Welcome to Kate's Riding Centre
Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
Kate’s Riding Centre is the home of barefoot show jumping horses, they offer horse riding lessons, incredible confidence building camps for adults and kids and trekking all year round just outside of Kerikeri in the beautiful Bay of Islands on horses and ponies chosen for their lovely nature. Our concepts are centred around bonding the riders and horses with their energies combining. There is a large farm for horse trekking, or with plenty of notice a farm/beach ride in the most beautiful setting for horse riding around the Bay of Islands.
Kate's Riding Centre stands Capatino GNZ an outstanding stallion of pure European bloodlines-Caretino, Landgraf I, Capitol I, Vase H. For more information and photos of him and his progeny go to www.redcliffsequestrian.co.nz More...
We offer trekking weekends, treks, lessons, pony camps, birthday parties, we start, break in, retrain, help with problem horses and much more.
Fabulous Capatino 2017 foals
Great to have our home breds out this season
The Buckskin Redcliffs Chocolate Box has been the star of the season with atleast 20 wins and as many placings!! Redcliffs Landslide in his first season is jumping 1.20 with ease. Exciting future ahead for these two.
CAPATINO GNZ: NZ is extremely fortunate to have a stallion of this quality available. Not only is his sire Casall Ask extremely successful, his Dam line boasts the sought after VASE H lines!!
What's happening at Kate's
Kaimanawa Stallion Updates
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Fantastic news for the Kaimanawa breed in NZ, A pony called Redcliffs Bill from the first Kaimanawa Stallion Challenge ridden by Kate Hewlett(they won the Horsemanship Class at Horse of the Year Show) has just come 8th in The Pony Of The Year with his new owner 14yr old Georgia Bouzaid in a fairytale ending to their already incredibly successful season
Redcliffs Bill and Georgia at their last show of the season coming 2nd in the Grand Prix!!
Redcliffs Ted is on the rise too!! Keira Page got 2 5th placings on Teddy during their first HOY together they have competed up to 1.15 and think we maybe in for another Grand Prix Kaimanawa next season!!!
Yes, we are on the lookout for fresh new enthusiastic riders and workers!
If you have seen our ad on Yard & Groom please contact us through our contact page directly to get a response.
More info can be found here: Help Wanted
We also need casual volunteer help during the weekdays to catch and groom horses if you have a bit of time to spare and want to spend it in a lovely part of the world with some lovely horses get in touch with us. Cheers!
Kaimanawas Redcliffs Bill and Ted
These guys have made their mark on our hearts, there is something very special about these Kaimanawas ponies. Tim won Equidays on Teddy and was third overall at Horse of the Year show. Bill won the Thoroughbred Floats Horsemanship class at HOY, and was placed in every other class. Bill and Ted took everything we knew to train them plus!! But the result is incredible Bill winning 8th place at Pony of the Year, Ted placing 5th and 6th in 1.05 out of probably 100 odd ponies. He did his first 1.15 and placed 3rd in the PC Teams event. Whats instore for next season is beyond exciting with Georgia Bouzaid and Keira Page.
Equidays fantastic results for our boys
Redcliffs Ted came home with Champion of the Kaimanawa Stallion Challenge. Livy Teixiera in the photos with his ribbons got to Show Jump Teddy this season with great results. Redcliffs Bill only a 3.5yr old at Equidays was a gem coming in the top 5 and 6 in each class and overall.
...and they are some handsome guys!! Now named Bill (right) and Ted but we are very happy with our cute new stallions. Work is underway with them - check out their page here. Tim has commentaries on how he is training them and it's cool to see them come along so fast through the videos!
Check out our latest pony camp photos here!
Our camps are great fun, what else would kids rather do than ride horses all day, the friendships they make are lifelong ones. The tools they learn, are easily carried on with at home and developed into more and more exciting skills. It is so rewarding for us to see the kids confidence grow as the week goes on. Our methods promote a confidence that spills over into other parts of their lives, creating happy assertive young adults.
Interested in joining us for a clinic? Register below and we'll keep you posted about any clinics in your area.
Our clinics cover anything you'd like to learn from float loading, to trekking peacefully, to Classical Dressage, from jumping 50cm to jumping Grand Prix!!! The tools that we give you will set you up for life, we will give you the confidence to continue with and develop a better understanding with your horse. We have patterns that will be the key to continuing our methods at home while no one is there to help you. Patterns that will help your horse adjust and accept scarey or stressful situations. The proof is in the pudding with so many ponies and kids jumping to Grand Prix, happy adults jumping a metre, we love our method and we attract such a great supportive group of people.
Horses for Sale
Check out our Broodmares page for mares for sale