Based in Warkworth, Vaquero Farms specialise in reining, a sport where the rider not only guides the horse, but controls their every movement. Reining showcases the abilities of the horse and rider running patterns, spins, flying lead changes and sliding stops.
Owner of Vaquero Farms, Jason Melling competes in reining in NZ and Australia and his success can been seen in his trophy room, and throughout his picturesque property – which has been used to shoot television commercials – the beautiful setting and western style look is a TV producers dream!
Visit the NZ Reining Horse Association’s Facebook page or www.reining.co.nz.
Main photo credit: Mel Spittall.