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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 - 2021

As another year comes to an end, I again thank our hard-working Committee for everything they have done throughout the year.


During 20210 we have continued to move forward with some major projects.


The first of these was the installation of a 50,000L water tank adjacent to the indoor arena to capture the rainwater run-off. In this way we can provide fresh drinking water for the horses and riders and reduce the amount of water going into the ground and erosion.


This was a great success and well received, and give the amount of rain throughout the year, did not take long to fill.


Another of the projects undertaken was the creation of a new bank obstacle. We were fortunate in attracting funding towards this project, which now provides a ramp at each end, and the opportunity to jump up and drop off and 5 different heights.


We are aiming for its first official use to be the Albany Pony Club One Day Event at the beginning of March.


We also had a further two sets of portable obstacles built, and these add further flexibility in designing and building cross country and grand prix courses.

The Clubrooms received further attention with additional concrete paths, steps upgraded, and the clubroom railing extended. The office was modified and now provides a larger working space with easy access to the power points. New external seating is proposed in 2022 adjacent to the paths at the front of the clubrooms.


And, as part of the indoor arena surface upgrade, a quad bike has been purchased for use in dragging the arena. Members of each of the clubs have been given the opportunity to learn what needs to be done when dragging the arena, and the opportunity still exists for further volunteers to put up their hands.


Finally, we now boast a horse activity area, which offers many different opportunities for both horse and rider, including a small bank, a leg yielding obstacle, hanging noodles, gate, ramps, and a ditch to walk through. The emphasis is on walking.


We now need to relocate the ‘pipe’ obstacle at the end of the cross-country course, as we do not want horses and riders galloping through the activity area.


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 2021 being more than $3000.


During 2021, the Centre conducted 5 fundraising events: Three more Eventing Grand Prix events sponsored by Albany Horseworld; the Albany Stockfeeds Unofficial Dressage competition which attracted 84 tests; and a Combined Training event with a difference with two courses. These events raised just on $10,000 for the Centre, and will be continued into 2022.


Finally, we obtained a further Volunteers Grant to purchase much needed equipment to assist our volunteers.


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.


Water Jump Boat – Landscaping. The AEC has agreed to landscaping a section of this area to set the boat off better.  It will only be simple, using the bits we already have – anchor chain, mooring piles etc, but will required setting the boat on blocks on a gravel pad with treated pine sleepers and upright posts.


Hay Pit. This project is now underway and should be completed in the very near future.


Public Address system to the showjumping area, show horse arenas, indoor arena, and horse yards, is currently being investigated and costs determined.


Peter Madigan

President

Albany Equestrian Centre

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