Woodhill Sands is the principal equestrian training and competition venue in Rodney but also serves the wider Auckland region and across Northland and Waikato bringing competitors and their supporters into the area from far and wide. Woodhill Sands is the most used competition and training facility in New Zealand.
Woodhill Sands is the only venue with a 100% natural, all-weather surface (sand based). This provides an economic solution for arena surfaces to enable year round competition and training activity. Indeed, participation extends for a full 12 months across multiple disciplines most weekends. Elsewhere, winter competition on this scale are limited due to unsuitable ground conditions. As a result, Woodhill Sands is a key venue for horse riders to train and compete all year round.