SAFETY for both horse and rider is paramount for Yering Equestrian Park owner Jane Jones.
So much so that Jane imported the elite Pro Ride indoor surface - a completely dust-free wool fibre mixed with wax and sand for supreme cushioning, spring and shock absorption - from Sweden for her fully-enclosed indoor arena.
- EQUESTRIAN PARK
- Property: equestrian
- Size: 4.6ha
- Price: $2 million-plus
- Agent: RT Edgar Yarra Valley (03) 9727 5300
- Contact: Andrew Houghton 0409 438 526
Big enough to fit two Olympic-sized menages, the arena also features angled boundary walls with rolled edging, nine large self-assessment mirrors, video recording and playback screen, sound system, wireless microphone and halogen lighting.
Designed for the comfort of both students and spectators during instruction, practice and performance, Yering Equestrian Park is of a world-class standard, selling agent Andrew Houghton said.
"Elite dressage rider (and World Equestrian Games Australian representative) Brett Parbery has ridden on the surface at Yering Park and given it the thumbs up," he said.
"Jane has gone to all sorts of lengths to make sure it's safe. It's beautifully set up and if you wanted to run competitions there, you could."
Alongside the arena (and under the same roof line) is a full-length breezeway providing viewing areas and access to nine stables with rubber mat floors, two temperature-controlled indoor wash bays, kitchen, feed room and tack room.
Outside, there is a new 75 x 45m sand showjumping arena with watering system.
The property's 445sq m (48 squares in the old language) homestead - also near new - has four bedrooms, four living areas and a large entry hall, and favours an open-plan, zoned living design with high ceilings.
There are also two double garages (both with auto entry), zoned evaporative cooling, ducted heating, wide verandas and in-ground pool with shaded outdoor entertaining area.
Accessed via a bitumen tree-lined return drive with lighting, the complex is complete with visitor car park, garden lighting, post and rail fences and strategic shelter belts.
The property is divided into 11 paddocks and is well watered with 130,000-litre rainwater storage plus bore and dam water.
At its peak, the property has run 13 horses, stabled overnight.
Yering Equestrian Park is 4km west of Yering's train station, 8km south of Yarra Glen and 45km northeast of Melbourne.