Hoofprints in the Hills Historical Exhibition

 Image: Ramon Guerrero riding Cazador, El Caballo Blanco  Photographer: Richard Woldendorp

Image: Ramon Guerrero riding Cazador, El Caballo Blanco

Photographer: Richard Woldendorp

On the 20 August, the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society opened their new Museum exhibition Hoofprints in the Hills, tracing the hoof-prints of the first horses to traverse the Perth hills from 1830 onwards. The exhibition on show until 22 February 2018 features some of the horse based organisations that played a role in the lives of local people. One such organisation is the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). It was during World War One that the benefits of horseback riding for people with physical disabilities were recognised. By the 1950’s various organisations encouraged horseback riding for people with physical or cognitive disabilities. The first RDA centre was opened in Claremont in 1972 and was quickly followed by others including the Hills Group in 1978. The Museum display features the 40 years history of this group along with a sound booth of oral histories and ephemera from other iconic organisations such as the 10th Lighthorse Regiment and the El Caballo Blanco Resort.

 

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