Farm Stay holidays in New Zealand.

Come and stay on our farm stay in the Canterbury foothills and enjoy riding a well schooled horse with a helpful instructor.
We can collect you from Christchurch (or anywhere in Canterbury) and take you to our farm, you can stay in a private room with all meals provided.
Evenings can be spent relaxing in the farmhouse with free wifi.

Enjoy a mix of horse riding lessons and guided farm trekking to suit.

  • Farm Stay includes either a one hour private or a 2 hour group lesson each morning (this depends on the number of guests staying) and includes 2 hours trekking in the afternoon.
  • Chief Instructor Liz Thomas. ESNZ GRADE 11 - Performance coach in Show Jumping, Dressage & Eventing.
  • Enjoy quality lessons and well schooled horses.
  • Many different treks available. (private access to over 10,000 acres of farm land)
  • Lessons from Complete basics to advanced level.
  • Enjoy farm life in New Zealand
  • Convenient on farm cabins with all bedding provided.
  • Continental breakfast, basic lunch and dinner included when staying overnight.
  • Luxury accommodation (10 minutes drive) packages available with daily transfers to the farm.
  • Complete beginners to advanced horseback riders welcome.
  • Excellent facilities for Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country.
  • Enjoy a mix of lessons and scenic farm trekking daily*
  • Airport transfers also available for an extra fee.
  • Unaccompanied children welcome from 8 years old.

    For information please email make the subject 'horse riding' so the spam block will let the email through!

    As well as trekking on our own farm (we run beef cattle and horses) you can enjoy trekking on many other farms in this area.
    (thanks to the generosity of local farmers we have over 10,000 acres of trekking available)

    Jumping lessons on well schooled horses. lessons in Dressage,Show Jumping & Cross Country

    Lessons in Dressage from basics to advanced level.

    Enjoy farm life.

    On farm cabins.

    Quality lessons

    Transfers available from Christchurch city or airport $97 each way (available 24 hours)
    Return transfers available 24 hours

    * Horseback 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 the farm stay fee should this take place.

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