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Posted by Equestrian Western Australia on 09/12/2016.

2017 State Equestrian Centre Facility Levy

The State Equestrian Centre (SEC) is turning 30 years old in 2017 and during that time the facility has come to realise and perhaps exceed the vision of the developers and EFA(WA)'s then chairman Mr Bruce Mills.

Since its establishment, the 66-hectare Brigadoon venue has seen the addition of more stabling, the 80m x 80m C-Quest arena, the Harry Boldt International Dressage arena, a Cross Country training and competition course, Polocrosse fields, Pony Club grounds, RDA grounds, plus many smaller additions which have seen substantial benefits for the sport. The offices of Pony Club of Western Australia (PCAWA) and Riding for the Disabled WA (RDA) are also based at the SEC. To this day, the venue is used extensively for equestrian events, clinics and workshops both large and small. The facility is also occasionally used for non-equestrian events.

To assist in the maintenance and development of the venue into the future the SEC will be introducing a facility development levy in 2017. The SEC Facility Levy of $5 is payable for all SEC bookings excluding private arena hire, private cross country course hire and clinics of under 12 horses. Event organisers that hire the SEC will be required to collect the Facility Levy at the time of entries.

Currently bookings at the SEC that include non EWA members attending, the non EWA members pay a$15 ground service fee to attend, and this fee will remain at $15.

The Fee for stable hire at the SEC for members is $25 for the first day and $5 thereafter, for non-members the stable hire is $45 for the first day and $5 thereafter this will be remaining the same in 2017.

The cost of all private arena hire, cross country hire and hire for clinics will remain unchanged.

The proceeds raised will be identified to the members during the year and the projects the levy is allocated to identified. Some of the projects already identified on our wish list include repairs and improvements to the Polocrosse/Swan Field yards, improved wash bay facilities, powered camp sites, built in BBQ facilities and refurbished measuring bay. We will be liaising with clubs, competitors and EWA members to identify other areas that can be included on the project list for the facility levy to be allocated to. While the wish list will be long and the needs of a 30 year old facility are many, EWA is striving to maintain the SEC as a first class equestrian facility into the future.

EWA welcomes suggestions that can help identify the needs of SEC. Please email [email protected] if you would like to put forward a suggestion for consideration.


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