Taranaki Equestrian Network Inc. (TEN) is fuelled by dedicated equestrians passionate about increasing riding places for all equestrians in the Taranaki area. We liaise constructively with district and regional councils to have horse-riding included in every possible public green space that is opened up. We continue to build on our successful partnership with local bodies to make Taranaki a significant equestrian attraction and the equestrian lifestyle region of choice in New Zealand.
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The BRIDLE ZONE @ Lake Mangamahoe is in great shape at present. Try an early morning ride - its open from 6.30am. Beautiful and peaceful.
But be aware the newly graded carpark is a bit swampy with this heavy rain (March 2021). TEN is talking to NPDC about it. We are also figuring a plan to combat the car hoons that have twice now almost wrecked the carpark surface. Trying to avoid a key system but may have to accept. More notices on this when we know.
Roads - big success for TEN with 'horsey road signs all round the district. NPDC were great to work with on this and we hope it makes drivers more conscious of their speed past our steeds.
Since August 2019, TEN has been out fighting for your rural riding verges They started grading the verges off steeply at Lower Timaru Rd and met Joanne Huitema.Then started on Smart Rd and met Megan Gundesen. Horrified by the damage to our green footpath, we managed to stop work by Downer.Many meetings later, we have a pact that 'horsey roads' will keep their green footpaths at around 3% camber for 1m-where possible. A real win for all who depend on road rides for fitness. Plus local rural roads used for horses will have Horse signs erected.
TEN WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR PICTURES! If you have some amazing pictures of you and your horse in public spaces around Taranaki, TEN would love to upload them to our website to show off our beautiful region. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you noticed more horse signs around local rural roads? We have worked with NPDC to achieve this! Trying as hard as we can to get motorists to reduce their speed on local rural roads. NPDC have a survey underway (June 2021) seeking your views. If you road ride sometimes, go onto this link and let NPDC know https://www.newplymouthnz.com/Council/Have-Your-Say/Consultations-and-Surveys/Safer-Speeds-Review-Urban-Roads
Riding at New Plymouth Racecourse Now open to everyone!
This is a rare opportunity! The PC grounds and the limestone trotting track are great for fitness work and open space training. For grounds access, apply to email@example.com(Rules apply)