The Cromwell Riding Club was established on 20 June 1985 with a group of 15 enthusiastic members. Regular and a variety of gatherings are organised including endurance rides, treks, dressage days, video evenings and western days.

Cromwell being located centrally between Queenstown, Alexandra and Wanaka meant members were able to join in activities between the clubs and even included exchange activities with Portobello Club (located near Dunedin, Otago). Members also participated on numerous occasions in SITE competitions.

Our grounds are on the Cromwell Racecourse (run by Central Lakes Equestrian Club) with plenty of facilities available including stables, yards, kitchen, lounge etc and Cromwell Riding Club, through a variety of grants built an all-surface 100m x 110m perimeter fully fenced arena in 2006.

We are currently in the process of re-surfacing our arena with sand cored turf which will allow for all aspects of equestrian activities including the Central Otago Dressage tournaments held in spring and autumn annually.