Horse riding holidays in New Zealand at Kowhai Farm

Kowhai Farm in Oxford / Canterbury / South island
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A unique farm stay for people interested in horse riding, lessons, day tours and riding holidays. Backpacker weekends and holidays available.


Australia/New Zealand > New Zealand > South island > Oxford / Canterbury

75 km West of Christchurch city, transfers available. Come and stay on our farm stay in the Canterbury foothills and enjoy riding a well schooled horse with a helpful instructor. 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)
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: no details
Traveling by car:
11 km West of Oxford.
A car is necessary
Traveling by plane:
from Christchurch international airport
Pickup service is possible
Traveling by train:
Sheffield station
Pickup service is possible

nearby /
on the property

Hiking

Not more
than a 15 min.
walk away

Lake/river for swimming, Mountain climbing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Restaurants, Galleries / Museum, Shopping, Fitness Center , Golf course, Tennis court

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

National Historic Sites, Theater, Cinema, Beach, Skiing downhill
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Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch

Category

Holiday Company, B & B for Horses, Training Company, Horse Trekking Station, Dude/Guest Ranch, Cattle Ranch, Farm, Riding Stable, B & B for Horsemen, Children's Holiday Company
Opening:
from: 2. January
to: 22. December
 
Guest Capacity:
>20
 
Minimum age for guests:
age 6 & up
 

General description:

A unique farm stay for people interested in horse riding, lessons, day tours and riding holidays. Backpacker weekends and holidays available.

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

350 acre farm, good facilities for dressage, show jumping and cross country.

More details of the property

On farm accommodation will all meals included.
What we have to offer
  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Accommodation for one night only
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Long Term stays
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders
  • Riding holidays for unaccompanied kids
    (age 6 & up)
  • Barbecues

Additional Animals on the property

85 horses, around 120 cattle, 3 dogs, 1 cat
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >20 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Ponies
Riding (trained for / saddle):
English / Classic, For guided Trail Rides
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
All English style.
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • also with your own horse
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • 5-8 days
  • Jumping
  • Dressage
  • Cross-Country
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
age 6 & up
Riding experience:
Little experience required
Demand on rider:
average demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 110 kg - 240 lbs
Riding holidays for children

Horse riding holidays for children most weekends and all New Zealand School Holidays

Min. age for unaccompanied children:
age 6 & up
Max age to:
17 years
Offered for:
Girls and boys

General description:
Horse riding holidays in New Zealand, fully supervised, fun and educational. Accommodation and meals included. Stay for 2, 5 or 7 days.
Well schooled horses and ponies, enjoy riding in a safe country environment.

Comments on the kind of catering:
Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
All meals included.
We offer riding holidays for children during the:
  • Easter holidays from 300 Dollar / Week
  • Summer holidays from 300 Dollar / Week
  • Autumn holidays from 300 Dollar / Week
  • Winter holidays from 300 Dollar / Week
  • Weekend Stays from 165 Dollar / Time period
Comments on the costs / included services:
Transfers from Christchurch Airport available.
Accommodations for guest horses
Number of Guest Horses:
in all 5 Guest Horses are welcome
Distance to the Accommodation:
The Riding stables are on the property directly.
Kind of accommodation:
Paddock - Pasture

Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes

Lessons from complete basics to Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country for advanced riders.

General information of the Training:
with the own Horse, Trained Horses available, Group Instruction
Riding Lessons for:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders
Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
no limitation
Training qualifications:
Rebecca Thomas NZPCA 'A' & 'H' certificate and a Workplace First Aid Certificate
Liz Thomas NZEF Grade 2 coach & Workplace First Aid Certificate
Riding Classes / Lessons
English / Classic Riding, Dressage, Jumping, Cross-Country, Trekking
Guest lodgings

On farm cabins, cozy and warm.

3 Single / double room(s) :
All bedding, meals & horse riding included.
4 Multi-bedded room(s):
Dorm rooms available 4-8 people per room, includes all meals.
5 Parking space for Motor Homes / Campers :
Free unpowered parking for camper vans.
Amenities - special features:
Sheets, Towels
Catering
Kind of Catering:
  • Breakfast on request possible by arrangement
  • Full-board on request obligatory
  • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
More information of the Catering:
All meals included.
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Pool available, Phone, Washing machine, Internet access, Internet-/ E-mail service

Rates and contact

Rates of the accommodation

Rates of the single / double bedroom:
from: 120,00 Dollar / Day
to: 295,00 Dollar / Day
Rates of the mult-bedded room:
from: 120,00 Dollar / Day
to: 205,00 Dollar / Day
Rates of the Parking space for Motor Homes / Campers:
from: 50,00 Dollar / Day
to: 85,00 Dollar / Day

Rates of the Horses for rent

Rates for renting a Horse:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.

Rates Guest Horses

Boarding fee:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
Feeding fee:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.

Rates Riding Classes

Rates for riding lessons:
Mo-Fr one hour private lesson adult or child $50.00
Weekend group lesson 9:00am to 1:00pm Adult $60.00* / Child $50.00*

* Helping out may include catching, grooming & tack cleaning after.

Contact
 
Company:
Kowhai Farm
 
First name:
Chris
 
Last name:
Thomas
 
Country:
New Zealand
 
Phone:
+ 64 3 3 124 309
Phone 2:
+ 64 21 1 619 964

You can contact us with the following languages:
English

E-Mail address: Inquiry


Company: Kowhai Farm
Zip/Postal Code: 7495
Street: 711 Island Road
Country: New Zealand -- South island -- Oxford / Canterbury
Phone: + 64 3 3 124 309
Phone 2: + 64 21 1 619 964