About Murray


Murray Riches is a skilled and experienced horseman with a vast background in starting and re-training through to working and schooling top-level dressage and eventing horses.

He has over 15 years of experience starting horses, as well as significant experience working and training with top dressage riders and coaches, including NZ Olympian Kallista Field and Austrian National Olympic Coach Clemens Dierks.

Alongside Murray's love of horses and horsemanship, he has a Masters of Management Studies (First class Hons.) from Waikato University, and has spent most of his working life supporting young men in the Youth Justice System.  

Although Murray has loved both academic and social service endeavors, over the last few years he has been lucky enough to get a small patch of land near Mystery Creek which has been slowly transformed into his own horseman's paradise, offering him the opportunity to work full time with horses once again.