The Long Yard is a fully fenced area of Brookfield Showground adjoining Brookfield Oval. It contains a high-quality multipurpose sand arena and an adjoining holding yard.
The area is illuminated by overhead lighting and is overlooked by a grandstand terrace with 500 person seating capacity. It is also visible from the Pony Club Canteen and Brookfield Members’ Bar buildings.
The Long Yard is predominantly used for equestrian activities such as horse competitions and training. Throughout Brookfield Show, it is the main location of ring events and is the site of Brookfield Show Society’s annual Bush Christmas.
It can be hired for any event deemed suitable by Brookfield Recreation Reserve Trust, which includes equestrian events, small-scale musical events and outdoor exhibitions. The sand area is used principally as an equestrian arena. As a result, strict conditions apply to its use.
The area CANNOT be hired for large-scale musical events or occasions that exceed the maximum capacity. Events considered incompatible with Brookfield Showgrounds’ culture will also be prohibited.
All bookings must be made through this website.
Evening: $50/hour (Including Lights)
Half Day Rate:
Daylight (8am-12pm) (1-5pm): $140
Evening (6-10pm): $190 (Including Lights)
Full Day Rate:
Daylight (8am-5pm): $280
Evening (1-10pm) $330 (Including Lights)
Non-Equestrian Use: Similar Rate
Major Events: Negotiable (Minimum $750/day)