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RDA Hills Group volunteers and


A bigger centre for HorsePower riders and volunteers that will benefit residents of the Perth Hills, Perth Metro suburbs, Northam, Toodyay and York

HorsePower Hills  will build a new equestrian centre with the capacity to meet the needs of people with
diversabilities and special needs for the next 50 years and beyond.


The centre’s concept design features repurposed auditorium/office space and historic chapel in addition to the new undercover arena, outdoor arena, equestrian infrastructure and caretaker accommodation. 

The centre will be triple the size of the current Sawyers Valley centre, in terms of the number of riders and horses and equestrian related programs offered. It is designed to be autism-friendly. HorsePower Hills will expand its scope as a HorsePower Centre of Excellence available to host statewide HorsePower Australia events, coach training and related workshops and services.

The centre will welcome academics, therapists, educators and others to pursue evidence-based research, practical pilot studies and special projects within the mix of horses, riders, volunteers, families, health and happiness. 

Nature-based and history-based groups and researchers can apply to utilise the bush environment and the historic features of the former Hillston Farm School.

The local and regional community can apply to hire the facilities for activities that enhance the centre’s operations and viability.

The new centre will be located near Woodlands Road in Stoneville on approximately 17 Hectares.

HorsePower Hills proposed Stoneville Centre

Concept design for HorsePower Hills proposed Stoneville Riding Centre.

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 Thank you for your feedback!

HorsePower Hills recently released a survey seeking community feedback about the feasibility of the new purpose-built centre in Stoneville. The survey will help ensure the facility meets the current and future needs of not only its own members but that of the broader community. The Shire of Mundaring has part-funded this survey.

The survey closed on the 2nd of May 2021 and we are awaiting the results to tell us the needs of the community. Thank you to everyone who took the time to take part in the survey! We are very excited to see and share the results with everyone.


If you have any questions about the survey, please email for more information.

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Shelly Dival


Owner of Enabling Spaces and long-time Perth Hills resident and rider.

Churchill Fellow 2018 - International leader designing autism-friendly and neuro-diverse-friendly space.


Geoff Barker

Consultant Architect to HorsePower Hills

Owner of PM & D Architects

Project Manager Darlington Community Pavilion


Clinton Caccamo and Sam Clement of Stantec Australia

Project Engineers


David Lavell

Consultant Engineer to HorsePower Hills

Owner of David Lavell and Associates – Engineering Research Consultants

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