Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre

Woodhill Sands is a premier equestrian centre boasting over 3 acres of all weather sand arenas as well as two Couch Grass Grand Prix Arenas. In addition, cross country course designer Chris Ross has built a track that accommodates all level easily from Pre-Intro right through to Advanced.

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Christmas Break

Seasons Greetings

The Woodhill Sands team would like to take this opportunity to thank     its many, riders, officials, supporters and friends, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and New Year.                                       Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you all in 2015.

We are on holiday now until after Christmas. Grounds are closed from now                                             until the PEL GP SJ Show January 2015.

January 3rd & 4th 2015

Entries Close for the PEL GP SJ Show on the 22nd of December 2014

This show is loved by the riders for its holiday feel.

The 8th round of the GP Super Series will take place with things so close in the hack series every show counts.

Woodhill Sands will be offering the Grand Prix Show Bonus at this show also as well as the ESNZ SJNZ Series Classes and Show Hunter

imake world cup

Waitemata Show Jumping

imake World Cup Final 

January 10th & 11th 2015

The one show this year you will not want to miss!

Spectators Free - Trade Stands - And Entertainment.  Waitemata Show Jumping are

hosting a high tea ring side Sunday.   Tickets can be purchased from SJ Waitemata

  (please go to there website) www.sjwaitemata.co.nz

Trade Stand enquires to



Waitemata Dressage Champs

A rainy and wet Sunday saw the Waitemata Dressage Champs finish early but two days of competition were perfect.

See footage from this show on Country TV (SKY CHANEL 81)

December 23rd at 7.30pm

Country TV

 Waitemata Dressage Champs

Greg Best Clinic  6,7,8 January 2015

In two decades of international top level Show Jumping competition, Greg Best has won individual and team silver medals at the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988 and finished in the final four at the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm 1990.

In Greg's clinics, his ability to quickly analyse horse and rider means that the pupil and horse always go away feeling they have learned something, improved their riding, and knowing what they need to work on.

Limited Spaces available $170 per clinic day (plus Ground Fee)

For maximum benefit - a maximum of 3 per group and a maximum of 12 riders per day


Sally Steiner is organising all of Gregs NZ Clinics, contact her - spaces fill up quickly !



Katie dominates Burmester Realty Grand Prix

Katie Laurie and her rising star Dunstan Lucca jumped flawlessly to take out the Burmester Realty Horse Grand Prix held at Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre over the weekend November 29-30. Katie was the only rider of the 13 who started to jump a double clear, earning herself the cash bonus of $400, boosting her overall prize money for the class to a cool $1000.

Katie also finished in second place with Dunstan Breeze, who was clear in the first round but picked up one time fault in the second, and was fourth on Frangipanne De Toxandria (four faults). Samantha Peters and Likeable NZPH were third in this class, also on four faults but a second faster than Katie. Notably, 14-year-old Briar Burnett-Grant from Taupo and Ngahiwi Telephonic, who've been in sizzling form this season, finished sixth in their first-ever Grand Prix start.

Northland's Sharnaye Lammers had the only clear round in the Prydes EasiFeed Pony Grand Prix to win on the classy Watch Me Move. Briar Burnett-Grant on Pioneer Jade also jumped clear but picked up a time fault to
finish second, with Laura Lush and Galaxy Peaches N Cream quickest of the four-faulters to finish third in the 13-strong class.

Vicky Wilson and Showtym Levado GNZ won the Super Series Horse Grand Prix and with double points on offer this elevated them into second position on the leaderboard with 26 points. Lily Tootill and Ngahiwi Cruise were second in the Super Series Grand Prix and Mathew Gilmour on Cuba D Esquelmes Z, third.

Mathew and Cuba D Esquelmes Z are narrowly on top of the Super Series leaderboard with 27 points after seven rounds, with four more to go. Katie Laurie and Dustan Carlo are third in the accumulator, on 18.

Pukekohe's Leeshall Small and Mahoe Moon Frost won the Super Series Pony Grand Prix for the third show in a trot, cementing their commanding lead in the series. Sharnaye Lammers was second on Arrow's Flight and fourth on Mr McCloud, with Brayden Aarts and Just Nuts in third.

Leeshall is now a mile ahead on the Super Series pony leaderboard, on 63 points, from Sharnaye Lammers and Airborne Magic on 30 in second spot and Brayden Aarts and Just Nuts (20) in third.  Clear rounds were
abundant in the 19-strong Canterbury Equestrian Aon Insurance Young Rider, which eventually went to Rebekah Van Tiel and Adeaze, clear in the jump-off on 31.25. Samantha Morrison and Biarritz stopped the clock just a fraction slower, on 31.50, to finish second. Georgia Wiltshire on Kitchwa was third and Rosie Commons fourth on 42 Below.

Samantha Morrison and Cool Encounter headed off 12 other combinations in the Telford Fiber Fresh Junior Rider, to take out the class with the only double clear. Laura Lush (Macavee) was second, and Maddison Bult (Sonic NZPH) third, both on four faults.

There were 11 starters
in the PEL Pro Am, which went to Natasha Lammers on Tele-Star, double clear and
just over a second faster than Daniel Blundell and Collette, in second place.
Samantha Peters and Zabambi were third.

Candice Fox and Bush
Magic won the Caledonian Alltech Amateur Rider, almost two seconds faster in the jump-off than Vanessa Veart-Smith with Jedi Skywalker, who also jumped double clear to finish second.  Carol Stewart on Hit Parade and Joshua Barker on Lanius GNZ finished first-equal in the Mitavite Radio Sport Six-Year-Old. Vicki Wilson and Ake Ake won the Golden Grove Stud Equissage Seven-Year-Old class.


Burmester Realty Horse Jumping



Fiber Fresh Feeds Labour Weekend Horse Trial Show Wrap up and images on the Eventing page now....

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