The school is ideally located in an area of Wellington where equestrian activities are popular. Many families have small properties that are capable of running horses. It is sometimes possible to homestay students in these families.
The school can make the introductions required to enable a student to pursue their interest in horse riding while in New Zealand. An instructor can be arranged. Students are able to ride for fun or take part in local competitions.
Students can enjoy this option if they are in the High School Programme, English Language School or Catering Academy.
Hi, I live in Bremen, Germany and have come to study at Heretaunga College for six months. In Germany I have my own horses and ride most days during the week.
In New Zealand the school has introduced me to people who own horses that I am able to ride. I ride two to three times a week which includes dressage and show jumping. One session is with a teacher.
I will be participating in show jumping competitions when the season begins.
I have enjoyed my stay in New Zealand so much that I wish I could extend my stay.
– Lara Di Martino