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Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre

Auckland is currently in Level 3 Step 2.  Woodhill Sands is open in a limited capacity for training days and lockdown shows run under strict health protocols.  Please check our upcoming events section of the website and our Facebook page for details around these days.  There are limited times and areas available for riding and all those attending must enter through Evo Events and follow all public health guidelines.  While vaccinations are not mandatory, the Woodhill Sands team encourages all visitors to Woodhill Sands who are eligible to be vaccinated, to support the health and safety of our community by getting vaccinated before coming to our venue. 

We'll update everyone about upcoming events as we find out more around the alert levels and any subsequent gathering restrcitions in Auckland.  Please check out our upcoming events page to see what we have tentatively planned.  These dates and events are conditional upon Auckland's alert level.  Further details will be provided as we are able to confirm events.

Updates will be provided through our website and FB pages with more details as they come to hand.

We are confident that as we move into the Covid Protection Framework, we can deliver modified events that meet health guidelines and gathering restrictions.

Keep safe and we look forward to seeing you again 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.

Woodhill Sands would like to thank Auckland Council for their ongoing support.



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.

Our 2021 Winter Series event calendar is available here.  A quick and easy view of the upcoming months of May to August 2021 can be viewed here.

Further information about events can be found in our "Upcoming Events" page and entries can be completed through Equestrian Entries

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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.

Sponsors

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

15 Aug 2021

Woodhill Sands Trust 2021 AGM - Trust Managers Report

Woodhill Sands Trust 2021 AGM - Trust Managers Report

The Woodhill Sands Trust recently held its 2021 Annual General Meeting.  Please check out the Trust Managers report below:

7 Jul 2021

Veterinary Associates Equine Kumeu/West Clinics - 13 - 15 July 2021

Veterinary Associates Equine Kumeu/West Clinics - 13 - 15 July 2021

Veterinary Associates Equine Kumeu/West are going to be out at Woodhill Sands for our Clinic series, Tuesday 13th July, Wednesday 14th July and Thursday 15th July from 1 - 3 pm.  Find out more about getting your horse all set for the upcoming season.....

2 Jul 2021

Woodhill Sands welcomes The Rider’s Body as one of our Local Sponsors

Woodhill Sands welcomes The Rider’s Body as one of our Local Sponsors

Woodhill Sands has introduced a new local sponsorship package to support smaller businesses to join the team.  We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Lisa Goodhart and The Rider's Body. 

 

Are you frustrated with a lack of progression?  Have an unclear image of how your pelvis moves? Have hip, knee or back pain issues? Know that you are unbalanced or crooked? Lack body awareness and the ability to isolate body parts to give independent aids?  Struggle with confidence? Live with aches and pains? Would you like to improve your movement so you can continue riding and help your horse be his best for you? If the answer is yes, The Rider’s Body is for you!  

The Rider’s Body founder Lisa is a local rider who offers a unique range of tools from internationally recognised movement therapies to help riders develop.  Lisa works with pleasure riders looking to feel comfortable, balanced and safe through to competitive riders wanting to be more effective and have fewer riding related aches and pains.

21 Jun 2021

Woodhill Sands Clinic Series over the July School Holidays

Woodhill Sands Clinic Series over the July School Holidays

Woodhill Sands is excited to be holding a Clinic Series over the upcoming July School Holidays.  Packed with a wide range of clinics covering Dressage, Show Hunter and Jumping with a Gymnastic Pole Clinic  and also offering a Working Equitation Clinic delivered by a judge/educator from Australia.  These are in addition to our regular Open Days and the last of our Jump Club days. There is something for everyone. Check out the details in our full news article or specific information about each of the clinics in our Upcoming events section.

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