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Stables on the Park is situated inside Queen Elizabeth Park at MacKays Crossing, just north of Paekakariki. It takes just 45 minutes to drive from Wellington on State Highway One, or a short taxi ride from Paraparaumu railway station (which is at the end of the commuter line).

The stables commenced operation in 1986 by owner, Mandy Robinson. We currently have a stable of twenty horses and ponies from miniatures to Clydesdales.

Stables on the Park prides itself on offering riding experiences that foster confidence in new riders who often return for a longer or more challenging trek. Sometimes our customers prefer to enjoy a private lesson at our Te Horo Equestrian Centre to improve their riding technique.

We cater for small children who wish to feed, pat and pluck up courage to enjoy their first sit on a pony. Slightly older children sometimes prefer to be lead on foot until they gain confidence to ride alone, with their friends or family, escorted by one of our experienced guides. Teenagers and adults ride according to their ability and can choose treks of a half hour to one-and-a-half hour duration. Of course most customers like to ride to the beach and walk their horse in the sea.

Our terms of payment are cash or cheque and for a large, in advance booking, a 50% deposit is required.

We operate seven days a week and prefer bookings for weekend rides but do require advance notice for mid-week treks.

Stables on the Park provides helmets, and can also offer boots and jackets if required.