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Scone Horse Festival

The annual Scone Horse Festival has put historic town of Scone on the map as the Horse Capital of Australia, having carried this title for over 37 years. With the town’s White Park Recreation and Equine Facility Development currently underway, the Upper Hunter Shire Council turned to Felton to help prepare the facilities for this special event.

The White Park Recreation and Equine Facility Development is a major all-weather arena development being undertaken in the White Park district of Scone, NSW. Stage 1 of the project featured multiple requirements including a 90 metre by 60 metre roof, lighting, irrigation and spectator seating. As seating was needed in time for the Scone Horse Festival running from the 4th to the 13th of May, the White Park Management and Development committee contacted Felton Industries for a solution.

With plans for the new arena including seating for over 1,400 people, Felton Industries recommended our Select Grandstand. Constructed from premium Australian aluminium and designed to withstand sustained, heavy use, each Select Grandstand is stylish, durable and maintenance-free with seating for 40 people. A total of 36 Select Grandstands were needed for the project and 10 had to be installed in time to provide seating for spectators during the Scone Horse Festival. Timing was extremely tight, but thanks to their strong yet-simple-design, the 10 grandstands were installed on the day prior to the festival opening by two Felton Industries staff.

Internationally renowned horseman, Guy Maclean, entertained our installers as he prepared to perform the next day. Impressed with the quality of the Select Grandstands, Guy commented about them on his Facebook page. The Select Grandstands soon had many more opportunities to impress with the Scone Horse Festival followed in short order by the HTBA Inglis Yearling Sale, the Jack Johnson Memorial Gala Day and the State Title Farrier & Blacksmith Competition.

Felton Grandstands for the Upper Shire Council