Kahu Creek Ranch
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.
Home of the Waimauku Vaulting Club
Vaulting barrel lessons for fitness, balance and awareness
Rider development through exercises on the lunge
Building balance and quality of movement
In-hand & lunging
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.
Organiser of Virtual Working Equitation and providing instruction for the lower levels.
Equine entertainer at major events including Equidays, Equitana, and horse racing events.
For more information on the Waimauku Vaulting Club. See the Waimauku Vaulting Club website.
For more information on the national organisation Working Equitation New Zealand Inc. See the wenz.nz website.
The first NZ based online Working Equitation competition and educational resource for competitors. Visit the website
Articles & News
- Virtual Working Equitation Competition 6Enter the Virtual Working Equitation competition based in New Zealand running under Working Equitation Down Under rules. Entries close 11th October 2021 11:59PM NZT.
- Security and Co-regulationThe nervous system is becoming an increasingly important area of focus in understanding behaviours, both in horses and ourselves. Since I wrote the previous articles, I have watched an interview series on trauma which has some very good information thatContinue reading “Security and Co-regulation”
- Interrupting AnxietyFollowing on from the previous post which talks about our composure in helping horses through their anxiety, there are a number of actions we can take as well to interrupt anxiety and help our horses cope with scary situations. TheseContinue reading “Interrupting Anxiety”