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Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre

Update on Woodhill Sands operations at Level 3.

With the announcement that Auckland will stay at Alert Level 3 lockdown until the 26th of August it is with much disappointment we advise the following event cancellations:

15th August - Dressage Waitemata Training day (Dressage Waitemata is advising those entered directly)
16th August - Waitemata SJ Auckland Installation Winter Day 3  (Waitemata Show Jumping is advising those entered directly)
19th August - Woodhill Sands Open Day
22 & 23 August - Prydes EasiFeed GP SJ Show
26 August -  Woodhill Sands Open Day

The next announcement in relation to Alert Level changes will be on the 26th of August (with an interim review on the 21st).  Given the approach the government has taken in the past as we move between alert levels we have suspended entries for our shows 29th & 30th August (Outpost Buildings SH & Dressage festival) and the 5th and 6th September (Peninsula Medical GP SJ Show) until we know more - note these shows are not cancelled at this stage.

Our team will continue to maintain the property to keep it looking great and ready to get going again and we are busy planning a number of ideas to develop some exciting events to kick start the season again (within any necessary restrictions) when we are able to be open.  We really appreciate all the messages of support we've received and how keen everyone is to get started in their build up to a great season and to support such an important local venue. 

Stay safe and well, be kind and check back in with us for further updates - we're really looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Woodhill Sands is a premier equestrian centre situated on 10.5 hectares of land with over 3 acres of all-weather sand arenas as well as a premier grass arena. Woodhill Sands is situated between Kumeu and Helensville in the Northwest of Auckland and is the principal equestrian training and competition venue in Auckland as well as heavily supporting activity across the top half of the North Island.

Check out our upcoming Spring Calendar of events here.

Woodhill Sands proudly hosts a wide range of equestrian activities including, Show Jumping, Show Hunter, Dressage, Eventing, Derbies, Pony Club events, Grass Roots training days and Clinics. As well as holding its own events, Woodhill Sands is the home to many local equestrian groups who base their events at our venue.

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The story of Woodhill Sands...

...is one of collaboration across the equestrian community, to ensure a lasting place for equestrian sports competition and training in the Auckland region. With Woodhill Sands now owned by the sport, work has begun to upgrade the venue while continuing to hold wonderful events across all disciplines and all levels of the sport. The team at Woodhill Sands are excited about the future and look forward to sharing it with riders, supporters and spectators for many years to come. 

We hope to see you soon.

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We couldn't do what we do without the ongoing support of our sponsors.

30 Jul 2020

Welcome to our new wesbite

Welcome to our new wesbite

The Woodhill Sands Trust is excited to launch our new website. 

17 Jul 2020

Seeking a new Trustee for the Woodhill Sands Trust

Seeking a new Trustee for the Woodhill Sands Trust

The Woodhill Sands Trust is seeking new Trustees, to both increase the number of Trustees and to allow for succession planning. We welcome applications from members of our community who want to contribute to the development of equestrian sports and recreational riding in Auckland.

17 Jul 2020

Important safety work on the trees at Woodhill Sands.

Important safety work on the trees at Woodhill Sands.

For some time we have been concerned about the condition of some of the trees at the venue.  While we understand riders love the shade they provide in summer and that the poplars provide a park like atmosphere at the venue, many of the trees were overgrown and had not had preventative trimming maintenance.

10 Jul 2020

Winter Maintenance at Woodhill Sands

Winter Maintenance at Woodhill Sands

While the venue was unable to operate during the COVID-19 lock down, vital funding to support fixed operations costs (power, phone, rates, insurance etc) and winter repairs and maintenance at the venue. 

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