FAQs for Competitors

Dressage at QSEC

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Q: What depth is the sand in the Main Arena?
A: The sand is approximately 50mm deep.

Q: Is QSEC accessible for wheelchairs?
A: QSEC has been developed to ensure that people with a disability are able to access and enjoy our facility. Each competition area has accessible toilet facilities. Competitors move between the Main Arena and stables using a hard surface track with ramps at each end. Accessible shower and toilet facilities are available at the stables for competitors. The camp kitchen is also fully accessible. When it comes time to compete, QSEC has a mobile, adjustable mounting ramp complete with safety rails.

Q: Is there any accommodation close by to QSEC?

A: There are a number of accommodation providers in close proximity to QSEC. Vist the Moreton Bay Regional Council website to find accommodation in Caboolture and the wider Moreton Bay region.

Q: Are trolleys, wheelbarrows, rakes and/or shovels provided?
A: For most events, QSEC will provide a small quantity of wheelbarrows, rakes and brooms for the purpose of cleaning stables only however some event organisers prefer all competitors to bring their own. We suggest that you bring your own trolleys, wheelbarrows, rakes and/or shovels for moving feed and gear from the parking to the stables.

Q: What size are the stables?
A: The stables are 3.6m x 3.6m with a bitumen foundation and non-slip rubber matting.

Q: How do I get to the stables?
A: The entry to the stables and camping facilities are located off Old Gympie Road. The address is 118 Old Gympie Road, Caboolture QLD 4510.

Q: How far is it from my stable to the arena?
A: The stable block is located approximately 400m from the Main Arena, 400m from the Outdoor Dressage Arenas and within close proximity to all competition and warm up arenas. Please see our facility map.

Q: How do I book stables/camping?
A: Stables and camping must be booked directly with your event organiser. Please contact them for more information.

Q: Is stable cleaning by the QSEC venue mandatory or can I clean the stable myself?
 Stable Cleaning is mandatory at QSEC and are subject to a cleaning bond. The bond is fully refunded if the stable is completely cleaned, swept and stripped of all bedding, feed, manure, urine including stains/marks and wet material upon your departure. Bedding and waste materials must be either taken from the site or deposited in the allocated waste bay. All string must be removed from stables. All stables must be left free of damage, any damage will be charged to the person who has used them.

Q: Where do I dump my manure and bedding when cleaning out my stable?
All manure and bedding can be dumped in the manure bay located near the camping reception. No horse manure or shavings are to be placed at the bottom of trees or in gardens around the QSEC grounds.

Q: Do I need to have someone inspect my stables before my departure?
This is up to your event organiser so please check with them directly. The stable must be left clean, free from all bedding, manure, urine including stains/marks and other waste. Once the stable is clean, the door should be closed and bolted prior to your departure.

Q: How do I get my cleaning bond back?
Your stable cleaning bond will be refunded back to the event organiser, providing the stable was cleaned prior to your departure. Please contact the event organiser directly for details of your cleaning bond refund.

Q: I am a competitor and have booked a camp site and stables. Can I bring a second vehicle?
Yes, you may bring a second vehicle, however if you wish to have it parked in the competitor area near your main vehicle, you must book a second site for this vehicle. Alternatively, you can leave the second vehicle parked in the spectator parking area.

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