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Dutch Horses Unlimited gives nearly unlimited services to the equestrian world. Breeding, Training, Coaching, Arena hire, Beach Rides, Young Horse for Sale
If you are looking for quality with a dutch accent, come for your lessons and training to Tangimoana where you will meet our stallion and progeny. take a ride on the beach and relax and enjoy our place.
A bit about Nicole:
My life has evolved around horses, I have worked at a breeding farm and trained many warmblood horses for dressage, eventing and jumping. We came to NZ to live our lifes to the fullest bringing our gorgeous dutch warmblood horses with us. standing at stud is our Appleton DHU being pride and joy for us along with his progeny. I love training horses, problem solving and bringing them to the next level. I love giving people confidence in their horse and themselves, bringing them too to the next level. and paring up humans with their soulmate, one of Appleton's progeny. and to top all that, enjoy the beach for a nice canter or swim or stroll... come and ride in our all weather arena, build dec 2015. it is wonderful! looking forward to meeting you soon:)
a bit of history;
The Dutch riding tradition in New Zealand
Nicole Bours was taught the traditional way of Dutch riding by her riding-school cavalry-instructor when she was young. This very strict and proper method gave her the basis on which her riding and training was developed.
After moving to the US, she rode for the Deep South Dressage Association and was invited by the American gold medallist colonel Howard Morris to stay in training to prepare for the Olympics. As her husband from that time was to be stationed in Japan, she declined and followed to Okinawa, where she was invited to teach at the Olympic development facilities in Naha to help for the Seoul Olympic Team. She stayed there as an instructor/trainer until 1998, when she returned to the US.
In 2001 she moved back to the Netherlands. Due to several back injuries, she only trained a limited number of horses there. However, she travelled regularly to Rome where she gave horse riding instruction at various show jumping stables, mostly for Grand Prix riders, emphasizing the importance of dressage in show-jumping.
Now in New Zealand, Nicole gives horse riding instruction to riders from different disciplines at different levels. The leading principle of Nicole's training method is that a happy horse is willing to work for the rider, and as long as it stays happy, it continues to do so. Therefore forwardness and gentle hands are the basics on which the horse's trust is built.
The feedback she has had is overwhelming. This is what students have said about Nicole:
"Nicole is an outstanding rider and she can get more out of a horse in five minutes than I can in several lessons. She is under-utilised in this country. Strongly recommended if you need a high standard of horse riding tuition."
"Horse riding is about trust and partnership, something that Nicole diligently pursues in her training and instruction."
"Nicole has a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with horses, both trained and untrained, and she is a very good rider herself. An asset for all those who need superior horse riding instruction."
"Right from the beginning we were impressed with Nicole's skills, knowledge, enthousiasm and hospitality."
"Working with Nicole transformed us from horse and rider to dance partners! I recommend her horse riding tuition."
93 Tangimoana Beach Road, Tangimoana, New Zealand