First established in 1870, Amberley House occupies a special place in the history of North Canterbury, New Zealand.

 

Building on a tradition of excellence, Amberley House has established a boutique horse stud for breeding sport horses of the highest quality. The idyllic rural estate – just 40 minutes from Christchurch also offers a unique slice of the very best of the New Zealand lifestyle, with the opportunity to experience the stunning location through private garden tours for groups (by arrangement) or as a truly memorable wedding venue.

If you have an interest in our horse-breeding, or would like to discuss a special event or plan a garden tour,
please contact us at Amberley House.

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Amberley House has a strong equestrian tradition, established with the Amberley House School in the 1920s (whose motto was Semper Fidelis) and continued through the development of the original horse breeding operation in the 1940s, which produced Auckland Cup and Trentham Stakes winner, Sailing Home.

Sport Horses

 
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The Gardens

Amberley house was first built in 1870. It was constructed amongst established trees and with a commanding and spectacular view of land and sea.

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In 1920 the property was established as the private Amberley House Girls’ Collegiate School. At the time, consisting of 144 acres of farmland, was converted into the school by adding two stories to the original house, as well as other facilities. The rest of the land was farmed to produce vegetables and food for the student’s and their ponies. The school closed in 1942.

Our History

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Weddings

Amberley House has a strong equestrian tradition, established with the Amberley House School in the 1920s (whose motto was Semper Fidelis) and continued through the development of the original horse breeding operation in the 1940s, which produced Auckland Cup and Trentham Stakes winner, Sailing Home.