The Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre site was formerly run by the Royal Agricultural Society as an historic part of the former Royal Easter Show site.
After 115 years, the Royal Agricultural Society relocated to Homebush Bay in 1997, and the site transferred to the ownership of the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust, becoming part of the wider Centennial Parklands.
Officially opened to the public in June 1998, more than $10 million had been invested in upgrades, new stables and heritage restoration at the time. This included the construction of the stunning 75m x 40m Covered Main Arena, which has subsequently been complemented by a roof over the Support Arena.
The Centre blends a sense of history and tradition, creating a timeless atmosphere.
The Equestrian Centre is a unique facility. Nine commercial businesses operate within the Centre, as well as up to 135 privately leased stables. There are five riding schools, an on-site equine veterinarian, two livery providers and a farrier service.
The Centre provides accommodation for 197 horses. Equine facilities include three arenas (including two roofed arenas), a covered lunge yard, stables (both inside pavilions and outdoors), wash bay facilities, sand rolls and on-site float parking.
The Centre is open to visitors and clients 5:00am – 9:00pm seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The Centre Manager’s office is open Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday/public holidays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
As a public site, you are welcome to visit and walk through the Centre. However, for the safety of horses, riders and yourself, please observe all rules and regulations for the Centre, and never feed a horse.
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