Perth Royal Show equestrian events find new home in Brigadoon

Bullsbrook rider Jane Fisher riding Robali at the 2017 event. Credit: Sonny's Snaps.
Bullsbrook rider Jane Fisher riding Robali at the 2017 event. Credit: Sonny's Snaps.

BRIGADOON’S State Equestrian Centre is the new permanent home for a Perth Royal Show equestrian qualifying event.

The Horses in Action equestrian event, run by the Swan View and Districts Agriculture and Arts Society, is one of only a handful of agricultural events with Royal Agricultural Society qualifying status, enabling equestrian competitors to gain points for participation at the 2019 Perth Royal Show.

The Society’s Horses in Action event coordinator Caroline van Niekerk said the growing event had run out of space at Brown Park in Swan View prompting the move to the SEC.

“With a dwindling number of agricultural shows achieving Perth Royal Agricultural Show qualifying status it is important to maintain and offer this opportunity to all equestrians,” she said.

“This year’s event is the 70th anniversary of the show which caters for competitors of all ages and abilities from the age of four.

“Two new categories have been added to this year’s program with high hopes of increasing this in 2019.

“They are Off The Track, classes for the retired thoroughbred and standardbred race horses and the Australian Hunter Horse Association.”

The City of Swan awarded $2000 to the Society to fund the equestrian event.

Horses in Action is at the State Equestrian Centre in Brigadoon on October 13 and is free for the community to attend.