Book Online

Montana Arena gives you the ability to book your arena hire time online. Payment is currently not accepted online, however you are able to book your spaces and pay cash on the day or by bank deposit. If paying by bank deposit, once you have made your booking you will receive a confirmation email providing our bank details.

Using the online booking scheduler, you will be able to book recurring time slots week in and out. If you have any questions about your booking, please call Paul on 021 651 906 anytime between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Montana uses Setmore to take your bookings, and it will allow you to create a login account so that if you are a frequent user, you won’t have to type in all your details every single time. If you encounter any problems with the Setmore scheduler, please let us know at

Facilities & Rates

Please see below for a full list of our facilities and rates. If you have any questions on group or all-day hire costs for clinics and club events, please enquire here, as we have special discounts available.

Arena Hire

A stunning 60x40m purpose built all weather arena is available for hire. This beautiful arena has arena grade lime as its surface, which provides excellent footing, perfect for dressage or jumping as it is very consistent and not too deep. The arena has a full set of dressage letters, and is immaculately maintained and groomed on a regular basis. A ring-side mounting block is also provided.

The arena is big enough to facilitate a full show jump course, and is ideal for lessons, clinics, competitions, small groups and more. Enquiries for any sort of function are welcome.


per horse per hour

Flood Lighting

The arena is fully flood lit which is perfect for the evenings during winter when there is not enough light after work. The flood lights work perfectly to completely light the entire arena, making it easy for you and your horse to school or have lessons without having to reschedule.


per hour extra in addition to arena fee

Full Showjump Course

Not only does Montana Horse Arena provide you with a gorgeous surface to work on, but it also provides you with a full course of show jumps for you to use. A good assortment of rails, stands and wings are available. Jumps can be moved around - but we do follow a ‘leave it how you found it’ policy.

NB. Any breakages must be reported and paid for ($25 per pole)

Included in Arena Hire

Viewing Hut

The Viewing Hut provides you with full tea and coffee making facilities, including a bar fridge and biscuits. A white board and cork board is also available, along with coat hooks and shelves. Here you will find the arena rules and liability disclaimer which must be signed by each user, including non-riders attending the property.

Tea, Coffee & Milk Provided

25m Round Pen

The closed in 25m round pen is great for green or young horses. The soft grassy surface provides good footing, and is excellent for lunging. We have also used it for non-confident riders, and for kids coming off the lead rein.

Included in arena hire

Paddock Hire

Montana Horse Arena offers beautifully maintained paddocks for hire. Troughs and hoses are provided.

$10 per horse per day

2 or more horses:
$5 per horse per day

Yard Hire

We also provide yards that are available for use at no extra cost whilst there for a lesson, otherwise prices as stated.

$5 for a half day

$10 for a full day

Hi-Fi System & CD Player

Are you keen on riding your horse to music, or have a freestyle dressage test to practice? Montana Horse Arena provides a CD-player for you to play your music. Speakers can be set up around the arena upon enquiry. Must be put away after use.

Included in arena hire

Easy Access & Parking for Horse Floats & Trucks

Great parking is available with lots of room for floats and trucks, providing the perfect location for groups and clinics. The grounds are kept in immaculate condition. Please enquire with us for any sort of function requests or ideas.

Upcoming Events

Here you will find a list of our upcoming events - including our well-known Show Jumping Days, clinics, lessons and more.

2017 Winter Show Jumping Series

25th June; 23rd July; 20th August

Montana Arena Showjumping Practice Days

Sundays 25th June, 23rd July & 20th August 2017

Gates open 7:30am; Starts 8:30am

Ground fee of $10 per horse per day, $5 per round, entry on the day only

Group A - 8:30am start - 40cm, 50cm, 60cm | Group B - 10.30am start - 70cm, 80cm, 90cm | Group C - 2pm start - 1.0m, 1.10m, 1.10+m

Whiteboard order will apply. Points will be awarded for 1st to 4th in each class and clear rounds. Maximum of 3 rounds per horse/pony. Only one round will count towards the series on the day, so you will need to nominate your round to the judge before you start. The winners of each group category A, B & C are the ones with the highest combined total points over the 3 days. They will receive a rug and BetaVet products! There will also be prizes for second and third plus the winner of each class each day, and spot prizes too! The practice day will go ahead regardless of the weather. NO DOGS PLEASE. Please show consideration for our gate stewards and fellow competitors by completing your rounds within a reasonable time frame. Practice fences available. Please pick up all manure from parking area and yards - place in the bins provided. You enter at your own risk, you are required to download and sign our liability disclaimer further down the page if you haven't already.

Rules of Use & Liability Disclaimer

Please observe the Rules of Use at Montana Arena while you are on the property. Every user and every spectator on the property at any given time accepts that they enter at their own risk; Montana Horse Arena shall not be liable for any harm to you or others resulting in such use. A liability disclaimer can be found and signed in the Viewing Hut at the arena.

Arena Rules

  • You must wear a certified, licensed helmet at all times whilst riding on the property
  • Correct footwear must be worn on the property at all times i.e., closed in shoes
  • Any breakages of arena equipment must be paid for ($25 per pole)
  • Please leave the arena as you found it - please respect this policy
  • Every rider must clear all horse faeces from the arena and yards, car park area and paddocks. You will be provided with a wheelbarrow, muck out tools and a muck pile
  • Rates are based on an hourly basis with a degree of flexibility - please do not abuse this policy
  • Maintain safe practices at all times
  • All peoples accept that they enter the property at their own risk, proprietor denies all liability
  • Courteous behaviour towards other users is expected at all times
  • The proprietor reserves the right to ask riders to leave if unsafe or dangerous practices are observed
  • No dogs allowed on the property at any time
  • Every rider/user must sign a liability disclaimer at time of hireage


Paul Mitchell

P. (06) 879 4433
M. 021 651 906
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Opening Hours

Open 7 days a week
7am - 7pm
Floodlights available for evening use

Arena Location

33 Montana Road,
Bridge Pa, Hastings 4175
Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand