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About Us

HORSE HAVEN
THE BAY'S EQUINE PLAYGROUND

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HORSE HAVEN was created by Michelle Lake in 2001 in Te Puna, Tauranga. Being close to the city Michelle opened her property to many young people for  21 years, sharing the love of horses, teaching the care of horses and to ride.  HORSE HAVEN became very popular over the years with many countless numbers of young riders coming to learn and be trained under Michelle's careful and skillful coaching. 

HORSE HAVEN is now operating at ONGARE POINT which is about 8 km north of Kati Kati.  
This new location can truly be called a HORSE HAVEN, Michelle & her husband Ekel  chose this property due to its many favorable features for our horses & horse lovers, including being right on the beach front.  Wow what a bonus !
This new property is a nice upgrade, and has excellent parking for people and easy access, undercover stalls, sand round pen, grass arena, wash pad, stallion at stud and more.  

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Our Mission

HORSE HAVEN, Dedicated to the teaching and sharing the love of horses to all ages in the community since 2001.  Whether you just wish to learn to ride for pleasure or you have ambitions to one day go all the way to the Olympics, learning to build  good communicative relationship with your horse as well as  good balance and a strong riding seat  is essential.  It is our belief that to have any lasting success at even basic horse riding it is fundamental to begin with learning  the ABC's.  We specialize in children's riding tuition, Horse handling, training days and also Holiday programs. 
 



 
 

The Riding Horses

HORSE HAVEN has 10 riding ponies of various sizes that we can use for horsemanship, rider training and  coaching.   

 

Our Stallions

HORSE HAVEN  have two pony sized stallions, ICEMAN a Cremello Stallion, and his first born son SABBABA a golden Palomino Stallion, both  have produced stunning pony foals with excellent temperaments.  

Michelle lAKE

HEAD RIDING COACH

FOUNDER OF HORSE HAVEN

Michelle Lake is the owner of Horse Haven and established it in 2001.  Michelle is a well known horse trainer and riding coach.  Her deep knowledge about horses has come from many years of first hand experience.  Running about 20 horses on the property there is always plenty to do training and handling and teaching young people to ride.  Michelle is passionate about helping young people learn how to care for and ride horses and ponies. "There has never really been a time I can remember when I haven't been coaching riders and training horses and ponies from a very young age "

says Michelle.

  • OWNER OF HORSE HAVEN

  • HEAD RIDING COACH

  • HEAD HORSE TRAINER

Passionate about horses and passing on a lifetimes knowledge and skills to others. 

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