The host venue for the 2024 Australian Arabian National Championships is Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre, a world-class event venue.
Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre is the state centre for equestrian sports in Victoria.
It is the largest facility of its kind in Victoria, comprising two large indoor arenas, multiple outdoor arenas, general purpose and polo fields, 180 stables, 370 day yards, 250 campsites, amenities, administration buildings and an international level cross country course.
WPNEC hosts many major events including the Melbourne 3 Day International Event, the Equestrian Victoria lnterschool State Championships, Dressage and Jumping with the Stars, the Australasian Show Horse & Rider Championships, Barastoc Horse of the Year Show, the Australian Show Jumping Championships and the Polo Melbourne Cup.
WPNEC also hosts a wide range of participation activities aimed at all levels of rider. These include regular Equestrian Victoria squads in dressage, show jumping and eventing, as well as a wide variety of breed shows and competitions in reining, western pleasure and mounted games. WPNEC is also the home of the Werribee Pony Club and the Werribee Central Equestrian Club.
WPNEC is based on 34 hectares of Crown Land within the Werribee Park Precinct. Our neighbours include Werribee Mansion, Werribee Zoo, Werribee Golf Course, the State Rose Garden and Shadowfax Winery.
The equestrian centre land is leased by WPNEC Inc (an incorporated association) from the Victorian Government through Parks Victoria. The centre is managed by the WPNEC Committee, comprising volunteer representatives from Equestrian Victoria and the Victorian Polo Association.
WPNEC is the most utilised equestrian facility for events in the state due to its capacity to accommodate large numbers of competitors and its central location. Attracting in excess of 50,000 competitors and spectators annually, the centre plays a critical role in the ongoing sustainability of the sport in Victoria.