DIRECTOR – Mr Clint Bilson
Phone: 03 9702 6814
My interests are varied and I believe I have many great ideas to offer. I work as a full time equine trainer where I train and show many breeds of horses for varying disciplines. My passion for horses has been with me for a lifetime, my love for Arabians has been with me since my introduction over 20 years ago. I have successfully competed at all levels of shows with both Purebred and Derivative horses in Saddle, Halter and Performance. I have been privileged to share these honours with some incredible Arabians and I enjoy the social side of it all.
I am a National Panel Judge and a Show Horse Council Royal Level Judge. Being a competitor and judge puts me in a position whereby I have the same experiences as many of the members.
I have been heavily involved in the Victorian Arabian Horse Association for over ten years. Over five years were spent as a committee member, and more recently as Vice Chairman and Chairman. I enjoy being able to work with likeminded people to put on some great events for members and other enthusiasts ranging from shows and dressage days, training days, clinics to social nights that anyone can attend.
Within the open horse world I was heavily involved in founding the Show Horse Council in Victoria. I often instruct at the Victorian Arabian Youth Group weekends. It gives me a lot of pleasure encouraging the children and helping them to further their skills. I firmly believe that our youth are the future of our breed. It is imperative that we nurture their enthusiasm & provide assistance to educate them.
I think the Arabian breed needs more exposure to a greater audience. In Victoria we have successfully poached many “open” competitors to Arabian shows and now they are bringing their friends as competitors. We still need to improve promotion of the unique versatility the Arabian breed provides to a vast range of equestrian disciplines through our registries. No other breed is able to cater as broadly and I have for many years promoted the Arabian in open company. I will always be available and approachable to members. I am a strong minded person who will present member’s concerns to the Board. I will work with others to resolve problems no matter how small an issue and am always receptive to both sides of an argument.