Campaigns

We write formal submissions, and work closely with many Councils, and agencies (once we have a working relationship) to gain more public access for horse riders.  

We also run public campaigns to raise awareness of recreational horse riding issues, and to ensure that riders around the country know we are here and can help with their amazing efforts to keep horse riding for the future. These can be on Social Media, in traditional media (newspapers, and magazines), or directly through emailing individuals and organisations. 

Wilson Sisters NZ Horse Network

Current Campaigns

  • Road Safety Petition Launched A recent horrific accident in Dairy Flat, one of the northern, rural districts of Auckland, created the impetus to try once again to address the need for more road safety recognition, and legislation for horse riders.  11 weeks on and Karen Rutherford is still recovering from the horrific effects of this crash,. Karen is now fully behind this petition, and a Horse Road Safety FB Page has sprung up to support the call for greater road safety for horse riders.   You can read, and sign the petition hereOr you may like to visit our Road Safety Website "Horse Sense on the Roads NZ' 
    Posted Nov 21, 2016, 2:54 PM by Viv Dostine
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"Top Stars" / "I Ride" 

This is a 2 pronged campaign to raise awareness of horse riders desire for, and need of access to off-road trails, and paths. 

What Can I do to Help?

Submit your own photo and text for #IRide.  We want as many different faces, stories, and experiences as possible; reflecting all the aspects of horse riding, and ownership in New Zealand.

You can also download these graphics to use as the intro to a submission, or in an email, or letter to your local Council, or MP.  If you're on Facebook, or other Social media - share them with others, especially on the Social Media sites of Councils, or local MPS (they all have them).  And of course, you can help us create more by participating in the I Ride campaign.

Top Stars

 "Top Stars" focuses on our top level sports stars, and their competitive horses. 

It aims to show that young riders, and young horses need access to all sorts of environments to develop their abilities.  It also shows that access to recreation, is important for the health, and well being of all - even the most expensive sport horse, or highly trained equestrian competitor.  



Blyth Tait | Eventing


Blyth Tait NZ Horse Network Campaign



Wilson Sisters | Show Jumping


Wilson Sisters NZ Horse Network


Jody Hartstone | Dressage 


Jody Hartstone Ali Baba copyright





  • Margaret I Ride to keep fit, despite bad knees.   My horses bring me peace, and love...
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 12:03 AM by Viv Dostine
  • Brigid and family because families that play together, stay together!
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 12:04 AM by Viv Dostine
  • Ali Mau I intend to still be riding when I'm in my 80s...
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 12:05 AM by Viv Dostine
  • Brenda Reading for outdoor fun with family ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 12:05 AM by Viv Dostine
  • Anita Buchan
    Posted Sep 2, 2016, 11:44 PM by Viv Dostine
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