In 2007 several members from the Rich River Equestrian Club met with Elmore Field Days Committee members and discussed the idea of establishing an equestrian park on site.

 

With internal tracks and lasering already set-up, the Elmore Events Centre was the ideal location to develop a top level equestrian venue for northern and central Victoria.

 

The official launch of Elmore Equestrian Park was held on October 4th, 2007 during the annual Elmore Field Days.

 

Since that day, many hours of hard work and dedication by the Elmore Events Centre Committee and Rich River Equestrian Club members have gone into presenting Elmore Equestrian Park as it is today.

 

Rich River Equestrian Club has contributed funds raised at our annual events towards improving the facility with the latest contribution being the installation of the additional office space as well as a large 9 m  x 20 m shed to provide much needed shade for spectators and riders.

 

We trust that you will enjoy our pictorial history of the building of Elmore Equestrian Park and we look forward to adding more improvements to the  venue in the coming years.

 

Rich River Equestrian Club Inc

 

2007

Rich River Equestrian Club

2007 - North view of proposed arenas.

Front area is where Arena 1 is now located

Rich River Equestrian Club

2007 - Proposed float parking and yards area

Rich River Equestrian Club

August - Inaugural RREC dressage competition at the newly opened Elmore Equestrian Park

Rich River Equestrian Club

Our first catering van with our office the back of a horse float

Rich River Equestrian Club

2008

Rich River Equestrian Club
Rich River Equestrian Club

2009 was a busy year that started with replacing the old rope and peg arena surrounds with black poly pipe. A large number of tape measures were destroyed in the process!

 

With the completion of the new arena surrounds we ran our annual March competition still using the old catering building.

 

Rich River Equestrian Club
Rich River Equestrian Club

2009

Rich River Equestrian Club
Rich River Equestrian Club
Rich River Equestrian Club

In late 2009 the Elmore Events Centre committee gained approval for the construction of a new office and toilet/shower block.

 

The Elmore Field Days catering hut is moved around the venue as

required.

80 double rail yards were also constructed in the float parking area.

2010

Rich River Equestrian Club

2010 saw 32 day yards built in the float parking area and the purchase of new arena markers.

Rich River Equestrian Club

2012

Rich River Equestrian Club

A large round yard and two stallion yards were added in the float parking area.

Rich River Equestrian Club
Rich River Equestrian Club

The Elmore Events Centre committee replaced the old cyclone fence alongside the sponsors area and warm-up arena with a wooden fence making the area more attractive as well as safer for competitors.

 

Rich River Equestrian Club

Trees were planted in the spectator area as well as the end of each arena to eventually provide shade for judges.

 

2014

Rich River Equestrian Club
Rich River Equestrian Club

The next project for Rich River Equestrian Club was a couple of years in the making with our goal to erect a large roofed area to provide much needed shade and shelter for spectators. It was finally erected in early 2014, just in time for our annual March event.

 

We also purchased a second hand portable building in order to extend the office space for equestrian events.