweight 80km  
Paul & Carole Casotti – Second Middleweight 80km    
Tania Peterson – Third Middleweight 80km 
Jenna Kelley (Walking Forward Disaster Relief) – Third Lightweight 80km

Check out the Float Insurance being offered to AERA(WAERA) Members, at a discount from our new insurers Newmarket Grandwest. The info flier for this is under Publications...

It may seem that endurance riders are a crazy group of who spend all day out in the bush on their horse's back, but in fact this is not the case at all!  We are a family friendly group of riders who like to camp, ride and use the opportunities provided to ride some of the best country side WA has to offer. 

We can even share the camp with our other four footed friends as in most cases dogs are welcome at rides, so long as they are on leads.

Believe it or not, you don't need to have a lot of experience in the sport, or a certain type of horse to enter into a ride.  In fact endurance is a sport that encourages people of any age and horses of any type to join - we have even had a mule!  The only pre-requisite is that you and your horse are fit enough to pass the vet check before you commence.  Have a look at the starting out section to learn more.

There is not a restriction on how many rides you attend.  The choice is purely up to you on how many rides you wish to participate in per year.  We also issue day passes if you want to have a go before signing up as a club member.

Rod Gaskin Gandalf the Gray JMC

Jenny McCamish

L to r Sharon Tillbee & Ellen Bissaker

 Lynn Rodgers & Deep Forest Orahn
 Sarah Doughty & Marbling Silver Sword
 L t r. Ian Symington on Orchid Park Babushka & Lynn Rodgers on Deep Forest Orahn
 Mal Shaw & Amira Park Chezzar
Anita Fortsch on Arabika Absolute
Jenny McCamish on Melara Najma

Where do we ride?

We ride in the most beautiful parts of WA - from the deserts of Mt Magnet to the deep forests at Manjimup, to the rolling fields of the wheatbelt and the hilly coastal scarp.  We have a range of rides hosted by different clubs and sporting associations, as well as by WAERA itself.  This means that you can choose to travel to rides of your choosing and use the ride as a great way to sight see WA.

How long are our rides?

Not all our rides are "really long" - there are a range of distance options to suit the most cautious or nervous riders (10 or 20km) through to those that better suit the more ambitious, including a 160km ride or a three day 240km marathon!   Have a look at the ride calendar to see what rides are coming up and might suit you.



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Watch this space!

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