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Hack 'n

Beach Horse Rides, Campground and Farmstay accommodation in Golden Bay.

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.

Beach 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.

Trowback sunday 
Brown Acre the wedding steed.
Tata beach wedding 2016
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#mohua #tatabeach #brownacre #
#scratchmy #ice #sunsetride 
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Sunset and birthday ride
Stunning just stunning
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Elmo was into it
#propercrisps #nelsontasman
#swimmingwithhorses #goldenbaynz
Some days !
Are just a bit more special, like this one
Summer feeling in Autumn
#lennard #redwing #swimmingwithhorses 
#goldenbaynz #nelsontasman
Mixed riding abilities!
No problem - One fun 😊
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Golden Hour
#sunsetride #brownacre #nelsontasman #goldenbaynz #horseriding
"This is so wonderful. It is the most beautiful feeling." Maddie, our first time swimming with horses rider.
#chloe #swimmingwithhorses #mohua #nelsontasman #motueka #themostbeautifulfeeling
Hack n Fun 
#lakeswing #swing #backflip
What a cracker morning at
Patons Rock Beach 
#mcduff #ice #goldenbayhorseriding
#nelsontasman #Clydesdales #patonsrock #
Can't beat a sunrise ride
A deep dip tiday
Always worth a ride
Swimming with horses at #hackfarm
Amazing Arnie greeting our Patons Rock Santa post #hacknstay #arnie #horsesofinstagram