Harness Racing For Children
Kidz Kartz was first established in Kumeu in 2003. There are now Kidz Kartz programmes running in Pukekohe, Cambridge, Christchurch and Southland.
Pony racing is very popular in Australia, America and Europe and we thought it was about time Kiwi kids got in on the action.
Even though it is fun for both kids and ponies it helps to develop a well rounded horse-person who is capable of driving safely and tactfully on the trotting track, and the knowledge to care for horse and pony.
Notice of new season start 2012/2013.
The new season will begin on SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER, we do notify members by E mail when the its too wet etc, if you are unsure please contact us using the numbers listed in the Contact Us Section.
Club Fees for the 2012 - 2013 Season.
One Child $60.00
Our club is into the new season and will soon be racing at Alexandra Park Raceway on Friday Nights. Note the action on our Kidz Kartz Facebook Page (Kumeu Kidz Kartz) and other links.
Posted Sunday 9th September.
Our Club training is on Sunday's and we had a good muster today. The weather was kind to us, a little wind and the showers came after we had finished for the day.
Our ponies were groomed, geared up with their harness and carts attached then driven for a few rounds of the trotting track. As the weeks pass we exercise the ponies for longer sessions as they build up their fitness
We also had some young children arrive and the were treated to a drive in a double cart.
- Fun Club - Family Orientated
- Children aged 6 to 16
- Suitable for all ponies under 13 hands
- Professional tutors for all courses.
- All aspects of pony care, feeding, grooming, exercising etc.
- 2 club days per week.
- Safety is our utmost priority.
This photo was taken at the Onetangi beach races on Waiheke Island, Sunday 12th March, 2008.
No need for your own pony to start as we have some for you to try out on.
Professional help given in buying your own pony.
The end of the 2011/2012 season for our Kumeu Kidz Kartz was held at the Kumeu Trotting track on Sunday 29th April. Also taking part was some visitors from the Counties Club.
Contestants including ponies were dressed in purple which we called Purple Day, the idea was see what the drivers could do in purple. At our club day the Sunday before children drew a pony so the they had all week to sort out how they could dress themselves and their ponies in the purple theme.
We started with a parade at 10am and our judges were Sue and Chelsea Thorowgood the Saddlery Warehouse who were overwhelmed with the creative and competitive their creations were.
There ponies and drivers wearing wigs, cowboys, fairies, one dressed as a Zorro, there was purple glitter, purple painted hooves, purple ribbons and purple clothes, what a great parade and a lot of fun was had by all.
The eventual winner was Jamie Harrison as Zorro driving Delightful Eddie (Kumeu) second went to Caitlin driving Boris (Counties) and third place went to Linda Pringle driving Ruff Rufus (Kumeu)