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Nga Tawa is New Zealand’s only girls’ boarding school with
an onsite Equestrian Academy.
NCEA pass rates are consistently at or close to 100 per cent
with endorsements well above national averages.
The Equestrian Academy is a close-knit environment where
all girls share friendship and a passion for horses.
The academy features three riding arenas, covered stables
for 80 horses, cross country facilities, a 1200m canter track
and school ponies are available.
A nine-horse truck ensures riders compete regularly.
With individual instruction by staff and top New Zealand
and international riders and coaches, the academy enjoys
Equine Studies can be taken as a curriculum subject result-
ing in a National Certificate in Level 4 Equine Sport Horse.
Nga Tawa is a branch of the Rangitikei Pony Club, although
students regularly represent their areas in National Pony Club
Championships in a variety of disciplines.
New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale is
Australasia’s most successful sale of two year olds,
producing 10 Group 1 winners in the last five seasons.
It has also been the source of 90 individual stakes
winners in the last five years.
With black-type winners in six countries, and Group
1 winners in Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand,
the Ready to Run Sale has earned its international
reputation as a source of athletic, sound and tough
thoroughbreds, says New Zealand Bloodstock.
A sale that continues to forge its unique identity,
the 350-strong catalogue offers two year olds that
have been hand-picked by specialist preparers
with this sale as their target and represent the next
opportunity for buyers to purchase a product that is
running hot, and is “ready to run”.
DVD copies of the Breeze Ups are now available
with the sale to be held at Karaka on November 15
For more information, please visit www.nzb.co.nz.
Nga Tawa: education and
Karaka sale on target
New Zealand is a world leader in agriculture, but many
people are unaware it has one of the best environments in
which to breed thoroughbred racehorses.
While Northern Hemisphere industry experts talk of the
horse heaven that is the Kentucky Bluegrass or the lime
country of Ireland, New Zealand has the pasture and climate
to leave Northerners salivating, says New Zealand Thorough-
New Zealand breeds more than 4000 thoroughbred foals
annually, with pedigrees of international repute. With more
than 160 thoroughbred stallions to choose from, breeders
are spoilt for choice. Many top stallions from Europe, North
America and Japan shuttle to our premier stud farms in our
breeding season, while our stallion ranks consist of several
former top performing Australasian racehorses.
A base of 70 or so commercial stud farms and hundreds of
private breeding operations nationwide gives the industry
both diversity and depth.
There are more than 8000 registered broodmares in New
New Zealand breeds, raises and develops quality thorough-
breds at a fraction of the cost of international competitors. A
blend of low-cost production, favourable exchange rates and
a reputation for breeding top-class equine athletes has seen
the breeding industry account for more than $140 million
annually in exports.
Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Korea, Malaysia,
South Africa and the Philippines are the leading importers of
New Zealand thoroughbreds. Our horses have also performed
with distinction in the US and Europe.
New Zealand is renowned for its incredible success for
breeding horses capable of running longer distances, with
an exceptional record in races such as the Melbourne Cup.
Our thoroughbreds are known for being tough, sound and
New Zealand has the world’s best thoroughbred auction
facility, with thousands of horses annually passing through
the much-heralded Karaka Sales venue, with sales conducted
by New Zealand Bloodstock.
There are 52 racecourses nationwide hosting more than
3000 races, with horses competing for their share of $50m in
Thoroughbred racing and breeding is an exciting industry,
with career options to suit different people, from trainers,
jockeys, vets, farriers, stud and stable staff, to administrative
positions at race clubs, the TAB or thoroughbred sales and
The thoroughbred industry is increasingly an international
business. It is common for industry participants to travel
extensively, and given advances in equine travel and greater
coverage of international racing, racehorse owners now have
the choice of sourcing bloodstock anywhere in the world.
For details on the New Zealand thoroughbred industry, visit
Join the industry with a
Nga Tawa is a branch of the Rangitikei Pony Club.
Lot 200 and Lot 205, both offered by Mana Park, breezed up over 200 metres in the smart time of 10.87
seconds on the second day of the Breeze Ups on October 18.
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