Equestrian Park Bookings

The Park or parts of it can be exclusively booked for club events, professional clinics or classes.

The following provides details on hiring requirements for the Equestrian Park as well as forms (electronic or other) for booking the facility.

Equestrian Park now has a Facebook Page @EquestrianParkACT

Please note: Equestrian Park is NOT a riding school. Horses cannot be hired at the Park. An internet search using the term “horse riding schools in Canberra” will produce contact details for a number of riding/instruction establishments around Canberra.

A form suitable for mailing or faxing is available here– the form can be completed using a computer. Hirers should carefully read the

Equestrian Park Hire Guidelines 2024

Equestrian Park Hire Fees

Schedule valid as at 1 April 2023


 Facility Description Charge
Competition Area A (in front of Kiosk) and Kiosk 2 Hectares suitable for gymkhanas, dressage, showjumping, & part of the      X-country course. Kiosk comprises office, hot water service and toilets. Electricity for use at the building only. NO POWER is available for trucks and caravans. Charge includes day use of yards. $300/day
Kiosk only $80/day
Cross Country Course Open country for events, clinics and formal training $150/day
Filling of water jump $100/fill**
Area B (in Cotter Plots) One Hectare in a plantation landscape $100/day
Area C (3 Dressage Arenas close to the Cotter Road) 3 standard 60m by 20m arenas $75/day/per arena
Area D/E (2 Sand Pads) 2 large 60m by 80m arenas $200/day/per arena
Toilet facilities only Kiosk and Besser block toilets(toilets come with limited supply of toilet paper, clubs to supply additional toilet paper for larger events) $30/day/each toilet block
Hire Deposit Refunded at end of event $110
Cleaning deposit Kiosk and/or grounds Refundable if venue returned in clean and tidy state or held if regular user $100
Camping NO POWER is available for camping or trucks. Free
Shower/Toilet Block Toilet paper, hand towels, gas for hot water $100/event

Horse Levies

Per horse per day Payable after event $5 per horse
Overnight per horse Payable after event $20 per horse
If cross country jumps are used $10 per horse **


  • All fees paid to ACTEA should be paid to ACTEA #2 Account
  • Fees marked with ** are to be paid directly to National Capital Horse Trials Association Inc. NCHTA (PO Box 233 Curtin ACT 2605)

Charges are negotiable for non-standard hire (for example, clinics with a small number of horses).

ACTEA is a voluntary non-profit organisation. The cleaning deposit represents what it will cost to return the Park to a state suitable for other equestrian bodies to use. Please help us and SAVE YOUR ORGANISATION MONEY by ensuring that you leave the Park in the same state that you find it.

A rubbish skip is available. Hirers generating a full skip load of rubbish or more may be required to pay for the skip to be emptied and/or for additional rubbish collection. If you expect your event to generate significant rubbish, please plan ahead and arrange for additional bins/skips.

It is recommended that all clubs should visit the venue at least 1 week before their event to check on the status of the park (does the grass need cutting, are there any safety concerns, is the rubbish skip full?) and if there are any issues to either arrange for the work to be completed (if it is a club responsibility) or contact the Park Manager if it is a hiring arrangement (eg the skip needing to be empty). Please note that contacting the Park Manager on a Friday/Saturday afternoon before your event with an issue is unlikely to have that issue resolved before the even.

If you notice that the Park or Kiosk is not clean before you use it, please ring the Park Manager Kate MacKenzie on 0403 2000341 BEFORE you use the venue so that charges are not levied on your organisation.

Checklist to be Retained by Hirer

Please retain this check list and complete on conclusion of your event. The Hirer will be charged the corresponding fee if cleaning or tidying is not completed.

Tick box when done Charge if not done
1 Have you cleaned the kiosk and toilets, swept and mopped floors, emptied all bins into the hopper including those in the toilets? Has each toilet got 2 rolls of paper? Have you turned off lights and the hot water service? $40 per hour deducted from cleaning deposit for any work required to complete these tasks
2 Are the steel yards and surrounding area returned in good order (twine, tape, and rubbish removed)? (Manure must be placed at designated manure heaps)
3 Is the competition area and associated parking area you have hired in good order (eg rubbish removed)?
4 Have all float/truck chocks been removed?
5 Have you locked all the gates that you opened and arranged for key return? $5.50 for each unlocked padlock
7 Have you collected all the money for yards?
8 Have you calculated and collected the horse levy payable?
9 Have you reported any need for repair or maintenance (contact Park Manager, Kate MacKenzie on 0403 200341)?

The Park Layout


Co-ordinates –
-35.31347, 149.07563

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