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Kowhai Residential School of Riding Ltd

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711 Island Road, Oxford 7495, New Zealand
+64 3-312 4309
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Quality horses and tuition

I spent 3.5 days at Kowhai on a recent trip to New Zealand. I'm an adult beginner rider and often... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2017
Horse Riding Camp - girls had an amazing time

My two girls have recently attended a holiday riding camp. They both had a fantastic time - so... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2017
Robyn M
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A unique riding school for people interested in improving their equestrian skills. Well schooled horses and ponies, enjoy lessons from complete basics to Dressage, Show Jumping & Cross Country combined with scenic farm trekking. Transfers from Christchurch airport or city available 24 hours POA. Free transfers from Oxford.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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711 Island Road, Oxford 7495, New Zealand
+64 3-312 4309
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

I spent 3.5 days at Kowhai on a recent trip to New Zealand. I'm an adult beginner rider and often do riding holidays. I was very impressed with the quality of the horses, the level of instruciton provided and the range of riding facilities available...More

1  Thank KateE006
Reviewed February 4, 2017

My two girls have recently attended a holiday riding camp. They both had a fantastic time - so much so they want us to move to the South Island so they can be regular riders at Kowhai! Coming from the city I wanted my girls...More

Thank Robyn M
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

My 3 daughters have learned so much at Kowhai! They've developed great friendships, great respect for their instructors and a huge amount of knowledge since riding beginning riding here. Having the opportunity to take a break from city life has also been invaluable. No gaming...More

Thank VicShrimp
Reviewed November 11, 2016

Great place, we did half a day of dressage lessons and then went on a trek in the afternoon. The instructor girls were very helpful and we would definitely come again.

Thank Anneke M
Reviewed July 18, 2016

We had a fabulous day at Kowhai yesterday. We were VERY impressed with the young staff who should maturity beyond their years. They had wonderful patience and positivity with the children. The horses were lovely natured and are obviously well loved and cared for. Thank...More

Thank nc52367
Reviewed February 8, 2016

For young people with a love of horses, this is a perfect paradise. The young people are collected from central Christchurch and enjoy the freedom of having 'their' own horse for the weekend, looking after it, grooming it as well as trekking and jumping it....More

4  Thank Ruth S
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Hi Chris Please pass on our thanks to the Kowhai team for another great horse camp- you do an amazing job with the kids. Our daughter was just stoked and was very pleased to ride Amazon again. Kind regards Rebecca and Chris

Thank rmccone1966
Reviewed January 24, 2015

We paid for our daughter (10yrs) to stay for a weekend riding camp. When we arrived no one came to greet us and many parents were wandering around with their kids not knowing what or where to go. Finally an older and gruff woman cam...More

7  Thank MandyNZ2013
Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have been to Kowhai twice before, the first two times I had a great time with jumping, dressage and trekking, even going for a gallop on the treks. The horses were well behaved and I felt confident. The instructors, although not much older than...More

5  Thank Horsecrazychick
Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have visited Kowhai three times from Japan. I found great pleasure in having excellent lessons and treks through so nice scenery I've never seen in Japan. You can have various lessons, dressage and jumping including cross country. There are very good coaches. You would...More

3  Thank Yoshiki1989
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