Established in 2009, our home grounds are located in Crib Point, in the Mornington Peninsula Shire. We utilize about 25 acres of flat land with native grass and bushes. Nearby towns include Crib Point, Bittern and Hastings.
Club home grounds are at Woolleys Road Recreation Reserve,
Main Entry: Mills Ave, Crib Point.
Postal Address: P. O. Box 271 Hasings, 3915.
Western Port, sometimes mistakenly called "Western Port Bay", is a large tidal bay in southern Victoria, Australia, opening into Bass Strait. It is the second largest bay in Victoria. Geographically, it is dominated by the two large islands; French Island and Phillip Island. Contrary to its name, it lies to the east of the larger Port Phillip, and is separated from it by the Mornington Peninsula. It is visited by Australian Fur Seals, whales and dolphins, as well as many migratory waders and seabirds. It is listed under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international significance.[Wikipedia]
The area around the bay and the two main islands were originally part of the Boonwurrung nation's territory prior to European settlement. Western Port was first seen by Europeans in 1798 when an exploration crew in a whaleboat led by George Bass, journeyed south from Sydney to explore Australia's south eastern coastline. Due in most part to a lack of food, the expedition was halted, spending two weeks in Western Port before returning to Sydney. As it was the most westerly charted point at the time, it was named Western Port, however it actually lies in the eastern half of Victoria and to the east of the larger Port Phillip and Greater Melbourne.
Western Port Equestrian Association came about when some local riders saw a need for an equestrian club in the Mornington Peninsula / Hastings area where families could ride together. We wanted to start a club for horse riding families and to cater to the needs of those members.
We became an Incorporated Association, number A53536H on 09/09/2009.
Western Port Equestrian Association Inc. is a member club of Horse Riding Clubs Association of Victoria. (H.R.C.A.V)
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Western Port Equestrian Association Inc. is Black and Mint Green.
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HRCAV rule is that when competing a member must have a club logo or club name displayed on the upper body and / or the saddle blanket .... rule is as follows -
AMENDMENT TO NEW RULE RELATING TO CLUB COLOURS
Event rule 9.1 has been amended to read as follows:
9.1 Registered Club colours must be worn at official events. Club colour/s must be worn on the rider's upper body with the Club name or logo displayed on the upper body garment and/or saddle blanket.
All Clubs whose members wish to compete at Official Events must register two main colours. The main colours are to be used as the principal colour/s of the uniform and may be interchanged. At the discretion of the Club, other colours may be used in trimming, logos or similar embellishment.
Subject to rule 9.2, a neutral or light coloured shirt or saddle blanket (not registered as a club colour) may be worn as part of the uniform. In hot weather, the Ground Jury may allow competitors to remove outer layers of clothing and ride in shirtsleeves. Hacking or Riding Jackets are not permitted to be worn at Official Events.
9.2 It is every Clubs responsibility to ensure that their members present themselves as neatly and professionally as possible. It is recommended that each Club have specific rules as to what they will allow their members to wear when representing their Club at official events.
If you have any questions regarding our registered colours, or what to wear when you compete, please contact Cynthia or another committee member.
Our official LOGO has been designed and is available. Badges to sew onto your saddle blanket are available for purchase. Club shirt is also available for purchase, please ask.
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