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Welcome to Autumn 2016

Quality Evaluation | Volunteer Training Day | Ready Steady Trot | Meet our new Acting CEO  | Meet the CTRC Family

We have been quiet on the newsletter front this year, but this does not mean that the centre hasn't  been brimming with activity!

Term One finished last week bringing a new group of riders to join the CTRC family. CTRC was also out in the community this year, participating in a number of events including the Kalparrin Fun Day, Mosman Park Community Fair and most recently at the Christ Church Grammar School 'Bright Sparks' event. 

CTRC is looking forward to our next fundraising event - a show jumping competition at the Perth Horse and Pony club. This will be held on the 8th of May and the day will be run by the team and volunteers from CTRC and we need your help! As you know, many hands make light work and the more the merrier, so if you can help out on the day please let either M'liss, Hannah or Jacqui know! Those you wish to compete on the day will find all the details on Cavaletti Classifieds and entries are online with Global Entries Online. Entries close on the 5th of May.

Term Two begins on the 26th of April

The Bright Sparks Market held on the 3rd of April. A group of CTRC volunteers on the left and Sara Cann on the right.

Quality evaluation at the centre

This month the centre will undergo an independent quality evaluation from the Disability Services Commission. This evaluation will assess how well CTRC are supporting you to meet your needs and achieving positive outcomes. 

As our customer, you are the most important part of this quality evaluation and we invite you to get involved.

How can you be involved:
There are two ways you can be involved in the evaluation process:
  1. If you want to be part of the evaluation process and you are willing to be contacted by the independent evaluator and give your feedback, then you do not need to do anything. As part of the evaluation process we will provide the evaluation team with your name and contact details. The evaluation team may get in touch with you to get your views on how our services are meeting your needs.
  2. If you wish to speak directly with the evaluator, please contact Natalie Georgeff on or 0417 412 867.

All information you provide to the evaluator is confidential.

The evaluation of our services starts in April 2016. In order to assist the evaluator to gather information, we have organised a meeting on 30 April 2016 at the stables at 12 noon for all participants, families, staff and external stakeholders.

At this meeting, the evaluator will explain the evaluation process and how you can have your say. Please feel free to bring your family, carer, advocate or anyone else in your life whom you would like to be involved and give feedback.

If you would like to come to the meeting, please confirm with Jacqui Moon, on 0417 124 352 or by email by 28th April 2016.

The information gained in this evaluation will be very important in shaping the future of the centre and we would be very grateful for you to participate!

More things to look forward this term!

On the 30th of April we have a Volunteer Training Day, which is held at the stables from 12pm onwards. Each year we have training days to teach volunteers about duties at the centre including interacting with the horses. Keep an eye out on the Facebook page for more information or contact Hannah Henry.

Term Two also sees the start of the 'Ready Steady Trot' program - a program that teaches young people about the world of horses. The program will teach basic horse skills and awareness within a fun and safety, whilst coaching towards the values of respect, responsibility, communication and team work. If this sounds like you, then contact the centre to register now!

New face in the Office!

Jacqui Moon has recently joined the team here at CTRC.

Jacqui comes to us from quite a diverse equestrian business background having previously co-managed with her husband their own warmblood stud in Victoria then moved to WA to manage Barrabadeen Stud at Gidgegannup, has worked as Sports coordinator at the Equestrian Western Australia and for the last four years was Events Administrator for the Pony Club Association of WA.

Away from work she has two teenage children, truck driver husband and lives in Gidgegannup with a menagerie of cats, dogs and horses.  She spends most weekends following equestrian pursuits with her daughter Chloe, who is a very successful young equestrienne who competes in dressage and showhorse and has been lucky enough to compete at a national level. She is also heavily involved with Gidgegannup Pony Club and is the President of Hills Zone of PCAWA.

Our New Acting CEO - Jacqui Moon

Jacqui is in the office three days a week, so please pop in and say Hi!

Gerald Jenkins

This is Gerald and the adorable Daisy taking a break from the office. Gerald has been volunteering with the CTRC since 2005, working three days a week and rides three days a week.

"All my working life I’ve been in farming. I’ve always worked with animals. When I retired to Perth, I really needed to keep that contact going. I understand animals and I like being with them.

I’m originally from England and came out here when I was twenty-one. The whole family came, we were farming in England, and we came out here to a farm near Mount Barker. We farmed cattle, and I was doing that for forty years."

Gerald reflects on how he began volunteering with CTRC:

"I like the countryside, but I also like the city. I heard about this place when I got to Claremont and I was looking for some volunteer work to do. I thought something with horses would be nice, and I ended up here." 

"Daisy is one year old. She loves it here. She chases the chooks."


Do you want to Join the CTRC Family?

We are currently looking for morning or afternoon volunteers for Tuesday's and Thursday's to help with lessons and other duties. If you have time to donate, please contact us! Our centre relies on the hardwork of volunteers to provide a quality service to the community.
Centre Fees 2016:

Disabled Group Booking $20/lesson per person
Disabled Individual Session $30/lesson
Abled pay as you go $70/lesson

If you are DSC Eligible, please let the office know.
1/2 hour classes from 2.30-4PM for $40

Ride Therapy with Jo Blomquist - Availability dependent, discuss price on application.

Pay in advance lesson fees:
Term 1: 8th February - 8th April
Term 2: 26th April - 1st July $540
Term 3: 18th July - 23rd September $660
Term 4: 10th October - 16th December $540
Pay as you go riders are reminded to pay before you ride. Please visit the office before your session to pay for your booking.

Please ensure that you are signing the visitors log at the front office when you arrive and leave site as this is very important for our safety purposes. Contact the centre if you have any questions.
The centre is funded by donations, self fund raising and Government support. Please contact us for more information.
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