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I was returning to riding after 32 years with a horse needing to be brought back into work after 12 months off and was a bit of a ' Nervous Nellie'! Seemed a wise idea to seek professional help. Cheski had been recommended to me and for five weeks Dexter and I flourished under her expert coaching at Abderry. 

Cheski has the unique abililty to see exactly what horse and rider need and was great at enabling me to find this for myself. I learned to understand how my horse ticked and how to best work with him. I left Abderry with the tools I need to continue to work toward being the best team Dex and I can be. 

Cheski' s team were also an amazing group of people.  I felt supported in my time with Dex at Abderry and will be returning regularly to take part in clinics and coaching.
Liz Clark

The Team at Abderry.

Thank you so much for taking care of my two beautiful boys Vinnie and Flight.

As always i can honestly say that from the day they arrive to the day i come to collect them i have no doubt that they will be looked after and cared for 100%.

As this was Flights 2nd Christmas Holiday at Abderry, i am overwhelmed by the way your staff make it so comfortable for myself to be able to leave my horses with you whilst i go away on holiday.

I was so impressed by the way my horses looked when i arrived to collect them today. They looked absolutely lovely! Coats gleaming and hooves freshly oiled.

Honestly they looked so comfortable, which made me feel this is the best place my horses could have been while i was away.

Once again many thanks to all the Abderry Team.
Debbie Campbell.


Wishing your horse had more work?

spooking2 Is your horse excited, fidgety and pushy to handle and you know you need to spend longer waiting for him to be ready to ride?

We have the time and facilities to wait until he's remembered that he can stand still. 

We can give your horse a week or so of consistent routine and work so he's used to being compliant.

We can give him a make-over hairstyle, trim-up, wash and brush-up so when you pick him up he's looking good, acting civilized and ready for you to start "proper" work with him.


Some of the Custom Built Facilities on our 48ha farm include:

- 450m All Weather Sand Track
- 25m Covered Indoor Lunging Ring.
- Three Large All Weather Exercise Arenas
- Stabling for 34 horses
- An 10 Horse Magnum Walker.
- Two specific work areas- well separated
- Two custom built Crushes.
- Flat and undulating paddocks
- A network of all weather tracks and races
Ring Jan in the Office 09-2363-867 Or E-mail
for a full rundown of what we can offer to help you
After eighteen months working with my daughter’s lovable but challenging pony, we had reached an impasse. I wanted him sold-she wanted to keep him forever. We needed advice from someone who could think outside the square, someone who could get inside the pony’s head and tell us where it was all going wrong.

From the day we arrived at Abderry, I realised we were onto something special. Cheski’s horsemanship was matched by her uncanny ability to bond with my daughter. What we achieved in those first few lessons in the covered round pen were a revelation. Cheski explained the science and psychology behind his behaviours, allowed the pony to let off steam before settling him down to hard work. Before long we graduated from the round pen to dressage in the big arenas and then onto jumping lessons.

Suffice to say we still own the pony, still trundle out to Karaka and still enjoy watching Cheski working her magic on my daughter and pony at her stunning Karaka property. For us, Cheski was a game changer.
Kirsten Martelli

We first heard about Cheski at Abderry, through a word of mouth referral, for a problem pony we owned, back in 2010.  Our daughter started  one on one lessons with Cheski at that time and immediately found her totally down to earth, practical, and REALLY funny.  (As parents footing the bill it was also very refreshing to finally meet someone in the horse industry who was totally honest). 

The pony didn’t really come right, but through no fault of Abderry.  However our daughter picked up a lot of new skills in how to handle her pony which have carried on for her through to all walks of her life.  She also gained back her self confidence in her ability to ride, through Cheski’s kind coaching.

We  moved onto pony number two, 3 years later, and then had a whole lot of new issues to work through.  (Arab Palamino mare – need I say more). 

All through these many years, we have carried on coming and going from Abderry, either sending and leaving  our horses to them for basic ground work training,  and/or sending our daughter for coaching.   Cheski, and her professional team, have all assisted us in having a totally positive experience with Abderry and we would have no hesitation in recommending this excellent training facility for both horses and humans – thanks so much Cheski for keeping our daughters confidence in herself and also her love of horses and riding intact, through many trying years of fickle ponies!
Rachel, (daughter) Rosie and Keith Lane (Parents)