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.

Latest News

Mini ODE 20th July

The draw has been posted to the Eventing page. Show jumping and cross country will be run in separate arenas but you will still need to do your SJ rounds and then immediately do your XC.

Times for jumping:


Intro - 10am - 11am

Intermediate 11.30- 11.40

Pre Novice 11.50 - 12.15

Pre Training 12.30 - 2.30

Training 2.45 - 4.25


Intro 10.10 = 11.10

Pre Novice 11.50 - 12.20

Pre Training 12.30 - 2.38

Training 3.00 - 4.40pm

Practise XC 



Chloe van den Boorn

Kathryn Jones

Krystal Gurnett


Sharna Bishell

Kate Johnson

Celia Pickens


Sherie Kowhenhoven


Linda Buttle x2


Mandy Zimmelli x2

Pip Daniels

Gillian Lynn


Rebecca Scott x 2

Sam Felton


Andrea Berrington Hulme


Sam Felton

Fleur x 2

3pm Julie Manning

Katie Jones

Alex Pitt

Grounds Closed 4pm for set up 

Upcoming Clinics

Check out the flyer below for information on how to book a space with either Shelley Ross or Vaughn Jefferis. These are great opportunities to really cement your skills and start working towards your next training goals. Shelley's clinics are mid week and during the school holidays. 

For those needing to brush up their dressage skills Christine Weal is up in August. She will be freshly returned from the PSI stables in Germany so this is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of her experience and knowledge and pick her brain on what is happening abroad.

In addition Jen Hamilton will be back down under around September/October so keep an eye out for her confirmed dates.

For information on any of the clinics email:

pdfWinter clinics

Alltech Lifeforce Winner announced

Samantha Reeves of Waitoki is the winner of the Alltech Lifeforce trip to Normandy France, to attend the World Equestrian Games.  The draw took place at the head office of Alltech in Henderson and was drawn by Matthew Smith, Director Alltech Asia Pacific.  Sam was so excited to be phoned and told she won, we are sure that Matthew will soon get his hearing back!

Sam and her Dad will head over to France in time to watch the Games unfold, we are sure she will keep us informed of her travels.  A massive thanks to Alltech for putting on this amazing prize draw!

 Sam Reeves Alltech  

Counting Down To WEG

Thursday the 15th of May marked the start of the countdown til the Alltech World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. Keep up with all the news, team announcements and general excitement as we get closer to Normandy.

Norman, the official mascot of the Games, has galloped with the Alltech family throughout the world and in less than 100 days will be trotting into Caen for the 8 world championships of equestrian sport.

Watch the video of places Norman has visited [+]

Norman did visit New Zealand earlier in March, attending the NRM Horse of the Year Show where hehad a wonderful time with his equine colleagues and supporters.

Keep in touch with Norman as he continues his journey to WEG


Exciting News - Major Winter Promo!

Over winter we are running some amazing prizes. Its called the $25,000 Winter Prize Giveaway. Every show entry gets a ticket into all draws (also includes all non Woodhill Sands events ) So that means:

  • 1 horse entered = 1 ticket
  • 4 horses entered = 4 tickets
  • Weekly Show draw  = all entries, every and all shows -each week
  • Monthly draw  = all entries, every and all shows  - each month
  • Overall winter draw = all entries March 2014 - September 2014

Prizes Include:

  • Equissage Package $ 9,500
  • Alltech NZ Lifeforce and Mycosorb packages
  • 2 x pallets of Fiber Fresh Feed, $ 2,000
  • PEL electric fence equipment $ 3,000
  • Prydes Easi Feed $ 2,000
  • Paddock Groomer $ 3,800
  • Ray Burmester Jewellery $ 500
  • Musto apparel
  • Weekend Getaways plus much more

Take a look at the brochure and get those entries in!!

pdfWinter Prize Giveaway957.07 KB       

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