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New arena for Samford RDA

The final stage of a major redevelopment program to upgrade our covered riding arena is now completed.

The project to resurface the Jenny O’Malley Arena involved levelling the base and adding a new sand surface incorporating some 2 tonnes of rubber crumb. We also replaced the ageing arena fencing.

The upgraded surface follows the installation last year of energy-efficient LED lighting to improve safety in the arena on low-light days. Our centre’s key facility now features the latest in equestrian arena materials, providing a ‘joint friendly’ environment for horses and volunteers and allowing us to expand arena hire opportunities.

We sincerely thank those who made this $61,000 project possible… the Queensland Department of Sport and Recreation for contributing almost $52,000 via its ‘Get Playing Places and Spaces’ program; and Moreton Bay Regional Council for funding of $6,500. Samford RDA has met the balance.

Thank you also to the many volunteers who helped dismantle old fencing and prepare for the upgrade work.

Samford Riding for the Disabled

Samford Showgrounds

Showgrounds Drive

Highvale, Qld


Phone: 0458 246 883

Samford Riding for the Disabled Inc. is a Registered Charity

ABN: 19 168 257 678

Proud member of Riding for the Disabled Association Queensland (RDAQ)
Recognised as a Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia (RDAA) Centre of Excellence