Our horses are chosen for their suitability, and are experienced learner mounts.
They are our partners in our programmes, and as such, are a vital part of EquiPotential NZ.
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Ace is sponsored by Bevan and Margaret Bradding
He is a 14.2hh, pinto gelding and is the star of the equine team, Ace joined our team in 2007 and has won the hearts of many people over this time. Ace has contributed to every one of our services over the years and currently now is mainly used in our disability therapy riding programme. His strength and conformation make him idea for our high needs riders and those needing alternative positions.
Dart is sponsored by Azzie Specialist and joined our team in 2010. He is a 16hh chestnut thoroughbred gelding who successfully raced before becoming a valuable member of the team. Dart is multi skilled and is suited to just about any rider, his high range of abilities means he goes from giving riders their first canter on the lunge, to jumping to walking quietly around with a high needs rider or a first time ride to a 5 year old. Dart has many followers and was the winner of the NZRDA horse of the year awards in 2015.
Prince joined our team in 2010 and is a 10.1hh pinto gelding. He joins in many of programme pulling the carriage, however when saddled with his cowboy saddle many of our smaller riders are all keen to line up for a ride. His amazing ability to have everyone love him sees in high demand of many of our new riders.
Hogan is sponsored by Stan Conder and is the gentle giant of the team, joining the team in 2012 and quickly became a rider favorite. Hogan was a successful dressage competition horse previously and continues to show these skills off in each class. His strength, experience and temperament has him in high demand in each programme.
Fox is sponsored by IHC Hamilton and joined the team in 2015. He is a 14.1hh Welsh cob gelding and is very diverse. Often describe as one of the slower member of the team, however when of the lead and ridden independent he is quick to show why the welsh cobs are the preferred pony club mount.
Brumby is 13.2hh palomino stationbred gelding and joined the team in 2018. His previously experience make him idea for riders transitioning to independent riding skills. Although he is one of the smaller of the team, this he makes up for in character.