Liz Thomas QSM.


Liz started Kowhai in 1969.
Liz holds ESNZ GRADE II - Performance coach in Show Jumping, Dressage & Eventing.
She also holds NZPCA A certificate and a Workplace First Aid Certificate.
In 2017 Liz was awarded a gold bar for long service to Pony Club.

In 2019 Liz was awarded a QSM for services to equestrian sports and the community.


Becci and Chris, Charlotte and Daniel.

Becci holds NZPCA A & H certificate, was the 2017 NZPCA coach of the year and is our farrier, cook and instructor.

Chris looks after the office and bookings, runs the farm and usually drives the minivan.
Both Chris & Becci hold a Workplace First Aid Certificate.


We also have 12 casual instructors that come in on a as needed basis depending on the number of guests staying.

Kowhai Residential School of Riding Limited, 711 Island Road, Oxford, North Canterbury, New Zealand.

www.kowhai.co.nz