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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.


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.


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.


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.

A deep dip tiday
#swimmingwithhorses  #Beachriding
Always worth a ride  #musselinnnewzealand
Swimming with horses at #hackfarm
Amazing Arnie greeting our Patons Rock Santa post #hacknstay #arnie #horsesofinstagram
Excellent day at
Patons Rock Beach
Lunch on the trail.
Redwing,  the always hungry horse 🙄🤠
Sometimes you just can't contain the feeling of exhilaration that bubbles up when you find your confidence in the saddle.  This photo was taken a few moments after Annette and Brunner had gone for their first canter of the day together along the shimmering sands of #patonsrock beach.  The photo says it all,  Ride on!  #horsesofinstagram #horseholiday #newzealand  #horsenation #takaka #goldenbay #dosomethingnewnz #horserider #horsemanship #appaloosa #hackfarm
"Horses Lend us the wings we lack" 
- Pam Brown  Every rider can remember the very first time they went for a canter. The gift of flight offered in partnership with your horse that leaves you feeling so much lighter, so much... 'more' than you were before.  We cherish these moments, and with experiences like our "Ride & FLy" we love helping our guests find their own wings in a fun and safe manner.  #horsesofinstagram #horse #Hackfarm #GoldenBay #Takaka #BrownAcre #vaulting #RideandFly #NelsonTasman #Horsemanship #visitgoldenbay
#Arnie ready for what ever thr weather might throw at him.
Sound On 🎶  As well as the ever changing coastal beauty of #goldenbaynz , our #horse trails are full of surprises around every corner! From kids flying kites to balls being kicked around to racing go carts and motorbikes - No two days are ever the same!  So how do you prepare a horse for the unexpected? How do we train our trekking team to stay cool, calm and comfortable regardless of what they might encounter?  Well... it all starts with a foundation of good #horsemanship principles: encouraging curiosity over fear and helping them find their own calm in the face of something new. Once we've taught them these tools, we regularly like to check in and challenge our team with new and exciting obstacles.  To help us to this end, we bring in some of the best teachers we know: our tried and trusted old timers to show the newbies the ropes. In this video you'll see #brownacre, #song and #arnie all lending their courage to the newbies like #kelly .  What's your favorite game to play with your horse? 🙂  Ride on!
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