Menzies College

Equine Adventures

Equine Adventures

During the Equine Adventures we will explore various different aspects of the Equestrian Industry from Show Jumping and Equine Sports to animal healthcare and safety. Having your own pony is not a requirement to participate in this activity but it is extremely helpful if you already know the pony you will be riding. The activities we will be doing will be dependant on the final numbers of both student and ponies available to us. 

Plan For The Week



Where? Wyndham based.

Timing? Meet at the Showgrounds at 9am (ready to ride at 9.30am) - 3pm (approximately).

Activities? We will meet at the Wyndham A&P Showgrounds and complete various activities with our ponies on the Wyndham Pony Club arena. This is a safe space where riders of all abilities can feel comfortable. Whilst at the arena we might: complete handy pony obstacles, play gymkhana games, try some jumping, watch a dressage demonstration, ride side-saddle. We will also complete a Yoga for Horse Riders session.

After lunch we might: hack through Wyndham and to the river and/or hack around Wyndham to the Rest Home in our fancy dress.

Equipment needed? Pony and transport to and from Wyndham. Riding helmet and back-protector (if jumping), packed lunch, fancy dress Christmas themed outfit (for rider and pony).

Cost? No cost.



Where? Invercargill

Timing? We will leave Menzies College at approximately 9.30am (after our Yoga for Horse Riders session). Return to Menzies College at approximately 4pm.

Activities? We will go on a beach-river trek with Rakiura Rides. Visit Vetsouth Invercargill and look around their equine facilities. Discuss equine First Aid and other veterinary matters.

Equipment needed? Rakiura Rides provide riding helmets. Suitable footwear for riding is required.

Cost? $65pp



Still to be confirmed. We could:

Take the ponies to Invercargill and meet at Sandy Point for a bush-beach trek. Whilst there we could meet with the local equine photographer for a photo-shoot with our ponies.


Take the ponies on a local farm hack( venue to be confirmed)


Meet at the Wyndham Showgrounds again to continue our activities there.

Planning And Preparation

We will need to arrange transport and gear needed for our activities and sort out who has and who needs access to a pony. We will also need to go over the activity plan and answer any questions as well as any health and safety concerns you may have.

Staff Members Running The Activity

Mrs Lucy McKelvie

Number Requirements

Minimum 3 students, maximum 5 students.

Total Cost

$100-$120 per student

Changes may accure depending on the final Wednesday plan.