​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!


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.


Kāpiti Equestrian


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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.


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



Horse Camping at Ōtaki-Māori Racing Club

Based inside the extensive grounds of the Ōtaki-Māori Racing Club and looking out onto the stunning Tararua Ranges, this dedicated horse camping area provides all of the facilities needed by riders and horses alike. Just 5 minutes from State Highway 1 and the Otaki township, you can set up your tent, float or horse-truck right next to your horse’s yard.

There are many hours of riding available within 20 minutes drive of the camp - whether trail riding, beach trekking, riding alongside (or in) the rivers in Otaki and Waikanae, or hacking the hilly tracks at Whareroa Farm, the Kāpiti Coast absolutely can cater for your style of riding.

Otaki can also help with your equestrian and camping supplied with Farmlands, Hunting & Fishing, Kathmandu and New World all on nearby. Should the worst happen, the large animal team at Equine & Farm Vet Services on Riverbank Road provide 24-hour support.

Note: Camping at the Ōtaki-Māori Racing Club is a trial from Dec 2021 to end Mar 2022, where portable showers and toilets will be provided onsite exclusively for horse campers.

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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 Famstay 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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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.

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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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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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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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Otaki Pony Club  

Otaki-Maori Racing Club,  Otaki

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Waikanae Pony Club

Park Avenue,

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Kāpiti Pony Club  

Raumati Road, Paraparumu

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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


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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