Welcome to New Zealand Riding Clubs and Bridleways
The New Zealand Riding Club (NZRC) is open to people 17 years and over who have an interest in horses. It was formed in November 1980 to promote and encourage Riding Clubs in New Zealand There are 42 Clubs from all over New Zealand with a membership of approximately 2,980 members. The Club caters for all disciplines including eventing, jumping, dressage, side saddle, trekking, carriage driving, and orienteering.
Individual Clubs hold their own meetings, rallies, and treks as well as competitions, and there are two main Island competitions every year: the North Island Teams Event (NITE), and the South Island Teams Event (SITE). Each are hosted by different clubs from any part of the two Islands. The objective of these Team Events is to promote a safe, fun and friendly atmosphere centred around the team effort, encouraging confidence, riding skills and horsemanship for all.
Mission Statement: To promote, educate, support and encourage, equine enthusiasts 17 years and over to participate in equestrian activities in a friendly atmosphere and safe environment.
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