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Events Calendar

This page features a list of our up and coming events, lessons, clinics, camps, competitions etc as currently scheduled for the next few months. Keep an eye on this page as new events are being added all the time!
For further details about what is involved in our lessons, clinics and camps please also refer to our Rider Coaching page and the Clinics & Camps page.

Note: all of the mentioned lessons on clinics and events below are what we do all year round as private lessons too, welcome to come for lessons anytime by appointment!

Note: All downloadable files are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Please contact us if you are having trouble viewing any files.


- 17th & 18th November 2018

We have unfortunately had to cancel the scheduled Adult Rider Empowerment Camp that we had planned for this date due to not quite having enough numbers to make it happen this time, so have now opened up this same date into a casual Lesson Weekend 17th and 18th November, all welcome to attend. Horses and Ponies, young riders and adults.

Come for one day or come for both. Welcome to stay onsite if you want to and make a camp weekend out of it, or travel to and fro to your lessons. Bring your family and friends for a fun day or full weekend to explore the local area and enjoy some time with your horses.

This will be a nice casual low-key lesson weekend catering for all levels. Ideal for young or green horses, nervous riders and those building confidence etc as the numbers will be small and friendly.

Choose up to 2 lessons per combination per day from:
- Jumping Lessons (in arena)
- Low level Derby / X-Country Lessons (logs and jumps in rolling derby paddock)
- Flatwork Lessons (including pole work)
- Practical Horsemanship Groundwork lessons (no riding involved)
all available.

Private lessons MAY be available as well depending on numbers booked.

Please fill out the form below and send to us asap on so we can organise this fun weekend of lessons and camping in our little slice of paradise :-)

2 Day Lesson Weekend 17th 18th November 2018
- Click to download 2 Day Lesson Weekend Booking Form (PDF 467kb)

> REGULAR LESSONS at Chester Farm.
Private or group lessons - Jumping, Flatwork or Practical Horsemanship lessons, are available anytime by appointment with either Greg or Diana. Please contact us to discuss.




- Saturday December 8th 2018
(may be extended onto Sunday as well if interest requires)

Fun lessons available with Diana in either Flatwork (poles and small cavaletti type polework) or Jumping (poles and small jumps up to approx 60cms) featuring gymnastic exercises to help improve you and your horses balance, rhythm, co-ordination, movement, position and athleticism, and have alot of fun doing it!

Small group lessons of 2 - 5 riders for approx 1 - 1.5 hour each where you will be working both as a group and one at a time during your lesson.

Please fill out the form below and send back to us asap on and we will get back to you a few days prior to the lesson day with your lesson time.

Pole Dancing Lessons Saturday 8th December 2018
- Click here to download Pole Dancing Booking Form
(PDF 465kb)

> REGULAR LESSONS at Chester Farm.
Private or group lessons - Jumping, Flatwork or Practical Horsemanship lessons, are available anytime by appointment with either Greg or Diana. Please contact us to discuss.



> JANUARY 2019

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January 2019 (Auckland anniversary weekend).

Jumping & Flatwork Lessons with Greg and Diana Jamieson.

Our annual 3 day Summer Clinic and Camp is a fantastic opportunity get some great coaching and quality time in with your horse while enjoying a fantastic summer camping holiday in our beautiful Maratoto Valley next to the river and native bush.

Jumping Lessons (from beginner groups to advanced competitors) and Flatwork Lessons available. All ages and levels welcome! Most of our general clinics like this have about half adults and half young riders attend, riders are all grouped into similar age and level for group lessons of 2 - 6 riders at a time.

This clinic and camp will consist of you being able to choose to do one or two lessons per combination per day
ensuring you make great progress over the 3 day clinic (max 4 lessons per combination, depending on numbers), while also allowing plenty of time for you to watch and learn from other lessons, have fun around our derby/xountry course, enjoy the gorgeous bush and river campsite setting, explore the surroundings and local activities such as bush walks and biking the Rail Trail, and meet new like-minded people.

Non-riding family and friends are welcome to join you onsite and make a fun camping holiday out of it. Fees are all listed on the info flyer and booking form below.

(Each of our general riding clinics such as this are booked on a "first in, first served" basis with limited numbers per clinic, early bookings are advised to avoid disappointment due to popularity!)

Chester Farm 3 Day Summer Stunner Riding Clinic
- Clinic Info Flyer & Booking forms coming shortly - watch this space.

> REGULAR LESSONS at Chester Farm.
Private or group lessons - Jumping, Flatwork or Practical Horsemanship lessons, are available anytime by appointment with either Greg or Diana. Please contact us to discuss.




- 9th & 10th February 2019.

Objective: To support and encourage adult horse riders (age approx 21 and over) who show enthusiasm to advance their horse knowledge, management, safety and riding skills, incorporated with fun and interesting personal development discussions and exercises, to lead towards improved overall confidence with horses and some new concepts, skills and tools to take home with you for ongoing self empowerment both for yourself and your horse! Horses can help teach us so much about ourselves and this fantastic camp will give you an insight into this.

These very unique and intensive weekend Adult Rider Empowerment camps have been specially put together and developed by Chester Farm and are becoming very popular. Each Adult Camp is limited to a maximum of 12 riders and will include group lessons per day (horsemanship groundwork, flatwork and/or jumping) as well as fun unmounted group exercises, daily discussions on a variety of topics, plus a casual group dinner Saturday night at the local pub.

Super confidence building and personal discovery camp full of inspiration, new ideas, positive coaching and fun with horses. Ideal for adults looking to gain confidence with horses from all aspects, whether riding for pleasure and seeking to improve or working towards low level competitions and outings etc, and anyone keen to discover more about their relationship with their horse, spend a bit of quality ME time on yourself, and enjoy a FANTASTIC weekend in a positive, supportive environment with like-minded people.

Download the booking form below for full details and fees. All enquiries welcome.
Bookings for this special camp are taken on a first in first served basis.

Adult Rider Empowerment Camp February 2019
- booking form coming as soon as dates are confirmed


Further events for 2019 will be added as we confirm them.







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