Kates Horse Riding Treks Kerikeri Bay of Islands

Kates Horse Riding Centre in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

Kates Horse Riding offers fabulous horse riding treks from Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands. A main Kerikeri tourism activity suitable for novices to the more experienced rider. Kates Riding Centre is a stunning New Zealand farm offering horse rides and lessons at a picturesque location with beautiful views of the Kerikeri Inlet, or for more things to do you can go on a full beach horse riding and trekking experience. Kates Riding Centre has many things to do including trekking weekends, treks, lessons, pony camps and birthday parties!


  • Farm Trek Activities: Horse riding time is approximately 1 hour.

  • Beach Trek Activity: A full beach horse riding experience for approximately 3 hours.

  • Weekend retreat horse treks: This really is the full package!

  • Horse Riding Lessons for Kids and Adults

  • Contact us for custom tours and more horse related things to do in the Bay of Islands.

Full Description

Kate’s Riding Centre is situated just outside of Kerikeri, a top tourist attraction offering many things to do in the area including trekking weekends, treks, lessons, pony camps, birthday parties, and much more in the beautiful Bay of Islands of New Zealand. Kates Horse riding centre caters to all abilities so previous experience is not necessary as horses and ponies have been chosen for their lovely nature, taking adults and children for both group and private trek activities or horse riding lessons.
Activities on offer at Kates Riding Centre are confidence building horse riding camps for adults and kids and trekking activities all year round on horses and ponies chosen for their lovely nature. Kates Horse Riding concepts are centred around bonding the riders and horses with their energies combining.  The horse Riding Center is a large farm with plenty of things to do specialising in horses with horse trekking and riding activities including a farm/beach ride in a beautiful setting for horse riding in the Bay of Islands.
Kates Riding Centre facilities include a 100 x 60 metre sand all weather arena, a 20 x 32 metre square covered arena, a 20 metre round pen and a 2 km exercise track set on 466 acres of rolling farmland. Our specialised equestrian farm just 10 minutes from Kerikeri caters for riders of all abilities, previous experience is not necessary. Kate’s Riding Centre take adults and children for both group and private treks and horse riding lessons. "We aim to work closely with our customers to continually improve the level of horsemanship and horse management in all of the equine disciplines"
Kate’s Riding Centre is owned and operated by Kate Hewlett, successful international event rider in her own right, and tutor of many successful riders in a range of equine disciplines. 

Kates Riding Centre: Horse Trekking Packages

Situated in Kerikeri, we have fabulous horse trekking activities in this area of the Bay of Islands suitable for novices to the more experienced rider. We can offer you stunning farm horse riding activities on a picturesque farm with beautiful views of the Kerikeri Inlet. Enjoy a relaxing horse ride, or more challenging things to do depending on your ability. We have our own cross country course available for use as well.

Horse Treks: Horse riding on the Farm

Horse trekking activities are approximately 1 hour.
Cost is $80 per adult and $70 per child. We can cater for small and large groups and can usually arange a time to suit you.
For young children we recommend a horse trek of 1 hour. We can lead very young children on one of our small ponies. 
We can arrange horse treks for most days at a time suitable for you. 

Horse Treks: Horse Riding on the Beach

If you are looking for adventurous things to do from Kerikeri, this is the perfect activity. Kates Horse Riding Centre offers beach treks to order if given enough notice which leave from the farm where from where we transport the horses to a beach location approximately 40 minutes drive away. We will take you on a full beach horse riding experience. This horse trek activity takes approximately 3 hours. Take in stunning farm and ocean views as you make your way around the local Kerikeri Purerua Peninsula. 
Cost approx $230 per person Minimum 2 riders, however costs vary according to numbers so please call to enquire. It does involve transporting horses to beach location so is a greater cost. 

Horse treks: Weekend retreat horse treks

This really is the full package! Ride to your heart's content along the exquisite peninsula coast and relax in picturesque beachside accommodation with delicious food and beverages. This Horse trekking activity is for groups of 8 to 12 people of all levels of experience, with plenty of guides which allows for some riders to pick up the pace whilst others can choose to take it more slowly. Times and length of the ride can be arranged by contacting Kates Riding Center in advance, we are flexible to suit your needs. 
Contact Kates Horse Riding Centre kerikeri for weekend horse riding retreat cost.

Horse Riding Lessons

Kates Riding Center specialises in horse riding lessons for all ages at all levels, from beginners to advanced riders.

Summer Pony Camps

Kates Riding Centre offer Pony Camps for all ages (including adults) and abilities during the school holidays.
All camps run from 1.00pm Monday to 12.00pm Friday.
This is an intensive five days of horses and it’s good fun for everone giving a real confidence boost in a positive environment and the opportunity to form new friendships with other riders, horses and instructors.
The camps are run at Kates Horse Riding Centre farm where you can enjoy riding activities in the all weather sand arena, hacking over the farm and exploring the cross-country course. 
All equipment/tack will be supplied, and you will be taught the techniques about caring for the horse and improving your overall awareness and relationship with the horse.
The Pony Camps are run at our farm. The cost includes all tuition, use of horse and tack during camp, accommodation and food. Accommodation is provided in Kate’s house where you will be supervised by the “camp mum”. (Please note the week and price does not include food or accommodation for adults.)
If you are looking for horse riding, trekking and all horse riding things to do in Kerikeri, visit Kates Horse Riding Centre. 


Horses and all riding equipment

Meeting Point

Kates Riding Centre's farm is at 159 Redcliffs Road; you will see our sign at the entranceway. Open (and close!) the gate and drive on down to the carpark. Continue on foot through the wooden gate down the driveway to the large barn.

Additional Information

Contact us at Kates Horse Riding in Kerikeri for more information

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