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Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre



                UNDER ALERT LEVELS 2.


Kia ora tātou venue users 

Equestrian shows are not social gatherings, they are a sporting event. Please do not attend unless you are willing to abide by the Alert level restrictions relating to health measures and physical distances for sports activities.

Woodhill Sands is responding to the requests from riders to host ESNZ competition events, and we need you all to play your part so that we can properly do so within Alert level guidelines.

At Level 2/2.5, our usual sport and recreation activities can be undertaken if they can be done safely. Familiarise yourselves with how this can be achieved at a venue like Woodhill Sands which has multiple defined spaces, so that you can play your part: 

We have held smaller events at Woodhill Sands over the last few weekends and our team is confident that this show can go ahead in a way that is safe for all participants, be they riders, officials or volunteers. Please do not let us and everyone else at the event down by failing to comply with our safety measures.

If you have any cold or flu symptoms please stay at home, contact your Doctor or Healthline and get tested.

Remember to be considerate and practice good hygiene. Maintain physical distancing from other people at the venue and as always, wash your hands and cough or sneeze into your elbow.  There are hand sanitizer stations at the main gate, gates to each ring, wash bay, kiosk and office.

We strongly recommend that all people wear masks at Woodhill Sands except when they are mounted on horses. This includes during the event and after completion of the day’s competition.

Record your comings and goings from the venue for contact tracing purposes.  There are QR codes at the gate and at multiple locations around the venue.  Those entered will also receive a text message.  Please reply to it when you arrive and leave.

Stay in your bubbles and keep safe. Play your part in keeping our sport and venue Covid-free.



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... 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.


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

2 Oct 2020

Announcement: Appointment of 4 additional Trustees

Announcement:  Appointment of 4 additional Trustees

The Woodhill Sands Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of 4 additional Trustees.

1 Oct 2020

Veterinary Associates Equine Kumeu/West Client Night

Veterinary Associates Equine Kumeu/West Client Night

Veterinary Associates Equine Kumeu/West Client Night  8th of October - find out more.....

24 Sep 2020

Welcome to the Veterinary Associates Equine Kumeu/West team.

Welcome to the Veterinary Associates Equine Kumeu/West team.

Recently, Vet Associates Equine and Farm have joined our team of sponsors at Woodhill Sands.

24 Sep 2020

Alltech NZ Ltd's latest edition of the Equine Insights quarterly e-newsletter

Alltech NZ Ltd's latest edition of the Equine Insights quarterly e-newsletter

Alltech NZ Ltd's latest quarterly edition of Equine Insights, their e-newsletter is now out. 

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