We create horse trails, protect existing horse access, and promote recreational horse riding as a healthy, life-long recreational activity with a significant economic benefit to the country.
Join us now to help protect, and promote New Zealand's horse heritage and culture. NZ Horse Network is an umbrella organisation for a network of smart, well connected equestrians who want fair access to community resources. Our role is to help all individuals, groups or clubs, by providing resources, and sharing success stories. We also perform research, produce publications, and make submissions on behalf of our members - learn more about our advocacy role
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In New Zealand there was no national body representing all horses or riders\drivers. Other sports have well organised bodies that represent recreational users (as well as competitors) .That's why they are getting better access for their sports! read more >>
NZ Horse Network is now recognised by most local, regional, and national bodies as a representative body for recreational horse riding, because of the years of work we have put in to raise issues. provide information, and work with local groups.
Who Can Join?
Every rider, horse owner, and equine business! Clubs and sports groups are encouraged to partner with us. All in the horse world should be concerned with the profile (or lack of it) of horse sports and recreation, and with the dire lack of horse recreation space. It is all our responsibility to do something about it. If you have a good network of contacts in your area, have special skills that will assist us in fundraising or other activities or just have time and motivation to offer, please do contact us.
We have a free basic membership. Donations are always welcome to help keep our websites, and other efforts going. This is not a commercial organisation, it is a group of dedicated volunteers who care about the ability to go riding in our parks, beaches, and public places. These cover production of materials, this website (and Bridleways NZ) and general expenses like mileage to attend meetings or submissions in support of local issues. We fund raise for projects that create trails, or provide access infrastructure such as horse friendly gates or stiles.