The RDA Arena
Our undercover arena in the centre of Cambridge is available to hire at a small fee. Please read through all the sections below for more information on how to make a booking.
The Cambridge RDA covered arena was officially opened on the 31st of March 2012 thanks to the efforts of our volunteers and supporters. It gives us an all-weather, even surfaced area to hold our riding sessions. The arena is 20m x 60m with another 5 meters covered area at the front and covered space to the side housing 9 individual horse pens. The arena base is a mix of sand and rubber which provides excellent footing for the horses.
Club rooms with a sunny deck overlook the arena and house a kitchen, toilets, feed room and the RDA office. We also have a purpose built separate tack room within easy reach of the horse pens.
How to make a booking
When making a booking enquiry it is helpful to give us as much notice as possible.
We are not always on site in which case someone will have to go to the RDA Arena to unlock the gates for you and meet you there, especially if you are first time users.
We may not always be able to accept short notice bookings.
If your horse has a runny nose, a cold or has a potentially contagious condition please do not bring it to the RDA arena. We have a lot of horses who use our arena, including our own.
Our pens, including railing, posts and matting are sprayed weekly with Virkon S
Check the availability on the calendar below .... and then contact Vanessa by e-mail, phone or text to make a booking enquiry or cancellation.
THE ARENA, PENS AND GROUNDS MUST BE LEFT AS YOU FIND IT - PLEASE HOSE OUT PENS AND REMOVE ALL MANURE.
We have muck bins available for easy clean up.
Our gates are kept closed and locked when no one is at the site. Unless asked to leave unlocked by us, PLEASE CLOSE AND LOCK the gate when you leave.
Let us know if you have not visited our facilities or used our arena before and we will meet with you to show you how everything works.
The arena is available for private bookings when not being used by RDA. All funds raised go directly towards our riding programmes, horses, arena and grounds.
Casual use of the arena
- $15 for 1 hour**
- 10 use concession: $120
** a short time either side of your booking will be made to allow for any delays.
Clinics, workshops, competitions
Contact us to discuss your individual requirements and find out more including terms and conditions.
Overnight camping in conjunction with multi-day arena available.
Check the calendar above for availability and then contact us to enquire or book.
We are located 2 minutes from Cambridge on the edge of town - scroll down for map.
ph: 021 902892
Where we are
Same driveway as the Repertory Society (Gaslight Theatre)