Kathryn and Juliet 'Pony Mad' from childhood

Hi, I am Kathryn Morgan.  Together with my husband, we are a family business with a background in design, publishing, hospitality, retail and the service industry. 

We pride ourselves on quality and service. We love children's parties, for us it is about creating wonderful memories for your family and sharing our beautiful ponies and country property.  

I have owned horses and ponies for over 35 years and in my earlier years competed in different disciplines.  

After holding many creative and unique parties for our sons, we were encouraged by family and friends to combine two of my passions ponies and parties.

Now on our fifth year we also provide Professional Private Riding Lessons (specilaising in the under 5's) and Gifts for the Pony Mad and Nature Loving Child. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our property and ponies. 

Juliet MacDonald
The director and owner, Juliet MacDonald has been a riding instructor for more than 9 years and a rider and competitor for nearly 30 years. Juliet established Pony Tales Riding School in 2005, purchasing the current property on SH1 in 2006 as her business blossomed. Juliet has continued her journey as an equestrian professional, building up her stables to create an unparalleled environment in which her horses and riders thrive.

Previously establishing New Zealands largest volunteer environmental education campaign, Clean Up New Zealand, Juliet is passionate about keeping children close to nature and active. Using this corporate experience and tertiary background, Juliet has incorporated education,safety and fun into learning to ride.

Believing that continuing education is vital to staying on top of her game, Juliet continues to study with top trainers and educators for the benefit of her students and horses, she is also hunts with Waikato Hunt in the winter and competes with NZEF Show Hunter in the summer .

Juliets unique talent for instruction, hospitality and passion for horses has created an environment where clients have stayed part of the Pony Tales family and return from all over the world to ride.