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Hack 'n

The ultimate holiday destination for you and your horse.

Located in beautiful Golden Bay, Hack Farm is an eco Farmstay and animal friendly Campground is just a short walk or ride from Patons Rock beach and serves as the perfect base for your next Horse Riding Holiday. We offer a number of holistic horse experiences from guided treks on our team of highly trained horses, to VaultingHorsemanship and Riding lessons or simply Bring your Own Horse and enjoy our easily accessible trails that will allow you to explore the beauty of the ever changing coastal landscape on horseback.

Stay

With great outdoor facilities and comfortable accommodation, our Camping, Farmstay and Backpacker options will guarantee a good night’s sleep after your day’s adventure.

Ride

Our horse riding experiences are suited for riders of all abilities. ‘Hacktivities’ range from 1h rides through to multi-day experiences – our rides are as fun as they are informative.

Learn

Horsemanship, Vaulting and Riding Lessons. Whether you’re new to riding, are looking to expand your knowledge we can equip you with tools you need.

Horse Rides

Holistic Horse Experiences – learn while you ride

We offer riders of all experience levels opportunities to learn more about the foundations of good horsemanship whilst experiencing stunning coastal scenery on horseback. With a focus on teaching light and balanced riding, our guided holistic horse riding experiences are so much more than just a trail ride.

Our professionally guided horse treks provide a safe and fun environment to further your riding knowledge, build confidence and challenge yourself.

Vaulting Experiences

Fun and engaging vaulting sessions for all ages

Vaulting is often described as a combination of dancing and gymnastics on horseback and is considered to be the safest equestrian discipline.

 We’ve seen time and time again how transformational the sense of confidence and self awareness gained by finding your balance and expression on horseback has on individuals of all ages and particularly for kids and Baerbel is passionate about sharing this magic with others.

No previous experience is required for this fun and engaging activity.

campground, Back Packer & Farmstay.

Comfortable accommodation options to guarantee a good night’s sleep after your day of exploring.

Enjoy a family & pet friendly environment in our 120 year old eco friendly farmhouse and horse ranch, or park up in one of our camping spaces!

Facilities include: Pizza Oven, Communal Kitchen, Showers, Rope Swing, Climbing Wall, Fruit Trees, Vegetable Garden and much much more.

Kid's Camps

Fun camps and riding days 

Our multiday Hack Camps and our Hack Club days are the perfect introduction to the foundations of communication with your horse both on the ground and in the saddle. We help riders of all ages find confidence around horses, both in the saddle and on the ground utilizing Vaulting Experience, Horsemanship Lessons and Horse Rides all situated at our Hack Farm.

Bring your Own horse!

Bring your own horse and enjoy a holiday away

Our vision for Hack ‘n Stay has always been a getaway for you & your horse! With our guest paddocks, holding yards and arenas, we have everything you need to keep your horse comfortable while you enjoy a Horse Riding Holiday away together. Use our Hack Track to access Patons Rock Beach or even hire a guide to show you the best spots around.

One of the coolest things about having a herd of highly trained equine workmates is how well they can adapt to and take care of riders of all ages and abilities.  This amazing morning out on one of our #patonsrock beach rides is the perfect example with a mixed group of 9 riders of all abilities from a few 1st timers to a couple of seasoned riders.  Young kids taking the reigns for the first time through to adults dusting off the cob webs from their lpng retired riding  pants to get back into the saddle - all able to challenge themselves in a fun and safe way and get the most out of their ride.  To our guests, thank you all for such a fun morning and bringing such enthusiasm and joy along for the ride.  To our #horses, thank you for being awesome! 🐎 🥰  Ride on!  #arnie #brunner
What better way to say goodbye to a wonderful guide than a #sunrise ride to welcome in the new dawn. Anna, Thank you for all your hard work and dedication over the last 3 months!  We're all going to miss you so much (Especially #Arnie) and we look forward to following your journey with #horses.
#arnie and #leonard riding past the remnants of an ancient Kahikatea forest on our 4 hour #rangiride.  So much to see and experience on the Rangihaeata Headland and it's diversity of coastal tidal landscapes.  #Rangihaeata #Visitgoldenbay #Goldenbay #horsesofinstagram
One of our young riders doing a great job of finding his centre and standing up as he helps #jasper climb the winding hill of our #hacktrack.  As summer slowly starts to wind down, autumn begins to paint the leaves with her golden colors and the changes are just beautiful!  #kidsridinghorses #youngrider #hacknstay
#Rangihaeata is a favourite destination for guides, #horses and guests. Thought we'd share this little slice of heaven of us cantering on reflected clouds on this wonderful #rangiride.  Thank you for an awesome ride, so great to see the horses have so much fun!  #goldenbaynz #hacknstay #fulldayride #horsesofinstagram #beachriding
Some fun at the lake on the rope swing, eagerly anticipating the arrival of Summer.  #camping #familyfun 
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Bubble ride!
#McDuff shows Sven the trail #PatonsRock
Early morning Rangihaeata Headland ride  #rangiride
Amazing #Arnie
Having a bath without rolling
Marvellous #goldenbaynz👌
#Horseome
#swimmingwithhorses
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#ilovenelsontasman #hacknstay #arnie
Our Vladimir friend Ralf is proud to be captured like him
Hilarious #luke
Boxing day sunrise ride • • • •
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Good to infect more men with the horsey virus! 🤠•
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Getting ready for the display at RDA Richmond 12:30 tomorrow #Vaulting #Brownacre #kids