South East premier Equine Centre opened today
Congratulations to Terry Snow on the grand opening of Willinga Park Equestrian Centre at Bawley Point.
Above: Terry Snow and Ann Sudmalis at the grand opening this morning with a member of the next generation of Snow's proudly in the shot.
Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, attended the public opening of events commenting: "Terry Snow's vision for this facility is brilliant and the architects, builders, tradespeople have done an outstanding job." "This premier facility is a positive outcome for our South East region celebrating the world class equine studs and the Olympic standard training we have in the area. It is an honour to attend the opening today. Facilities such as these will certainly attract interest nationally and internationally with a the prospect of significant showjumping event already in 2018 in planning".
Above: The facility is world class - Photo by Sarnia Ralston
According to the Far South Coast Equine Industry Scoping Report released by Regional Development Australia in April 2013, the South East region had an opportunity to be recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for all equine services, including training and animal husbandry services, supplies and education. Mr Snow has now filled that gap with an exceptional facility. Passionate for his horses and for the well being of horses and riders Mr Snow has worked with industry and groups including the Eurobodalla Dressage Association to set up the venue Last year, following the deaths of two young equestrians, Mr Snow donated $250,000 to Equestrian Australia to assist in the funding of a national safety officer charged with the task of examining safety equipment and events related to equine sport to reduce the risks to riders and animals.