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About Us

Kia Ora!

Saara and Simon are the proud owners and horse lovin’ directors of Muriwai Beach Horse Treks.

Saara comes from a background involving all things animals, horses and riding. She took a 12-year break from horses altogether to travel, study and gain experience in business development and management and even spent a few years as a Veterinary Nurse.

Simon is still new to the horse world and has been riding for about 2 years but he’s a natural and even raced at the Heavy Horse Race at Ellerslie Racecourse Simon in March 2019. He’s worked in the forestry industry for 15 years and so his knowledge regarding the Woodhill forest we ride through is super useful.

Simon can usually be found helping around the farm and generally in the background doing all the heavy lifting or sorting out all things maintenance, which we absolutely love him for.

Together Simon and Saara run and operate MBHT together with their amazing team of horses and staff, they recently welcomed their first child Sienna Rose into the world.

A Message from the Bosses:

Thanks for coming along to check us out and find out a bit more about us and what we do. Here at MBHT we strive to reach optimal horse health and well being, check out our “Meet the Herd” page to learn more about our staff, and horses and don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list to keep up with all our latest shenanigans and activities.

If you’ve never been horse trekking before, you need to give it a go. It’s an amazing experience and one that keeps you coming back again. We’re lucky enough to trek along the picturesque black sand beach of Muriwai and through the enchanting Woodhill forest.

We hope to see you soon!

Saara and Simon x

Everything Is Awesome!

From first time riders to experienced adventurers, birthday parties and team building ideas, corporate events and even proposal events, we've got plenty to offer.

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About Muriwai Beach

Just a hop, skip and a bit of a jump from Auckland City is Muriwai Beach. A bloody beautiful part of New Zealand with scenery that just makes you proud to be a Kiwi. Experience the rugged west coast, black sand and sweeping views of the Tasman sea.

A piece of paradise for the local costal community and the perfect excuse for a Sunday drive from the city. Come and see what Muriwai Beach has to offer.

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Best Ride in the West

My husband and I had a fantastic 1/2 day ride out with Hayley & Kate – beautiful scenery, lovely horses and excellent tour guides, we will definitely do it again sometime soon. Thanks girls Kathy

Kathy S
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A Great Experience

Well worth a try especially if you have no experience around horse Kate and Haley are extraordinary helpful and know which are right horses for the level of confidence an individual has. I have been a few times and this specific horse trek is brilliant if you want to go for a gallop or canter or if you just want to see some New Zealands amazing scenery and try something new while doing so. This horse treck is an adventure you dont want to miss

Elise J
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The Best Day Out

We had a fantastic day out at Muriwai with the MBHT team! Highly Recommend!!!

Jake S
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Best Horse I Have Ever Ridden

Our family travels all around the world, and we traditionally take a trek where ever we are! Muriwai Beach Horse treks was the best experience and we would highly recommend it. Haley and Kate are amazing, young vibrant, entertaining and have the best horse we have ever come across!! A MUST DO for all and everyone, thank you girls.

Lilly A