State-of-the-art Karinya Equestrian Park officially opens

Published on Monday 6 October, 2014


The Honourable Helen Morton MLA together with City of Gosnells Mayor Dave Griffiths will officially open the $1.9 million Karinya Equestrian Park today.

Funded with assistance from the Department of Sport and Recreation, the state-of-the-art complex boasts a 2,800 square metre floodlit undercover arena, new sand arenas, a floodlit main arena, new storage sheds and 60 outdoor horse pens.

The City of Gosnells has developed custom built facilities at the complex to house the largest Riding for the Disabled WA program in the Perth metropolitan area, ensuring people of all abilities will benefit from the equestrian park.

City of Gosnells Mayor Dave Griffiths said the City had worked closely with primary user groups and the community to deliver a complex to suit all needs.

“The City is proud to be leading by example as the first local government to provide this level of support to establish a Riding for the Disabled centre,” said the Mayor.

“The new program will allow children with disability to take part in therapeutic riding lessons which will assist in improving their physical and emotional wellbeing.”

“Karinya is an aboriginal world for ‘our happy home’ and we certainly hope that the equestrian park provides many happy times and memories for its users and the community,” said the Mayor.

Karinya Equestrian Park will be home to the Orange Grove Horse and Pony Club, Gosnells Pony and Riding Club, Orange Grove Adult Riders and Riding for the Disabled WA.