DIRECTOR – Mr Richard Shipton

South Australia
Phone: 0408 508 726
Email:  rshipton@mc-group.com.au

I have been involved with Arabians for 25 plus years and in that time I have been actively involved with Arabian horse groups for the last few years I have been involved with South Australian Arabian Riders and Breeders Society in various roles including committee member, Secretary, Publicity Officer, the organisation of shows and events and Vice Chairperson and more recently the Chairperson. I'm widely known for my Ring announcing at Arabian Shows, and started announcing for Northern Arabian Horse Action Society in the early 90's and have been doing it ever since for many show societies in South Australia, Victoria, and in NSW including the Australian Arabian National Championships.

I have had a long association with boards and committees over the years including representation on a University Student Union Board of Management with an annual turnover in excess of 7million dollars in the late 80’s and early 90’s for almost 10 years as well as the previously mentioned Arabian clubs .I am currently the manager of the Harbours and Marine business unit for Maritime Constructions Pty Ltd here in SA. This organisation also has an annual turnover around the 7 million dollar mark. My role is to manage our niche market activities; I promote and market our business in a fairly unique environment, in essence I convince people that we provide the best possible service an ideal I would attribute to my activities within the Arabian horse world.

I have a diploma in Management that I attained in 2015 I also have various certificates in OHS and other business based certificates. All of the above provides me with the background and tools necessary to help manage and grow the Arabian Horse Society of Australia.