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ABOUT US

Walliston Riding and Pony Club was established in 1958 and has been an integral part of the Hills community for over 60 years, celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2008.

 

Our lovely club has something for all riders. We hold monthly rallies where riders receive structured coaching from qualified Pony Club WA NCAS Level 1 and EWA coaches. As a club we regularly compete in all Zone and State Pony Club Events and even have our own 3 part Dressage and Showjumping series that forms part of the Pony Club WA Leaderboard. We have a supportive and dedicated elected committee and wonderful members who all help contribute to our club. 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2022

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Chief Coach

Rally Coordinator

Zone Rep Coordinator

SJ Coordinator

Dressage Coordinator

Active Riding Coordinator

Eventing Coordinator

WRPC Event Coordinator

Canteen Coordinator

Uniform Coordinator

Website & Social Media

Maintenance Coordinator

Nerine Butler-Blaxell

Amy-Louise Ross

Suzanne Lenz

Caz Ross

Rebecca Thomas

Nerine Butler-Blaxell

Amy-Louise Ross

Jewel Pivac

Amy-Louise Ross

Nerine Butler-Blaxell

Cathy Atkinson

Ashleigh Cunningham

Nerine Butler-Blaxell

Shane Cunningham

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COACHES

Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca is our Chief Coach, with a Level 2 NCAS (general). After starting her riding career at age 3, she first joined Walliston at age 7 on her pony Misty and represented the club in Prince Philip Mounted Games, State Horse Trials,  Showjumping Teams, as well as riding to Kalgoorlie on her horse Sky, as part of an organized event to celebrate WA's Bicentenary in 1988. She has gone on to successfully place in 2* Eventing in the Eastern States.

Don Hawkins

Don has his Level 1 NCAS (general) and is a Specialist K Examiner for PCWA. He joined Walliston at age 12, in 1961, and rode for 6 years competing in games, jumping and even fox hunting (he says they never found any foxes, but always had great rides). Don had worked for and bought 'Bobbie', an ex-racehorse, who he learned a lot from.

 

Don went on to join the WA police and later found himself in the mounted section where he was stationed for 20 years and had become a senior trainer. They engaged in active patrol duties, country shows, tent pegging, vaulting, tandem riding and driving, riot training / civil disorder duties, bush searches, and did training courses for at risk youths from the Department of Community Services. All of this created a keen interest in Dressage which Don still enjoys as it creates greater understanding between horse and rider. With his mounted police background, Don introduced Tent Pegging to Pony Club WA and the first State Tent Pegging Championship was held in 2017. 

WRPC LIFE MEMBERS (ACTIVE)