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At Spring Creek Equine we are passionate about working horses on the best possible surface every day. All arena's start from the bottom up and no arena is good without an excellent base and surface. Significant investment in our base and our surface has been made to ensure we have a world class training surface able to cope with the rigours of high level performance horse schooling on a daily basis. Our surface is an imported textile surface combining two wonderful products 'Equitex' and 'Equilastic' as well as double sifted fine river sand. Our no drip sprinkler system keeps dust to a minimum, thus increasing air quality throughout the complex and also reducing shifting of surface. This arena allows you to confidently school your horse in any Olympic discipline, with the least possible impact on their long term soundness.
Our indoor arena and undercover areas are built as one facility, allowing us free movement of horses and riders during all weather conditions without having to step outside. 5 of our 10 stables feature rubber flooring and adjoining steel sand yards giving us extra options for sick or injured horses.
We have a spacious tack room conveniently located directly across from our tie ups allowing for the least distance to carry saddles as possible! Our tack room offers the best in design and functionality and was recently featured in Horse Deals Magazine.
Our laundry is also built with scale in mind; with horses comes washing! Our multiple washing machines handle this well and extra storage is provided in the laundry too for those endless odds and ends!
More aptly named 'Sam's Rug Room' this room was a special inclusion in the new facility. Sam likes things to be tidy and horse clothes are quite large! All over the world storage of rugs is a challenge, Sam and Chris have tackled this by having a large room, allocated solely to the storage of rugs.
4 steel cross ties allow for safe and convenient tacking and un-tacking of horses, all four are generous in size ensuring even the largest horse can comfortably turn around.
Our 4m X 4m, hot/cold wash is located right next to the cross ties and ensures each horse has a safe and positive wash bay experience. High quality rubber flooring reduces the risk of slipping and improves hygiene.
The farm is divided up into approximately 30 private paddocks, including some paddocks designed for colts and stallions or quarantine. All paddocks have electric waterers and most permanent paddocks have loose boxes and/or trees . During our rebuild, 2.8 kilometres of previous fencing has been re-worked and re-vamped and 2.4 kilometres of new fencing was installed. Bio Security has been kept in mind during property planning and the safety of horses has been paramount with fence selection. All fences consist of a hard wood top rail with electric stand offs accompanied by three strands of horse safe, plastic coated, and electrified wire.
Every horse and rider gets tired of arenas at some stage and with this in mind lane ways have been kept open and free to accommodate horse and vehicle movement, as well as creating a break out space for riders to hack around the property. The property is further blessed with access to nearby Broadies Rd via a private gate allowing for off property hacking along this one way, off road, access track.
Under constant development, this will be the ultimate schooling course up to 1* level. Our large selection of portable fences allows us to deal with specific horse and rider based cross-country issues. Matched with excellent instruction, our permanent ditch, water and bank complexes make this course the solution to nearly every schooling issue.
We are constantly building and improving the facility and currently we have an outdoor show jumping arena under construction. This will be a sand based surface with it's own watering system. At 40m x 70m it's large enough to accommodate even the most discerning show jumper and will free our indoor arena up to be more dressage focused.
The final touch to our indoor riding school is to be added shortly. This will take the form of substantial training mirrors on three sides of the school. This allows for constant rider feedback while training and helps for those times when you don't have 'eyes on the ground'.
The facility is designed with continued development in mind, stay in touch to see the latest updates to this world class facility.