Adult riders are welcome on any of our courses.

Instruction from basics to Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country for experienced riders.

We have well schooled horses available or you can bring your own horse. (same cost)

The budget weekend courses include shared dorm accommodation, you need a sleeping bag or bedding etc (or can hire bedding for $10), all meals (excluding dinner on the night of arrival) horse riding* both morning and afternoon with a mix of group lessons and guided farm trekking all for $220.00

Riders enjoy learning everything from the correct way to catch a horse, to grooming, saddling, bridling, mounting and basic control of the horse to Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country for experienced riders.

We usually ride both morning and afternoon for around 2 hours with lessons and guided farm trekking daily*.

Private rooms are available for an extra $45 night per person or there are many local B&Bs we can recommend. (private rooms have all bedding provided)

Shuttle from Straven Rd in Christchurch or Christchurch Airport available on some weekends for $25 return, departs 6:30pm Friday & Sunday evenings. (shuttle runs subject to a minimum number)
Airport transfers available anytime for $85 each way. (Kowhai is 70km from the airport)

The time of arrival is 7:30pm Friday evening or 9:00am Saturday morning.
The time of departure is 5:30pm Sunday afternoon.

Adult weekends cost $220.00 and must be pre-paid and are not refundable.
They are transferable if more than 7 days notice is given.

Courses run wet or fine and would only be cancelled in extreme conditions for safety.
Some help with meal preperation, cleaning up & teams jobs and cleaning your own room before departure is required with this package.

Note: Adult riders usually make up around 20% of riders on any weekend so you need to expect some younger people may be in your riding group also.

* Horse riding is only available subject to fine weather and safe operating conditions - We reserve the right to cancel any horse riding on days where circumstances beyond our control would affect the safety of horses and riders, there is no reduction in cost should this take place.

Kowhai Residential School of Riding Limited, 711 Island Road, Oxford, North Canterbury, New Zealand.
Phone (03) 3124 309 Mobile (021) 16 19 964 Fax (03) 3123 079