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
What if it's a wet day?

The Horse Experience will still go ahead if it is just intermittent light showers forecast but in the event of heavy rain, we will postpone. If the weather is still not suitable on the new day, or you are unable to attend on the alternative day, your registration fee will be held as a credit to be used towards either a future Horse Experience day or one of our Kids Camps.

Keep your eye out for our Summer dates!



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+ 64 4 902 6287

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