The concept of Equestrian Land Developments was formed, following a request from a family friend to build an Equestrian Arena. From there, the first ELD Spec. Arena; consisting of Base Layer, Blinding Layer and Surface with Sleeper Surrounds, was constructed. Through world of mouth business grew and Equestrian Land Developments Pty Ltd was formed as a company in mid-2000. Since inception ELD has constructed, on average, one arena per week for over 20 years.

Todd Cunningham, founder and director of ELD, has spent most of his life around horses. Todd’s father was Master Farrier, Claye Cunningham. Growing up on a horse property with spelling stables which accommodated up to 120 horses at any one time, has allowed Todd to gain knowledge, not only regarding the mechanics of the horse but also what is required as far as property layout and design to ensure safety and the health of the horse. On leaving the farm, Todd pursued a career in earthmoving. Whilst travelling in his 20’s Todd worked in underwater excavation, built roads in places all around the world and eventually returned home. It was then the opportunity emerged to combine his background in Horses and his experience in Earthworks.

Today, with over 25 years of experience, Todd has supervised a wide spectrum of construction projects both in Australia and overseas.


ELD caters specifically for equestrian requirements, bringing intricate knowledge and years of experience from both the earthworks and equestrian fields to each project. Our goal at ELD is to provide affordable and durable equestrian facilities for those who have a passion for horses. These include but are not limited to:

  • Dressage arenas
  • Jumping Arenas
  • Western Arenas
  • Competition Arenas
  • Round Yards & Walker Pads
  • Polo fields
  • Stable pads
  • Land levelling
  • Dams
  • Fencing and driveways


In addition, ELD provides a restoration service for existing arenas. This can include partial or complete reconstruction, resurfacing and/or improved drainage systems.


We provide design and positioning advice. If you are unsure of where to position and/or how to design your facility to increase the practical use and aesthetics of your property, ELD provides solid, practical advice with an individual flair, exclusive to ELD.


ELD’s specifically manufactured Arena Surfaces, Surface Products and Arena Maintenance Solutions are the basis of our business. ELD are constantly undertaking Research and Development both here and internationally to ensure we stay up to date with the latest developments in the Arena Construction industry.

ELD is an Australian family owned business that still has that personal touch. We value accountability and take great pride in all our work. ELD have supported the Equestrian Sports for a number of years through sponsorship of events in various disciplines and will continue to do so.

At ELD we provide a professional approach to all earthworks and design for equestrian needs. We pride ourselves on giving quality and personal service, value for money and sound advice to all clients. We take pride in our workmanship and are sure that with our passion for this field, we can give you the very best that is possible.

Todd Cunningham

Equestrian Land Developments Pty Ltd

Latest News

  • End of Year Closure Dates

    End of Year Closure Dates

    As 2022 comes to an end, ELD will be closed from Friday 23rd December and Re-Opening Monday 16th January 2023. Please email all enquiries to our office and they will be responded to on our return. Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. From Todd & The ELD Team.

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    Todd will be attending Equitana 2022 in Melbourne as an educator on Friday & Saturday. Check out the website for further details and scheduling.

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