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Your Professional Horse Trainer- Bec Kerr

A professional and unique approach to help you, get your horse, to not only do what you ask but also understand how to do that set task in a safe learning environment.

I like to encourage, motivate and push you slightly out of your comfort zone and see what each client is capable of, then create a solid foundation and help train them to reach, then exceed, that potential. Sometimes people find it easier if I train the horse first, before I re-train the rider or handler.  It can also help client see, what their horse is capable of, so they begin to feel more confident in riding them, it is all about getting the recipe right for individual clients. 

Bec Kerr - Maungatua Equestrian


After leaving high school, I trained as a Vet Nurse and practiced for 2 years before deciding horse training was for me. After gaining my A Certificate for Pony Club I decided to go and train with Jody Hartstone who became a great friend and mentor, who convinced me to gain my Diploma in Equitation Science. Equitation Science is the basis to how all horses learn so I have based all of my horse training and lesson philosophies around. Since gaining this I have been to Australia and Portugal to train and would like to include more of that in my future.

I currently have three ridden horses- Golden Strike- German Riding Pony Stallion, who I compete dressage on. Two young horses Waimakariri Summers Gold, my dressage pony who competes in Show Hunter with a young rider and Mocha my SJ horse. I have only just recently sold Campion KSNZ- my main dressage horse who I competed to Level 7 Dressage.

I love giving lessons and teaching children and adults alike and especially working on solid foundations and rider position and correct horse training.

Bec Kerr Maungatua Equestrian

"Bec has done a lovely job backing my 4yr old. Covered all bases, excellent communication; I would highly recommend her." 

Andrea Ericksen.

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"You are either training your horse good things or bad things with each interaction, choose wisely."


Maungatua Equestrian Bec Kerr
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