We are Wellington’s leading indoor horse riding centre located close to Wellington City near Johnsonville in the Ohariu Valley. The Wellington Indoor Riding School offers superb equestrian facilities, well schooled horses and top class instruction.

Come and see our indoor facilities which provide complete shelter in all weather conditions or come and experience the great outdoors and trek though the beautiful Valley Hills of Ohariu Valley. If required, we can pick up and return you to Johnsonville for a small fee. Come and learn to ride in private or group lessons or join our after school programmes with our own Centre Membership NZ Pony Club. We also do Centre Membership Pony Club on Saturdays.

WIRS Educational Provider




Lessons offered for beginners through to advanced riders taken by enthusiastic qualified instructors. All lessons will be tailored to meet the riders needs and abilities.




Competition and Training Events

We encourage all interested clients to explore and measure their ongoing development at open and training events. WIRS provides transport and support for this.

Fees apply. Please enquire at office or email WIRS.

Introducing WIRS Term Pricing

For our regular term clients that would like to save a little extra and have the comfort of knowing that their term lessons are paid for, we now offer term prices for our group lessons.  Term start and finish dates match the published NZ primary school dates.  Qualifying lessons for WIRS Term Pricing are ½ hour, ¾ hour and 1 hour group lessons. Discount will only apply if paid in advance. Talk to the team.


WIRS are offering the official NZPCA centre membership Pony Club. We are are committed to expanding young peoples’ knowledge of riding and horse and pony care, making you feel a part of a world wide organisation which has given so many members great fun. Pony Club rallies are held every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, through the school term.  

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WIRS provides a range of options to celebrate your childs birthday party.

We have parties at 3.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday for approx 1.5 hours. These include grooming, tacking up, and party games with the ponies. This party is $40.00 per rider with a minimum of 8 riders.

We are also very happy to design a party to suit your families requirements. Please phone WIRS on 04 499 9118 to discuss the range of options available.




Our holiday programmes will be a fusion of fantastic horsey fun with practical learning. Programmes include riding lessons, stable management, theory, off road hacking/trekking, Gymkhana games and riding competitions.



Book in for an outdoor trekking adventure around the beautiful Ohariu Valley Hills. Trek through lush forests and rivers and travel up the hills to see the views of the valley below.



BEACH RIDES - Warmer days call for beach adventures

Fun trips can be organised with a minimum of 4 riders to our local beaches.

$90 covers transport to the beach plus $50 horse hire. If you are one of our @WIRS lease clients, transport cost only is payable.

WIRS will provide a guide for every beach trip.

If your group doesnt have 4 riders, contact WIRS and we will build a group.

Helmets must be worn while riding.