BALDIVIS Equestrian and Pony Club is celebrating 40 years.
The club was founded in 1977 by Ron Thomas and initially consisted of a single arena, shed and a basic cross country course with members riding in from local properties to attend rallies.
Today the club, still at its original address on Lugg Road, runs 10 rallies every year for its 55 members annually as well as over twenty competitions and events open to external competitors.
The grounds now include club rooms, storage sheds, toilets, five arenas including one under-cover, cross country course catering to three levels as well as parking and 25 horse yards.
The venture is run and funded by volunteers.
While the pony club caters for the under 25s, there is also an Adult Riders Club and the grounds are home to the Baldivis branch of the Riding for the Disabled Association.
Past members are welcome to attend an open day.
There will be riding demonstrations, pony rides, face painting and other kids’ rides.
For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Open day
WHERE: Baldivis Equestrian and Pony Club
WHEN: Saturday, October 28 10am to 2pm