• Sport and Recreation

    Safety upgrades for horse riders in Centennial Park

Equestrian Grounds Centennial Park

This week had a great announcement to make – thanks to a $25,000 grant from the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation – we will be improving equestrian and visitor safety in Centennial Park!

Tony Ryan, Chair of Centennial Parklands, welcomes the media and guests to the announcement.

Tony Ryan, Chair of Centennial Parklands, welcomes the media and guests to the announcement.

The grant funds, secured through the Centennial Parklands Foundation, will go towards the creation of a new sand track at the Equestrian Grounds in Centennial Park.

The new purpose-built track, a concept initially raised by equestrian users themselves in the the park, will be used by riders undertaking the faster elements of a sport horse’s fitness, conditioning and training regime.

The surface will provide a sound footing for the horses and help them remain injury free.

The track should also improve general visitor safety by removing faster moving horses off the Grand Drive horse track (which is considered unsuitable footing for horses to canter on).

 

Encouraging participation

We also hope the new track will encourage greater participation in equestrian sports in the Parklands who would otherwise have to travel more than 45 minutes to access similar facilities.

The $25,000 grant was provided by the Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Grants Program, which delivers millions of dollars to hundreds of local sporting organisations to build sporting facilities and boost sports participation in their communities.

 

The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Environment and Heritage, declares the project underway.

The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Environment and Heritage, declares the project underway.

 

The NSW Mounted Police are some of the equestrian users of the Parklands who may benefit from the new track...oh, and they also found our tree shirt!

The NSW Mounted Police are some of the equestrian users of the Parklands who may benefit from the new track…oh, and they also found our tree shirt!

 

 


Did you know that you can ride a horse in Centennial Park? This is one of Sydney’s iconic experiences that shouldn’t be missed. It’s also a great gift idea! You can find out more by watching our video:

 

 

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