Brumby Farm Clinics

The Foundation Series

We feel that to really make a change to both yours and your horse's skill levels it is best to commit to a programme of learning rather than a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  That is why we have our Foundation Series. Over these three clinics you will build on the skills that you developed previously to help your horse become a dependable partner that is both calm and responsive


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Introduction to Horsemanship

Stage 1

This is where it all starts - on the ground.

In our Stage 1 clinic you learn about horse psychology, how horses learn, how to build confidence and how to create responsiveness in order to stay safe and have fun on the ground. This clinic is the pre-requisite to most of our other clinics, both ridden and liberty.


Cost: $440


Safety & Control in the Saddle

Stage 2

The second clinic in the three foundation series clinics. This one is all about transferring your ground skills into the saddle with an emphasis on safety. Learn how to prepare your horse for riding and develop the "three essentials" in the saddle of lateral flexion, hind quarter yields and "go". Students must have completed a Stage 1 ground skills clinic with us.

Cost: $440

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Advancing Horsemanship

Stage 3

This is the third in our foundation series and concentrates on advancing  the ground skills and riding from the previous two clinics. We cover increasing speed and distance on the ground, increasing responsiveness, introduce the support rein and the canter. This is open to anyone who has done the previous clinics.

Cost $440

You can book each individually, or sign up for the seriess for $1100 as well as get one year's free membership to our on-line Coaching Club valued at $360  giving you a total discount of $580!

19th/20th November 2022   Brumby Farm, Te Awamutu

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21st/22nd January 2023   Brumby Farm, Te Awamutu  

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11th/12th March 2023    Brumby Farm, Te Awamutu

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Brumby Farm Experience Week

21st - 25th November 2022 - Brumby Farm, Te Awamutu

The "five buttons clinic" with Sue Edwards - sorry, we're full, but some private lessons still available

11th - 13th November 2022  Clinic

14th and 15th November 2022 Private lessons


We are delighted to have international clinician and British Eventing Accredited Coach Sue Edwards coming back to Brumby Farm in November 2022. Sue has ridden at the highest levels in Eventing and Dressage and has taught all over the world. We are lucky to have secured her to deliver a 3 day clinic focusing on flatwork. No matter what your level is, Sue will take you to the next. She is a brilliant instructor, as anyone who has been to her  "Jumping with Confidence" clinics here will testify.

The "five buttons" concept is a really simple way to master riding with precision and contact so you can help your horse become the best that he can be.  She will look at the aids for stop, go, move out, turn in and soften. With these five buttons in place you can go on to do anything. 

We will split into two groups, those starting out and those with dressage experience, and each group rides twice per day.  There are only 8 places available so don't miss out!

Cost $600 for clinic,   $150 per hour for private lesson on dressage or jumping.

Brumby Farm Experience Week

21st - 25th November 2022


These unique Experience Weeks allow you to have a fun and educational week away with your horse at Brumby Farm. If you have completed a clinic with us before then come along and enjoy progressing your horsemanship in the morning clinics and then practicing in the afternoons or having private lessons with Russell and Ruth (extra cost for lessons)

Cost: $800 (includes camping, horse board and lunches).

Adults Returning to Riding Camp

23rd - 27th January 2023


Aimed at adults who are returning to riding after time away. Russell and Ruth have developed a five-day camp that will take you through the basics of staying safe on the ground and in the saddle using natural horsemanship techniques to show you how to develop a connection and relationship with your horse.

3 hrs of lessons each morning then demonstrations and lectures in the afternoons will give you the knowledge and skills to feel safe and have fun again as well as have a greater understanding of horses and their care ( eg. choosing the right equipment, trailer-loading & travelling, everyday horsemanship habits).

$950 for the week (includes camping, horse board and lunches).

Confidence with Cows Clinic

11th/12th February 2023


There is a lot more to working cows from horseback than you would think. This two day clinic not only gets your horse confident with cattle, but teaches you how to influence the herd and individuals with minimal dust and disruption.


Cost: $440

Experience Week with Cows

13th - 17th February 2023

Have an educational week away with your horse at Brumby Farm. If you have completed an Introductory Clinic with us before then come along and enjoy progressing your horsemanship with morning clinics that put your principles to purpose with cattle. Give your horse a job to do and you will be amazed how quickly you progress.

Use the afternoons to  practice using the fabulous facilities or book a private lesson with Ruth or Russell.

Cost: $800 (includes camping, horse board and lunches)


Arena to Trail Clinic

18th/19th February 2023

Do you want to go trail riding, but can't get out of the arena? This clinic is a great way of introducing riding in a group and in an open space whilst still in a safe environment. Arena exercises will set you and your horse up for riding out in the Brumby Farm playground in a safe and controlled way. Great for green horses and less confident riders.

Cost $440


Supercamp 2023

15th - 19th March 2023

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This is our "Super Camp" of the year for our more advanced students who are really serious about progressing their horsemanship over five full days of teaching. 

This camp is only open to students who have completed our first three foundation series clinics.


Cost: $1290