Neðri Bakki Icelandic Horses is located on the North Island, 40 km south of Auckland, just a 3 km north of Pukekohe. The name of the stud stems from the Icelandic words “Neðri”, referring to our position “down-under”, and “Bakki”, which means “at the edge of a stream”. The 35 acres farm is secluded and hidden from traffic, landscaped with ponds, gardens and a huge variety of native trees. This makes it a home to birds like Tui, Wood-pigeons, ducks and pheasants.
Hilly paddocks and fantastic nature make the farm ideal for breeding, training and enjoying Icelandic horses. We have stables with an open environment that we use for horses in training and for training young horses to deal with different environments. We also have a large arena, a round pen, and a viewing platform at the arena. We have established 5 km riding trails on the farm on which we train the horses and which we use for leisure riding. Our riding clients love the trails!
Our farm is located close to several attractive horse riding areas, such as the well-known Waiuku Forest with access to and views over the Tasman Sea and Kariotahi Beach, a beautiful place that is a favourite among horse riders in the area and where one can enjoy magnificent sun-rises while riding.
“Nedri Bakki is a beautiful, charming farm in New Zealand’s countryside. It was a pure pleasure to ride in the farm paddocks and the trails through the bush. I enjoyed so much the nature and, of course, the wonderful Icelandic horses they have.” Karen Woodrow