About Us

Kyrewood Equestrian Centre was founded in 1968 as a riding school aimed mainly at children. From these humble beginnings, the school has developed into the busy equestrian centre and training facility of today.

As a conservative estimate, over 5,000 people have learnt equestrian skills at Kyrewood, many of whom have gone on to excel in fields such as showjumping, eventing, polo and racing.

The Directors, Fred and Pauline Gorton, have been active in many facets of the equestrian world and it was this involvement that led them to conceive and develop Kyrewood Equestrian Centre.

Kyrewood Equestrian Centre is situated just 9km outside the Palmerston North city boundary, in the rich farming area of the Kairanga Survey District. This is in the heart of the Manawatu, in the lower North Island of New Zealand.

Kyrewood Equestrian Centre boasts High Class Equestrian Facilities including:

  • 45+ Horses and Ponies at all levels of schooling
  • 2 all weather arenas
  • Cross Country Course
  • 5 Indoor Stables
  • 22 Saddling Stalls
  • Tack and Feed Rooms
  • 4 Hosing Bay
  • 3 Railed Yards
  • 2 Round Yards/lunging
  • Horse Walker
  • 5 Hectare Showing Grounds
  • Student Hall Classroom (Seats up to 30 pupils)
  • Grazing Facilities