​Saddle Up & Ride the Coast

With many kilometres of varied riding right on the doorstep, the Kāpiti Coast is a true destination for horse riders. From dedicated horse camping with your favourite equestrian friends, to farm-stays and horse B&B options, clubs and equestrian events, you're truly spoiled for choice!

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

Kāpiti Stables

Queen Elizabeth Park

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The Kāpiti Stables School Holiday Programme includes building a relationship with horses, grooming, ground work and trekking for children aged 5-14 years.

www.kapitistables.com/holiday-programme

Kāpiti Equestrian

Waikanae

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For 5-12 year-olds the Horsey Holiday Programme at Kāpiti Equestrian & Vaulting Club includes horse riding, vaulting, horse care, acrobatics, circus, games and crafts.

www.kapitiequestrian.com/what-we-do/holiday-and-farm-club/

Te Horo Equestrian

Te Horo

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Te Horo Equestrian's school holiday program includes lessons, pony rides, treks, and Own-a-Pony Days on a daily basis. Looking for the full farm experience? Families can book the Farmstay for a “Night on the Farm

www.tehoroequestrian.nz

Pony-Tales Riding School

148 Akatarawa Road Reikorangi, Waikanae

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At the Pony Tales school holiday programme each rider will be given their own pony for the day and will learn basic horsemanship and pony care working towards becoming a confident handler. 

The programme covers a wide range of horse activities and budding equestrians will spend 45 minutes at each of the four activities (3 hours in the saddle over the course of the day!) John Wayne would be proud!

www.pony-tales.co.nz

WHERE TO STAY WITH YOUR HORSE

Te Horo Farmstay

737 State Highway 1, Te Horo

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Te Horo Farmstay at Te Horo Equestrian Centre is a comfortable two-bedroom, converted milking shed which sleeps five - and the adjoining Studio with a queen bed sleeps another two guests. It is private, sunny, peaceful and enjoys the rural charm of the farmland surrounding it.  With a well-equipped kitchen, lounge with wood burner, dining for six and a large concrete terrace, the Farmstay offers an opportunity to relax in privacy with spectacular views. 

If you are interested in things equine, the adjoining Te Horo Equestrian Centre offers lessons, short treks and grazing for privately owned horses. The treks are escorted and supervised and suitable for any age or level. You can even bring your own horse! 

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www.tehoroequestrian.nz

Kapiti Equestrian Penthouse Sheds

Nestled beside the paddocks, the Penthouse Sheds at Kāpiti Equestrian in Waikanae allow you to enjoy breakfast or dinner in the outdoor kitchen/seating or in the shed garden with the company of horses. The quiet location, which is surprisingly close to the Expressway, provides a lovely place for your and your horse to stay - with access to the river track & beach.

Bring your own horse (upon request) with you to stay and explore all the wonderful facilities Waikanae offers.

Penthouse Shed Two

Penthouse Shed Three

www.kapitiequestrian.com

WHERE TO FIND HORSEY FRIENDS

Riverbank Farm Equine

Riverbank Farm, 124 Riverbank Road Extension, Otaki

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Riverbank Farm Equine is a  unique horse and rider training facility offering lessons, a variety of clinics, and horse and rider education with a focus on empathy and confidence.

Director Jane Lenaghan is so passionate about horses that she offers weekend retreats for horses and adults during which a variety of activities are on offer including groundwork, obstacles, jumping, hacking, schooling and an introduction to liberty. Nothing is compulsory, and though you will be encouraged to stretch yourself if you feel like staying within your comfort zone that is perfectly fine too.

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Riverbank Farm Equine

Kāpiti Equestrian & Vaulting Centre

13b Nimmo Avenue West, Waikanae

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The Kāpiti Equestrian & Vaulting Centre in Waikanae is operated by the not-for-profit Kāpiti Vaulting Club Inc. – a dedicated and unique family-oriented club.

Visitors and clients of all ages visit to engage in their passion for horses. They offer riding within a beautiful, well-set garden and structured horse environment, inclusive of two large arenas (indoor and outdoor).

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Kapiti Stables

Queen Elizabeth Park, Mackays Crossing, Paraparaumu

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K​āpiti Stables offer trekking, lessons, holiday programmes, grazing, equine-assisted therapy and even birthday parties from their home at Queen Elizabeth Park.

They offer a range of different trekking experiences to fit perfectly with your riding ability and confidence. Take a trek down to the war memorial, or past the tram all the way down to the beach - they even have pony experiences for our youngest of riders.

Bookings Essential

Phone +64 27 355 3046
Email: [email protected]

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www.kapitistables.com

Te Horo Equestrian Centre

Te Horo Equestrian farm and Riding Centre offers riding opportunities that suit all ages and experience levels. Just 5km from Te Horo Beach they offer pony rides for littlies, treks for older or more advanced riders and have a qualified instructor available for lessons.

Their school holiday program includes lessons, pony rides, treks, and Own-a-Pony Days on a daily basis. Looking for the full farm experience? Families can book the Farmstay for a “Night on the Farm”.

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www.tehoroequestrian.nz

Pony Tales Riding School

148 Akatarawa Road Reikorangi, Waikanae

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Nestled in the beautiful Reikorangi Valley on Koharangi, a 100-acre working farm, Pony Tales Riding School offers lessons, holiday programmes and delightful pony parties! 

Whether it’s your child’s first time on a pony, you are looking to strengthen their skills or get out into competition Jackie and the team have the facilities, instructors, and pony sizes to help achieve these goals while developing leadership, resilience, and self-confidence in a supportive and fun environment.

Facilities include: 60 x 20-meter floodlight indoor Dressage arena, 60 x 40-meter outdoor floodlit Jumping arena, 500-meter training track, Indoor Stables, Covered yards, Outdoor yards, and River treks.

www.pony-tales.co.nz

 

Ōtaki Pony Club  

Ōtaki-Māori Racing Club,  Ōtaki

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Waikanae Pony Club

Park Avenue,
Waikanae

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Kāpiti Pony Club  

Raumati Road, Paraparaumu

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WHERE TO SHOP FOR HORSE SUPPLIES

Farmlands Otaki

With a number of "horsey people" on the staff, the team at Farmlands Otaki have you covered.

Corner Mill Road &, Dunstan Street, Ōtaki 5512

Phone: 06-364 9079

www.farmlands.co.nz

The Horsewear House

Shona's Otaki based on-line equestrian shop has you covered. Select "Local Pickup" when you order and Shona will be in touch to arrange a time for you to collect your purchases. Simple. 

Phone: 0274 528 018

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www.thehorsewarehouse.co.nz

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