Holiday Programme

Every school holidays we offer an OSCAR approved holiday programme designed to give children the chance to learn about aspects of riding and pony care.
The programme is a brilliant opportunity for children to experience the enjoyment and responsibility involved with being around ponies. With an emphasis on fun we endeavor to provide a safe, professional environment.

Tauranga RDA’s “Own Your Own Pony” Oscar Holiday Programme OYOP

  • Time: 9am - 3 pm.

  • Age: 6 to 13 years.

  • Riding boots and helmets are provided.

  • We offer morning tea, children bring their own lunch.

  • Cost per day is $70, WINZ subsidies are available.

  • Maximum number of children is 12 per day. Six horses/ ponies are used and each child gets the experience of looking after and riding their allocated pony and doing other horse related activities.

  • Plenty of horse riding during the day and horse related acitivities.

  • Schedule for Week
    Monday – Pony Fun (Games)
    Tuesday – Trust & Balance
    Wednesday – Jumping
    Thursday – Obstacle course
    Friday – Dress up Horses and Games

Programme Dates for 2021

Monday 11th to Friday 15th January (Fully Booked)
Monday 18th to Friday 22nd January (Fully Booked)

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd April (Fully Booked)
Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th April (Fully Booked)

Monday 12th to Friday 16th July
Monday 19th - Friday 23rd July
To make a booking for the July Holiday Programme, please complete the Enrolment Form

Monday 4th to Friday 8th October
Monday 11th to Friday 15th October
To make a booking for the October Programme, please complete the Enrolment Form

Enrolment and Payment

There is no limit on the amount of days your child can attend, you may choose from 1 to 10 days.  Full payment is required on submitting enrolment form.

See above dates for the Enrolment Form.

Please contact us for further information.

Programme Feedback


"Sam loved her experience today. Thanks for a brilliant day."
Nicky Johnson

"A brilliant place for the children to have fun and learn in a safe place."
Kathy Poultney

"Excellent all round introduction to caring for a horse. Great that they were expected to do the caring, cleaning part of a horse as well as the riding."

"Excellent programme!"
Katrina Grubner

"We would just like to say a big thank you for yesterday at the horses!! Nathan woke up this morning and his bottom lip came out (half asleep he was) and he said mummy do you know who I really miss, I miss my horse Caleb, wow he got a big hug from mummy and I will be booking him on the next holiday programme. Cliona loved it too and will be doing the same for them. Thanx for everyone's help again it was great."
Maxine and David Whyte. 

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