The West Australian Team Penners Association Inc promotes the sport of Team Penning and Ranch Sorting which encourages the mixing of all age groups, abilities and skill levels within a fun, social, yet competitive atmosphere.  WATPA was born in West Australia in August 2009 and continues to grow with the addition of Ranch Sorting as an event in 2018. Our emphasis is family fun, playing with our horses and cattle in a controlled environment. This would have to be the cheapest horse sport the whole family can enjoy.

We run an event every month alternating between our two venues, Ravenswood and Chittering. Everyone is welcome – it’s a great spectator sport and watching is free. Our membership season runs from the 1st December through to the 30th November. So get your membership in and start having some fun!



CHILDREN:: WATPA is a family friendly club and we encourage families to all join in. Our age group is 8yr and over. We do ask that if you have children that are not competing that there is adult supervision at all times.   As we know this is not always possible if you are the only parent and competing, in these instances we request that the children remain in a designated area. This is for the general safety of minors and other persons.  We don’t encourage wandering around the grounds and if needed we can set a designated area in the spectator section to accommodate for children who must remain within the area until supervision is available

DOGS: Currently dogs are permitted, but some guidelines must be followed or this will cease. All dogs must be well behaved and kept chained/tied/crated at your camp. Once competitions are over, your dog (if social) is permitted at the social/spectator area with you but must be kept on a leash at all times when not at camp and kept away from food preperation area in and around the shed.

HORSES: At no time is a horse to be hard tied whilst at a WATPA event. Any horse while in the arena is not to be hard tied to the arena panels and no halters are to be left loose on the ground or hanging loosley while lead is tied to panels and not on a horse.

SMOKING: While WATPA events are not smoke free events, please be mindful if you wish to smoke that you don’t smoke while competing or warming up for the reason if you are captured in a photograph and it goes into social media, we (WATPA) may have difficulty in obtaining any future sponsorship. In addition please be courteous with your cigarette butts and dispose of these correctly.

ENTRIES: Please ensure that you send through your entry forms. Just marking “going” on our facebook events does not count as an entry. TEAM PENNING – via the online form on our website – forms tab. RANCH SORTING – both PDF & WORD doc is available on our website – forms tab.


Next Events


7th December 2019 – Pinjarra

Saturday 7th – 3pm Ranch Sorting (1st event of the season)

AGM – 11am


Contact us

President: Darren Manning
Ph: 0407 478 958

Secretary: Sally Williams
Ph: 0408 957 729

Treasurer: Kylie Gaiger (Membership Enquiries)
Ph: 0439 855 610

Event information - please contact secretary