The Showgrounds Equestrian Centre has been established at the Perth Royal Showgrounds since 1990. Originally the business was started by the Fredericks family – Clayton is now based in America and is a very successful international event rider and Olympic Silver Medallist.
The Showgrounds Manager is Emma Hawkins. Emma is an experienced instructor and equestrian competitor and originally from England.
The Showground’s Director is Michael Dagostino. Michael’s expertise is eventing and he has had significant success over a number of years.
His achievements include:
Member of the West Australian Eventing Team to tour and compete in South Africa (2002).
35th ranked rider on Australian Eventing Rankings (and 4th highest West Australian) (2003).
47th ranked rider on Australian Eventing Rankings (2004).
51st ranked rider on Australian Eventing Rankings (2006).
18th ranked rider on Australian Eventing Rankings (2007).
11th ranked rider on Australian Eventing Rankings (2008).
Member State Eventing Squad (2009)
Member State Eventing Squad (2010)
Winner Wooroloo CCI 2 Star (2014)
2nd Eventing in the Park Grand Prix (2014)
1st Eventing in the Park Diamond (2015)
Michael currently competes at three star level eventing on TMP Razzle Dazzle and Kinnordy Gatow.