SHOWGROUNDS CLOSED FOR EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES
Due to the current and forecast rain in Bungendore the showground has been closed to all equestrian activities.
The following events have been cancelled:
– Australian Mounted Games Association
– Bungendore Adult Riding Club
– Bungendore Team Penning and Sorting
The grounds are also closed to casual equestrian users in all areas.
Camping is still open and campers are asked to present to the caretakers on arrival.
The Trust will re-evaluate the grounds in the coming days and notify users when the grounds are re-opened.

 

The Bungendore Showground is a Crown reserve, managed on behalf of the NSW Department of Industry by the Bungendore Showground Trust (the Trust). The Bungendore Showground Trust is comprised of seven volunteers appointed for a five-year term by the NSW Government. The Trust is entirely run by volunteers. The role of the Trust is to manage and oversee the use, bookings, maintenance and upgrade of the facilities and infrastructure that make the Bungendore Showground a popular and preferred venue for a wide range of User Groups.

The Bungendore Showground covers an area of 67ha and is owned by the NSW Lands Department. It includes facilities for large or small scale events, including open yards for up to 250 horses. The upkeep of the grounds is funded through the Trust and is reliant on volunteer fundraising activities, user-pay hire fees and appropriate grants and donations. The Trust is supported in the upkeep and maintenance of the showgrounds through the efforts of the major volunteer User Groups of the grounds. The Trust, along with the principal User Groups raise funds and work together to maintain and upgrade the facilities including buildings, yards, arenas, riding areas and amenities.

The showground is frequently used for events including the Bungendore Show, Polocrosse carnivals, Eventing and Pony Club Camps as well as large scale weekend equestrian events, training activities and clinics.  The Trans Tasman Sheep Dog Trial, Dog Shows and several other clubs also conduct events at the grounds.

The Showground is also a great venue to cater for music festivals such as the annual Bungendore Country Muster and other functions such as Club presentations, weddings and family gatherings.

Casual camping and caravanning is encouraged on the grounds. The showgrounds are listed in a number of camping and caravanning websites and journals.  However, it is advised that campers check on our website or contact the caretakers in advance as there are times when the grounds are closed to casual campers and caravanners during major events.

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