Horse riding

Luscious green pastures and sumptuous bush surround Porirua City providing ample space for horse riding.

Green Barn Stables and Riding School is a fantastic place to learn to ride and also offers treks. With its fenced, roofed arena, you can hone your riding skills in all weather. 629 Paekākāriki Hill Road, Pāuatahanui.

Down the road, local Barry Simpson of Barry’s Place Saddlery  provides everything you need in the way of equine supplies. 516 Paekākāriki Hill Road, Pāuatahanui.

Wellington Riding for the Disabled (NZRDA) provides equestrian training and rehabilitation for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Porirua City is a keen supporter of this not-for-profit organisation. 610 Paekākāriki Hill Road, Pāuatahanui.

“Every Wednesday I volunteer for NZRDA, where I get to help the Porirua community and hang out with horses. It’s my favourite day of the week!" – Chelsea Johnson