The Catholic Agricultural College's Edmund Equine Centre (EEC) is one of Western Australia's leading equine academy's offering excellent facilities, highly qualified instructors, and a broad range of education courses tailored for secondary school students. Our unique College Equine program is well established and extremely popular with a large number of our students. Student success rate in completing this course and career opportunities after graduation are exceptional.
Industry professionals visit the College to share their expertise, and students regularly go on excursions to gain knowledge on farriering, equine dentistry, and horsemanship. The program is designed and committed to giving students a well-rounded understanding of the equestrian industry based on employer demands, and industry standards and requirements. Students who participate in the equine program at our College gain hands-on practical learning; they thoroughly enjoy spending time with their horses and ponies; and they build close friendships with fellow equine members. Students further their knowledge and skills in many equestrian aspects including, yard management, animal care, riding, competing, and they gain broad experience in dealing with animals of different breeds, ages, gender, and temperaments.
The Centre, being set in some 3643 hectares of land, boasts a range of fantastic riding trails through the diverse and picturesque Chittering Valley, which the students regularly get the opportunity to make the most of. The College also offers a cross-country course, jumping arena, and undercover wash-bays.
Membership at EEC is available to all students, regardless of their previous riding experience. Instruction is provided with particular emphasis being placed on horsemanship in the English, Camp-drafting and Western Arena. The Centre promotes standards of excellence in safety and education and is registered with Horse Safe Australia.
Courses and Certificates
Here at the College introductory and certificate level courses are offered to equine student covering:
|Equestrian Australia (EA) Courses||VET Certificate Courses|
|Introductory Riding||Certificate II in Equine Industry|
|Horse Management||Certificate II in Agriculture|
|(Specialising in Horse Breeding)|
Shows and Competitions
The successful breeding program and riding instruction at the College enables our students to participate in a diverse range of classes at the shows we attend throughout the school year including:
|The Perth Royal Show||Bindoon Agricultural Show|
|Catholic Agricultural College||Silver Buckle Series|
Many of our students have gone on to further studies or have begun successful careers in the equine industry including:
|Stud Assistant||Stud Manager|
|Horse Trail Guide||Vet Nursing|
The College has a reputable breeding program of Appaloosa, Paint, and Quarter Horses, and we have a continuous cycle of horses well-adjusted and extensively handled by our students as part of their learning program.
Please see the Equine Pack for further information on recommended horse suppliers, insurance, payments, and membership terms and conditions.
For any further information on the College's Edmund Equine Centre, equine studies and the breeding program please contact:
Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon
3398 Bindoon-Dewars Pool Road
Locked Bag 1
BINDOON WA 6502
Phone: (08) 9576 5500
Fax: (08) 9576 1146