About Us


Welcome to ‘em equestrian


‘em equestrian is a family business located on the Taieri Plains in the South Island of New Zealand. The fertile soils of the plains are renowned for their ability to grow grass and many horse owners have made the area their home.

Daughter Zoe is the full time owner operator and parents Maureen and Ken the backers and fellow workers. The family have been horse and pony owners since Zoe turned ten and began to haunt the local pony club, ever hopeful that her school friends would let her pat their ponies. She was always the first in the pony rides queue at the annual school fair and last to leave at the end of the day. In hindsight, ignorance was bliss and in 1985 our family unit increased by one when a slightly feisty 12hh chestnut pony joined us.

That was more than thirty years ago. Those thirty plus years have been quite an apprenticeship and now we watch as others set out on their equestrian experience, making the same mistakes we made, but always with the same unbridled enthusiasm that still beckons us from one equestrian venture to another.

The pages of this website explain the services we offer. As the busy winter has evolved into spring and summer Zoe is able to begin riding again and will compete in both show jumping and horse trials events. Maureen and Ken will be tagging along once again - but only after the twelve or more ‘grandchildren’ have been been given their breakfast and turned out for the day.

Here we go again. Who knows what the next thirty years will have in store for the family.