New shared equestrian facilities for Wainoni Park Pony Club and Greenhithe Riding for the Disabled have been built by the Northern Corridor Improvements (NCI) project team as part of a community mitigation programme. This is the second of three world class sports facilities that have been relocated and improved.
After extensive investigation and consultation with affected Pony Clubs, council and the local community, the proposal to form the Wainoni Park Pony Club by merging Rosedale Pony Club, Greenhithe Pony Club, Whenuapai Pony Club and upgrade the facilities at Wainoni Park was approved in December 2017(external link).
The NZ Transport Agency has committed funding to the development of the equestrian facilities for the respective clubs.
Upgrades at Wainoni Park
With two all-weather arenas, new clubrooms, toilet blocks, more off-street parking to accommodate for horse floats, grooming pens among some of the upgrades, riders will be provided with a modern and safe space to enjoy. The design also includes installing solar power as well as planting 140 native trees to enhance the natural environment and protect the local waterways.
The facilities will provide present and future riders, and their horses in the Upper Harbour area with a modern and safe space to enjoy for many generations to come.