Jane Lenaghan has been working with horses for 29 years, and is passionate about these magnificent animals.
Horses can be a mirror of our measure of physical and emotional self control, and our empathy.
Jane enjoys all aspects of horsemanship and has had a wide range of experiences with horses, from training and riding horses for competition and pleasure, to training and riding horses on Films. From Hunting and Hoofball to Campdrafting and CTR's, Jane loves everything Equestrian!
'I learn something from every horse I work with and every rider I teach... it never ceases to suprise me how much we have to learn, or what great teachers horses are if we take time to listen'.
Jane is married to Ray who is a Veterinarian. The couple met on the set of The Lord of The Rings, where Ray was working as the 'On Set Vet' and Jane was working in the Horse department for the Movies, helping train the horses, and riding on set, including being the Stunt Riding Double for Liv Tyler.
The couple purchased a number of the horses at the conclusion of filming, including the Andalusian Stallion Florian, who stands at stud on their 18 acre property.
Our Aim is to have an all purpose Equestrian facility that is friendly and welcoming, where people can come to improve their riding and understanding of horses.
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
Riverbank Farm Equine is located on the banks of the Otaki river, a short ride from the beach, and a short drive from state highway one.
124 Riverbank Rd
Otaki, Kapiti Coast 5512
Mon - Fri: 9.15AM - 2PM
Sat: By Appointment