Happy new home for horse lovers

Orange Grove Horse and Pony Club members Karen Hardy with Mardie Johnson on Whizz, and Ebony Johnson on Miss Molly with Jill Claybrook. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d426384
Orange Grove Horse and Pony Club members Karen Hardy with Mardie Johnson on Whizz, and Ebony Johnson on Miss Molly with Jill Claybrook. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d426384

Karinya will be home to the Orange Grove and Gosnells pony clubs as well as Riding for the Disabled WA.

The City of Gosnells is the first local government to fund the development of a custom-built RDA facility.

The state-of-the-art complex has a 2800sq m floodlit undercover arena, new sand arenas, a floodlit main arena, new storage sheds and 60 outdoor horse pens, and was built with financial assistance from the State Government.

Horse lovers throughout the southeast corridor have eagerly awaited its opening, posting photos of the building process on social media.

Disability Services Minister Helen Morton and City Mayor Dave Griffiths opened the complex last Wednesday.

Cr Griffiths said the City had worked closely with user groups on its design.

‘The City is proud to lead by example as the first local government to provide this level of support to establish a Riding for the Disabled centre,’ he said.

‘Karinya is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘our happy home,’ and we certainly hope that the equestrian park provides many happy times and memories for its users.’