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Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre

Address

Postal Address

503 Goonoo Goonoo Road , Tamworth , NSW , 2340
PO Box 503 , Tamworth , NSW , 2340
(02) 6767 5858
(02) 6767 5850

 

Our facilities

 

AELEC boasts state of the art facilities, available to our competitors, spectators and customers. Feel free to contact AELEC or check out what's on now.
Indoor arena:
  • an indoor arena - 40m by 80m with tiered seating for 3,360
  • concourse area that can hold exhibition and trade sites
  • mezzanine area that can take temporary seating or double as a corporate area
  • mezzanine VIP area near a bar, kiosk, and event offices
  • toilets located at both ends, with ticketing box, coffee shop, and event management offices
  • sound and lighting systems
  • broadcasting and judges box overhangs the arena
  • control room overlooks the interconnected sales ring
    beneath the stadium are undercroft stock holding yards for up to 200 head
Sales ring:
  • sales ring seats 562 with standing room for another couple of hundred
  • sales ring doubles as an indoor warm-up arena
  • lift access from ground level to the concourse that connects the sales rings and arena
Stables:
  • 478 stables – 3.6 x 3.6 in size with sliding doors horse wash bays
  • An education/training building provides a lecture and demonstration theatre with tiered seating for 44, a veterinary room, utilities room, meeting room and shower and toilet facilities.
Outdoor facilities:
  • campdraft arena
  • two 30m by 70m outdoor competition or warm up arenas
  • horse sporting fields
  • undercover cattle handling yards for up to 400 head
  • outdoor exhibition, trade and field day areas
  • 2 x showjumping and dressage areas
  • 187 powered parking bays adjacent to stables
  • truck wash
  • additional non-powered camping and parking
  • exhibition lawn areas
Map
See our interactive map with pop up photos, then you'll truly get a feel of the great facilities available to you.

Facility photos
See more facility photos in our Gallery.

 

 

 

History

 

The Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) opened in September, 2008 in Tamworth, North Western NSW, Australia.
In the late 1980’s a small number of individuals foresaw the opportunity for growth in the equine and livestock industries and began agitating for improved facilities in Tamworth. This eventually grew to the formation of a working group in 2000, where 38 potential user groups were represented to begin planning what has now become known as the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) in Tamworth in north west New South Wales, Australia.
AELEC opened September 2008
September 2008 saw the doors open for the first events to be held in the magnificent centre, with the honour of first event going to the Australian Wagyu Beef Association who held a very successful Annual General Meeting.
However, the first real test for the venue came with the 2008 National Cutting Horse Associations’ 35th Futurity. All 478 stables were in use for this massive event which lasted for 9 days, featuring not just the richest cutting events in Australia but entertainment evenings including, trick riders, barrel racing and bull riding.
International recognition
The venue received a big tick of approval from all which was summed up by Mr Russell McCord, Chairman of  Cutting Judges in America, who was here as the guest Judge and commented “I have travelled all over the world judging cutting events, this complex is second to none in the world.
Comments such as this continued as the facility began full operations and in 2009 saw 163 event use days where AELEC catered for 8,451 head of cattle and 4,051 horses.
AELEC has continued its popularity as a temporary home to a myriad of event types including:
  • Showjumping
  • Hacking
  • Dressage
  • Rodeo
  • Campdrafting
  • Team Penning
  • Cutting
  • Ponies
  • Harness
  • Miniatures
  • Alpacas and
  • Dogs
This saw 2010 grow to 202 event use days catering for 12,230 head of cattle, 5,321 horses and 4,651 individual competitors.
State and National Organisations utilise AELEC
With events from local school horse sports days to State and National-level events, the venue continues its growth in use from organisations such as:
  • Agility Dog Association of Australia
  • Australian Appaloosa Association
  • Australian Arabian Horse Society
  • Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association
  • Australian Paint Horse Association
  • Australian Quarter Horse Association
  • Australian Stock Horse Society
  • Dressage NSW
  • Landmark
  • National Cutting Horse Association
  • PBR and
  • Reining Australia
See our Useful links for an A - Z list of the associations, societies and organisations using AELEC.
 
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