Riding Lessons

Kyrewood Equestrian Centre caters for riders of all ages and ability levels, from complete beginners to those competing in dressage, eventing and showjumping events.

Group lessons are the most popular. These are held after school, and on Saturdays and Sundays, and each lesson lasts for one hour. The groups are kept small, with each rider's needs taken into account. Suitable mounts are carefully selected. 

A friendly team of experienced, qualified instructors ensures that all riders within each group receive equal attention.

Kyrewood has an outstanding group of horses, from very quiet horses and ponies suitable for nervous beginners, to well-schooled competition horses and schoolmasters at all levels for the more experienced riders. Bookings for lessons are essential.

Private lessons (midweek only) may also be arranged.

Group Lessons: $50.00 - 1 hour (includes mounting and dismounting time)
Pony Rides (lead rein): $20.00 - 20 minutes
Birthday Parties: $60 plus $15 per child. Approx 1 hour. Room hire (includes kitchen facilities): $30.00 or free with 4 or more children.
Private Lessons: $70.00 - 45 minutes, $50.00 - 30 minutes

Concession cards are also available at a buy 6 - get 7 rate.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your booking.

All riders must sign in and the booking desk.

All riders and visitors must be wearing closed toe shoes or boots.  Absolutely no jandals or open toe shoes.

Cancellation Policy

We require any cancellations to be notified ideally the day prior or at the latest 4 hours before your booking.  Our horses’ workload and feeding are managed around their lessons along with our staff numbers.  Our yard runs to a tight schedule and failure to notify us you are not coming creates extra work for staff preparing your horse or pony.  Failure to notify us could result in you being charged for this time.  A voicemail message on the phone is a sufficient way to notify us.

Regular bookings vs Casual bookings

Regular bookings are where you commit to coming to your lesson on a weekly basis.  Our staff will be expecting to see you each week and your horse will be ready unless you notify us you are not coming.  If you have a regular booking but have been away for two or more weeks please contact us prior to your first lesson back.

Casual bookings are where you come irregularly.  You will need to contact us to make a booking each time.  We cannot guarantee a horse or coach will be available if you turn up without notice.


Please note that the weather at Kyrewood is often quite different to what it is like in Palmerston North or Feilding.  If the weather is not looking good please contact us at least 2 hours prior to your booking to discuss options and recommendations.



Contact us on 06 355 9148 to arrange a lesson, or fill out our form below and we will contact you.