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Kowhai Residential School of Riding Ltd

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Stumbled across this place on the 'Rankers' site. My husband, daughter and I all have limited... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
stephanie h
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Great experience

My parents and I went to this school, we have done a little riding but we aren't experienced. Lyn... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Natalie H
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“lyn”(2 reviews)
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...more
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711 Island Road, Oxford 7495, New Zealand
+64 3-312 4309
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now as an adult, no longer a teen I feel the need to say yes the female older own is gruff. Yells at children when suits her. Bullying is a reality. be wise parents.

Thank Stay24702
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this place on the 'Rankers' site. My husband, daughter and I all have limited riding experience. Lyn gave us riding lessons in the arena before heading our for our trek. She is very experienced and an awesome teacher. We felt very safe all...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

My parents and I went to this school, we have done a little riding but we aren't experienced. Lyn made us feel comfortable and safe. After taking us for a quick lesson to gauge our abilities we were taken for a beautiful trail ride. Lyn...More

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 27 March 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

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Reviewed 5 February 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

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Reviewed 19 January 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 12 November 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 AnnekeM159
Reviewed 19 July 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 9 February 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 27 August 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

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