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Nga Tawa partners with regional primary schools to cater for budding local riders

18/Oct/2017


Nga Tawa has partnered with Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School and local Rangitikei schools South Makirikiri and Huntley so they too can offer equestrian opportunities to their students.

Nga Tawa’s community equestrian programme means it’s no longer just Nga Tawa girls that have the opportunity to benefit from their 20 hectares of rolling farmland and fantastic facilities.

Nga Tawa is the only girls boarding school in New Zealand with an onsite Equestrian Centre and their Equestrian Academy programme caters to Nga Tawa students of all levels and abilities.

"We’re excited to be able to share our resources with budding local riders and hope to partner with other schools in the region as well" says Nga Tawa Principal, Lesley Carter.

South Makirikiri student Jano Klopper rides one of Nga Tawa’s unflappable school ponies every Wednesday. “At first it was scary when I hopped on but I got used to it and then it was amazing. The saddle was hard to put on at first but now it’s easy for me. I have the best instructor!” he says.

Nga Tawa stables up to 80 horses on school grounds and their facilities include three large all-weather arenas including a show jumping course, 1200m all-weather canter track and cross country training jumps.

Nga Tawa students can ride competitively or for pleasure. Many are involved in the Nga Tawa branch of the New Zealand Pony Club Association. There are resident and external coaches on site daily to give students the best opportunity to succeed in their chosen discipline.

For more information you can contact:
Libby Rayner
Director of Equestrian
raynerlibby@ngatawa.school.nz
027 241 8021

Pictured are South Makirikiri students Isaac Grant, Aleesia Managh, Jano Klopper and Elsa Trotter

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