September 2018 Newsletter

And Spring is already here! The days are noticeably longer now and our horses are shedding their winter coats. Our very own Pakiri Beach Fairy Terns are starting to plan their nesting sites and all of us are enjoying the spring sunshine.

Our special beach horse ride offer for September 2018 along with details of our October residential Kid's Pony Camp can be found at this link:

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We have had a wonderfully diverse range of riding guests over the last few months from pretty much every continent except Antarctica! The consensus seems to be that Pakiri Beach offers an extraordinarily beautiful riding experience..... but then, we knew that :)


Through September we are usually able to take last minute bookings, especially for our week day rides, so do call us on 09 422 6275 if you would like to book. However, if a particular ride time is best for you over the weekends, prior booking is highly recommended!


Below are a few more testimonials from our wonderful guests, so you don't have to just take our word as to how great our rides are!

Awesome day out with great staff and service! September 2018

You guys have reignited my love for horses and built my confidence back up with your amazing guides. Thank you September 2018

We had a fantastic day! Thank you! September 2018

Thank you to Pakiri Beach Horse Rides staff and Michelle for organizing. We all very much enjoyed the ride and I think those ponies did too.
Great way to spend a Sunday will definitely be back next month August 2018

Great rides, staff are fantastic and the beach riding is just wonderful.
Our work group who are all horsey ladies, if some haven’t ridden for years, thoroughly enjoyed this as a group ride the ponies were just wonderful big thanks August 2018


August 2018 Newsletter

With spring fast approaching and the days drawing out, everyone is feeling a little more positive again! We have had a truly extraordinarily beautiful winter here at Pakiri Beach with blue skies seriously outnumbering grey days.

Like many of our local businesses, we get very fed up with the inaccurate weather forecasts for Pakiri Beach. As a result we have been following this great Norwegian met site (we know, we know!) and have found it to be far more accurate for our micro-climate than any NZ website.

Click here to try it out

To help you flow into Spring, we are offering special rates on our 1 hour beach horse rides.


Our 1 hour rides will cost $59 per person (usually $80). This offer is valid for our 10am and 12noon ride each Monday, Thursday & Friday or for the 10am ride on Saturday & Sunday.

Offer finishes on Friday August 31st 2018 (This ride is conducted in walk making it suitable for first time, inexperienced and nervous riders who are under 100kgs in weight. This offer has a minimum age limit of 12 years old).

What a great way to get out in the fresh air over the winter months!

To book this special offer please call 09 422 6275 or email: pakirihorse@xtra.co.nz quoting AUGUST 1 HOUR RIDE OFFER.

For the more experienced riders out there we can offer special rates on our 2 hour and half day rides. If you are under 85kgs and can control a forward going responsive horse in all paces including up and down steep inclines, we would love to hear from you. Prices will depend on your riding experience and whether you need to ride at weekends or can help us on weekdays. Email pakirihorse@xtra.co.nz with your weight / height / riding experience (if you are a very experienced rider but just not riding currently we would still like to hear from you!) / day/s you would be available. We will get back with a SPECIAL RIDE price.This offer is valid until 30th September 2018.


We get many great testimonials and we love sharing them. This is a selection from the past 6 weeks just from our Facebook page

you guys are awesome !!!
*****
Thank you for an awesome ride yesterday!
We loved it and will be back soon again.
*****
Amazing! lovely people lovely place
*****
I don’t hand out 5 stars in fact this is the 1st time


July 2018 Newsletter


We were host to a pre-wedding photo-shoot in late June and our wonderful horses Diesel and Grey were stars for the day! They were a bit miffed they didn't get to share the Champagne.... but they did get plenty of carrots afterwards. Diesel has also starred on Australian Channel 7 Breakfast News this year so he really is learning how to 'work the camera'!

The shortest day is behind us now and we are heading towards spring! We have enjoyed some spectacular sunny days so far this winter as well as dolphins and endangered Dotterels popping by to say hello to our riders. Even on damp days, we can still enjoy our wonderful beach as there is no mud to be seen anywhere at Pakiri Beach!

To help you through the winter we are offering special rates on our 1 hour beach horse rides.

Our 1 hour rides will cost $59 per person (usually $80). This offer is valid for our 10am and 12noon ride each Monday, Thursday & Friday or for the 10am ride on Saturday & Sunday. Offer commences on Monday July 23rd to Friday August 31st 2018 inclusive.

(This ride is conducted in walk making it suitable for first time, inexperienced and nervous riders who are under 100kgs in weight. This offer has a minimum age limit of 12 years old).

What a great way to get out in the fresh air over the winter months!

To book this special offer please call 09 422 6275 or email: pakirihorse@xtra.co.nz quoting 'Winter Offer' and quote JUNE 1 HOUR RIDE OFFER

Through the winter months we can usually take last minute bookings on our 1 hour, 2 hour and the morning Half Day rides so if you have a sudden urge to enjoy some breathtakingly stunning scenery from the back of a horse, do call us!


We get lots of lovely testimonials from our guests and below is one from last month:

WOW what an incredible experience - THANK YOU. Who would have thought that in June we would get such a stunning day. The location, the trek, your horses, your staff - an absolutely fantastic adventure. For someone who is not a horse rider & was nervous you made this day an exceptional one. Thank you guys, well done to you all. We will definitely be back.


June 2018 Newsletter


Riding along the beach after the June 3rd storm

Well winter is finally here but this does mean that we are heading towards Spring!

To help you ease into winter mode we are offering our WEEKDAY 10am and 12 noon 1 hour beach horse rides at the special rate of $65 per person instead of the usual $80!

This offer is valid for weekdays only from Tuesday June 5th to Friday June 29th 2018. To book this offer call us on 09 422 6275 or email us at pakirihorse@xtra.co.nz and quote JUNE 1 HOUR RIDE OFFER

Through the winter months we can usually take last minute bookings on our 1 hour, 2 hour and the morning Half Day rides so if you have a sudden urge to enjoy some breathtakingly stunning scenery from the back of a horse, do call us!


We get many many great testimonials from our guests and this lovely one was sent to us a few days ago:

Amazing time out today for a couple of hours. Jamie is a fantastic guide and it felt much more like a couple of friends out for a ride, than a paid trek. I haven’t laughed so hard for ages.

The horses are in great condition and Moony who I rode has a great personality.

Would come back again in a heartbeat and for anyone else reading reviews who is dubious about taking a paid trek after having your own horses, don’t be, do it, you won’t be disappointed!


We always say that there are many ways to get wet whilst with us at Pakiri Beach and this little video clip shows one of them! This was an experienced ride on her way back from a 2 hour ride. The river was higher than usual after a storm and we promise you that the rider consented to getting this wet...! The horses, Lucy and Moonie, have done this many times before so were not at all worried.

https://youtu.be/uKQFVC-ZlG8


May 2018 Newsletter

And suddenly it is May! The shorter days are becoming more noticeable and our horses are growing their winter coats in readiness for the cooler months ahead.

The good news though, is that we offer all our riding options throughout the year (excepting the Warrior Trail & Coast to Coast multi-day rides) and autumn and winter often provide some of the most memorable rides with incredible photo opportunities along the way.

As we are quieter at this time of year it is usually possible to book on the day by calling us on 09 422 6275 so if you get up in the morning and fancy a stunning beach horse ride to exercise the body and de-stress the mind, we can help!

Our lucky 2pm ride the other day saw a pod of about 10 dolphins whilst riding along the dunes which just helped to remind us as to how privileged we are to have this little slice of paradise so close to Auckland city.

MAY RIDE OFFER during May we are offering our 2 hour beach horse ride at the discounted price of $120 (usual price is $160). This ride goes out at 10am and 2pm every day and is suitable for riders who are competent in rising trot and canter & who are under 100kgs. Please call us on 09 422 6275 to book or for more information.

MOTHERS DAY: we are offering a special Mothers Day ride on Sunday May 13th commencing at 12 noon.

Full details can be found here

Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we will be holding a fundraising Pink Ribbon beach horse ride later in May to help raise funds for cancer research.

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Don't forget, we also cater for experienced riders! We use different horses on our longer rides (from 2 hours to multi-day rides) who are fit and forward going and just ideal for those with good current or previous riding experience. Our horses and guide love going on our longer rides so do come and join them when you can!

Click on this link to see a little taster of what we can offer our more experienced riders:

View the video