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Karioi Sport Horses
At Karioi we offer training for both horses and riders, plus sale on behalf and a buyers service. We stand three stallions at stud and breed a small number of horses each year to sell on behalf and keep for ourselves.

Karioi Sport Horses is owned and operated by the Hartstone Family. This Waikato based farm is located on the Hamilton to Raglan Highway, just 20kms out of the city. The property is approximately 40 acres of lush farmland bordered by a stream on three sides and containing several dams. It is only a 10 minute drive away from Raglan, one of NZ’s finest surf beaches and a cool little town itself.

The facilities provided include a 20x60 Flexi-tred (rubber and sand mix) arena, 6 large loose boxes in our American Barn stable complex, and safe turn out paddocks. There are quiet roads and rolling land for hacking, show jumps and free-jumping facilities on site, plus a bark surfaced Round Pen for breaking in and lunging. A full Cross-Country course from pre-training thru to Novice Horse Trails height is available only 5 kms away, and the beaches at Raglan are great for hacking out and fitness work.

At Karioi we offer training for both horses and riders, plus sale on behalf and a buyers service. We stand three stallions at stud and breed a small number of horses each year to sell on behalf and keep for ourselves.
 

Karioi Sport Horses offer a wide variety of services for our clients.  These include

  • Dressage Training – Jody Hartstone is one of NZ’s most experienced dressage riders and is available to teach your horse from the basics through to more advanced work such as flying changes and half-pass.  
  • Remedial Training – does your horse show conflict behaviour?  Is he hard to get going or hard to stop?  Are his ground manners in need of tuning? Is he tense and uptight under saddle or does he ever rear, buck or bolt?  A mix of in hand and under saddle work can be employed to help him respond to your aids in the correct manner, without flight or fear.
  • Breaking In / Foundation Training – offers your young horse a great start to life using techniques founded on equine learning theory.  These methods are outlined in the book The Truth About Horses by Andrew McLean and are based on teaching correct responses to the aids and deleting any flight response.  Horses started this way are light and easy to ride with good brakes and steering.  They move in self carriage and are forward and co-operative.
  • Float Training – for difficult loaders.  We can travel to you.
  • Sale on Behalf – let Karioi Sport Horses take the hassle out of selling your horse.  From the training to the marketing, the videos, vet check and the sale contract – it’s all done for you!
  • Commission Sales – a free marketing service that lets your horse be seen via this website – a commission is only charged when the horse sells to a client via the website.  Help with the marketing can also be provided.
  • Breeding Services – these include foaling down of mares, AI of mares to outside stallions, semen collection of outside stallions etc.  Advice available on broodmare / stallion selection, handling and breeding.
  • Riding Lessons – Jody Hartstone is available to instruct riders of all ages and abilities, from learners and pony club riders, to adult amateurs and competitive riders of any grade.  Her particular interest lies in helping dressage horses that are showing conflict behaviour such as tension, hard mouths, sluggish paces, or disobedience of any kind.   Jody teaches in various venues around New Zealand and clinics can be arranged in an area near you (minimum of 10 participants).


 

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Location: 454 Okete Road
RD1
Raglan
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