Four organisations currently make up the Dardanup Equestrian Centre and share the grounds and facilities on the corner of Garvey Road and Picton-Boyanup Road, just south of the Dardanup townsite.
Each of these organisations has their own individual page linked from this website page.
History of the Dardanup Equestrian Centre
OFFICIAL OPENING OF DARDANUP EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
From the South-Western Times 24th April 2000
“Monday April 24th, 2000 Situated in Garvey Road, Dardanup, the Equestrian Centre is home to the Henty Riding Club, the Dardanup Pony Club and the WA Branch of the Commonwealth Clydesdale Society.
Planning and work started with the desire and vision by a group of Dardanup people to turn a cow paddock and old rubbish tip into an equestrian centre to cater for the growing interest in horses in the area.
The idea has grown and flourished into an equestrian centre that now has the foundation to become one of the best equestrian facilities in the south-west.ith assistance from the Dardanup Shire and the Ministry of Sport and Recreation, the generosity of numerous businesses and community members, and the expertise, machinery, and sheer hard work provided by an army of volunteer club members, the grounds have now been developed to incorporate an impressive array of facilities.
A large, sand-covered arena, all weather car park, horse stalls, wash-down bay and round yard complement the spacious new clubroom facilities. Development of a grassed riding arena is well under-way and construction of a cross-country jumping course is about to commence.
The development of the Centre, with such a high level of enthusiasm and voluntary input, was recognised by the Dardanup Shire Council recently. During a special function in the Council Chambers, Ms Hilda Turnbull MLA., presented the Dardanup Equestrian Centre (Inc.) Committee with a Community Event 2000 Award in recognition of the magnitude of the effort and creativity that has been that has been demonstrated throughout the project.
These three energetic clubs are not about to rest on their laurels. Plans for the future include dedicated dressage arenas and a heritage and stable complex that will recognise the contribution of the harness and working horses who were so integral in the early development of Australia as we know it today.”