Kahu Creek Ranch
Now based in Taranaki, providing education in Working Equitation and Equestrian Vaulting in New Zealand.
We love helping to build your skills, and making it fun too!
Vaulting builds awareness, balance, and coordination for human bodies with gymnastic exercises and acrobatic teamwork, progressing to performing dance routines on horseback to music.
Working Equitation develops the horse and rider partnership with Dressage and Ease of Handling through obstacles, following a path of simple progressions that encourages correct movement in a way that makes sense to the horse.
Learn about emotional pathways in horses and how survival instincts affect the body. You will be guided in techniques for nourishing the calming effects of the nervous system, building secure connections, confidence, and resilience that maintains health and emotional well-being.
We have moved from Auckland to Taranaki. Weekend clinics by appointment. Contact us to make an inquiry for private sessions throughout the lower North Island.
Home of the Waimauku Vaulting Club
Vaulting barrel lessons for fitness, balance and awareness
Rider development through exercises on the lunge
Building balance and quality of movement
In-hand & lunging
Belinda Rodriguez is an experienced coach, specialising in the equestrian disciplines of Vaulting and Working Equitation. She founded and managed the Waimauku Vaulting Club and was a founding executive member of Working Equitation New Zealand, Inc. In April 2020 she co-founded Virtual Working Equitation, a format for educating and developing Working Equitation in New Zealand, running online competitions and webinars.
Educator at Equitana Auckland 2019.
Organiser of Virtual Working Equitation and providing instruction for the lower levels.
Equine entertainer at major events including Equidays, Equitana, and horse racing events.
For more information on the Waimauku Vaulting Club. See the Waimauku Vaulting Club website.
For more information on the national organisation Working Equitation New Zealand Inc. See the wenz.nz website.
The first NZ based online Working Equitation competition and educational resource for competitors. Visit Virtual Working Equitation
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- Introduction to Working Equitation ClinicA 2 hour introductory group session to the Ease of Handling obstacles in Working Equitation with Belinda Rodriguez. To be held at Glenara Farms, New Plymouth 12th February 2022. Cost is $60. Registration and prior payment is required.