Kahu Creek Ranch

Based in Warkworth, providing education in Working Equitation and Equestrian Vaulting around New Zealand.

We love helping to build your skills, and making it fun too!

Vaulting builds awareness, balance, and coordination for human bodies with gymnastic exercises and acrobatic teamwork, progressing to performing dance routines on horseback to music.

Working Equitation develops the horse and rider partnership with Dressage and Ease of Handling through obstacles, following a path of simple progressions that encourages correct movement in a way that makes sense to the horse.

Our Background

Equestrian Training


Home of the Waimauku Vaulting Club

Vaulting barrel lessons for fitness, balance and awareness


Rider development through exercises on the lunge

Working Equitation

Horse Training

Building balance and quality of movement

Classical approach

In-hand & lunging

About Us

Belinda Rodriguez is an experienced coach, specialising in the equestrian disciplines of Vaulting and Working Equitation. She founded and managed the Waimauku Vaulting Club and was a founding executive member of Working Equitation New Zealand, Inc. In April 2020 she co-founded Virtual Working Equitation, a format for educating and developing Working Equitation in New Zealand, running online competitions and webinars.

Educator at Equitana Auckland 2019.

undefinedOrganiser of Virtual Working Equitation and providing instruction for the lower levels.

Equine entertainer at major events including Equidays, Equitana, and horse racing events.

Waimauku Vaulting Club website

For more information on the Waimauku Vaulting Club. See the Waimauku Vaulting Club website.

Working Equitation New Zealand Inc.

For more information on the national organisation Working Equitation New Zealand Inc. See the wenz.nz website.

Virtual Working Equitation website

The first NZ based online Working Equitation competition and educational resource for competitors. Visit Virtual Working Equitation

See our Blog posts for

Articles & News

  • Building up from the ground
    Following on from the previous slow walk movement exercises to strength the horse’s body and prepare for riding.
  • Techniques for improving posture
    The benefits of posture training. Exercises in neck alignment and walking in balance.
  • The problem with desensitisation
    Allowing the horse to sense their environment, react in line with their emotional state, and find safety is the key to building resilience.