HorsePower Australia (formerly known as Riding for the Disabled Australia) 

HorsePower is a community-based charitable organisation providing high-quality equine assisted programs adapted to the needs of people with diverse abilities across the state. Racing and Wagering Western Australia has partnered with HorsePower since 2014, providing a total of more than $540,000. The partnership goes beyond money to sharing resources and ideas, supporting programs and donating suitable retired racehorses to become therapy horses.

The families of people with disabilities or mental and emotional challenges face heavy medical and therapy expenses. We are honoured to support the Hearts and Horses Scholarships, which make riding sessions more affordable.

Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre 

Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre (CTRC) provides horse riding for therapy, sport, recreation and training for children and adults of all abilities. With a focus on inclusion and participation, the centre strives to provide the best facilities, horses and well-trained staff to provide a valuable community resource in the heart of Perth.

CTRC’s equine team includes approximately 20 retired racehorses which assist in their lesson programs. The centre receives thoroughbreds with various backgrounds including those recently retired from racing. These horses are given a holiday before the dedicated the centre’s team begin their re-education, shaping them into valuable therapy and lesson horses.  

Since 2019 Off the Track WA has been sponsoring CTRC, supporting them in caring for their retired racehorses and promoting the talented breed. 

Equestrian Western Australia 

Equestrian Western Australia (EWA) is the state sporting organisation for horse sports in Western Australia. Off the Track WA is an EWA Gold sponsor and provides support for several of their key events, including the Interschool Equestrian Festival, WA Show Horse of The Year, EWA Awards, and the Grass Roots Dressage Championships. Through this partnership, OTTWA and EWA highlight the ability and achievements of off the track horses to increase awareness and demand for retired racehorses. 

OTTWA and EWA also work together to bring the OTTWA Clinic series to the West Australian off the track community. Please click HERE to read more.  

Pony Club Western Australia 

The Pony Club is an internationally recognised, voluntary youth association dedicated to providing opportunities for young people that are interested in horses, ponies and riding. OTTWA assist Pony Club WA (PCWA) in promoting retired racehorses as pleasure and performance horses through the sponsorship of their Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, Hickstead/Hunter Trials, and Tetrathlon State Championships as well as an annual Off the Track High Point Leaderboard. 

Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of WA 

The Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of WA (SPPHAWA) is a volunteer-run group which aims to promote pure and part bred standardbreds as successful and versatile horses. The association gives these horses the opportunity to excel in various disciplines while encouraging an alternative lifestyle outside of racing. Through showing and organised displays, SPPHAWA endeavours to showcase the versatility and temperament of the breed. The association conducts major shows throughout the year, including the prestigious WA State Championships and Dual-Code Spectacular.