School Holidays

Definitely a favourite, our School Holiday programs create a FUN and safe environment where our riders can enjoy the freedom of our horsey heaven. Our aim is to set a foundation of correct horse riding and horse management skills with game-based learning activities. Practicing effective riding and horsemanship ensures safety and cultivates confidence. We cover many activities including farm rides, games, treasure hunts and most of all having fun, making friends and learning about our furry friends. 

Our holiday programs conclude with a Ribbon Day, where the riders can showcase their achievements. So please join us and practice and learn in a safe, fun environment.

Beginners and Young Riders

Monday 22nd January – Friday 26th January                9.30am -12.30pm $125/morning

PONY PALS focus is to coach beginner riders correctly from the start with an effective coaching program and game-based learning activities. This program caters for:

  • Children over 5 years old who know little or nothing about ponies
  • Those wishing to step up after completing the LEARN TO RIDE program
  • The nervous rider and
  • Up to those who wish to canter.

We cater for complete beginners with plenty of NZPCA helpers at hand to assist, a ESNZ coach and a safe, enclosed arena. 

Our grand finale on Friday 26th January is a ribbon day where we celebrate the skills you’ve learnt and embrace spirit of friendly competition and camaraderie.

Experienced and Older Riders

Monday 22nd January – Friday 26th January                      1pm – 5pm $125/afternoon.          

ADOPT A PONY  is for riders looking to strengthen their horse riding and management skills. Each rider is given a pony for the afternoon to look after and ride as their own. This program caters for :

  1. Those who can trot and want to step up to canter/jumping.
  2. Can tack up and groom a pony
  3. Want to strengthen their skills 

Prepare & learn how to compete in our inhouse Ribbon Day on Friday 26th January. 

Whether you love one of our Pony Tales ponies or bring your own pony, your rider will grow in confidence and enjoy the making friends while connecting with nature and horses.