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Albany Equestrian Centre Constitution

The current constitution which is in conformity with the Model Rules for the Associations Incorporation Act 2015, became effective as from 7 September 2016

"Containers for Change" Initiative

"Containers for Change" provides the Centre with an exciting opportunity to raise much needed funds as well as showing our commitment to the environment and encouraging better recycling behaviours.

The AEC ID is  C 10357228                  

So why not convert your containers into change today and benefit the A.E.C?

President's Report - 2022

Another year has come to an end, and I again thank our dedicated and hard-working Committee for everything they have done throughout the year.

There were a number of major projects undertaken during the year:

  • Water was extended to the sand arena and sprinklers installed.
  • The base of the water complex was renewed, with a sub-base of gravel installed, topped with blue metal dust for a better and more level surface, and improved water retention.
  • Our boat has now been prominently displayed, overlooking the water complex and adding to the maritime theme.
  • A hay disposal unit has been installed adjacent to the manure shed.

As one of our major assets, the Clubrooms area received further attention. New external seating was installed adjacent to the paths at the front of the clubrooms. And the clubrooms themselves have had cladding installed around the base, primarily to reduce the potential risk of flying embers from wildfires being blown underneath the clubrooms, but also to improve the appearance.

Improvements are currently being undertaken in the disabled toilet facility with grab rails being fitted, and a toilet seat riser installed.

And, as a final part of the indoor arena surface upgrade, further sand has been removed. In addition, all of the indoor lights have been replaced.

Through a grant provided by Healthway, we have been able to upgrade a number of kitchen appliances and are in the process of providing a water filtration and bottle filling facility for the use of our members.

The relocation of the ‘pipe’ obstacle at the end of the cross-country course is still on the books and will be completed in 2023, as will upgrades to a number of our portable obstacles.

These projects have been complemented by the affiliated Clubs with –

  • Albany Horseman’s refurbishing the blackboards in the clubroom area and building a spectator safe area adjacent to the showhorse areas.
  • Southern Districts painting the ladies’ toilets/showers facilities and planning a similar upgrade to the men’s facilities in the near future.
  • Adult Riders are painting the AEC showjump rails.
  • Albany Pony Club is upgrading the fences around the showjumping arenas.

We have continued our partnership under the Adult Offenders Community Work Program which continues to keep our grounds in magnificent order. Ground maintenance continues to be one of our major expenses, with slashing costs for 2022 increasing rapidly.

During 2022, the Centre conducted 5 fundraising events: Three more Eventing Grand Prix events sponsored by Albany Horseworld; the Albany Stockfeeds Unofficial Dressage; and an AEC Unofficial Showjumping Day. These events raised just on $10,000 for the Centre and will be continued into 2023.

Finally, through our fundraising and grants we have been able to acquire new 2-way radioswhich have been used in all of our events and specialized timing equipment for our events and ODEs.

Projects in Progress

Spectator Safe Area. This project creates a properly fenced spectator safe area which also provides amenities for the spectator and one way we can ensure our spectators are protected from a galloping horse.

Public Address system to the showjumping area, show horse arenas, indoor arena, and horse yardshas been put on hold until such time as a source of funding becomes available.

Indoor Arena – Purlin Replacement. The contract has been let and a major purlin replacement will be commenced in late January.

Peter Madigan


Albany Equestrian Centre


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