We have the following facilities available for hire: (click here for Pdf map)
Dressage Competition Arena (90m x 75m)
All Purpose Arena (90m x 75m)
X Country Jumps, ranging from 65cm to 105cm, including water jump.
Western Arena (80m x 40m oval)
Grass Areas (for show jumping / showing classes / games)
Kitchen / Club Room
60 Post & Rail yards
There is one toilet by the western arena, and two including a disabled toilet near the main building / English yards.
There are plenty of yards sited near the western arena and over near the main building with ample parking.
There is no electricity on site.
Fees Applicable from 1st January 2017
The park is open to the casual user at no charge but cannot be guaranteed access to all facilities.
Instructors – $5 Ground Levy per horse/rider combination per day.
Any instructor (definition of instructor being, anyone who gains in any way, money or otherwise, from teaching, or helping anyone else), is required to pay for the use of the park facilities.
Instructors take pot luck that a suitable area is available to them. If you require sole use of an arena you must hire the required arena in advance (see arena hire) plus pay ground levies.
Kitchen/Club room - $25 per day.
Yards-$5 per yard per day. To be booked if you want to be guaranteed a yard, otherwise first in first served basis.
Facilities Available to Hire: Dressage Arena, Warm up Arena, Western Arena, Cross Country Course, West Side of Grounds or South & East Side of Grounds, there is no additional charge for the use or two or more arenas.
*Payment for Arena Hire is payable in advance. (you may do so here!)
$10 - One hour (off-peak only)
$30 – Half Day (defined as park opening time to 12.30pm and 1pm to park closing time)
$50 – Full Day
Payment for Arena Hire is required in advance when the booking is made. To book please use bookings page here!
Payments should be made to: Rough Island Equestrian Park Management Board Inc., c/- 98 Lansdowne Road, RD1, Nelson 7031 or by direct credit 03-0751-0248293-00, please use very clear reference ie. your name, booking, date.
Equestrian Shows or Organisations Holding an Event Organisations (non-user groups) wishing to use the park to hold an equestrian show or competition, can book one or more arenas - Dressage Arena, Warm up Arena, Western Arena, Cross Country Course, West Side of Grounds or South & East Side of Grounds plus pay ground levies. There will be no additional charge for the use of two or more arenas.
Charges - Ground Levies: $5 per horse/rider combination plus Arena Hire