About Us

Welcome to Kamada Park, established in 2006 and located on the outskirts of Palmerston North right in the heart of the Central Districts Racing Hub.

The property is comprised of 110 acres of well cared for facilities and pasture, a mix of various sized paddocks provides the perfect environment for your horse to rest, recuperate and develop to their maximum potential.

A spacious 6-bay walker onsite allows for fitness work and assist in successful rehabilitation programmes. A large purpose built round yard and all weather arena are essential to the breaking in and pre training sector of the property

A combination of Magnum Hot Top Horserail and Magnum Hot Cote Electrifiable Wire Fencing is used throughout the property to ensure the safety of all horses.

The newest edition to the complex is the state of the art drop down box and theater, allowing for both open and closed castrations to be undertaken onsite, 3 post-operative stalls adjoin the theater to allow for optimum care. We also have four spacious stables separate from the busy part of the farm allow for quiet rehabilitation of various injuries.

Tru-test weigh scales are utilised regularly to monitor weight gain during your horses stay.

Horses are able to graze separately or in groups upon your request. Herd sizes can vary from 2 upwards, while agisting horses are checked twice daily with Operations Manager Chris Allen living onsite allowing for your mind to be at ease knowing your horse will be well looked after.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us, all prices and services are provided on our website www.kamadapark.co.nz.

Our Staff

Kevin Pratt
Kevin PrattOwner

Kamada Park is owned by Kevin Pratt, a Kiwi living in Wisemans Ferry just out of Sydney. Kevin and his family had no interest in racing until 7 years ago when Kevin’s younger sister Brenda was seriously ill and her husband Brent Taylor had a passion for thoroughbred racing. Kevin and his wife Margaret decided to purchase a racehorse for Brenda to cheer her up. “Our very first horse purchased was King Kamada (which Brenda named). He won a race at Trentham just one week before she passed away. Just seeing the joy on her face that day,  the thrill of seeing the thoroughbreds running, and meeting the people associated with the industry was enough for us to say “let’s really get into this sport”.

Chris Allen
Chris AllenOperations Manager
Chris Allen joined Kamada Park in 2017 and has been an outstanding addition to our staff. He joined us after a distinguished career both in the saddle as a jumps jockey and as a Racecourse Manager. Chris was involved with horses from childhood with his father always training a horse or two. This saw Chris ride track work in his childhood and eventually working in the stables. This sparked Chris’s interest to become a jumps jockey that would see him win some of the country’s top jumps races including a Waikato, Wellington and McGregor Grant Steeplechase and a Hawkes Bay Hurdles. After giving up riding Chris rose through the ranks at Awapuni to become the Racecourse Manger in 2004. After ten years he took his skills to Sydney Australia in 2014 and was the Wyong Racecourse Manger till joining us at Kamada earlier this year.
Bruce Herd
Bruce Herd Breaking In Manager
Bruce Herd became hooked on horses when first riding ponies at the age of nine. After progressing through the Kyrewood Riding School, Bruce knew he wanted to be a jockey and his love of the horse was always evident during his career which saw him achieve over 1000 wins. He is only one of thirty two jockeys to have achieved this in the history of the sport. Renowned as a real horse person, Bruce achieved eleven of those victories at Group One level. Bruce’s passion for horses has not diminished since joining Kamada Park and he is a valuable asset in your horses’ care. His attention to detail is one that makes sure your horse receives the best education and nurturing while at Kamada.

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Kamada Park

Physical Address:
522 Napier Road, Whakarongo 4470, New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 4604, Palmerston North, 4442

Office: 06 354 5257
Chris Allen: 027 779 9557
chris@kamadapark.co.nz

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