Facilities

Riding Facilities

Indoor Arena

Ardverness has a fully enclosed 60m x 25m indoor arena with fully maintained dressage surface. We have wonderful complements on the riding surface of the indoor from some of Australia’s leading trainers – and of course our agistees.

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Sound System

The arena also has a sound system for you to hook up your iPod or play CD’s.

Mirrors

We have very carefully researched and installed, raised 1.8m tall mirrors running the full C short-side of the arena. These mirrors allow the rider to view their training from virtually anywhere in the arena.  At the A end of the long sides there are also generous mirrors to assist with monitoring straightness and to assist with lateral work.

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Surface

The surface has been formulated with a mix of rubber, sand and wood chip to provide spring and bounce with the ideal depth for an easy working surface. The arena is maintained regularly including daily grooming as required, hand watering (so as to avoid wet spots or slippery spots caused by overhead sprinklers) and edges brought in for a flat even surface. The indoor arena is closed on a Friday for maintenance each week.

We place great importance on the maintenance of all the working surfaces provided at Ardverness to reduce the chance of injury as much as possible to the horses and ensure you have a reliable consistent surface to train on for maximum results.

 

Outdoor Arena

Olympic sized 60m x 20m fully fenced for horse and rider safety. The surface is a unique mixture of rubber and washed river sand. The surface has been formulated to provide cushioning and give without the ‘hard going’ commonly found with other sand surfaces. The base has been laser levelled and very even to ensure that your horse can confidently work on the arena under any conditions. The arena is floodlit and drains very well so is therefore useable almost 365 days a year.

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Round Yard

The round yard is our lunging area with a sand surface and floodlit. The railings are a round plastic railing making it a safer choice than traditional timber railings should close contact be made.

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Ride or lunge in the round yard

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Grass Outdoor Arena

At Ardverness we also have a fenced grass 20m x 60m arena. What with many events being held on grass we feel its important to provide our agistees with a well maintained grass riding area to practice on.

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Tracks and Riding Out

On the property we have approximately 500 metres of grass laneways to ride around. For the more adventurous there are many, many kilometres of grass tracks within 200m of the front gate which are just brilliant for a good gallop or a quiet stroll. These tracks travel some 20+ km’s.

 

 

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