WA Horse Council committee person Shauna Alban is responsible for the Council’s Legislation and Policy Portfolio.
She grew up in Ballarat, Victoria, her love of horses taking her through all grades at Ballarat Pony Club, then onto State Level Show Jumping and Eventing. She has been involved in small business & tourism all her life, and was only 1 of 3 female glassblowers in Australia in her 20’s, within the family business situated at Kryal Castle Ballarat. (A Tourist Medieval Castle), whilst also Studying Law.
In 1995 with her husband Frank and daughter Emily, they moved to Guildford in Western Australia, where she became involved with Pony Club through their daughters Emily and Lara. Shauna also coached at several clubs over the years.
They purchased and restored Padbury Colonial Stores Complex (built 1869) and Shauna established Classic Yesterdays (Antique and Homewares Store) within the building which operated for 10yrs. Padbury Stores was included on the State Heritage Register in 1999, after their restoration was completed.
With the help of local volunteers, in 1998-1999 they established and Shauna managed the Guildford and Swan Valley Tourist Information Centre, which they handed over as a fully operational venture to the City of Swan for management. This is now situated within the Gaol Precinct in Guildford.
In 2003 - 2005 Shauna managed 2 Local council Elections and 2008-2017 found her managing 3 State Election Campaigns in conjunction with managing the State Electoral Office of Swan Hills.
Volunteering where she can, gives Shauna a great sense of achievement.
Some of the activities she has been involved with include Riding for the Disabled Swan Valley, Down Syndrome Ball Committee 2011-2013, Guildford Primary School Council 2010-2012, Chair of Council 2012-2015, Shauna was a member of the St Brigid’s Lesmurdie School Parents and Friends Committee From 2014 - 2019 and was also Vice-Chairperson in 2020.
In 2020 Shauna was appointed as the Equine Representative on the Swan Valley Planning Committee, a Ministerial appointment. She is currently managing Padbury Colonial Stores Complex and educating an ‘OTT’ mare named ‘Nala’, a slow but extremely rewarding task. Shauna is committed to supporting Equine interests across WA, as well as her most important role of all, supporting their 16year old daughter Lara, currently in year 11 at school.