Mairehau Riding Centre

Horse Riding,
Trekking, Lessons and
Group Bookings

Mairehau Riding Centre

Open Hours

  • Wednesday to Friday: 3pm – 5pm
    During the school term
  • 9am – 4pm
    During the school holidays
  • Saturday: 9am – 4pm
  • Sunday: 9am – 2:30pm
  • Monday and Tuesday: Closed

The Mairehau Riding Centre is a family owned and operated business located at 130 Mairehau road, Burwood Christchurch. The riding centre has been teaching generations of adults and children how to ride since the seventies. We specialise in safe, sensible and well school horses and ponies.

The Mairehau Riding Centre provides riding instruction and lessons to children from the age of 6; for complete beginners to more established riders. Enjoy walking, trotting, cantering and jumping depending on your ability. Our horses and ponies are purpose breed English Riding ponies, Welsh, Arab, Shetland, Station hacks and Thoroughbred crosses. Horses range in size from 10’3hh to 15’3hh.

We offer a 90 minute group session where you get to help catch and lead the ponies into the yard, and then brush and help to put the saddle and bridle on before riding for $15 each. A shorter 45 minute session is available for younger children or those who do not want to spend so long in the saddle for $10.

We provide the ponies/ horses and all the gear including riding helmets. Maximum rider weight is 85kg.

To make a booking text or phone 027 5662182 

We do take bookings for school holiday groups, riding for the disabled and birthday parties. Feel free to contact us for more information.

We also take experienced riders on 2 hour rides to bottle lake forest. Riders must be able to walk, trot, canter and jump at least 30cm. Treks go every Sunday at 3pm (weather permitting) and must be booked in advance.

Rotted horse manure for sale $2 per bag

For enquires contact us or come see us at 130 Mairehau road, Burwood, Christchurch.