Qualified coach giving a private lesson

Wellington’s premier equestrian centre & indoor riding school.


Callaghan Equestrian Centre is a fully equipped indoor riding school in the heart of Ohariu Valley offering lessons to beginners, experienced riders and competitive equestrian athletes – no matter what your discipline.

What we offer

Our experienced instructors are available 6 days a week for one to one and group tuition. Our staff and horses can cater for riders ranging from beginners to advanced, and for those wanting to specialise in show jumping or dressage.

$80/ 30 min
Assessment lessons are required before entering into a Private or Group lesson on one of our horses. These assessments help us match the rider to the right horse and evaluate the rider for future group lessons.
$75/ 30 min*
Take your riding to the next level with our private lesson options catering to all levels. You can bring your own horse or ride one of ours.
$80/ 45 min
Group lessons are fun, social and varied. 5 riders maximum per group. Must have had private lessons with one of our coaches before entering a group lesson. Pay for a whole term of lessons weekly or fortnightly.
$75/ per session
Pony Group is focussed on teaching riders to care for and ride ponies across a variety of disciplines to develop a well-rounded young rider.
$40/ per head
Have a birthday party to remember. Enjoy pony rides and games in our indoor arena. Create your own theme, whether it be unicorns or cowboys – our ponies will be able to make it an extra special day. Minimum 8 children per booking.
$140/ per day
For school aged children, no experience needed – we cater to beginners and experienced riders. Each day consists of one riding lesson, equine theory, games and daily pony care.

"Chelsea is the most exceptional coach. I have been having lessons with Chelsea for many years now and she has taught me so much. She has improved my riding immeasurably - I always feel so empowered by her lessons. I cannot recommend Chelsea enough!"

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Kiera Mccafferty
Kiera Mccafferty

"I have been training with Chelsea for a little over a year now and the improvement in my riding in that short time has been all down to her teaching style. She takes the time to explain and show aids so you know why you're asking your horse to do things. I cannot recommend Chelsea enough - her advice around training methods in and out of the saddle has made me a better equestrian."

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Brie Matthews
Brie Matthews

Our Team

Chelsea Callaghan

Chelsea Callaghan

Head Instructor
Christine Callaghan

Christine Callaghan

Director & Stable Manager
Bob Callaghan

Bob Callaghan

Director & Mr. Fix It