Centennial Park features a spacious Equestrian Grounds and 3.6 kilometres horse track for riders and private clients of Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre to utilise.
The Equestrian Grounds
A major redevelopment of the Equestrian Grounds in Centennial Park was completed in July 2005, providing users with 3.5 hectares of fenced grounds.
The Equestrian Grounds are irrigated (using pond water) and regularly graded to ensure maximum enjoyment and optimum riding conditions for horse and rider all year round.
The Equestrian Grounds' facilities include:
- Three Showjumping/General use arenas 70 m x 40 m, 60 m x 40 m and 55 m x 30 m
- Dressage Arena 60 m x 20 m
- Lunge Arena 30 m x 30 m
- Wooded forest
- Turf hacking area
- Canter Track 400 m
- Total Arena area 8950 square metres.
Membership giving access to the Equestrian Grounds are available to Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre Private Clients, additional fees apply. Riding school participants of intermediate to advance skill may also enjoy the park atmosphere and have their lessons in the Equestrian Grounds.
The Equestrian Grounds are regularly used by the NSW Mounted Police for rehearsals. exercises and drills. The Equestrian Grounds have been used by Eastern Suburbs Pony Club (ESPC) as their home grounds since 1946.
ESPC meet on the first and third Sunday of every month for games, rallies, rides and all the fun activities pony club has to offer young riders.
For more information on the ESPC, please visit www.espc.org.au