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Welcome to Term 4!

We welcome everyone back after the school holidays - which for us were taken up with the Royal Show and 3 days of Day Camps.  The Henry family had a great Royal in the showjumping classes with Hannah, Nell and Ben placing in many classes, including the six bar and family by proxy, Jacqui’s daughter Chloe won Champ Senior Rider in the show classes and also won and placed in the show hack classes.

Second week of the holidays we had three Day Camps and we hope all of the 38 children that attended had a good time and don’t forget to finish off your workbooks!!! Great to see some new enrolments for term four coming from our Camp attendees – welcome to the family!

Last chance for our day camps for this year will be our Christmas Camp proposed for December 20th, 21st & 22nd.

Jon Pitts – Lecture/Demo and Riding Lessons
Coming up this October 22nd! Thanks to Jo Blomquist we have the opportunity to learn from international trainer Jon Pitts.

Join us for an educating experience with elite performance coach Jon Pitts and learn how you can better use your mind, body and balance to work more efficiently with your horse. The RideSmart system is designed to help you form a strong connection and bond with your horse and help you understand demystify “feel”.

This lecture and demonstration is open to everyone who wants to discover an easier, better way of riding. From junior riders to elite competitors - all ages and abilities.

Lecture followed by a horse and rider demonstration and finished with a taste of the RideSmart fit-ball program (participation and fun are encouraged).

Lecture and Demo: 9:30-12:00 pm $40 per person to be help at Perth Horse & Pony Club Grounds Jon Sanders Drive, Herdsman Lake.

Lecture and demo to be followed by riding lessons: to be held at Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre 12:30 onwards (bookings allocated upon request and spaces limited), $150 per person.

Book a lesson and you get the Lecture & Demo for free!
Through the Australia’s Bridge program Wood & Grieve have agreed to partner with us to provide engineering services in our goal to put up a new toilet block.  The Board and Jacqui are working with Glen Hazelden from W & G to manage this program and planning is now underway! Many thanks to all at Wood & Grieve – it’s great to have support of local companies in our community projects! 

“At WGE we are passionate about delivering strong and proactive engineering services. We’re specialists in all disciplines from civil to acoustics and sustainability and have extensive experience in a range of sectors such as health & aged care, retail and sports, culture & the arts.

Within the industry we are abreast of new opportunities. Opportunities to transform, to innovate and to reimagine the way we do business. We use advanced Building Information Modelling (BIM) and modular construction techniques to continue to push the boundaries of design on our projects.”

If you are looking for engineering services please look no further than Wood & Grieve.  See their website Phone: +61 8 6222 7000. Email:

CTRC members shining at the WADSA awards

Huge congrats to Jo Blomquist who won the Coach of the Year! Sara Cann who was nominated for Athlete of the year, our super Deb Colling who was nominated for Volunteer of the year and Jaye Barnesby-Buie, Eloise Bolam, Mercedes Portaro and Sara Cann who made up the CTRC Team that competed at the RDA State Dressage Champs and were nominated for Team of the Year!! We are super proud of you all and each of you are great ambassadors for our centre!! 
RDA National Dressage Video Championships

In September M’Liss arranged for Nicholas, Jaye, Eloise, Mercedes, Tamara and Sara to enter this national Competition.  The idea being that all riders can compete in a National competition without having to travel both horses and riders to a destination on the other side of the country. All horses were washed and plaited as if they were going to a competition and were beautifully presented. The individual tests were recorded under the guidelines as laid down by the organisers.  Many thanks to all the parents and volunteers who helped out on the weekend.  We are now eagerly awaiting the results!!!!
The AGM was held on September 21st at the Albion Hotel. We thank our past and current Board Members for attending as well as many friends of CTRC.  The 2016 Annual report and Audited financials were presented and the following members appointed to the Board for the next 12 months.

President: Xander van Beusekom
Secretary: Yvonne Ardley
Treasurer: Jo Bunney



Shirley Derrick, Alison Young, Phil Andrew, Greg Bunney, Belinda van Knoll, Tom Jones, Courtney Bergersen & Hannah Henry.

Contact details for all the Board members are available in the office and they are all most happy to be contacted should anyone wish too.  They are all very committed to CTRC and are all working towards providing a stable and prosperous future for CTRC.


2015/2016 Annual Report

Check out our Annual report! It includes Tom Jones’s (President) entertaining report on the year as well as M’Liss’s overview on the year that was. Jacqui who has only been acting CEO a short time also writes from her perspective of joining the CTCR family.

The report also gives a financial summary of how we are travelling as well as provides a new reader with an overview of what we are all about.  This is not an arduous read, quite the opposite and we would encourage our clients and friends to look it over!

You can read our Annual Report here.

Meet Courtney Bergersen

My name is Courtney and this is my second year serving on the board for CTRC! I came upon the centre when I was still at university and had some free time on my hands, and a desire to help out. The second I stepped foot into the stables, I knew that I had discovered a wonderful place that does amazing things for people. In fact, my first day at the stables, I met the famous M'liss and she took me down to the undercover riding area. She pointed out another famous face at the centre, Sara Cann who was training with her beloved choco in the arena. Sara was goofing around with Choco, and Choco was having an absolute ball. I'll never forget the way M'liss' eyes got all teary at the special bond in front of her - she must be so proud of everything she has accomplished! From that point onwards, I knew it was my job to share these amazing stories to the community through our facebook page, our newsletter and our reports.

I am writing this piece all the way from Orlando, Florida! In August, I accepted an internship at Walt Disney World and I work as a Park Greeter for the Disney Animal Kingdom. It's a bit of challenge to help write and edit the newsletter all the way from the United States - but I would not have it any other way. 

Below is one of the challenges I completed at Walt Disney World - go to all four parks in one day! We got rained on several times, and were completely knackered at the end of the day but so proud to call Disney World home for now!
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