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

New season about to start!

Well we have been planing a very exciting season for you all over winter and have some amazing news for all you jumpers!

We have four Grand Prix Shows (the old 2 star SJ Shows) and one Premier Show ( the old 3star SJ Shows) prior to Christmas.  (plenty after Christmas too!!)

We have a training ring to cater for the younger and novice horses, ponies and riders, this can be ridden on a community membership (Free) with a Flexi start for your mount $10.

Grand Prix Series - Woodhill Sands will offer a show bonus to the winner of the Pony and Horse Grand Prix at each Grand Prix Show (2star) if they complete double clear rounds in their win.  Hack riders will pocket an extra $400 and Pony riders $100

GP Super Series - For those not quite ready for Grand Prix - Heights for Hacks 1.30 - 1.35 and Ponies 1.15 - 1.20 - Check out our series conditions - a great series with a great cash prize for the overall winner.   This series will run at all Woodhill Sands SJ Shows (Grand Prix and Premier) and Waitematas World Cup Premier and Grand Prix show and Auckland Manuakau SJ Grand Prix and Northlands Grand Prix show.  Some shows will be worth triple and double points - see our series conditions for more details

Coming soon for the Premier shows - the $10,000 Premier Grand Slam - only at Woodhill Sands - this will run over the three premier shows being held here - Woodhill Sands Premier Show November 2014 , Waitemata SJ World Cup Premier show January 2015 and Woodhill Sands Premier show February 2015 - more details to follow.

September Grand Prix Jumping show schedule out now: pdf1_star_Sept.pdf

New series (Horse GP Super Series and Pony GP Super Series) conditions pdfSeries_Conditions_-_GP_Super_series.pdf


August Dressage

Can you believe we are nearly through winter?! By and large it has been pretty mild so we are very lucky and hope it continues on until spring.

The draw for Sunday's dressage has been added to the Dressage page. If you have any queries please contact Angela as soon as possible. Email:

If you are able to help on the day please also contact Angela 

Winter Clinics

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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