About us Our history Our history History of Tall Timbers The "Tall Timbers" Centre was founded in 1972 by Mrs Pearl Batchelor, OAM, and was operated at her riding school in West Pennant Hills. The first group of children to start riding were from Northcott Society and Crowle Home. In 1976, due to impending development, 5 acres with a cottage (which was occupied by the first Coach/Horse Manager), with horse yards, was purchased in Kellyville in North West Sydney. Shortly after arriving in Kellyville, "Tall Timbers" began leasing the 25 acres backing on to the property, from the Government. Over the years a further 10 acres was purchased and an amenities block, indoor arena and stable block were added to the already existing yards and outdoor arena. This made a total of 15 acres owned by RDA NSW and 25 acres leased. At the end of 1999, once again "Tall Timbers" moved and again this was due to the major development taking place in Kellyville. This time it was to Box Hill where it is hoped that RDA will be able to settle for many, many years and that suburbia will not once again push the Centre further out! The improved facilities were officially opened on 26th April 2008 by Sonya Phillips, Mayor of Baulkham Hills Shire Council.