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

Come and see our newly renovated 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.

WIRS Now a Taratahi Educational Provider

Looking for a new challenge over summer? Come and join the November 2018 intake of our @taratahi equine course. Fun and supportive environment where you will learn new skills to help you find a job in the equine industry, manage your own lifestyle property and/ or build confidence with all aspects of horse management. 14 weeks full time with a break over Christmas. Contact us now for more information! 04 499 9118 // admin@wirs.co.nz


Taratahi Agricultural  Training Centre has been successfully training Kiwis for agricultural careers since 1919.   Taratahi offers full-time courses, diploma programmes, short courses and an Agriculture in Schools programme which includes Primary Industries Trades Academy, STAR and extra mural study. The following link will take you to our course offered by Taratahi.  





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.



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 second Friday.  

Find out more.



Come and celebrate your birthday at the Wellington Indoor Riding School! Lots of fun for kids of all ages with games and pony rides, morning tea and grooming! Book now. 

Suitable for all abilities.




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.



Another outdoor adventure visiting our nearby beaches for your riding enjoyment. This is available during weekdays/weekends. Call or email us for more details.

Please note we also offer agistment and schooling facilities, run pony days, birthdays and much more!