Kyrewood Equestrian Centre was founded in 1968 as a riding school aimed mainly at children. From these humble beginnings, the school has developed into the busy equestrian centre and training facility of today. \r\n\r\nAs a conservative estimate, over 5,000 people have learnt equestrian skills at Kyrewood, many of whom have gone on to excel in fields such as showjumping, eventing, polo and racing. \r\n\r\nThe Directors, Fred and Pauline Gorton, have been active in many facets of the equestrian world and it was this involvement that led them to conceive and develop Kyrewood Equestrian Centre. \r\n\r\nKyrewood Equestrian Centre is situated just 9km outside the Palmerston North city boundary, in the rich farming area of the Kairanga Survey District. This is in the heart of the Manawatu, in the lower North Island of New Zealand.