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Mandy Robinson

Mandy is the owner of Stables on the Park. She owned her first pony at the age of four and later during her school holidays, she worked for George Cook, a breeder of small horses. Going to England at the age of eighteen, she groomed polo ponies for Colonel Harper of Cowdrey Park, at Midhurst in Sussex, the home of polo.

At twenty, Mandy had a live-in position in France exercising hunters and upon returning to New Zealand, she became a member of the Kapiti Riding Club and hunted with the Manawatu Hunt Club. She gained her Community Coach Certificate and founded the Golf Cottage Stables at Paraparaumu in 1986.

The lure of a large park and the beauty of the beach convinced Mandy to relocate her riding establishment to the 'Old Barn' near MacKay's Crossing in Queen Elizabeth Park and she renamed the business, 'Stables on the Park'.

In 2006, Mandy established the Te Horo Equestrian Centre to cater for those wishing to improve their riding abilities. The centre provides lessons from beginners to those wanting coaching in dressage and jumping, utilising the centre's full sized arena.

Mandy comes from a family that has been involved with horses for a long time. Her great-grandfather ploughed his farms with teams of horses and her grand-father was a vet with the British Calalry in France during the first world war. Mandy's mother has ridden all her life, thus ensuring the love of horses is in her daughter's blood.

Trekking Horses


Ace
Arthur
Bob Brown
Badger
Blackie
Brandy
Jack
Jumbo
Faro
Mac

Apaloosa, quiet, very popular
Showy chestnut, 15.3 h.h., affectionate
16 h.h. s.b. gelding for experienced riders
Cheeky black miniature
Elegant thoroughbred gelding
12.1 h.h. bay mare - fun and fast for littllies
Black standard bred gentleman, 14 h.h., strong gelding
Lady's man, loves sugar, 16.3 h.h., handsome
14.3 h.h. bay s.b. gelding - very popular
15.2 h.h. brown t.b/stationbred cross - loves to be in front