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Get a horse riding pass

You can ride your horse in some regional parks around Auckland with a horse riding pass.

​Register for a free horse riding pass

You need a pass to ride a horse in a regional park. A pass is valid from 1 October to 30 September each year.

As a registered rider, you will:

  • receive the park combination codes needed to open some of the gates
  • get information on track or park closures
  • learn about new riding opportunities
  • ensure your details are on file in case of an emergency
  • provide us with valuable information about the demand for horse riding across the region.

You must have your pass with you when you are riding in a regional park. Riders under 18 years old must be supervised by an adult rider at all times.

You can see more about access and riding group size limits for individual regional parks on the Where to ride a horse page.

Our tip

Call us on 09 301 0101 if:

  • you want to ride in a group larger than the park limit
  • you are organising a horse riding event
  • your horse riding could be defined as commercial activity.

​How to apply

Complete an application form the first time you apply for a pass and send it to or post to:

Auckland Regional Parks

  Auckland Council

  Private Bag 92300

  Auckland 1142

What happens next

When we receive your application, we will contact you if we need:

  • more information
  • to check your contact details.

It takes approximately one week to produce a horse riding pass. When it is ready we will post it to the address provided in your application.

Renew your horse riding pass

You need to renew your horse riding pass every year. Contact our regional parks team on 09 366 2000 to renew your pass.

You do not need to complete a new application form.

Horse riding at Ambury Regional Park

You can arrange riding at Ambury Regional Park through the Mangere Pony Club.

You will not need a horse riding pass. 

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