Weekend and School holiday courses.

Courses available most weekend's & all School Holidays throughout the year.

Courses include accommodation, meals, all horse riding lessons and trekking.

Yes you can bring your own horse or pony.

Kowhai's weekend and School Holiday courses are a great alternative to private horse ownership,
with courses every weekend throughout the year, low cost, shuttle from Christchurch* and quality instruction, no wonder so many people choose to ride regularly at Kowhai.

well schooled horses. Regular riders can join Pony Club, sit certificates, go to competitions and enjoy riding quality horses in a safe country environment.

Kowhai's weekend and Holiday courses usually book out well in advance and are limited to 30 riders, you can check available course dates here

Courses run every weekend and during School Holidays we run weekend, 5 & 7 day courses. (you can join 1 or more courses together)

We have 3 riding groups so there is a 'beginner' group, 'intermediate' group and 'experienced' group.

All riding is fully supervised at all times and both adults and unaccompanied children from age 8 are welcome.

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.

These courses are run like a school camp so some help with meal preparation, cleaning, sweeping or teams jobs will be required. All riders clean their own gear and yard area.

It's also possible for children to stay outside School Holiday time, we farmstay many overseas children every year.

Heated bunkrooms with Adults, boys and girls separate. Similar age kids in the same room.

Kowhai has a private shuttle that runs Friday & Sunday evenings from 100 Straven Rd in Riccarton.
The shuttle costs $25 return (child)

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. Guests staying on the 5 day course usually rest on Wednesday morning so riding is only available on Wednesday afternoon. Some help with meal preparation or cleaning required in return for the low price. All bookings must be pre-paid and are not refundable. Shuttle costs $25.00 (child) return and departs from 100 Straven Road in Riccarton at 6:30pm Friday & Sunday evenings & is limited to the first 11 people booked. If you have a special dietary need eg. Vegetarian it will be necessary for you to bring some food as we only prepare one type of meal for everybody.

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