Sara Carlsson

Stockholm, Sweden

I stayed at Manuka Sport Horses during 1 month and it was an absolutely amazing, experience. Rose and Craig are both super nice and welcoming, such excellent hosts. You stay in your own private loft apartment with bathroom on top of the barn which is very cosy and comfortable with a great view of the farm. While there I helped out with morning and afternoon feedings, cleaning the stables, grooming the horses, lunging, hacking, schooling them and so on. An experienced rider will have lots of fun on this farm. I also got the chance to learn more about handling foals and young horses. Not to mention sewing, Rose is good at coming up with projects for rainy days. Rose also offers to take you into Auckland or drop you at the nearest train station if you like some city life in your free time. I must give working at this farm my warmest recommendation, I had an amazing time and so much fun while staying there. Thank you both for everything, I hope to be back to visit some day very soon!


 Axelle Pierre

Paris, France

It was really a pleasure to work with you and your fantastic horses! I wish you the best and I’ll probably come back to your farm with a pretty aussie accent ;)






Always a place to come back to !

Rosemary and Craig are really lovely and I enjoyed my stay with them very much! It is definately a place to where I would always love to come back one day! I’ve been for two weeks with them and my tasks were basically feeding the horses, cleaning the stables and caring for some injured horses. Furthermore I helped to prepare the horses for events, helping on the events and I could ride in my spare time. I also helped in the kitchen and with the groceries but only because I wanted to 😉 It is a lovely place to be: The room above the barn is awesome and has the best view of the sunset. It is very peaceful and quiet. Rose took me out to the city a couple of times so you still have enough people around you 😉 I’ve learned a lot about breeding which was really interesting! Thank you Rose & Craig for this awesome time!