The Woodhill Sands Trust was established in 2016 as a charitable trust, by a group from the Auckland equestrian sports community. It is registered under The Charitable Trusts Act and has an Inland Revenue approved income tax exemption.
The Deed of Charitable Trust establishing The Woodhill Sands Trust can be viewed here.
The Woodhill Sands Trust is governed by a group of volunteer Trustees who are business professionals and equestrians and are resourceful, pragmatic and effective in working with limited resources.
Sara is the General Counsel and Company Secretary at NZX. She is an internationally experienced lawyer with a background in corporate, commercial and financial services businesses. Sara is now based on a lifestyle block in Waimauku, where she keeps 4 horses. She has competed in Show Hunter and Show Jumping, and now focuses her efforts in the dressage arena. Sara has joined the trust to give something back to the sport that she loves, and to support the Auckland equestrian community in creating a premium equestrian facility to showcase our sport.
Nadine works full time in the automotive industry as CMO for Armstrong’s Group. She has extensive experience at an executive level across general management, marketing, sponsorship, sales, and customer relationship management. Nadine lives in Woodhill with her family and horses, and has been involved in equestrian sport for many years competing across a number of disciplines including eventing, show jumping, and today focusing on dressage alongside her daughter. Nadine has joined the trust to support our local equestrian community and the continued development of Woodhill Sands to benefit all riders and disciplines for our future generations
The Trust also employs a Trust Manager along with range of event support staff to assist us during our event days.
Jenette has a strong commercial, operational management and not for profit sector experience as well as being a sport horse owner and local competitor. Jenette works closely with the Trustees, Venue Manager and User Groups on advancing our plan for the development of Woodhill Sands and securing the funding for the execution of this plan. Jenette also supports Trustees in maintaining our key relationships with Auckland Council and ASB, Grant organisations, our sponsors and supporters. Jenette can be reached via e-mail on Jenette@woodhillsands.co.nz
Louise was a competitive Show Jumping and Show Hunter rider from a young age. She has had a lengthy equestrian career, having been active in the administration of Pony Club, Show Hunter NZ, Show Jumping Waitemata. Her children also rode competitively, and now she have two grandchildren competing at Woodhill. Louise looks after a lot of the event support and Evo Events management for our shows and is often the person responding to your queries through the email@example.com email.
The Trust like many sporting organisations is also heavily reliant on a pool of local casual employees from within the local community and substantial volunteer support for events.