Ambury Park Centre

Riding therapy with a difference, where horses help improve the lives of children, adolescents and adults with physical, emotional, psychological and intellectual disabilities.

Ambury Park Centre is a registered charity established in 1983 as a riding centre for people with disabilities. Since that time the Centre has developed a range of services including a school for students aged 13 upwards and a full-time vocational training programme for adults 18 and over. These programmes include physiological and psychological therapies and educational, work training and social development programmes.


We are excited to announce our next fund raiser - a movie night at the Rialto Theatre in Newmarket, showing the wonderful, feel good (and horse related) movie - Dream Horse.

It stars Toni Collette and Damian Lewis and is based on a true story of a Welsh bartender who decides to breed a racehorse even when she lacks the necessary experience and money. So she convinces people from her community to contribute a small amount to raise the foal.

Its one night only Tuesday 9th July 2024 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $22.00 and can be purchased from the centres office.

We hope you can spread the word far and wide and support this event.


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Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust Donation towards the Arena Building Bathrooms

October 3, 2023
As we look towards entering the final quarter of 2023 we are pleased to say our bathroom upgrades have been very popular with all and have held up extremely well – a certain level of resilience is needed due to the large number of visitors who come through, but they were also designed with comfort...
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Hire our Arena and facilities

Ambury has an amazing indoor arena, outdoor arena and function rooms for hire. The indoor arena is 40m x 35m. The outdoor arena is 80m x 45m. They are available for a variety of activities: discover more here.

How can YOU help?

You can help us in several ways: by volunteering a few hours to work with our horses, a donation to help with our running costs, or by sponsoring one of our wonderful horses or ponies. Ambury Park Centre relies on the community for a large part of its funding. The school fees and riding fees paid by clients or supporting agencies who contribute around a third of our income. Similarly, government grants supply about a third, so the Board and Centre have to work hard to raise the further third needed to cover our costs every year.

Ambury Park Centre is a member of NZRDA. The core purpose of NZRDA is to provide interaction with horses to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for people experiencing disability, or who have specific challenges or needs.


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