Arena and Function Room Hire

The Arena

Rotorua RDA is proud to offer our indoor riding arena for hire. Our 70m X 25m riding space with additional mounting area is filled with Grade 2 River Sand on Base Course, which makes the surface very good for horses.

We keep it regularly groomed and watered to keep it in great shape and ready for use. It also has mounted dressage markers, a viewing area with seating, plus kitchen and bathroom facilities with a shower.


Function Room

Our Function Room can be used as one large open space that seats 49, or divided into two sections with a sliding partition. A great space for meetings, seminars, workshops, conferences, celebrations and more...

Function Room hire includes

  • Kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities, including a small fridge and microwave

  • Whiteboard, table and seating

  • Bathroom facilities 


Multi-Purpose Arena/Stage

There is also a large stage at one end of the arena which lends itself to a variety of uses: presentations, performing arts practice, yoga, music events.

So overall, our weatherproof facilities can be used by individuals or groups for equine and non-equine events: dressage training, equestrian training clinics, private functions or sporting events, events that need a stage... and more.

Contact us with your own ideas of how you might like to use our fabulous indoor arena and stage.

Arena Availability

Monday-Thursday: After 4.00pm

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: All day.

Primary School Holidays: All day.

Casual Hourly Rate:  $25.00 per hour for the first horse and $10.00 per hour for each additional horse.  Includes use of arena and horse stalls. 

​Part Day Hire (5 hours between 8am & 4pm): $100.00 per part day plus $20.00 per horse.  Includes use of kitchen, bathroom facilities & horse stalls.  
Full Day Hire (8am - 4pm):  $150.00 per day plus $20.00 per horse.  Includes use of kitchen & bathroom facilities & horse stalls. 

Evening Hire (5pm - 10pm):  $100 per evening plus $20.00 per horse.  Includes use of kitchen, bathroom facilities & horse stalls.
NOTE: There is no grazing or camping on site.  Camping grounds are available at the end of Parawai Road.

Function Room Availability

Seven Days per week

Includes kitchenette and bathroom facilities.

Half Day (9am-12:30pm or 1pm-4:30pm): $75.00.  

Full Day (9am-4:30pm): $150.00. 

Evening (7pm-10pm): $40.00. 

To Make a Booking

1. Terms & Conditions:  please read BEFORE you contact us to make a booking. (Listed below.)

2. Contact us: by phone during office hours Monday to Thursday 8.30-2:00pm to check availability.

3. Payment:
Full payment must be made paid when booking form is sent.
If paying online, please pay to the account of: 
Rotorua District RDA
Please use your name as reference, and your Group as the code. 

1) Electronic Signature confirms acceptance of conditions,  and 2) Full payment is required on all bookings before confirmation.  All prices include GST. All Terms and Conditions of Hire must be adhered to at all times.

Rotorua RDA Terms & Conditions

  • Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.  The hirer will be responsible at all times for the proper control of spectators, competitors and all persons hiring the facility.

  • NO SMOKING on the premises, whatsoever.

  • NO ALCOHOL is to be consumed on the premises.

  • NO GLASS is to be taken into the arena.

  • NO DOGS on the property at any time.

  • Entry for trucks and horse floats is through the gate into the paddock.  Cars only may use the tar-sealed carpark.  

  • There are to be no horse vehicles or horses on the tar-seal.

  • Rotorua RDA will not accept responsibility or liability in respect of any damage to or loss of property.

  • Rotorua RDA will not be held responsible for any injury or illness which may occur to you or your horse while on RDA premises.

  • The hirer will be responsible for providing their own first aid kit for their event.

  • The hazards relating to this arena and surrounding areas are noted and displayed accordingly.  Please ensure you take the time to read the notices and ensure course participants are made aware of the hazards.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the nature of the riding therapy work at Rotorua RDA, there is to be NO JUMPING in this arena.