Woodford House has partnered with Showjumper Amy Roydhouse of Reins. This partnership has afforded Woodford House girls the opportunity to keep their ponies at an equestrian facility in close proximity to the school grounds. Transport will be provided daily to attend.

Girls who house their ponies with Reins get the option to train with some of the best dressage, eventing and showjumping coaches from Hawke's Bay and throughout New Zealand.

Woodford House offers the girls the option of joining Woodford Equestrian, where not only can they compete for the school at inter-school competitions, but they also receive a raft of other benefits for being part of the team.

Woodford Equestrian is proud to be sponsored by Southern Stars Saddlery and is looking forward to an exciting future with more and more planned for their equestrian programme over the coming years. 

Spaces are limited. 
For more information please email Amy, phone her on 027 290 3408 or visit www.woodford.school.nz

Woodford House is proud to be the only school in Hawke’s Bay to offer this specialised academy based at Reins.


To develop respectful, empathetic and confident riders who work with, and alongside others, in all aspects of life



To enrich the lives of girls so they become better people, as well as riders


Apply now – spaces are limited!


Developing emotional intelligence to stay focused and committed to reaching goals


The foundation to individual excellence and success


Be true to who you are every step of the way


Mutual respect for people and horses is embraced


The ability to see and understand the world from someone else’s view

Professional Coaching

Amy Roydhouse is a successful Grand Prix show jumper and well respected coach in Hawke’s Bay. She has many New Zealand riding titles to her name, including Show Hunter of the year and multiple Grand Prix placings on both ponies and horses.

Amy discovered her passion for coaching, after coaching the Heretaunga Pony Club at the New Zealand Pony Club Show Jumping Championships in 2009. Amy is 100% committed to providing all her students with the best training and education possible.

Through the Academy, Amy provides consistent clear training that helps riders to achieve goals while maintaining and growing the confidence of both the horse and rider.

Amy believes that riding a horse is a partnership between horse and rider. She works with riders to develop skills they can use to produce calm confident horses. Amy hopes her students can take some of the empathy, confidence and other skills they learn in training horses and use it to influence the way they interact with people throughout their lifetime.

The Woodford Equestrian programme will include:

• A personalised programme for each rider

• Professional coaching across the disciplines

• Two hours of riding time each day

• Hands-on care of horses

• Support in events and competitions

• Workshops, seminars and guest speakers

• Health and fitness programmes


Apply now! Spaces are limited

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