Day yards officially opened at Darling Downs Equestrian Park

Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2022 at 11:00:26 AM

A new set of day yards will help improve safety for users of the Darling Downs Equestrian Park after they were officially opened on Friday, 8 July 2022.

A joint project led by the Darling Downs Residents Association and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, the installation of the day yards will allow riders to safely secure their horses to ensure they don’t break away and endanger others.

Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said the Shire was thrilled to have contributed to the opening of the day yards through the 2020/21 Infrastructure Fund.

“Serpentine Jarrahdale is the leading equine region in Western Australia and the continued planning and protection of key equine assets, such as these new day yards, is one of the key goals outlined in the Shire’s Equine Strategy,” Cr Rich said.

“The yards will improve safety in the Equestrian Park and will be a significant boost for much the Shire’s large equine community.

“The Shire is proud to have just agreed to renew a five-year agreement with the Darling Downs Residents Association in which we will work together to deliver maintenance and development projects such as this throughout the area.

“The Shire thanks the Darling Downs Residents Association for their hard work and initiative in delivering this project for the benefit of all equine users.”

The Darling Downs Equestrian Park is used by a large number of Shire residents, offering 70 acres of space for riding.

It is located at the end of Evening Peal Court, Darling Downs.

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