The El Rancho Horse Experience

Discover the magic of El Rancho and learn all about Horse Riding and Care!
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Our Horse Experience is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience.

Not just for kids 8 years and up…but for all whanau, maximum weight 85 kg.

The day starts at 9:00am and finishes at 4:00pm.

This day of horse interaction is designed to build the riders’ confidence, strengthen bonds between horse and rider and of course to make new friends!

The maximum number of riders per group is 12, with a minimum of 5.  You will either share a horse or have your own to work with, depending on group numbers. 

We usually have around 6-7 horses available.

Some of the things you will learn from this experience:

  • How to safely approach and halter your horse
  • Tie up and safely lead
  • Lots of care and grooming
  • How to pick up their front hooves
  • Tacking and untacking your horse
  • How to safely mount and dismount
  • Learning to walk on, stop and turn
  • Helpful hints and tips about how much it costs to own and graze a horse
  • A good knowledge of the different parts of a horse, their body language and what they might be saying to you

In the event of bad weather, we will still be going ahead but please bring jackets and proper boots or closed toe shoes.  If it is too wet to ride, we have a variety of horse related activities, games and movies to keep everyone amused.

Register below for our Summer Horse Experience days....



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+ 64 4 902 6287

icon address 58 Weggery Drive, 
Waikanae Beach, 
Kapiti Coast
New Zealand